UK Olympics

For Queen, Country and National Pride or a Few Thousand Extra Twitter Followers and a Stab at Strictly?

Paul Marshall | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

If we're not careful, we could soon start pretending that we're a force to be reckoned with outside of the pool, running track and show jumping arena and begin flexing our military muscle with a view to forging a new Empire. We've never quite got over the loss of the old one.

Daily Mail Accused Of 'Casual Homophobia' Because Of These Two Headlines

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK

A Daily Mail front page showing two Olympians kissing has been called out for what critics called the paper’s “casual homophobia”. The third edi...

Celebrating Old Fartdom

Maggy Whitehouse | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Maggy Whitehouse

I'm proud to say I'm a fairly impressive Old Fart myself, at 60. Are you? Here are my top ten attributes of a Genuinely Magnificent Old Fart.

Hurdler Gives A Lesson In What It Truly Means To Embody The Olympic Spirit

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK

It’s every athlete’s worst nightmare: literally falling at the first hurdle. And that’s exactly what Jeffrey Julmis did during the 110m hurdles ...

Leave.EU Congratulates Team GB's Callum Skinner. Gets Totally Shot Down

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK

One of the weirder side effects of Team GB’s phenomenal success at the Rio Olympics has been the flurry of Brexiteers claiming the EU referendum vot...

Ellen Responds To Racism Accusations Over That Usain Bolt Tweet

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

Ellen DeGeneres has defended a photo she tweeted of Usain Bolt, after she was accused of racism. The US chat show host and actress shared a photoshopp...

Rio Round-Up: Cycling Domination, Expletive-Laden Rants And Olympic Spirit

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK

Team GB continued their dominance in the velodrome with another slew of medals on day 11. Here’s everything you need to know... Rio 2016 Day 11 High...

Five Things UK Businesses Can Learn From Team GB Olympic Glory

Paul Blanchard | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK
Paul Blanchard

Unless you've been living under a rock for the last week or so, you can't have failed to be impressed by the enormous success that Team GB is enjoying at the Rio Olympics. But what, if anything, can British businesses learn from Team GB?

Dina Asher-Smith Reveals Gruelling Training Regime For Rio 2016

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Dina Asher-Smith is just 20 years old and already holds the impressive title of ‘fastest British woman in history’. On 17 August, the team GB spri...

How There's An Olympic Gold Medalist In All Of Us

Tasha Okeke | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

It's hard to watch and not wish God gave you superhuman athletic ability to be the best on a world stage winning gold and have the whole world cheering your name and your whole country treasuring you as their national hero.

Thoughts on Rio and the Empty Seats

Matthew Smith | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

In the end it is embarrassing for the IOC. This is their road show, and they have pitched up in the wrong part of town at the wrong time. It will be interesting what influence this has on where the games go next. 2024 could be hosted by one of four cities - the safe-enough bets of Paris, Rome or Los Angeles, or the outside shot of Budapest.

23 Pictures Of Olympians Performing Mind-Blowing Feats

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

This year’s Olympic games have had us glued to our TV screens - and it’s not just because team GB is swimming in medals. Oh no, we’ve been marv...

11 Devastated Remainers Healed By Team GB's Incredible Olympics Performance

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK

The UK is in the thrall of the Rio Olympics right now as we all collectively revel in Team GB’s brilliant performances. Proud of #teamGB ! Some ama...

Here's Why Laura Trott Was Being Sick - But She's Still Tipped To Win

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK

Laura Trott was seen being sick at the side of the track at the Rio velodrome on Monday night due to problems regulating the acid in her stomach. Medi...

Usain Bolt's Cheeky Smile Is The Funniest Thing At The Olympics Right Now

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Comedy

Olympic gold medallist Usain Bolt seemingly sauntered to the finish line in the men’s 100m sprint in Rio on Sunday night, and even took the time to ...

7 Love-Filled Moments From Rio That Will Make Your Heart Burst

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Now we know the Olympics are inspiring for lots of reasons, but the last few weeks in Rio have been giving us all the feels. After all, what is more ...

Olympic Events Are 100x Better With Added Farts

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Comedy

The Olympics are one of the most exciting sporting events in any fan’s calendar, but some people who don’t take much of an interest can be left fe...

Chinese Swimmer Gives Zero F**ks About Being On Her Period At Rio

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Last week, the world saw red after a leisure centre banned women from using the swimming pool while menstruating. But now a Chinese Olympic swimmer ha...

Incredible Race Finishes, Awkward Comments And More Medals - Another Dramatic Day In Rio

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK

Day 10 was a little quieter than the madness that was the weekend but there were still medals of all colours bagged for Team GB. Here’s everything y...

My Olympic Career: Where It All Started

Sir Steven Redgrave | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Sport
Sir Steven Redgrave

Times haven't always been easy. Literally a few months before the Barcelona games in 1994 I found out that I have colitis, which is the inflammation of the intestines. There was doubt over whether I was ever going to be good enough to go to those games, but I bounced back quite quickly once I was diagnosed and was able to compete in the games. Then three years before Sydney - my last games - I came down as a diabetic, which was harder to deal with. When things are going really well you tend to dream big, of the final race and think about crossing the line, standing on the podium and having a medal put round your neck. When things aren't going very well, I bring it down to the here and now...

Is Olympic Nudity a Feminist Victory?

Emma Louise Pudge | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Louise Pudge

With women making up 45% of all competitors and a record high of 47.5% of events open to female athletes, this year's Olympic Games in Rio is closer t...

Rio Olympics Expected To Spark Resurgence Of This Previously Unpopular Baby Name

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Parents

The Rio Olympics are expected to have a lasting impact - on the popularity of particular baby names. It has been predicted that the success of Simone ...

John Inverdale's Olympics Cringers And A Reminder Of Those That Preceded Them

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK

John Inverdale’s coverage of the Olympics has been one of the most talked about topics of the Games but not for reasons that he should be proud of. ...

Andy Murray Wins Feminist Gold For Educating John Inverdale On Women's Tennis

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK

Andy Murray was quick to set John Inverdale straight when the presenter seemed to forget that women’s achievements in tennis also count. During his ...

Olympic Diver Gets Proposed To After Winning Silver Medal

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For Chinese diver He Zi, the past 24 hours have been a whirlwind. On Sunday, the 25-year-old Olympian won a silver medal after an incredible finish in...