UK Olympics

Journalist's Notepad Sums Up Everyone's Shock As Runner Wins Unexpected Olympic Gold

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 21.08.2016 | UK

A journalist’s ecstatic notes have summed up the moment US runner Matt Centrowitz pulled off a shock victory in the Olympics last night. Reporter Ch...

Olympic Gymnast Claudia Fragapane Joins 'Strictly'

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 21.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

Olympic gymnast Claudia Fragapane has joined the ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ line-up. The 18-year-old all-around gymnast announced she was the 11th c...

The Olympic Homecoming Parade Won't Be In London - And People Seem Pretty Pleased

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK

Manchester is to stage a homecoming parade for Britain’s triumphant Olympic and Paralympic stars, with a further national event to be held in London...

BBC Address Reports Steve Redgrave Will Be Dropped From Future Olympic Coverage

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 20.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

The BBC has downplayed reports Sir Steve Redgrave will dropped from future Olympic coverage, following a reported fall out with fellow presenter John ...

There's A Kim Jong Un Lookalike At The Olympics

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Comedy

A man who looks shockingly similar to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has been spotted causing a stir at the Rio Olympics. The professional lookalik...

French Olympic Walker Poos Himself Mid-Race But Carries On Like A Boss

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK

A French competitive walker has defecated mid-race at the Olympics without even breaking a step. Yohann Diniz, the favourite to win the race, had the ...

A Fight To The Finish On World Mosquito Day

James Whiting | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK
James Whiting

As the Rio Olympics draw to a close, tomorrow's World Mosquito Day provides a timely reminder of the deadly threat posed to humans by mosquitoes. From...

Everything That's Wrong With Leave.EU's Team GB Brexit Video

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK

There is no doubt that Team GB has had a glorious Olympic Games so far. We are currently second in the medals table with more than 20 golds and have ...

How To Be A Team GB Superfan - From The 2016 Olympic Athletes

Andrew Denham | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Sport
Andrew Denham

Just because the Olympics are taking place far from home this year doesn't mean the athletes put in any less blood, sweat, and tears. As an avid Team GB supporter, I'm passionate about keeping that London 2012 enthusiasm alive.

BBC Presenter Struggles To Maintain Olympics Coverage As Couple 'Have Sex' Behind Him

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Comedy

BBC Sport presenter Dan Walker was left red-faced on Thursday night when a couple appeared to be having sex on the beach behind him during coverage of...

Team GB Presenter Charlie Webster OUT Of Coma

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

TV presenter Charlie Webster has been brought out of a medically induced coma by doctors in Rio, after contracting a rare strain of malaria. The forme...

Rio Round-Up: Double Wins, Excruciating Losses And Classy Responses

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK

As the second week of the Olympics starts to wrap up, there’s still no let up in the drama. Here’s everything you need to know... Rio 2016 Day 13 ...

The Picture Of Brotherly Love That Says 4 Years Of Training Was Worth it

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK

These pictures show brothers Alistair and Jonny Brownlee celebrating winning gold and silver in the men’s triathlon in Rio, the first siblings to co...

The Environmental Impact Of The Olympics

Frontier | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK
Frontier

When tens of millions of people are all crowding into the same area and hundreds of buildings are being lit up, televised and reported from, just how damaging to the environment are the Olympic Games?

Team GB Are Storming The Rio Olympics - So Why Are Local Councils Cutting Access To Essential Grass Roots Sports Facilities

Wendy Kravetz | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK
Wendy Kravetz

Once the facilities go, that will be it. The dream is over. This is a service that encourages and inspires children in north London and gives them aims and ambitions for the future, not only to aim for Olympic greatness but also to strive for success in every aspect of life.

7 Details Puzzling Judges In The Olympic Swimmers Robbery Case

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK

A bizarre case is unfolding at the Rio Olympics as police raise doubts over the stories of four US swimmers who claimed they were robbed at gunpoint n...

Rio Olympics: Getting Sporty With The Family For Free

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The Rio Olympics are nearly over, and it is time to reflect and be inspired by the world class athletes on show, especially after such a strong showin...

Top 10 Rio Olympics Fails (So Far)

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Comedy

WARNING: Contains those gross leg and arm breaking videos The Olympics has been full of oddities this year, from the green swimming pools to ...

Team GB Presenter 'Fighting For Life' In Rio After Contracting Malaria

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

TV presenter Charlie Webster is fighting for her life in Rio after contracting a rare strain of malaria. The former Sky Sports News host, who was due ...

Rio2016 Round-Up: 'CopacaBanter' And A Deepening Robbery Mystery

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK

After the slew of victories over the last week, day 12 of the Rio 2016 Olympics was a rather quieter affair - on the sport side of things anyway. Ther...

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...