UK Olympics

What's 'Exciting' Olympic Champion Jessica?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK Sport

Olympic heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis-Hill has announced she is pregnant and will miss this summer's Commonwealth Games. The 27-year-old from S...

Dutch Prime Minister Should Give His Flight Ticket For Sotchi to Someone Else

Kris van der Veen | Posted 05.03.2014 | UK Politics
Kris van der Veen

In the country where human rights organizations and lawyers are working overtime, our Prime Minister will visit the opening ceremony of the Winter Oly...

David Coleman: A Career In Pictures

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 21.12.2013 | UK Sport

David Coleman, one of the most revered BBC sport commentators, has died at the age of 87. Tributes have poured in for one of the greatest voices in...

David Coleman, Legendary BBC Commentator, Dies

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

David Coleman, one of the most revered BBC sport commentators, has died at the age of 87. The renowned athletics commentator worked for the corpora...

WATCH: Bolt Vs Bus - Who Wins? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Sport

Usain Bolt has raced against the fastest men in the world - and Prince Harry - but how did he fare (pun intended) against a bus in Argentina? The W...

Barack Obama, David Cameron, Helle Thorning-Schmidt and Their 'Selfie' Behaviour

Daniel Warner | Posted 10.02.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Daniel Warner

If Obama, Cameron and Thorning -Schmidt were inspired to whip out their camera phones and start clicking away then why wasn't Naomi Campbell somewhere in that stadium, in full hair and make up, being held aloft in front of a wind machine by Bono and Charlize Theron?

'I'm Still Tom': Why Tom Daley's Coming Out Video Is the Perfect Rebuttal to Russian Olympic Bigotry

Ben Walters | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Sport
Ben Walters

What's most heartening about the public response is that the UK seems to agree. That's good for Tom. It's good for us. And it's good for the world - especially when discussion of the Olympics and LGBT identity is currently dominated by Russian lawmakers' repeated insistence ahead of next year's Winter Olympics at Sochi that the mere acknowledgement of being gay is an act of political propaganda. I'm not, by and large, a patriotic sort. But the huge outpouring of support that has greeted Daley's simple statement has made me proud to be British today. That's partly because it shows how firmly recognition of and respect for LGBT people's basic humanity and dignity has taken root in mainstream society.

England Need to Find 'Team Resilience' for the Ashes

Paul Morgan | Posted 01.02.2014 | UK Sport
Paul Morgan

I strongly believe England's cricket team must stick together and learn from their experiences before refocusing their efforts on the next Test following their crushing defeat in the First Test of The Ashes against Australia.

'I Couldn't Be Happier' - Daley Reveals He Is In A Gay Relationship

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport

Olympic diver Tom Daley has revealed he is in a gay relationship. The 19-year-old revealed he has been dating a man since the spring in a video pos...

Bradley Wiggins Makes Terrible Joke At Abuse Fundraiser

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.11.2013 | UK

Sir Bradley Wiggins shocked diners at a fundraising dinner for child abuse victims as he joked that the auctioneer should "suck me off". Abuse vict...

Embratur Launches New Ad Campaign Ahead of the World Cup 2014

Flavio Dino | Posted 26.01.2014 | UK
Flavio Dino

With the World Cup now just over seven months away, the exposure generated by the tournament itself will bring intangible benefits to Brazil's tourism, such as better use of the country's tourism potential, publicity for regional attractions and a quantum leap in the quality of services...

Squashed Unfairly in the Olympic Bid

Joel Durston | Posted 25.01.2014 | UK Sport
Joel Durston

Squash - just an old man's game, isn't it? That's the common refrain I get - or I sense people are thinking but too polite to say - when I mention that I play, watch or - as I'm now starting to do - report on the game.

He Was Lovin' It - Bolt Claims He Devoured 1,000 McNuggets During 2008 Olympics

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 05.11.2013 | UK Sport

Usain Bolt was certainly lovin' it during the 2008 Beijing Olympics, where he ate an estimated 1,000 McDonald's Chicken McNuggets. Bolt, 27, won th...

Tokyo 2020 Olympics: Japan Stands Up

Martin J Newman | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Sport
Martin J Newman

Olympics and hyperbole are old bedfellows, yet it's fair to say that this did seem like an exceptional - perhaps historic - moment for Japan, as though this vote could just mark the end of Japan's two 'lost decades', twenty years of economic flatlining in a country growing ever less confident and more insular.

Are Germany's 'Gay Uniforms' A Political Protest Against Russia?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 03.10.2013 | UK

The German nation team for the 2014 Winter Olympics showed off their official uniforms for the Sochi Games earlier this week, looking absolutely fabul...

How to Be the Best You Can Be

David Hemery | Posted 26.11.2013 | UK Sport
David Hemery

As an ex-teacher and parent, I have been saddened to hear that a large number of young people today have no ambition or lack self-confidence, as reported by their own parents and school teachers. As an Olympic gold medalist, I know that a way to gain ambition and confidence is to set yourself challenging goals.

Caroline Frost

DOCUMENTARY: How Many Of Ben Johnson's Rivals Were Drug-Free?

HuffingtonPost.com | Caroline Frost | Posted 18.11.2013 | UK Entertainment

Everyone of sentient age in 1988 can remember where they were when they heard that sprinter Ben Johnson had been stripped of his gold medal at the Seo...

Scotland Could Have Olympic Team In 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Sport

Scotland could have a team for the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympics should the country vote for independence next year, Scottish Sports Minister Shona...

Olympic Rejection Again for Squash as Wrestling Gets the Vote

James Willstrop | Posted 08.11.2013 | UK Sport
James Willstrop

On Sunday the world of professional squash just about came to a standstill. Never has one decision seemed to matter so much, nor has any one decision threatened to have greater impact. If squash were to secure a place in the Olympic Games the possibilities looked endless, whereas failure may or may not point to stagnation...

'Naked Olympic Runners Would Be Great'

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 09.09.2013 | UK Politics

With the 2020 Olympic Games set to be hosted in Tokyo, Boris Johnson has suggested that Japanese Olympic officials should consider making athletes run...

The Week That Was: A Small but Proud Island

Carla Buzasi | Posted 07.11.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

There is absolutely nothing like someone criticising the British to bring the British together. Remember just before the Olympics last year, when we were all still convinced it was going to be a total flop, and then US presidential candidate Mitt Romney came over, essentially said the same thing, and, well, we all went a little nuts? Fast forward a year and a bit, and with Cameron licking his wounds over his Syria Commons defeat, one of Vladimir Putin's senior aides steps in with a nicely timed insult, and we're lining up behind the PM to defend our glorious nation.

Busy Weekend of Rugby/Squash in the Lead Up to Olympic Decision

James Willstrop | Posted 03.11.2013 | UK Sport
James Willstrop

I was in Farnham, west of London on Saturday, filming for the Total Rugby programme which is aired on Sky Sports. They asked if I would talk about and compare rugby and squash, at the same time publicizing squash's plight for Olympic status.

Swimming's Great Highs and Heart-Wrenching Lows

Fran Halsall | Posted 29.10.2013 | UK Sport
Fran Halsall

A lot has been made recently of "one year on" from London 2012. For me however, this time last year, I was sat on my balcony in the Olympic village crying my eyes out with the realisation that my dreams had just come crashing down around me.

Preparations for the 2013 Rowing World Championships

Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell | Posted 21.10.2013 | UK Sport
Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell

Image courtesy of Pete Reed. A year ago the Olympics was wrapping up and I was left to make decisions; get a proper job or put my iron back in the f...

Olympic Legacy Alive and Kicking

Mark Foster | Posted 23.10.2013 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

I don't want to claim that community sports aren't facing real difficulties with regard to funding and keeping local facilities open, but it is worth publicising those events where local people are continuing to get involved in mass participation events, despite all the controversial funding issues. These events are also showing even the most cynical of commentators, that even after the lucrative advertising opportunities that the Olympics created have disappeared, corporate business and sponsors are still putting effort and resources into getting communities and young people interested in sport.