UK Olympics

Lebanon Has Two Kinds of Booby Traps

Lucy Knight | Posted 14.04.2014 | UK
Lucy Knight

Yesterday in the centre of Beirut the army blocked off roads after a suspicious vehicle was found. It apparently contained some explosives and was thought to be a booby trap. At around the same time, Olympic skier Jackie Chamoun, currently in Sochi competing in Alpine skiing, was the talk of social media when images and video footage of her posing without much on, emerged.

For Better or Worse, the 2014 Olympics Has Put Sochi on the Map

Francisca Stewart | Posted 10.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Francisca Stewart

I don't know about you, but for me, Sochi has never been a household name. That is, until it became the host of the 2014 Olympics. Now you can't get people to stop talking about this place. So obviously this made me want to learn more about it...

Sochi Olympics - An Opportunity for Peace?

Larisa Sotieva | Posted 09.04.2014 | UK Politics
Larisa Sotieva

The Sochi Olympic Games are taking place in a region of tightly interwoven conflicts, the roots of which lie as much in contemporary military, political and social upheaval and the post-soviet geo-politics as in historical events and their various interpretations among different Russian and Caucasian populations...

Should We Boycott the Sochi Winter Olympics?

The Cambridge Union Society | Posted 07.04.2014 | UK Universities & Education
The Cambridge Union Society

Western governments have condemned Russia for the last seven months, drawing attention to her horrific human rights record and homophobic actions. However, there is nothing to make Russia pay any attention to these objections - why should she?

Team GB Athlete Tom Brady - A Nouveau Rebel

Nik Thakkar | Posted 04.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Nik Thakkar

Throughout our creative process (which was also supported by Philips, Samsung and Snow Queen Vodka), we've always made the conscious decision to partner with rebels and pioneers; for example every model cast was (and will always be) chosen on account of their personality, creative attributes and character - as opposed to solely their appearance.

Olympic Champion Thorpe 'Admitted To Rehab' For Depression (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 03.02.2014 | UK Sport

Five-time Olympic swimming gold medallist Ian Thorpe has been admitted to rehab for depression after being found "disoriented" in the street. Thorp...

India's First Female Fight Club

Mary Kom | Posted 26.03.2014 | UK Sport
Mary Kom

Last week I came to London to announce that a long held dream of mine is coming true. In partnership with Vodafone, I'm going to share self-defence techniques and tips with women throughout India. We'll teach women mental and physical skills that will improve their self-confidence and help them defend themselves.

The Olympics Will Endure in Spite of Sochi

Sri Sritharan | Posted 23.03.2014 | UK Sport
Sri Sritharan

To credit Sochi is to say that they have delivered some spectacular venues; and no one doubts that the elusive totalitarianism of Vladimir Putin's leadership will ensure the veneer be laid on thick once the dignitaries land...

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...