UK Olympics

WATCH: Decker Tumbles As Budd Is Villified In LA '84

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Sport

Mary Decker's tearful agony at the 1984 Los Angeles Olympics is one of the Games' most iconic snapshots of failure. Heavily favoured to win gold in...

Empowered or Radicalised? At the 2012 Federation of Student Islamic Societies Conference

Reyhana Patel | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Reyhana Patel

So what exactly happens at an annual FOSIS conference? Does it involve a line-up of events and activities which promote extremism and radicalise British Muslim youths? Or is it merely a platform for Muslim students to unite and discuss issues affecting them?

PICTURES: Gary Lineker Carries Olympic Torch

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Sport

TV presenter and former soccer star Gary Lineker carried the Olympic Torch in his home city today, cheered on by fans wearing his former football club...

Jetpack Man Carries Olympic Torch

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Tech

An American stunt man has carried the Olympic torch while flying past the National Space Centre wearing a jetpack. Eric Scott, famed for his exploits...

Olympics 'Will Deliver £16.5bn Boost To Economy'

PA | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK

The Olympics will deliver a £16.5 billion boost to the UK economy by 2017 and help create the equivalent of 62,200 jobs, a new report has claimed. ...

A Bizarre History of the Olympics

Greg Jenner | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Sport
Greg Jenner

Aside from bonkers Olympics events, there has also been a long history of hilarious cheats. The modern day drug-doping scandals are so very boring when you compare them to the enjoyably crap attempts at cheating in the past.

The Olympic Spirit Will Bring Communities Together

Wakkas Khan | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK Sport
Wakkas Khan

I would site the incredible response of Britain's communities to the Olympic Torch relay and their response to the 8000 torchbearers, as further evidence of its success. Furthermore, The Games have again shown the unique ability of bringing people together regardless of faith or race, as I saw in the passing of the Olympic Flame from a Sikh to a Muslim and onto a Christian.

Matthew Tucker

Belfast’s Giants Awaken | Matthew Tucker | Posted 23.12.2012 | Home

In a busy week of making history with handshakes, floods and world class Golf, Belfast has pulled off another headline grabbing feat: Land of Giants. ...

The Most Important Thing in the Olympic Games is Not Winning but Taking Part (Pierre de Coubertin)

Terry Land | Posted 31.08.2012 | UK Sport
Terry Land

It was Wednesday the sixth of July, 2005 - and as I recall, overcast but warm. "The International Olympic Committee has the honour of announcing", he said. "That the Games of the 30th Olympiad in 2012 are awarded to the city of...LONDON!"

Johnson Beharry Bears Olympic Torch To Mark Armed Forces Day

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.06.2012 | UK

Thousands of service personnel and their families applauded as an Iraq War veteran holding the highest military honour for valour carried the Olympic ...

Bolt Beaten By Blake At Jamaican Trials

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 30.06.2012 | UK Sport

Yohan Blake stunned athletics on Friday night, beating the world's fastest man, Usain Bolt, at the Jamaican Olympic trials. Blake, who won the Worl...

Law Society: Ambush Marketing Debate

Sarah Louise Hadland | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK
Sarah Louise Hadland

Given the competing interests, has the government achieved the right balance between the interests of ordinary tax-paying business, from giants to corner shops, and even Joy Tompkins, and the sponsors who have invested so heavily?

Weighty Matters: Sportswomen, Wimbledon and the Perils of Body Image

Brendan Pittaway | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Sport
Brendan Pittaway

Laura Robson strikes me as centred, sorted and secure sportswoman capable of taking criticism in her athletic stride. Sadly, there is a body of evidence suggesting that ill-judged remarks only add unwanted and unbearable pressure to the strain of competition for other female athletes.

London Bus Drivers To Strike In July

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK

London bus workers are to strike on 5 and 24 July over an Olympic bonus payment, threatening disruption just days before the Games start. The Unite...

GALLERY: Cut Becks' Worst Career Moments

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK Sport

David Beckham's London 2012 Olympic Games dream is over after Stuart Pearce cut him from Team GB's final 23-man football squad. Despite winning six...

You're Cut - Beckham Misses Out On London 2012 Dream

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 28.08.2012 | UK Sport

David Beckham's dreams of participating at the London 2012 Olympic Games are over after Stuart Pearce omitted him from the Team GB football squad. ...

Elton & Dizzee Amongst 2,012 Olympic Songs

PA | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

Elton John and Dizzee Rascal will boom out to sports fans at the London 2012 Games to help them enjoy the events. London 2012 chief executive Paul ...

LISTEN: Muse Unveil Official Olympic Song

PA | Posted 28.06.2012 | UK Entertainment

Muse have been chosen to provide the official song for London 2012. LISTEN TO THE TRACK ABOVE - AVAILABLE TO DOWNLOAD NOW (LINK BELOW) The group...

WATCH Great Olympic Moments: Mark Spitz Wins 7 Golds At Munich 1972

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Sport

Mark Spitz wore no cap, no goggles and sported a moustache at the 1972 Munich Olympics. Forty years on at London 2012, it is unlikely someone will eme...

Planning For Olympics A 'Matter Of Urgency'

PA | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK

Half of firms in London will let their employees work from home during the Olympics or take time off to watch the Games, according to a study. A su...

Just an idea...

Nick Jefferson | Posted 26.08.2012 | UK Politics
Nick Jefferson

We learned today that there is a £500m Olympics 'underspend'. And it got me thinking.

GALLERY: Prince Charles Christens Olympic Sailing Boat

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Sport

The Prince of Wales christened an Olympic sailing boat today as he made a surprise visit to the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy. Cha...

GALLERY: War Hero Parkinson Carries Olympic Torch

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK Sport

It was only 300 metres but for Ben Parkinson, the most seriously wounded soldier to survive the war in Afghanistan, it must have seemed like a maratho...

Wacky New Public Art Hits London

Posted 26.08.2012 | Home

Seven internationally renowned artists, including Yayoi Kusama and Dan Graham, have been commissioned to decorate an area in central London ahead of t...

Olympic Offencers To Be Put On 'Fast Track' To Justice

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.06.2012 | UK

People who commit offences linked to the Olympic Games are to be put on a 'fast track to justice' and appear in court within 24 hours. The Crown Pr...