UK Olympics

In Hot Pursuit of an Olympics Ticket, But My Patience is Running Short

Katherine Baldwin | Posted 08.08.2012 | UK Sport
Katherine Baldwin

I remember the moment London was picked to host the 2012 Olympics. I was squashed into Trafalgar Square with hundreds of other Londoners and tourists and could barely contain my excitement. But with just seven weeks to go until the Games, my enthusiasm is on the wane.

PHOTOS: Thousands Of Faked Olympic Goods Seized

PA | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK

Thousands of fake Olympic goods have been seized at ports and airports across the UK in the run-up to next month's Games, the Border Force said today....

WATCH: Usain Bolt Crashes Into Flower Girl

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 08.06.2012 | UK Sport

Usain Bolt is the fastest man in the world, and his momentum at the Diamond League in Oslo couldn't prevent him crashing into a flower girl. The Ja...

Two Falls, Two Submissions, or a Sonnet

Paul Bassett Davies | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Comedy
Paul Bassett Davies

What I'm proposing is a spectacle of brutal combat that pits creative types against each other for the entertainment of a baying global audience and the profit of greed-crazed corporate sponsors. Think of it as The Hunger Games with the difference that what these contestants are hungry for is blueberry muffins, skinny lattes, new Apple products and high-end gift baskets.

PICTURED: Two Million Litres Of Water Floods London Tube Tracks

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.06.2012 | UK

One of London's busiest tube lines has been partially closed after a burst water pipe flooded train tracks with more than two million litres of fluid,...

Noel Clarke's Fury Over Ban Of Word 'Olympics' In New Film

PA | Posted 07.08.2012 | UK Entertainment

Noel Clarke has hit out at Olympics bosses for banning him from using the word in his new film. Fast Girls, the latest film from the Adulthood and ...

Who Knew The Olympics Could Be So Fash?!

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 06.08.2012 | Home

Britain's top supermodels are the latest to get involved with the London 2012 Olympics. No, they're not doing a sprint catwalk or using each other as ...

WATCH Great Olympic Moments: Bolt's World Record At Beijing

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK Sport

London 2012's showpiece event will arguably be the men's 100 metres when Usain Bolt will take to the Stratford track bidding to smash back-to-back Oly...

Samuel Luckhurst

Pinsent: 'It Would Be A Feat Of Secrecy For A Rower To Cheat'

HuffingtonPost.com | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 09.06.2013 | UK Sport

Sir Matthew Pinsent has claimed drugs cheats should not receive lifetime Olympic bans. The four-times Olympic gold winner told HuffPost UK Sport th...

Olympic Torch Crosses Irish Border A 'Symbol Of Peace'

PA | Posted 06.06.2012 | UK

The Olympic Torch has crossed the Irish border on an historic visit to the Republic on Wednesday in a symbol of the peace process. Irish Olympic bo...

Unemployed Bussed In To Steward River Pageant

The Guardian | Posted 04.08.2012 | UK

A group of long-term unemployed jobseekers were bussed into London to work as unpaid stewards during the diamond jubilee celebrations and told to slee...

Olympic Torch Re-Routed After Protest In Northern Ireland

PA | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK

The Olympic torch relay has been disrupted following a dissident republican protest in Northern Ireland. One man was arrested after minor scuffles ...

POLL: Deep Purple - What Do You Make Of The London 2012 Podium?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Sport

This is the podium model for the London 2012 Olympics which will stage 805 victory ceremonies in more than 30 London 2012 venues. Designed by stude...

Beckham Plugs Experience For Team GB

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

David Beckham has cited his experience ahead of the final squad announcement for the Team GB football squad at London 2012. A provisional list of 3...

London Needs to be Prepared for the Potentially Devastating Risk of Flooding this Summer

Frank Kelly | Posted 01.08.2012 | UK
Frank Kelly

This summer all eyes will be on London as it hosts the world's biggest sporting event. So far media debate has focused on whether the government is prepared in terms of transport and security but there is another vital element of infrastructure that is not being considered: the risk to residents and businesses of large scale flooding.

Glasgow Unveils UK's Biggest Olympic Rings

PA | Posted 31.07.2012 | Home

Scotland has unveiled a set of giant Olympic rings as it prepares for its role in the 2012 Games. The three-tonne structure went up in George Squar...

Will the Queen Fly the Flag for British Fashion?

Nickee Todd | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK Style
Nickee Todd

During the lead up to her Diamond Jubilee, our 86 year old monarch's dress sense has been the topic of many a fashion article. She apparently knows what suits her, has a distinctive style and always dresses appropriately.

Going for Gold - Selling Sex Doesn't Get Better Than This

Prue Watson | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Sport
Prue Watson

I am giving the Olympic Games its own Gold Medal for selling sex the best we have ever seen. Obviously I can imagine it will be taken with open arms from a non-sporting, critical 20-something year old. But you must agree the sex show has been pretty epic this year.

Tempers Frayed, Broken Gates and The Feuding Football Family: Two trips to Wembley Stadium

Stephen Maunder | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Sport
Stephen Maunder

I've been to Wembley Stadium twice in the last six weeks, for the FA Cup Semi-Final and the Championship Play-Off Final. On both occasions I was disappointed but not surprised at the terrible organisation in the area and the treatment of football fans.

GALLERY: Pulis Carries Olympic Torch

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Sport

His detractors had hoped they'd seen the last of him in a tracksuit for a few months, but Stoke City manager Tony Pulis was at least bereft of a baseb...

WATCH Great Olympic Moments: Ali Doesn't Leave A Dry Eye In The House In '96

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Sport

Olympic Games are emotional events for millions concerned, whether they are participating or not. But arguably the most poignant moment in the Game...

PICTURES: London Landmarks Take On A Royal Flush For Jubilee Summer

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK

London's streets have been decorated in a patriotic fury of Union Jacks as Jubilee fever sweeps the capital, and Britain prepares to host the Olympics...

Adlington Vows To Avoid Twitter

PA | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Sport

Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington has vowed to avoid the internet during the London 2012 Games after being taunted over her looks and personality by ...

Ennis Laughs Off 'Fat' Suggestion

PA | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Sport

Olympic hopeful Jessica Ennis today laughed off suggestions that she was "fat". The word is supposed to have been used about the heptathlete by a s...

Game Changer? How the Olympics Could Help Us Re-Think the Way We Work

Caroline Davey | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Davey

The countdown to the Olympics has begun. Stadiums complete, torch relay under way, and plans to ease the impact on London's workforce being rolled out at speed.