UK Olympics

Streets of Fire

Shaun McCarthy | Posted 11.08.2012 | UK Sport
Shaun McCarthy

The torch relay has come to the country, signalling the start of London's third modern Olympics. People who have worked on Games in the past tell me t...

Boyle's 'Green And Pleasant' Opening Ceremony For London 2012

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Sport

London 2012's opening ceremony will see the Olympic Stadium "transformed into the British countryside", said the Games' artistic director Danny Boyle....

GALLERY: Olympians' Italian Job

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK Sport

Gold medal-winning Olympians have recreated The Italian Job's much-loved Mini chase, transporting the action from Turin to London. Some of the team...

21 Cultural Olympiad Events You Shouldn't Miss

The Huffington Post UK | Becky Brewis | Posted 11.06.2012 | Home

The full lineup for this summer's Cultural Olympiad includes over 12,000 events, during which time Britain’s cultural map will boast everything from...

Prescott To Write To Locog After Revelations About Jubilee Stewards Boss's Criminal Past

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 10.06.2012 | UK

John Prescott will be writing to Olympic organisers Locog after it emerged the boss of a company which left unpaid workers stranded in the middle of t...

The Week That Was: The Best of British

Carla Buzasi | Posted 09.08.2012 | UK
Carla Buzasi

Brits don't really want to be branded. A favourite pastime might be moaning about the state of our country, but woe betide any other nationality finding fault with our home state. We have the best of everything, and sometimes the worst (I'm thinking mainly about the weather, although you can take your pick from the economy, our teeth and all manner of other stereotypical issues) but it is ours, which counts for a lot. The past week has showcased that in all its glory.

Bus Workers Vote For Olympics Strike

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.06.2012 | UK

Thousands of bus workers in London have voted by a majority of nine to one to go on strike in a row over payments to work during the London 2012 Olymp...

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' | 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.