UK Olympics

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...

I'm Through!

James Ellington | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Sport
James Ellington

With just over a month to go, I know it's going to be a tough but rewarding couple of weeks but I'm beyond excited to be included in this historic sporting event especially in my home city in London. In the meantime I hope I can inspire others out there to make changes in their lives and not just in a sporting way.

London Bus Drivers Return To Work

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK

Bus services in London were getting back to normal on Saturday after a strike by drivers and other workers over an Olympic payment led to widespread d...

F1 Race In Stratford?

The Daily Telegraph | Posted 22.06.2012 | UK Sport

Plans for a London Formula One Grand Prix on a track running in and around the Olympic Stadium is among the bids being considered for London 2012’s ...

The Olympics are Coming. But How Do They Affect the Holiday Plans of Britons?

Diane Bouzebiba | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK
Diane Bouzebiba

The London Olympics will see a huge influx of tourists into the nation's capital, and both businesses and the public will be looking to make the most of the Games.


Dr Cristiana Velloso | Posted 20.08.2012 | UK Sport
Dr Cristiana Velloso

The anti-doping laboratory at the 2012 Olympics will work around the clock to test over half the competitors for drugs. Its task in future years, however, may become more challenging, with a new threat to the integrity of competitive sport on the horizon: gene doping.

Rail Workers To Vote On Olympic Strike Action

PA | Posted 21.06.2012 | UK

Rail workers are to be balloted for strikes in a row over extra payment for working during the Olympic Games. Members of the Rail Maritime and Tran...

Sacrificing Stratford: Goodbye E15, Hello E20

Olivia Rose | Posted 19.08.2012 | UK
Olivia Rose

A city that is proud of its heritage should surely want to invite international guests and media to a part of London that they could be proud of without erecting a vast and impersonal shopping village and well positioned architectural devices to ensure that the unsuspecting eye, at no point, ever lands on Stratford itself. God forbid the French got a look at Poundland!

One Direction For Olympics Closing Ceremony?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.06.2012 | Home

The Olympics has promised to display the best of British, so who better to perform at the closing ceremony than one of our biggest exports, One Direct...

If I Die on the Road, I'm Blaming the Olympic Organisers

Jen Crothers | Posted 18.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Jen Crothers

I bought a bike last week, to avoid being squashed into oblivion on the Piccadilly line in about five weeks time. Or simply not getting on the Piccadilly line at all, thanks to the 65 million tourists about to descend on London.

How Social is London's Digital Olympics?

Ellee Seymour | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Sport
Ellee Seymour

Cast your mind back six years ago to when Twitter and Facebook were an insignificant part of our lives and the jubilant announcement that London was to host the 2012 Olympics. How many of us used mobile apps back then?

How Luxury Has Survived the Economic Downturn

Caroline Stanbury | Posted 14.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Stanbury

When the recession hit in 2007, the majority of economists and retail commentators predicted that the luxury retail market would not fare well, but five years on it has not only survived, but prospered. Only last month Burberry Group posted a 24 per cent surge in its 2011 profits and Richemont (the third largest luxury group and owner of Cartier) posted a sharp increase in sales of €2.62bn.