UK Olympics

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.

Olympic Officials Accused Of Selling Tickets On Black Market

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK

A probe was under way tonight into claims of widespread corruption among foreign agents and officials supplying tickets to the London Olympics. The...

'Decorative Feast' Of Warhol Comes To South London

PA | Posted 17.06.2012 | Home

A "decorative feast" of Andy Warhol art goes on show next week. The 80 pictures, created by the American artist over more than 20 years, includes p...

London 2012 Guide For Holidayers Still Looking To Tune In

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 15.06.2012 | UK Sport

London 2012 has put some of the public off of the Olympics as some holidaymakers flee the country, but others will want to keep up-to-date with the ac...

50,000 London 2012 Tickets On Sale

PA | Posted 15.08.2012 | UK Sport

A new batch of about 50,000 tickets to events in the Olympic Park are on sale, London 2012 said today. They include 25,000 hockey tickets plus seat...

Drug Cheat Millar Shortlisted For Team GB Road Cycling Squad

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK Sport

David Millar is close to competing at the London 2012 Olympics after he was listed on the shortlist of riders for Team GB's road cycling squad. The...

10 Inspirational Running Tunes On Spotify

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK

The Olympic Torch has been carried across West Sands in St Andrews in a re-enactment of the the famous scene from Chariots of Fire. The rousing ope...

GALLERY: Olympic Torch Arrives At St Andrews

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK Sport

The Olympic Flame has been taken across the famous Swilcan Bridge on the Old Course in the home of golf, St Andrews. It was also used to recreate a...

Chariots Of Fire Scene Recreated With Olympic Torch

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.06.2012 | UK

The Olympic Flame has been taken across West Sands beach in St Andrews in a recreation of the iconic scene from the film Chariots Of Fire. The torc...

Security Industry Watchdog To Probe Claims Over Jubilee Stewards

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.06.2012 | UK

The security industry watchdog is looking into allegations that a firm made unpaid workers sleep rough under a bridge in central London before being d...

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.