UK Olympics

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.

Supporting Our Future Flames...

Labrinth | Posted 30.07.2012 | Home

The Future Flames idea is sick... and something that I feel really strongly about. It takes young kids from different parts of the country that are really doing great things for their area - these kids are pushing positivity despite the issues or problems that life has thrown at them. These kids have used their passions to inspire others and having met some of them - its pretty humbling. They have all done amazing things and it just really drills down to what it's all about. These youngsters are our heroes of tomorrow and I feel very lucky to be involved with such a thing.

Residents Ramp Up Campaign Against Olympic Missiles

Posted 30.05.2012 | UK

A group of campaigners are holding the first public meeting to discuss controversial plans to position surface-to-air missiles on residential flats du...

Wenlock Souvenir Prompts Hilarious, Scathing Reviews On Amazon

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Comedy

Here at Huffington Post UK Comedy, we're not ashamed to say that the London Olympic mascots Wenlock and Mandeville scare the s*** out of us, and we're...

WATCH Great Olympic Moments: Eric The Eel Goes Solo

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Sport

Although the Olympics are synonymous with competitiveness and desire to succeed, the sublime is occasionally complemented by the ridiculous, and at Sy...

WATCH Great Olympic Moments: The Archer Lights Barcelona's Flame In '92

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Sport

Continuing our greatest Olympic moments ahead of London 2012, today's selection is bereft of sport, but arguably a more iconic visual. Hosting the ...

GALLERY: Olympic Torch Reaches Snowdon

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Sport

Sir Chris Bonington carried the Olympic Torch to the summit of Mount Snowdon on the 11th day of the relay ahead of London 2012. However mountaineer...

Limbering Up For Olympics Gig

PA | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Entertainment

Chart stars McFly have been added to the bill of the free Olympics concert in London's Hyde Park. The quartet - whose drummer Harry Judd won last y...

WATCH Great Olympic Moments: When The USSR Beat The USA At Basketball (1972)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 29.05.2012 | UK Sport

London 2012 is under two months away from commencing, which means it's time for us to start our daily offering of magnificent Olympic moments in the G...

Syrian General Wants To Attend Olympics

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.07.2012 | UK

A Syrian general with links to President Bashar Assad's regime has declared his determination to come to Britain for the London Olympics. General M...

Britain's Paralympic Veterans

Thomas Morris | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK Sport
Thomas Morris

After the First and Second World Wars, over sixty thousand military amputees came home. Three years later, Britain hosted the Olympics, and a small hospital in Buckinghamshire put on the world's first 'Wheelchair Games'. Now in 2012, the future of the British forces in Afghanistan is being decided.

No Females Set To Compete For Saudi Arabia At London 2012

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Sport

The International Olympic Committe are set to come under fire after it emerged Saudi Arabia look likely to be the only nation competing at the London ...

Balls, Body, Bodyart - Beckham Has a Defining Quality Beyond All That...

Hilary Robinson | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK Sport
Hilary Robinson

Like the phoenix rising out of the ashes, time and time again Beckham has proved he has the capacity to bounce back from difficulties, criticism and scandal without bitterness but with genuine good grace. It is little surprise that, by the tattooed angel on his right shoulder, the text should read "in the face of adversity."

PICTURES: Drogba Carries Olympic Torch

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Sport

Didier Drogba bowed out of Chelsea with style, and now his long goodbye has extended to carrying the Olympic Torch ahead of London 2012. The Bl...

WATCH: Exclusive Video Of Olympian Ben Ainslie's Three Amazing Days

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Sport

"Three Amazing Days" shows triple Olympic Gold medalist Ben Ainslie, as he takes his 10th World Championship title and is the first Official Torch bea...

I'm Giving Sobriety a Chance

Ronnie Joice | Posted 21.07.2012 | UK Comedy
Ronnie Joice

Ah, alcohol. It's the mainstay of hundreds and thousands of years of culture. The discovery of late Stone Age beer jugs has established the fact that purposely fermented beverages existed at least as early as 10,000 BC.

How Three Aristocrats Bought the Olympics to London

Endeavour Press | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK Sport
Endeavour Press

Here are a couple of bizarre (and slightly quiz-show) facts about the London Olympics. This is the third time that London has held the Olympic Games - but the city has only bid for them once: for the 2012 Games. The Olympics of 1908 and 1948 came to London because no-one else wanted to stage them.

POLL: Giggs Reaffirms Team GB Desire

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Sport

Ryan Giggs has reaffirmed his desire to represent Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics, despite qualms from the Welsh Football Association. Giggs ha...

So Dope: Will.I.Am Trots Through Taunton With Olympic Flame

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Sport

The Voice judge and Black Eyed Peas singer Will.I.Am carried the Olympic flame during the procession in Somerset - even managing to sneak in a moonwal...

Fencers Catch The Queen's Eye At Chelsea

PA | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK

It was fencing rather than plants that caught the Queen's eye at the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday. Potential Olympic fencers James Honeybone, 21, ...

Olympic Flame Relay Reaches Exeter On Third Day

PA | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK

Some of Britain's top sport stars will carry the Olympic Flame as the London 2012 torch relay enters its third day today. Ashes winning cricketer M...

The Queen's Jubilee: A Cause for Celebration or Concern?

Ellen Grace Jones | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ellen Grace Jones

The bunting is prepped, the flags unfurled, but it has to be asked: in these increasingly impoverished times, do we really have reason to celebrate?

Drugs Crackdown In Central London Ahead Of Olympics

PA | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK

Twenty people have been charged with drug offences in a pre-Olympic crackdown on one of Britain's most popular night-spots. The suspects were held ...

London 2012: Olympic Flame Arrives In Cornwall At Start Of Torch Relay

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Sport

The Olympic flame has arrived in Cornwall from Athens at the start of a 70-day torch relay ahead of the 2012 games. The Olympic Flame arrived in th...