UK Olympics

Residents Angry After Army Reveals Missiles Will Be Stationed On Roof During Olympics

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2012 | UK

Soldiers and high velocity surface-to-air missiles are to be stationed on top of a block of residential flats to ward off airborne terror threats duri...

Olympic-Sized Queues At Heathrow 'Need To Be Sorted' In Time For Games

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.04.2012 | UK

The long queues at Heathrow have now cleared, but with the Olympic games on the horizon, questions are being asked about the airport's ability to cope...

Why I'm Supporting War on Want

Shappi Khorsandi | Posted 27.06.2012 | UK Comedy
Shappi Khorsandi

I'm fighting jet lag after returning from touring Australia, though still can't wait for my gig on Tuesday

Charles And Camilla Visit Isle Of Man

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK

The Prince of Wales and Duchess of Cornwall delighted schoolchildren on Thursday by starting a race for the cycling-mad youngsters at the club where O...

BBC Olympic Staff To Outnumber Team GB Athletes

The Guardian | Posted 26.04.2012 | UK Sport

The BBC is to employ a staff of 765 people to cover the London 2012 Olympic Games, a larger team than the 550 athletes who will represent Team GB....

The Day I Crossed the London 2012 Olympic Finish Line

Hayley Brent-Isherwood | Posted 25.06.2012 | UK Sport
Hayley Brent-Isherwood

On 31 March 2012, I made history. Okay, so I made history along with 4,999 other people, but it was history nonetheless. I was amongst the first to cross the finish line of the track in the London 2012 Olympic Stadium.

The New Morality of Brands

Jim Prior | Posted 24.06.2012 | UK
Jim Prior

Last week, a report by The Academy of Royal Medical Colleges (the body that represents all of the UK's doctors) cited "irresponsible marketing" by major food and drinks brands as a key contributor to the obesity epidemic.

WATCH: Jodie's Not Kidding In Petition For Polo's Olympic Return

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.04.2012 | UK Sport

Former model and Polo player Jodie Kidd has urged the International Olympic Committee to reinstate the sport for the Olympics. As well as championi...

Forget the London Olympics: This is the Social Olympics

Alistair Niederer | Posted 20.06.2012 | UK Tech
Alistair Niederer

I would like to draw your attention to something that I find really interesting about the London Olympic games - that it will be the first time there is a truly social online Olympic event, there is even an online hub connecting fans with athletes.

London 2012: The Home Straight Finally Beckons

Sri Sritharan | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Sport
Sri Sritharan

The shrill of a ringing bell carries a number of connotations. With this being a piece on London 2012, it could be a hackneyed reference to a city waking up to the dawn of a new beginning come July. It could even be more on-the-nose with some reference to Big Ben chiming welcoming tones to the arriving world...

TfL, What's All the Fuss About!

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ehsan Khodarahmi

When it comes to public transport, it is not only the buses and trains that matter; people who work as "customer service" selling us tickets, refund, ...

Health And Safety Sparks Olympic Row With Greece

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK

London 2012 organisers have sparked a diplomatic row after refusing a gift from the Greek government - because of health and safety. Locogs has dec...

Rugby Sevens is Exploding - and Here is its Greatest Ever Team

Scott Jordan Harris | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Sport
Scott Jordan Harris

For spectacular end-to-end excitement, there is no sport like rugby sevens--except perhaps that special brand of basketball played by the Harlem Globetrotters.

Beckham Makes Team GB Cut

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Sport

David Beckham has edged closer to representing the Team GB football team at the Olympic Games. The former England captain has made the cut of 80 pl...

Air Passenger Duty Risks Keeping People Away From The Olympics

Colin Stanbridge | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Politics
Colin Stanbridge

Today marks 100 days until the start of the Olympics. While it seems likely the number of tourists coming to London will enjoy an upturn in 2012, there are emerging signs that thanks in part to the UK's Air Passenger Duty (APD) others will be staying away.

London 2012: One Hundred Days To Go

Mark Hillary | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Sport
Mark Hillary

It is exactly one hundred days until the opening ceremony of the London Olympic games when, under Danny Boyle's direction, thousands of British volunteers will show the world that the UK can match anything China did four years ago.

Tickets Please - Team GB Hopefuls Allocated More

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Sport

London 2012 Olympic participants may have more of their nearest and dearest watching them after all. Each competitor has been allocated two tickets...

100 Days Until London 2012 - 10 Stupid Olympic Facts

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Sport

The 2012 Olympics are now just 100 days away from commencing. In 14 weeks and two days' time London will host the 30th games, as anticipation mount...

London 'Ready To Welcome World' In 100 Days (GALLERY)

Posted 18.04.2012 | UK

London 2012 organisers say they are ready to welcome the world to the Olympics in 100 days' time. A series of events have been planned to highlight...

Shopworkers Say No To London 2012 Trading Law Changes

PA | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK

Most shopworkers oppose the government's decision to suspend Sunday trading laws for eight weeks during the Olympic Games this summer, according to a ...

London 2012: Olympics Sportswear By Adidas 'Made In Sweatshop Conditions'

PA | Posted 14.04.2012 | UK

Allegations of "sweatshop" labour conditions for workers producing outfits for Olympic volunteers were being taken "extremely seriously", the London O...

Musicians 'To Mime' At Olympic Ceremonies

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK

Most of the music at the London 2012 Olympics opening and closing ceremonies will be pre-recorded, meaning that spectators hoping for a live music ext...

Pranksters Target Olympics Over BP as 'Sustainability Partners'

Pete Speller | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Sport
Pete Speller

Early morning on 11 April an article appeared on what at first glance looked like the official website of the London Organising Committee of the Olympics and Paralymic Games (LOCOG) that broke the news they were ditching BP as their Sustainability Partner.

'Around Here?' Rachel Burden Makes On Air Gaffe About Salford

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK Sport

Another BBC radio presenter has lashed out over the corporation's move from London to Salford - only it was on air. Radio 5 Live presenter Host Rac...

Would You Celebrate The Queen's Jubilee With UK Uncut?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK

Direct action group UK Uncut is to stage a series of street parties "with a twist" in the run-up to the Queen's Jubilee celebrations and the Olympics,...