UK Olympics

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.

Tempers Frayed, Broken Gates and The Feuding Football Family: Two trips to Wembley Stadium

Stephen Maunder | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Sport
Stephen Maunder

I've been to Wembley Stadium twice in the last six weeks, for the FA Cup Semi-Final and the Championship Play-Off Final. On both occasions I was disappointed but not surprised at the terrible organisation in the area and the treatment of football fans.

GALLERY: Pulis Carries Olympic Torch

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Sport

His detractors had hoped they'd seen the last of him in a tracksuit for a few months, but Stoke City manager Tony Pulis was at least bereft of a baseb...

WATCH Great Olympic Moments: Ali Doesn't Leave A Dry Eye In The House In '96

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Sport

Olympic Games are emotional events for millions concerned, whether they are participating or not. But arguably the most poignant moment in the Game...

PICTURES: London Landmarks Take On A Royal Flush For Jubilee Summer

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK

London's streets have been decorated in a patriotic fury of Union Jacks as Jubilee fever sweeps the capital, and Britain prepares to host the Olympics...

Adlington Vows To Avoid Twitter

PA | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Sport

Olympic champion Rebecca Adlington has vowed to avoid the internet during the London 2012 Games after being taunted over her looks and personality by ...

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...