UK Olympics

Pre-Season to Taste

Billy Reeves | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK Sport
Billy Reeves

Most of us lower division football fans can now relax and start thinking about next season. Start hoping. And planning. We're mostly aware of which players are leaving our club and everyone is after a solid centre half and 20 goals-a-season forward we all think we need to be a decent side next year.

United Striker Hernandez To Miss Olympics

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Sport

Manchester United striker Javier Hernandez will not participate for Mexico at the London 2012 Olympic Games. The 23-year-old, who will be 24 when t...

GALLERY: Olympic Torch Lit In Olympia

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 10.05.2012 | UK Sport

The quadrennial lighting of the Olympic Torch has taken place in Olympia, Greece, ahead of the torch relay's start prior to the London 2012 Games. ...

Life Hacking Through Self-Tracking

Drew Benvie | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK Tech
Drew Benvie

With the summer fast approaching, the Olympics and Jubilee season upon us, the web-savvy amongst us are turning to 'self-tracking' to get the most out of our time. The new trend of using apps, gizmos and lifehacks is a lot more than just being techy though: it's giving people the ideas for working smarter.

'Our Olympic Misson Must Be To Inspire Young People'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK

The economic, political and social challenges that the world currently faces make Olympics values "more relevant than at any time before" Sebastian Co...

Royal Touch To School Games

PA | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Prince Harry has become president of the Sainsbury's School Games. In backing the multi-sport event, the prince will help to highlight the role tha...

Argentinian Ad Man Zylberberg To Miss Olympics

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 09.05.2012 | UK Sport

Fernando Zylberberg, the Argentinian hockey player who appeared in a provocative Falklands advert, is to miss the Olympics. Zylberberg filmed the a...

London 2012: Babies Are Go! Well, Almost

PA | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Sport

Babies will be able to go to the Olympics without having to get a ticket, London 2012 chief executive Paul Deighton has announced. The organisers h...

One Million London 2012 Tickets To Go On Sale Friday

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Sport

Olympic attendants will be given one more chance to nab a seat at London 2012 when almost one million tickets go on sale on Friday. Seats for all 2...

Chambers: 'I Made A Massive Mistake And I Am So Sorry'

The Daily Telegraph | Posted 08.05.2012 | UK Sport

Dwain Chambers sits in a Kingston hotel lobby and pauses before deciding on the message he would like to convey to the nation about his divisive prese...

Falkland Olympics Advert Condemned By Company That Made It

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK

An Argentine television advert that sparked controversy by showing an Olympic hopeful training on a Falklands war memorial has been condemned by the a...

Step Into Summer With Union Jacks and Fruit Prints

Jess Shanahan | Posted 04.07.2012 | UK
Jess Shanahan

Recently I bought one of the tops from the Geri collection at Next. A gorgeous Union Jack print that took me back to the Spice Girls days. But it was also perfect for the summer of 2012.

Next Reveals Team GB Formal-Wear

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Sport

Stella McCartney's Team GB kit designs generated a lukewarm reception, so what will British fans make of Next's formal wear for participants at the Lo...

Hague Dismisses Argentina Olympic Advert As A 'Stunt'

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK Politics

An Argentinian television advert showing an Olympic hopeful training on a British war memorial in the Falklands has been branded a "stunt" by William ...

PICTURES: Royal Navy's Biggest Ship Berthed At Greenwich For Olympics

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK

The Royal Navy's largest ship has sailed up the River Thames on Friday ahead of a major security exercise in preparation for the Olympic Games. HMS...

Universities Supporting UK Success at the 2012 Games

Nicola Dandridge | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Nicola Dandridge

An important aspect of London 2012 is the legacy it will leave behind. The research taking place in our universities today will help Team GB achieve success this summer, but its impact will continue to be felt long after the closing ceremony.

River Island And Adidas Collaborate On Team GB Collection | Posted 03.07.2012 | UK Style

We're being inundated with patriotic fashion at the moment. (Not that we're complaining, we're all for flying the Great British flag.) The latest? Riv...

British Wrestler Fails Drugs Test

BBC Sport | Posted 03.05.2012 | UK Sport

Britain's Olympic Greco-Roman wrestling medal hope Myroslav Dykun has failed a doping test....

London 2012 – Inspiring Young People Around the World

Colin Jackson | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK Sport
Colin Jackson

When most people think about London 2012, it's often about issues such as transport, security or the elite athletes themselves. But there is a side to the Games that can often be overlooked. Sport has the power to change lives and empower young people. Sport can bring schools and communities together, promote a healthy lifestyle and give young people an incentive to attend school regularly. It was for these reasons that I became an ambassador for International Inspiration - London 2012's international sports legacy programme - in 2009.

I Can't Stand Labour; But I Will Be Voting for Ken

Lisa Egan | Posted 01.07.2012 | UK Politics
Lisa Egan

It saddens me that Ken rejoined Labour after serving his first term as London Mayor as an independent candidate. I would feel much happier putting my mark next to his name if he weren't affiliated with a party I have no love for.

Norwegian World Champion Swimmer Dies Suddenly

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Sport

Norway's world swimming champion Alexander Dale Oen has died in the US after suffering a cardiac arrest. The Norwegian Swimming Federation confirme...

Retired Immigration Officials To Be 'Re-Hired For The Olympics'

PA | Posted 29.06.2012 | UK

Retired immigration officers will be brought back to ease airport border control queues during the Olympics, it was reported on Sunday. Passport ch...

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