UK Olympics

Boris Johnson: Olympic Critics Should 'Put A Sock In It'

PA/The Huffington Post | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson has called on those worrying about the Olympics to "put a sock in it", stop complaining and get behind Team GB for the Games. Writing...

Five Ready To Spice Up The Olympics

Posted 20.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

The Spice Girls are reforming to make a comeback at the London Olympics. According to a new report, the Wannabe hitmakers are "95%" confirmed to ad...

Train Drivers Strike Vote A Demonstration In 'Olympic Sport Of Self-Interest'

Press Association | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK

The government has accused rail workers of 'self-interest' by voting to strike during the Olympics. Train drivers are to stage three days of strike...

How To Think Your Way Out Of Transport Chaos

Nicolas Brusson | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK
Nicolas Brusson

The talk this week has been all about transport, and not without reason. A hoard of Olympic athletes and their entourage flew into Heathrow on Monday morning heading for the London 2012 Athletes' Village; the first Games lane opened, coinciding, inevitably, with an accident on the M4, slowing Heathrow traffic to a standstill.

Nadal Withdraws From London 2012

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK Sport

Tennis star Rafael Nadal has withdrawn from the London 2012 Olympics. The Spaniard said in a statement it is one of the saddest moment so of his ca...

Only two Saudi Female Olympians but Another Victory Over Hardline Clerics

Shaista Gohir | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Sport
Shaista Gohir

As a women's rights activist, I am really pleased that the London 2012 Olympics will be the first to include female athletes from every competing nation. Brunei and Qatar had previously held out on female inclusion but will now have women representing their countries.

Members Of Armed Services Staffing Olympics Forced To Sleep On Makeshift Chairs

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK

Members of the armed services drafted in to provide Olympic security in the wake of the G4S staffing fiasco are being forced to sleep rough on chairs,...

Kate Pays A Visit To The National Portrait Gallery

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 19.07.2012 | Home

The Duchess of Cambridge Kate Middleton got a dose of culture when she visited The National Portrait Gallery on Tuesday to open the gallery's new Olym...

Public Accounts Committee Urges MPs To 'Get A Grip' On Olympics Organisation

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Politics

The "chaos" surrounding the failure of G4S to provide enough staff for the Olympics has undermined confidence in Games organisers, a committee of MPs ...

Let the Games Begin

Esther Williams | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Esther Williams

Yes TFL I get it - the Olympic Games begin in less than two weeks time and I need to rethink my route to work. Now, please stop spamming me with tons of painfully prescriptive emails.

Achieving the Edge: What We Can Learn From our Summer of Sport

Kirsty Hanly | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Hanly

What makes this season interesting for me, as a Cognitive Hypnotherapist and Mind Coach, is watching the performances of all those competitors. What gives those at the top of their game the edge? Do you ever think about what makes the difference between someone who is performing at their peak and someone who isn't?

'The Voice' Granted Access To Olympics Stadium After Outrage

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK

Britain's biggest and longest running Black newspaper has been given an Olympics pass to London 2012 track and field events after a petition to overtu...

PICTURES: Old Trafford Gets The Olympic Rings

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Sport

The Olympic rings have been emblazoned on Manchester United's stadium, Old Trafford, ahead of the London 2012 Games. Team GB's first football m...

To Combat Obesity We Must Alter Our Environment

Dr Aseem Malhotra | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK
Dr Aseem Malhotra

We could have saved millions of lives with earlier intervention with Big Tobacco. For the sake of our children we must not allow the same to happen with Big Food.

Olympics Athletes Must Win the Anger Games to Succeed

Trevor Davies | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Sport
Trevor Davies

All the physical preparation for the Olympic Games will be wasted - unless athletes are prepared for the 'anger games' on a psychological level.

Final Preparations...

Susie Beck | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Sport
Susie Beck

Walking in through airport style security on my first day in the Olympic Village it was finally sinking in that I'd be working in what is in essence the most secure gated community in the world.

Boyle Forced To Cut Olympics Opening Ceremony

WENN | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

Director Danny Boyle is rushing to rework his Olympics Games opening ceremony after it was cut by 30 minutes amid security concerns, according to a re...

Who Could Provide Further Security at the Olympic Games?

Philip Hepple | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Comedy
Philip Hepple

With the likes of wars and GBH still on-going, the army and the police already have jobs that deserve their attention, so dragging them out of where they need to be is not the best solution to the problem. There are other ways of adding security at the games that have seemingly been overlooked.

Cop A Load Of This Locog!

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK

The capital is revving up for the Olympics amid security controversies, traffic chaos and a whole load of righteous indignation. The latest bags pr...

Sport's Dance With the Devil

Nick Keller | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Sport
Nick Keller

The combined turnover of Kraft (Cadbury), McDonald's and Coke is £116 billion - which, funnily enough is equivalent to the entire sport industry worldwide. We accept that the product they provide is not good for you if consumed in excess. But if they don't use sport then they will spend their advertising dollars elsewhere and I would prefer them to be driving their money into sport.

Seven Reasons to do the Edinburgh Fringe Instead of the Olympics

Taylor Glenn | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Comedy
Taylor Glenn

Wenlock and Mandeville? Bitch please. Try fairies juggling hatchets, hung over transvestites, the most pierced woman in the world, and one year, even a two headed, three breasted giant all hanging out at once on the Royal Mile. And that's just before breakfast.

Time to Think Positive About the Olympics

Kelly Hoppen | Posted 16.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kelly Hoppen

Today I woke up and thought right I've had enough of all this negative feedback about the forthcoming Olympics to London! I understand it means an influx of traffic and a huge diversion in the way we travel but honestly what is two weeks sacrifice in comparison to a life long legacy.

Taxi Drivers Protest Olympic Lanes

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK

Westminster was plunged into short-lived chaos on Tuesday as black cab drivers united in Parliament Square against exclusive Olympic Lanes, which came...

Where's The Other 280? Just 20 G4S Staff Arrive For Box Hill Olympic Circuit

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Sport

Only 20 out of 300 G4S staff members have turned up for the Box Hill circuit in Surrey, as the farce over London 2012 Olympic security continues. P...

Coked Up to the Eyeballs... Commercialism, Patriotism and the Olympic Dream

Tom Davies | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Sport
Tom Davies

Yesterday the Olympic torch relay passed the top of my road. As a graduate (or "NEET" as we're called in the current climate), it was more intrigue than patriotism that caused me to break from my Jeremy Kyle marathon and leaving the house. For one reason or another, people were in excellent spirits.