UK Olympics

PHOTOS: Becks On Hand For Olympic Torch

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK Sport

David Beckham has played a key role in backing the London 2012 Games, but it does not mean that Stuart Pearce has to pick him for the Olympic football...

How The Torch's Journey Has Changed Since 1948

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Sport

As the Olympic flame, lit in Olympia last week, is brought over to the UK and relayed around Britain, it will be on a very different journey to London...

Olympic Torch To Come To UK

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.05.2012 | UK Sport

The arrival of the Olympic Flame on British soil could be the trigger for the greatest buzz yet about the London 2012 Games, Lord Coe hopes. Lord C...

Jubilee Threatens To Hit Economy Warns Bank Of England

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.05.2012 | UK

The UK's recovery from recession will be hampered by people taking time off work during the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations, the Bank of England ...

WATCH: Department For Transport's Unintentionally Hilarious New Video

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Comedy

What do you get when you cross The Thick Of It with Twenty Twelve - in real life? You get the Department for Transport's promotional video for 'Ope...

Village People

Shaun McCarthy | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK Sport
Shaun McCarthy

The Village has demonstrated that it is possible to live in comfortable, modern accommodation and be more sustainable. We don't have to go back to living in caves or build houses made of straw. For London 2012 to establish this milestone for sustainable living is a major achievement to be celebrated.

Unbelievable Hot Air From Damian Green

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK

We’re used to hearing about "the wrong type of snow" or "leaves on the line" delaying trains – now there is a warning about wind disrupting air tr...

Why the Olympic Village Is A Hothouse of Romance - And Sex

Endeavour Press | Posted 14.07.2012 | UK Sport
Endeavour Press

From the 100 metres to synchronised swimming, the eyes of the world will be on London 2012 this summer. The Olympic Flame has been lit, athletes are up to their eyes in training schedules and it's predicted that more than a billion people will watch the opening ceremony on July 27.

Why TFL Would Like Commuters To 'Walk To Work'

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah O'Meara | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle

Commuters are being asked to practise ‘walking to work’ this week, ahead of the Olympic Games. This morning, commuters between London Bridge a...

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.