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Britain's Paralympic Veterans

Thomas Morris | Posted 24.07.2012 | UK Sport
Thomas Morris

After the First and Second World Wars, over sixty thousand military amputees came home. Three years later, Britain hosted the Olympics, and a small hospital in Buckinghamshire put on the world's first 'Wheelchair Games'. Now in 2012, the future of the British forces in Afghanistan is being decided.

No Females Set To Compete For Saudi Arabia At London 2012

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 25.05.2012 | UK Sport

The International Olympic Committe are set to come under fire after it emerged Saudi Arabia look likely to be the only nation competing at the London ...

Balls, Body, Bodyart - Beckham Has a Defining Quality Beyond All That...

Hilary Robinson | Posted 23.07.2012 | UK Sport
Hilary Robinson

Like the phoenix rising out of the ashes, time and time again Beckham has proved he has the capacity to bounce back from difficulties, criticism and scandal without bitterness but with genuine good grace. It is little surprise that, by the tattooed angel on his right shoulder, the text should read "in the face of adversity."

PICTURES: Drogba Carries Olympic Torch

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 23.05.2012 | UK Sport

Didier Drogba bowed out of Chelsea with style, and now his long goodbye has extended to carrying the Olympic Torch ahead of London 2012. The Bl...

WATCH: Exclusive Video Of Olympian Ben Ainslie's Three Amazing Days

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK Sport

"Three Amazing Days" shows triple Olympic Gold medalist Ben Ainslie, as he takes his 10th World Championship title and is the first Official Torch bea...

I'm Giving Sobriety a Chance

Ronnie Joice | Posted 21.07.2012 | UK Comedy
Ronnie Joice

Ah, alcohol. It's the mainstay of hundreds and thousands of years of culture. The discovery of late Stone Age beer jugs has established the fact that purposely fermented beverages existed at least as early as 10,000 BC.

How Three Aristocrats Bought the Olympics to London

Endeavour Press | Posted 15.07.2012 | UK Sport
Endeavour Press

Here are a couple of bizarre (and slightly quiz-show) facts about the London Olympics. This is the third time that London has held the Olympic Games - but the city has only bid for them once: for the 2012 Games. The Olympics of 1908 and 1948 came to London because no-one else wanted to stage them.

POLL: Giggs Reaffirms Team GB Desire

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Sport

Ryan Giggs has reaffirmed his desire to represent Team GB at the London 2012 Olympics, despite qualms from the Welsh Football Association. Giggs ha...

So Dope: Will.I.Am Trots Through Taunton With Olympic Flame

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Sport

The Voice judge and Black Eyed Peas singer Will.I.Am carried the Olympic flame during the procession in Somerset - even managing to sneak in a moonwal...

Fencers Catch The Queen's Eye At Chelsea

PA | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK

It was fencing rather than plants that caught the Queen's eye at the Chelsea Flower Show on Monday. Potential Olympic fencers James Honeybone, 21, ...

Olympic Flame Relay Reaches Exeter On Third Day

PA | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK

Some of Britain's top sport stars will carry the Olympic Flame as the London 2012 torch relay enters its third day today. Ashes winning cricketer M...

The Queen's Jubilee: A Cause for Celebration or Concern?

Ellen Grace Jones | Posted 20.07.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ellen Grace Jones

The bunting is prepped, the flags unfurled, but it has to be asked: in these increasingly impoverished times, do we really have reason to celebrate?

Drugs Crackdown In Central London Ahead Of Olympics

PA | Posted 19.07.2012 | UK

Twenty people have been charged with drug offences in a pre-Olympic crackdown on one of Britain's most popular night-spots. The suspects were held ...

London 2012: Olympic Flame Arrives In Cornwall At Start Of Torch Relay

Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.07.2012 | UK Sport

The Olympic flame has arrived in Cornwall from Athens at the start of a 70-day torch relay ahead of the 2012 games. The Olympic Flame arrived in th...

Olympic Flame Due To Arrive In Britain After Athens Ceremony

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.05.2012 | UK

The Olympic Flame will arrive in the UK on Friday night after it was handed over at a ceremony in Athens. British delegates including David Beckham...

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.