UK Olympics

London 2012: The Home Straight Finally Beckons

Sri Sritharan | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Sport
Sri Sritharan

The shrill of a ringing bell carries a number of connotations. With this being a piece on London 2012, it could be a hackneyed reference to a city waking up to the dawn of a new beginning come July. It could even be more on-the-nose with some reference to Big Ben chiming welcoming tones to the arriving world...

TfL, What's All the Fuss About!

Ehsan Khodarahmi | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Ehsan Khodarahmi

When it comes to public transport, it is not only the buses and trains that matter; people who work as "customer service" selling us tickets, refund, ...

Health And Safety Sparks Olympic Row With Greece

Huffington Post UK | Felicity Morse | Posted 19.04.2012 | UK

London 2012 organisers have sparked a diplomatic row after refusing a gift from the Greek government - because of health and safety. Locogs has dec...

Rugby Sevens is Exploding - and Here is its Greatest Ever Team

Scott Jordan Harris | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Sport
Scott Jordan Harris

For spectacular end-to-end excitement, there is no sport like rugby sevens--except perhaps that special brand of basketball played by the Harlem Globetrotters.

Beckham Makes Team GB Cut

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Sport

David Beckham has edged closer to representing the Team GB football team at the Olympic Games. The former England captain has made the cut of 80 pl...

Air Passenger Duty Risks Keeping People Away From The Olympics

Colin Stanbridge | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Politics
Colin Stanbridge

Today marks 100 days until the start of the Olympics. While it seems likely the number of tourists coming to London will enjoy an upturn in 2012, there are emerging signs that thanks in part to the UK's Air Passenger Duty (APD) others will be staying away.

London 2012: One Hundred Days To Go

Mark Hillary | Posted 17.06.2012 | UK Sport
Mark Hillary

It is exactly one hundred days until the opening ceremony of the London Olympic games when, under Danny Boyle's direction, thousands of British volunteers will show the world that the UK can match anything China did four years ago.

Tickets Please - Team GB Hopefuls Allocated More

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Sport

London 2012 Olympic participants may have more of their nearest and dearest watching them after all. Each competitor has been allocated two tickets...

100 Days Until London 2012 - 10 Stupid Olympic Facts

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 18.04.2012 | UK Sport

The 2012 Olympics are now just 100 days away from commencing. In 14 weeks and two days' time London will host the 30th games, as anticipation mount...

London 'Ready To Welcome World' In 100 Days (GALLERY)

Posted 18.04.2012 | UK

London 2012 organisers say they are ready to welcome the world to the Olympics in 100 days' time. A series of events have been planned to highlight...

Shopworkers Say No To London 2012 Trading Law Changes

PA | Posted 16.04.2012 | UK

Most shopworkers oppose the government's decision to suspend Sunday trading laws for eight weeks during the Olympic Games this summer, according to a ...

London 2012: Olympics Sportswear By Adidas 'Made In Sweatshop Conditions'

PA | Posted 14.04.2012 | UK

Allegations of "sweatshop" labour conditions for workers producing outfits for Olympic volunteers were being taken "extremely seriously", the London O...

Musicians 'To Mime' At Olympic Ceremonies

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 13.04.2012 | UK

Most of the music at the London 2012 Olympics opening and closing ceremonies will be pre-recorded, meaning that spectators hoping for a live music ext...

Pranksters Target Olympics Over BP as 'Sustainability Partners'

Pete Speller | Posted 11.06.2012 | UK Sport
Pete Speller

Early morning on 11 April an article appeared on what at first glance looked like the official website of the London Organising Committee of the Olympics and Paralymic Games (LOCOG) that broke the news they were ditching BP as their Sustainability Partner.

'Around Here?' Rachel Burden Makes On Air Gaffe About Salford

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK Sport

Another BBC radio presenter has lashed out over the corporation's move from London to Salford - only it was on air. Radio 5 Live presenter Host Rac...

Would You Celebrate The Queen's Jubilee With UK Uncut?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK

Direct action group UK Uncut is to stage a series of street parties "with a twist" in the run-up to the Queen's Jubilee celebrations and the Olympics,...

Four Arrested As Police Evict London Olympic Protesters

PA | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK

Protesters against the building of an Olympic basketball training facility were being evicted by police today. Four people have been arrested for p...

WATCH: Will Team GB Challengers Stay On Track?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.04.2012 | UK Sport

Perri Shakes-Drayton, Richard Mantell and Martyn Bernard take a break from training for the London 2012 Olympic Games to compete against each other in...

Destination London: How the Olympic Games Are Affecting Travel

Diane Bouzebiba | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK Tech
Diane Bouzebiba

With fewer than 120 days to go until the Olympic and Paralympic games, the prospect of millions of people descending on London's doorstep draws closer, making our already bustling capital the focus of the world's attention.

The Olympic Challenge Ahead of British Businesses: How the Games Represent a Major Challenge for Data Security

Norman Shaw | Posted 05.06.2012 | UK Tech
Norman Shaw

The first big, nationwide test for remote working in the UK is approaching, with the Olympic Games expected to bring the masses to London, pushing the capital's capacity to its limits.

Business Fit for the Olympics?

Roland Cross | Posted 04.06.2012 | UK
Roland Cross

The Olympic clock is ticking ever closer to the start of the Games and for many it provides a once in a lifetime opportunity to enjoy an array of sports at 37 sites across the country. But are you fit for business during the Olympics?

Losing Our Marbles: Should Britain Return the Elgin Marbles to Greece?

Greg Jenner | Posted 03.06.2012 | Home
Greg Jenner

The unwritten rules of decorum state it is impolite to discuss sex, politics or religion at dinner parties. I would like to add one more topic to that list - cultural repatriation. Now, just months from the Olympics, the campaign is being stepped up once more for the return of the Elgin Marbles to the Greek nation...

London Bus Drivers Could Strike During Olympics

Posted 02.04.2012 | UK Politics

Thousands of London bus workers are to be balloted for strikes in a row over payment for working during the Olympic Games. Unite said 24,000 of its...

Which Olympic Hopeful Is Showing Some Serious Leg In New Braun Photoshoot?

MyDaily | Posted 02.06.2012 | UK Style

Clearly, synchronised swimmer Jenna Randall isn't afraid of getting wet or flaunting her fabulous pins....

'Extreme' Flu Pandemic Risk Predicted For London Olympics

PA | Posted 01.06.2012 | UK

This summer's Olympics will increase the already "extreme" risk of a flu pandemic spreading in the UK, according to a new report. Britain was ranke...