UK 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...

Pasty, Prime Minister? The Return of Satire

Marc Paterson | Posted 31.05.2012 | UK Comedy
Marc Paterson

Satire's been a bit on the quiet side in recent years don't you think? Yes, veteran show Have I Got News For You is still poking fun at the news but elsewhere it's been pretty thin on the ground.

PICTURES Thousands Limber Up For First Olympic Stadium Event

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.04.2012 | UK

Five thousand runners were the first to take part in a public event at the Olympic Stadium in east London during Saturday's National Lottery Olympic P...

Make London Sparkle for the Olympics

Jeanette Kwakye | Posted 30.05.2012 | UK Sport
Jeanette Kwakye

I'm thrilled the Olympics are happening in East London, it will literally be like running in my own backyard. When my family came over from Ghana in the '60s we settled in the East End and it's always been my home; plus I can nip home for a cup of tea with my Mum - something I couldn't do at the Beijing Olympic Games!

Syria 'Will Compete' At London 2012

PA | Posted 28.05.2012 | UK

Athletes from war-torn Syria should not be punished by being excluded from the London 2012 games, David Cameron said today. As International Olympi...

WATCH: Cam Works Off Pasty Binge With Game Of Badminton

Posted 28.03.2012 | UK Politics

It has not been a good week for the prime minister following the backlash against the tax measures included in the coalition's latest Budget. But c...

Should David Millar Compete at London 2012?

Kevin Newton | Posted 26.05.2012 | UK Sport
Kevin Newton

The first medal of the 2012 Olympics will be won on Saturday 28 July, with British cyclist Mark Cavendish the favourite to get Team GB off to a medal-winning start in the road-race.

Olympic-Themed Faberge Egg Stolen

PA | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK

Police are hoping to crack the case of a third egg stolen from a city-wide exhibition in the build-up to the Olympics. Cartoonist Charlie Anson des...

For Sale Olympic Stadium Receives Four New Bids

PA | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK Sport

Four bids are on the table from firms wanting to become tenants of the Olympic Stadium, the Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) confirmed today. Wes...

Goodbye to Lazy Sundays

Vincent McAviney | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Politics
Vincent McAviney

Ahead of this Wednesday's budget the Chancellor George Osborne announced last weekend that he was set to propose emergency legislation so large shops in England and Wales can trade for more than six hours.

Where's The Red?

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 23.03.2012 | UK

“Oh no, they've turned the Union flag blue!” worries the Daily Mail headline questioning the colouring of the new design of the Great Britain Olym...

Sporty Style: Stella McCartney Unveils The Adidas Team GB Kit

MyDaily | Posted 22.05.2012 | UK Style

Stella McCartney presented the Team GB kit for adidas today, which will be worn by all the athletes at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games....

Another Day in Moscow

Caroline Sandry | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Caroline Sandry

Already blown away by the awesome GUM shopping mall, the snow falling in Red Square and Bosco-style hospitality (vodka, champagne and endless delights of handmade chocolate truffles, caviar, prawns, fruits and more) I was on sensory overload and a trip around the Kremlin completed the dream (and almost made me want to get the history books out!)

Get Kitted Up - Team GB Garb Revealed (GALLERY)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK Sport

Great Britain's kits for this year's Olympics have been revealed. The Team GB outfits were unveiled at the Tower of London during a special launch ...

Bolt Shoots! But Does He Score?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2012 | UK Sport

Usain Bolt is the fastest man in the world, but how does he fare when a football is at his feet? Bolt displays his ball skills in the latest promot...

The Rise of the Social Travel Movement

Debbie Wosskow | Posted 21.05.2012 | UK Tech
Debbie Wosskow

Social travel relates to the huge amount of people worldwide exploring new ways of travelling and hosting, preferring to swap, share and couch-surf instead of renting and buying... it's fast becoming the chic, 21st Century travel choice for everyone from silver surfers to city slickers to families.

Jane Tomlinson's Son To Carry Olympic Torch

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.05.2012 | UK

The teenage son of inspirational fundraiser Jane Tomlinson said today that he is carrying the Olympic Torch on behalf of his late mother. Steven To...