UK Olympics

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...

Relight My Fire

PA | Posted 19.03.2012 | UK Sport

A street-by-street map of the Olympic torch relay is published today. Proposed start times of when and where the Olympic Flame will travel across B...

Airlines' Warning Over 'Severe' Olympic Games Delays

PA | Posted 17.03.2012 | UK

Britain's leading airlines have warned that passengers could face "severe delay and disruption" at London's airports during the Olympic Games. Brit...

A Royally Good Sport: Duchess Kate Knows Her Way Round A Hockey Stick

MyDaily | Posted 15.05.2012 | UK Style

In the run up to London 2012 you can expect to see a fair few sporty fashion stories - who better than to kick off proceedings than the Duchess of Cam...

Kate Shoots And Scores!

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 15.03.2012 | UK Sport

Kate Middleton showed off her hockey prowess at London's Olympic Park on Thursday, as she met members of Team GB. The Duchess, captain of the first...

Who'd Live In A House Like This?!

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 15.03.2012 | UK

Big Brother-style apartments for athletes at the Olympic Village have been unveiled today. In keeping with London 2012's bold games logo, the braze...

King's Cross Gets An Expensive Makeover

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 15.03.2012 | Home

One of the country's best-known railway stations is reopening after a £550m facelift, marking the biggest transformation in its history. The new c...

Nazi Bomb Found On London Olympic Site

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 15.03.2012 | UK

Work on the London 2012 Olympic Games momentarily came to a standstill on Wednesday, as workmen came face to face with a Nazi bomb left over from the ...

HuffPostUK Sport Launches

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 15.03.2012 | UK Sport

HuffPostUK Sport launches today, and like the new England captain, Scott Parker, we're eager to get stuck into proceedings straight from the kick off....

'In No Way Are We Complacent' - Lord Coe

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 15.03.2012 | UK Sport

Lord Coe has reassured Olympic attendants that the organisers are not allowing any margin for error. Blogging exclusively for the new The Huffingto...

Trials, Cakes and Weigh-Ins...

Peter Chambers | Posted 14.05.2012 | UK Sport
Peter Chambers

It was great racing on the Olympic course this weekend, but I find that it doesn't matter where I race or what the course is like, it's still two kilometres of water which I want to move down as quickly as possible.

WATCH: Is Someone You Know In Graham Coxon's New Music Video?

Huffington Post UK | Alastair Plumb | Posted 12.03.2012 | UK Comedy

Graham Coxon has previously said that music videos are "horrible" - but this, his latest promo for his new single, What'll It Take, is a really rather...

Why the Public Should Support Dwain Chambers

Siza Agha | Posted 11.05.2012 | UK
Siza Agha

It is beyond any argument that Dwain Chambers has achieved his standing as a world class sprinter despite opposition and obstacles thrown in his path at every given moment by the very people in charge of his sport in the United Kingdom.

Is the BBC Ruining Our Public Places?

Julian Dobson | Posted 11.05.2012 | Home
Julian Dobson

It's like your front room, but with pigeons and no chance of fighting over the remote. Welcome to the new world of telly-dominated public spaces.

PICTURES: Harry On Tour

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 10.05.2012 | UK

Prince Harry celebrated Anglo-Brazilian relations today describing how the two countries were "forging bonds that will stand the test of time". The...

'Look At Me!'

Huffington Post/PA | Posted 09.03.2012 | UK

Attention-seekers rather than protesters could be the biggest threat to the Olympic torch relay, claimed Commander Bob Broadhurst, who will be in char...

Diver Daley Straight A Record On Twitter

PA | Posted 08.03.2012 | UK Universities & Education

He has been accused of spending too much time doing media work rather than practicing at the swimming pool, but teenage diver Tom Daley clearly has no...

The London Olympics - Sport for All - and That Includes Saudi Women

Sam Fraser | Posted 07.05.2012 | UK
Sam Fraser

For every British girl bunking off games today, there is a girl somewhere in the world who is denied the right to exercise. Games lessons and team sports don't exist in her school curriculum and PE knickers have never, not ever, been on the uniform list.

Should Drugs Cheats Compete At Olympics? (POLL)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Sport

A sports lawyer has claimed that Dwain Chambers and David Millar will be able to compete at this year's Olympics. Both athletes are banned thanks t...

Bolt From The Blue - Harry Too Fast Out Of The Traps Against Usain

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 14.03.2012 | UK Sport

These are the images every British sports fan wants to see this summer - Usain Bolt being beaten into second place by a leading member of Team GB. ...

Olympic Hopefuls Are Statuesque In This Week's Grazia

MyDaily | Posted 06.05.2012 | UK Style

Olympic hopefuls have been transformed into marble statues for this week's edition of Grazia....

The Olympic Handshake Fiasco

William Hanson | Posted 06.05.2012 | UK
William Hanson

Do we really think it is sensible to make our athletes - our ambassadors - refuse the hand of a competitor on the grounds that 'they don't know where it's been' and they may catch a nasty bug? This really is bonkers. I am still speechless now.

A History Of Hand-Shaking Controversy

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.03.2012 | UK

Advice warning germ-conscious Olympic athletes to avoid shaking hands during the London 2012 games would be endorsed by US business tycoon Donald Trum...

Why I'll be Supporting the Union's Proposed Olympic Strike

Ellen Grace Jones | Posted 01.05.2012 | UK Politics
Ellen Grace Jones

People are angry and are no longer the blind, flag-waving serfs we are expected to be by the governing elite. Contrary to Cameron, Unite's proposal to co-opt the games is patriotism personified and whether or not the strike will be executed, its proposition is something most should be getting behind. Given that sick and vulnerable patients will lie stranded in ambulances whilst a cavalcade of sponsors, dignitaries speed by in their Mercs along one of the VIP lanes, London's transport system is already pretty screwed, strike or no strike.

VOTE: Is Carol Ann Duffy's Olympic Poem A Winner?

PA/Huffington Post | Posted 30.04.2012 | Home

Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy has given the first reading of her London 2012 poem to members of a historic sports club that was founded at the Olympic...