UK Olympics

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...

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...