UK Olympics

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...

#SpringIsComing: The Evictions of Occupy London Show the Authorities are Scared

Adam Jung | Posted 30.04.2012 | UK Politics
Adam Jung

The City of London police have carried out illegal evictions before in a futile attempt to stem the Occupy movement, but the sinister pre-dawn demolition of the school building shows the government getting more desperate to end the extra-parliamentary movements against forced austerity.

Unite Leader Branded 'Unpatriotic' Over Olympics Strike Threat

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.02.2012 | UK

Unite general secretary Len McCluskey's threat of strike action during the London Olympics has been attacked by Number 10 as "completely unacceptable ...


PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.02.2012 | UK Politics

Unite general secretary Len McCluskey's threat of strike action during the London Olympics is "completely unacceptable and unpatriotic", Prime Ministe...

Relight My Fire

PA | Posted 29.02.2012 | UK

A mirrored-effect torch to reflect the light of the Paralympic Flame will be used in the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay. Four separate flames w...

Nick Clegg 'Gobsmacked' By Union's Olympic Civil Disobedience Call

Posted 29.04.2012 | UK Politics

Nick Clegg has called on Labour leader Ed Miliband to "rein in" Len McCluskey after the union leader called for civil disobedience during the Olympic ...

Olympics Chief 'To Be Knighted'

PA | Posted 29.04.2012 | UK

The man charged with overseeing the building of the venues, facilities and infrastructure for the Olympic Games will be knighted today by the Prince o...

Is Tom Turning Into Anna?

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 24.02.2012 | UK

Tom Daley has been warned he is in danger of becoming diving's Anna Kournikova after a poor performance at the World Cup in London with partner Peter ...

Divers' Contortion Caught In Flight (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 05.03.2012 | UK Sport

Great Britain's Tom Daley and Peter Waterfield made hard work of qualifying for the 10m platform synchronised final at London's Olympic Aquatic Centre...

Ancient Greek Museum 'Attacked And Looted' By Armed Robbers

Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.04.2012 | UK

Robbers in Greece have stolen dozens of artefacts of "incalculable value" from a museum in Ancient Olympia. Local officials said the Archaeological...

Mark Ronson Reveals Latest Olympic Public Art

PA | Posted 17.04.2012 | Home

When a public place is splashed with paint and covered in drawings it is usually called graffiti, deemed unsightly and swiftly removed. But a 25 metre...

London 2012 - A Sustainable Event?

Shaun McCarthy | Posted 15.04.2012 | UK
Shaun McCarthy

The Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 is the body responsible for assuring the sustainability of the London 2012 programme. London's bid promised the most sustainable Games to date and the Commission is there to provide independent assurance over this objective.

Telegraph: Athletes Banned From Selling Great Britain Kit On EBay | Posted 15.02.2012 | UK

British Olympic hopefuls will only be allowed to compete at London 2012 if they agree not to criticise team-mates or sponsors and not to sell their k...

Hunger Hits The World's Poorest Families As Food Prices Soar

PA | Posted 15.02.2012 | UK

The world's poorest families are cutting back on food and sending children out to work in order to survive, according to a survey by Save the Children...

Millionaire Explains Why He Is Fighting For Young Apprentices

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 23.07.2013 | UK Universities & Education

The owner of a successful business who established a school to train young apprentices has called on the government to close "legal loopholes" which w...

No Olympics For Stones

WENN | Posted 12.04.2012 | UK Entertainment

A representative for The Rolling Stones has shot down reports the rockers are set to headline a big gig to celebrate the end of the London Olympics th...

Giving Running a Healthy Boost

Sally Gunnell | Posted 04.05.2012 | UK
Sally Gunnell

Since winning gold in Barcelona, a huge part of my post-Olympics career has been dedicated to encouraging people to get more active in their day to day lives. And to tell the truth, it's a challenge that is considerably harder than being a competitive athlete.

Going For Gold

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 14.02.2012 | UK Universities & Education

Curious children have been given a lesson in what the human body needs to do to win an Olympic gold medal from five-time champion Sir Steve Redgrave. ...