UK Olympics

Rage Against the Machine: Olympic Sponsorship

Lianne Marie Binks | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Sport
Lianne Marie Binks

As the Olympics approaches, I must confess that I am rather looking forward to it. Oh not to the games, but rather anticipating almost everyone I know departing this beautiful Shire of York and giving me some peace.

MPs Accept Sponsor Tickets For 100m Final

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 12.07.2012 | UK Politics

A group of MPs has accepted free tickets to one of the most in-demand events of the Olympic Games, sponsor BT has confirmed. The telecoms giant inv...

WATCH: Gemili Sets 10.05 Personal Best In 100m

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 12.07.2012 | UK Sport

Adam Gemili has become the fastest junior British sprinter of all time after running the 100metres at the World Junior Championships with a personal b...

Why People in the UK Need to Exercise More Safely

Alan Silman | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Alan Silman

Feeling inspired to take up a new sport or do more exercise because of the Olympics? That's great. But I'd like to add a note of caution about making sure you do it safely and look after your joints when you're exercising.

The Great Olympic Con Trick

Steve Davies | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Sport
Steve Davies

Well there is no beating around the bush now I have started with that headline. How did we end up here?

World's Lightest Running Shoe Created With 3D Printer By RCA Student

Huffington Post UK | Michael Rundle | Posted 10.09.2012 | UK Tech

A design student has created what might be the lightest running shoe ever made. Luc Fusaro, who is also part of the team which designed the London ...

African Girl Power: How 36 Girl Footballers are Scoring All the Goals in Togo

Jane Labous | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Sport
Jane Labous

At the 2012 Olympics in London, only two African women's teams will feature among the 12 nations competing. Last year, a plucky women's team from the diminutive Central African nation of Equatorial Guinea hit world headlines during the women's football World Cup in Germany.

Nike Unveils Next Level Sports Tech Innovations to Help You 'Just Do It'

Sarah McGiven | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Style
Sarah McGiven

The disused warehouse style location for Nike's European Media Summit which took place in London this week looked just like a set from a Spider-Man film.

Olympic London: The Coolest Place on the Planet?

Christopher Beanland | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK Comedy
Christopher Beanland

I emerge, blinking, at Dalston Kingsland Station following my long journey down from Scotland. I'm here to find out just how 'cool' London really is in this Olympic year. The first things I see are banners erected by Hackney Council on the lampposts up and down the main drag. They read: "London 2012: Letz all f***in' smile!" and "London 2012: innit".

INTERVIEWED: Athens Gold Medalist Darren Campbell

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 24.06.2013 | UK Sport

Darren Campbell knows all about the euphoria of winning an Olympic gold medal. At the 2004 Athens Games he and his four team-mates were overwhelmin...

PICTURES: Bannister Returns To Four-Mile Track With Olympic Torch

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Sport

Sir Roger Bannister clutched the Olympic Torch today on the same track in which he enjoyed his finest hour 58 years ago. He returned to Oxford'...

WATCH: Streaker Runs Amok During Olympic Torch Relay

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 10.07.2012 | UK Sport

The Olympic Torch Relay ahead of London 2012 witnessed another gatecrasher today, in the guise of a streaker in Henley-on-Thames. Holding aloft a f...

Objectifying Women: The Latest Olympic Sport

B.J. Epstein | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Sport
B.J. Epstein

Skimpy outfits, made-up faces, smoothly waxed bodies. These are some of the images that come into my head when I think of the Olympics. I'm certainly not sporty in any way myself. So perhaps I'm going about it all wrong when I look at athletes, especially female ones, and wonder why their bodies are so hairless and why their leotards and sports bras seem to barely cover their flesh.

Cheers, Fears and Tears - Sport's Dysfunctional Role Models

Nick Keller | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Sport
Nick Keller

In three days the Andy Murray caricature has gone from almost instantly dislikeable - moody, angry and seemingly spoilt Scotsman - to gracious, emotionally resonant British hero who, whether destined to win multiple Grand Slams or not, is beloved of a nation.

After 17m Watch Murray At Wimbledon – The Biggest TV Audiences Ever

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK Entertainment

A TV audience of almost 17m shared Andy Murray's tears after he lost his dramatic Wimbledon match yesterday - the highest figure for any final at the ...

GALLERY: Team GB Training

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK Sport

Team GB's football team trained for the first time together on Monday, with just 17 days to go until their London 2012 Olympic Games opener against Se...

PICTURES: Olympic Rings At Richmond Park

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 09.07.2012 | UK Sport

The iconic Olympic Rings are on display at Richmond Park with just 18 days to go until the London 2012 Games officially commence. The five ring...

F1 Star Lewis Hamilton Carries Olympic Torch

PA | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK Sport

Lewis Hamilton was in pole position for the Olympic torch relay first thing on Monday morning. The Formula One star was the first to pick up the fl...

A 'Human Right' To Not Have Missiles Stationed On Your Roof?

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 07.09.2012 | UK

Council tenants are off to the High Court on Monday over Ministry of Defence plans to station surface-to-air missiles on the roof of their tower block...

Diaspora Businesses Must Stake Their Claim on the Olympics Opportunity

Baroness Oona King | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK
Baroness Oona King

Perhaps the difficulty is in shifting people's perceptions of these regions. Away from the stereotypes of poverty, corruption and violence, there is an alternative picture materialising in Africa. Anyone who does business there will tell you of the vibrant entrepreneurial spirit that goes hand in hand with a growing economic power.

Taking Advantage of the Olympic Opportunities This Summer

Phil Couchman | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK
Phil Couchman

It can't have passed you by that this summer is set to be a bumper one for the UK. Having experienced the highs of the Queen's Diamond Jubilee, and the lows of Euro 2012, the Olympics is now just around the corner.

British Muslim Arrested Over Alleged Terror Plot Appeared In BBC Documentary

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.07.2012 | UK

A British Muslim convert who appeared in a BBC documentary was reportedly one of six people arrested over a suspected terror plot - including three li...

GALLERY: Brilliant? Bad? Or Brilliantly Bad? Team USA Pose For Olympic Snaps

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 05.07.2012 | UK Sport

United States Olympians' pictures taken by Joe Klamar ahead of the London 2012 Olympics have been panned after their unveiling on the internet. Awa...

Should Architects Design 'Fit' Cities?

Alex Maxwell | Posted 03.09.2012 | UK Politics
Alex Maxwell

As the collective focus shifts from Olympic to Legacy London, questions will arise about how investment - or lack thereof - in the infrastructures of cities affect the fitness of the residents.

Call me Golden Medals - Why David Beckham Should be an Olympian

Andrew Gold | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK Sport
Andrew Gold

One thing is certain - when historians and sports fans around the world review the London 2012 Olympic Games in years to come, they will detect a puzzling golden ball-shaped hole in its legacy.