UK Olympics

Sundays' Olympics Completely Blew Super Saturday Out Of The Water

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK

Just when we thought Super Saturday was going to be the peak of Team GB’s Olympics, Sunday proved to be an even bigger success. We’ve now climbed...

Newsflash, Olympic Female Athletes Are Not Your Barbie Dolls

Tasha Okeke | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

These athletes sacrifice a lot to work hard and travel to Rio to compete and achieve greatness from their athletic ability which gets dwindled down to how they look. It ignores the countless hours, pain they've endured to work so hard to be recognised in their talent and craft

'Marvellous' Max Whitlock Makes Team GB History With Gymanstics Gold

The Huffington Post | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK

Max Whitlock has made the history books again by earning a gold medal for his performance in the final of the men’s floor gymnastics. Despite never ...

Finally, The Mystery Of The Green Olympic Diving Pool Has Been Solved

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK

Viewers and experts alike were baffled when the Olympic diving pool in Rio suddenly turned a murky shade of green earlier this week. The bizarre trans...

Greg Rutherford Says He's 'Gutted' To Win Bronze. The British Public Is Having None Of It.

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK

Winning a bronze Olympic medal is beyond most of us but Greg Rutherford said he was “gutted” to come third in the long jump on Saturday night. The...

We've Not Really Got Any Fingernails Left After Super Saturday

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK

It was a super(ish) Saturday at the Rio Olympics, with plenty of medals and a few disappointments along the way. Here’s what you need to know... Rio...

Mo Farah Falls Over, Still Wins Olympic 10,000m Gold Like A Boss

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK

Mo Farah has won Olympic gold in the men’s 10,000m, retaining his title from London 2012, despite falling 11 minutes into the race. He saw off a fie...

7 Olympians With Unexpected Post-Games Careers

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 13.08.2016 | UK

An Olympian spends years regimenting their exercise, sleep, diet and almost every other aspect of their life towards a few seconds, minutes or hours t...

Some People Are Rather Narked About Bradley Wiggins' Reaction To Winning Gold

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK

While it was wonderful to see the GB men’s team take gold in the team pursuit, Bradley Wiggins’ podium performance was probably the best moment of...

If You Only Watch One Olympic Interview, It Needs To Be This

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK

If you watch one thing from the Olympics, it’s Paul and Gary O’Donovan’s brilliant interview following their Rio 2016 performance. The Irish row...

How The Olympics Could Be Boosting An 'Epidemic' In Child Sex Trafficking

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK

On beaches near Olympics venues in Rio, children’s bodies are being sold. Girls as young as eight are used as child prostitutes in Brazil, in what e...

Nasty Frights, Commentator Gaffes And A Huge Medal Table Climb For Team GB In Rio

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK

Day seven saw Team GB storm ahead to third place at the Rio Olympics, thanks to medals aplenty. There’s lots of drama to catch up on... Rio 2016 Day...

Why Not Me? Taking One for the Team

Raz Shaw | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Sport
Raz Shaw

Super Saturday. Wonderful Wednesday. Mardy Monday? The Olympics are back. And with it our once-every-four-years random patriotism and love for 50m rifle shooting and the dressage and curling (Winter Olympics. Obvs). We love curling. Sweep!! Sweeeeep!!

The Olympic Sisterhood Is The Perfect Remedy To The Shitshow Of Sexism Around Rio

Natasha Hinde | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Natasha Hinde

The 2016 Olympics have been rife with sexism - from the journalist who labelled Judo champion Majlinda Kelmendi's contest as a "cat fight" to those who shamed Helen Skelton's short dress on Twitter, saying her legs "distracted" them from the coverage... It's been pretty s**t for those who have been on the receiving end of some of the derogatory reporting that has gone on. But it's been remedied by something awesome: that is, female Olympians from different countries and teams are rooting for and supporting one another.

12 Athletes Labelled Losers By Piers Morgan Who Were Utterly Gutted At Missing Olympic Gold

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK

Piers Morgan provoked outrage earlier this week when he claimed that “gold is all that matters” when it comes to the Olympics. Just can't get exc...

Confused Canadian Commentator Wins Award For Biggest Olympic Blunder (So Far)

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Comedy

A Canadian commentator handed victory in the men’s 200m medley on Thursday to Ryan Lochte - despite the fact it was Michael Phelps who took Olympic ...

Michael Phelps Finally Broke A Record Set By A Man Who Died Over 2,000 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK

Michael Phelps won his 13th individual Olympic gold (his 22nd overall) on Thursday night, officially making him the athlete with the most individual m...

Are You Ready For Super Saturday? Here's Everything You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK

Most Brits remember where they were on Super Saturday four years ago - and fingers crossed, we might be in for another memorable evening this time rou...

Spine-Tingling Celebrations And A Hole-In-One - Just Another Record-Breaking Day In Rio

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK

We’ve now had a seven days of the Olympics - and what a week it’s been. If you missed last night’s action you’ve got lots to catch up on... Ri...

100 Stunning Pics Of Chris Mears To Give You Gym Goals

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

If there’s one thing we have all learned in the last few days, it’s that Tom Daley isn’t the only Olympic diver of note on Team GB. Chris Mears...

12 Olympic Inspired Pinterest Crafts And Bakes For Kids

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Parents

The Olympics are the perfect time to get your children inspired by sport, get them out in the garden and enjoying the fresh air. Unfortunately, livin...

Joe Clarke Wins Britain's Second Gold Medal At Rio Olympics

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK

Great Britain’s Joe Clarke has won a gold medal in the men’s K1 at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Gold for Joe Clarke in the canoe slalom!Brilliant for...

Piers Morgan Manages To Insult Every Olympian Who Hasn't Won A Gold Medal

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK

The Rio Olympics are fully underway and the UK has won seven medals so far, but any athlete who did not claim the top spot on the podium “underachie...

Here's What Your Favourite Olympians Eat

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Olympic fever is sweeping the world, with the world’s greatest athletes showing us what they’re made of. But what do these superhumans eat to sus...

A Virtual Reality Olympics? How Brands Are Using Tech in Rio to Enhance Audience Experiences

Richard Dodgson | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Tech
Richard Dodgson

It has never been easier to connect brands with audiences, particularly with the integration of technology in everyday life. Digital innovations offer more opportunities to engage and fully immerse people in experiences, and this year's Olympics will be no exception. Brands are embracing the latest technology and adapting to a changing world of innovations to reach their consumers and enhance their experiences, whether they are in Rio or watching from home.