UK Olympics

Meet Romilly, The Teen With Her Sights Set On Olympics

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 22.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education

A leading showjumper is hoping success in her GCSEs will spur her on to win a place at the Olympic Games. Romilly Simmons gained three As, three Bs...

Charlotte Meredith

This Looks Familiar...

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlotte Meredith | Posted 23.07.2014 | UK

Glasgow's Commonwealth Games website is suffering major delays, after the launch of more than a million tickets this morning sent sports fans into a f...

Why Stephen Fry Is Wrong to Call for a Boycott of Sochi

David Fearnhead | Posted 11.10.2013 | UK Sport
David Fearnhead

Did we call for Delhi to be stripped of the Commonwealth Games because of the rising number of acid attacks in India? Do we refuse to play Pakistan in cricket because of honour killings? China hosted the Olympics despite having at best a chequered human rights record. The truth is that sporting boycotts and bans do not work.

Let's Create a Great Green Britain

Graham Duxbury | Posted 06.10.2013 | UK
Graham Duxbury

Britain's Personal Best campaign is aiming to keep the 2012 Olympic spirit alive by mobilising people to push themselves to do better in any part of their lives; and our call is for the public to help us by using, improving and protecting their local environments.

Beijing - A Look at China's Capital Five Years on From the 2008 Olympic Games

Stuart Forster | Posted 07.10.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Stuart Forster

year on from the London Games there's much talk about the legacy of 2012. If you visit Beijing you'll be able to take advantage of the infrastructural improvements made ahead of the Games. The city's public transport system underwent major modernisation and expansion ahead of 2008 Games, in order to cope with up to 19 million passengers a day.

'Vladimir Putin Is Like Hitler'

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 07.08.2013 | UK Politics

Stephen Fry has called for Russia to be stripped of next year's Winter Olympics due to Vladimir Putin's "barbaric" persecution of gay people. In an...

A Week in Barcelona

Mark Foster | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

It wasn't a great week for British swimming in terms of medals at the World Championships, only achieving one bronze on the last day from Fran Halsall, so there is much we need to learn and improve on. But it's not all doom and gloom.

How The London 2012 Olympics Changed The World's View Of Britain

Emily Verdouw | Posted 01.08.2013 | UK

Once viewed as 'restrained' and 'unapproachable' it looks as though the London 2012 Olympics games has shifted the worlds view of Great Britain for th...

Careers: There May Be a Gap in the Market, But Is There a Market in The Gap?

Hugh Salmon | Posted 29.09.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Hugh Salmon

And so, as we enjoy our short, hot summer, a new generation of university graduates return their rented gowns and mortar boards and head off into the big, wide world... some, young as they are, will have a business idea that will change the world.

What's Made Us All So Happy?

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2013 | UK

The Olympics and the Queen's Diamond Jubilee celebrations are thought to have boosted people's happiness over the last year, according to research. ...

The Olympic Legacy: Fact or Fiction?

Chris Mayhew | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Sport
Chris Mayhew

The phrase 'Olympic legacy' has been reverberating around the ears of every British citizen, and by now it is beginning to make a bit of a racket. And as we arrive at the one year anniversary of what was an awe-inspiring event and survey the scene, everyday inhabitants of this fantastic island are forced to question the reality of said legacy.

Were the London 2012 Games Really Worth It?

Adam Knott | Posted 27.09.2013 | UK Sport
Adam Knott

The Games, "Our Games". are like an iceberg, it's only when you look a bit deeper do you see the real size of what truly exists. We should celebrate our Anniversary Games. The London 2012 Games were a special moment in our lifetime and, yes, they were worth it!

Long-Term Strategy, Nor Short-Term Politics, Is Key to Realising London 2012 Legacy

Andrew Hammond | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Politics
Andrew Hammond

Some good public sector building blocks are already in place. For instance, the Government is in the midst of its biggest ever international marketing campaign, with some private sector support, to secure sustained increases in trade, inward investment, tourism and foreign students. But, more is needed to maximise long-term economic and reputational legacy.

The Week That Was: Something to Celebrate

Carla Buzasi | Posted 19.09.2013 | UK
Carla Buzasi

July 2013 is most likely to go down in history as the month the heir to the throne was born (it can't be that much longer, can it?), but this week delivered plenty of other reasons to pop the champagne corks. Whether it was England's cricketers keeping the Aussies in check at Lords, the glorious weather continuing to toast the country from top to toe, or the historical moment when gay marriage finally became legal, cracking a smile hasn't been difficult these past seven days.

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Cameron 'Careful' On Crosby Questions

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Politics

The five things you need to know on Friday 19 July 2013... 1) CAMERON 'CAREFUL' ON CROSBY QUESTIONS Twelve times David Cameron has been asked wh...

So How Much Did London 2012 Boost Our Economy?

PA/ The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK

The UK economy has seen a £9.9 billion trade and investment boost from the London Olympic and Paralympic Games, according to a new report. The boo...

You Cannot Be Serious! Brit Wins Wimbledon

Sir Peter Westmacott | Posted 10.09.2013 | UK Sport
Sir Peter Westmacott

Needless to say, expectations are high of another successful run here at Flushing Meadows next month. Rugby followers may have noticed that two days before Andy Murray's achievement the British and Irish Lions won their first Test series victory since 1997, in Australia. So after a long drought we Brits are beginning to enjoy the taste of victory.

Can Ramadan Challenge Perceptions About British Muslims?

Muhammad Abdul Bari | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Muhammad Abdul Bari

The psychologically challenging and spiritually intense month-long practice is meant to bring a positive change in individual and community life. Behind the natural anguish of fasting lies a unique opportunity for a believer to go through deeper meaning of life - their fleeting existence on earth.

London 2012 Organisers Feared 'Catastrophic' Opening Ceremony Cyber Attack

Huffington Post UK / PA | Posted 06.09.2013 | UK Tech

Security experts have revealed that they received suggestions of a cyber attack targeted at the opening ceremony of last summer's Olympic Games. Ol...

Who's That Girl?

Posted 05.07.2013 | UK Entertainment

Jessica Ennis has ditched the lycra and trainers for high-end couture in a new photoshoot. The Olympic gold medalist was transformed into a full-o...

Grinding It Out Since 1988: Life as a GB Rower

Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell | Posted 02.09.2013 | UK Sport
Nathaniel Reilly-O'Donnell

Being part of a successful and competitive team means the biggest challenge is not when we perform on the international stage, but to be selected. As such, each day is a chance to impress the coaching team, each day is a chance to become an Olympic medallist.

Brazil: Economics Before Politics or Politics Before Economics?

Priya Shah | Posted 28.08.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Priya Shah

The reality is that Brazil is not just developing for itself. If this was the case it would be focusing on provision of public services considerably more. But in an era of globalisation it is staging development for the world and so priorities have changed. Therefore it is easy to criticise the Brazilian government for skewing its development focus, but it has too many actors to please.

WATCH: First Footage Of Blade Runner Pistorius In Training Since Steenkamp's Death

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Sport

Oscar Pistorius' family have released the first footage of the Olympian in training since girlfriend Reeva Steenkamp was shot dead on Valentine's Day....

'You Must Be Getting Sick Of So Many Medals'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.06.2013 | UK Sport

The Prince of Wales has joked that Mo Farah must be sick of medals as he presented the London Olympics star with his CBE at Buckingham Palace. The ...

How Does 2012's Team GB Golden Glow Look One Year On?

Mark Perryman | Posted 25.08.2013 | UK Sport
Mark Perryman

For one joyful summer we wrapped ourselves in Team GB's Union Jack, stylishly redesigned by Stella McCartney . Of course it is a beacon of hope when that flag is worn to celebrate athletes whatever their colour, faith or gender, Olympian or Paralympian .