UK Olympics

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 .

Why Clare Balding Is So Awesome And Deserves Her OBE

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 14.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle

She was one of the best bits about the Olympics (apart from all those medals, of course), and Clare Balding's unflappable demeanour, hard work ethic a...

Boris's Vision Of 'Greatest City On Earth'

PA | Posted 11.06.2013 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson today warned No 10 it must plough cash into London to secure Britain's recovery as he set out his vision to make it the "greatest city o...

Usain Bolt Beaten

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.06.2013 | UK Sport

Usain Bolt has been beaten by American sprinter Justin Gatlin at the Rome Golden Gala Diamond League meeting. The Jamaican Olympic champion, who ha...

BAFTA: A Mere Mortal on the Red Carpet

Viki Imrie | Posted 03.08.2013 | UK Style
Viki Imrie

Sitting in the launderette reading a copy of last week's TV Guide, I contemplated my upcoming BAFTA attendance. More specifically, I'd just worked out that by the time I'd stuck my smalls in the dryer and lugged them all the way home down Balham High Road I would have just under one hour to prepare.

Disabled Schoolchildren 'Sent To The Library During PE'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education

Disabled schoolchildren are being sent to the library during PE lessons because teachers are not able to integrate them, a Paralympic gold medallist ...

Now the Football Season's Over...

Joel Durston | Posted 19.07.2013 | UK Sport
Joel Durston

Football is often accused of 'being out of touch', overly corporate and expensive and populated by indifferent and vapid dilettantes - a giant behemoth devouring all in its path.

Pistorius Won't Compete Again In 2013

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Sport

Oscar Pistorius will not compete again this year as he awaits trial for murder, despite receiving a number of meeting invitations, his agent has confi...

The End Game: Coaching and Retirement

Bev James | Posted 15.07.2013 | UK Sport
Bev James

Olympic athlete Chris Hoy, 37, recently announced his retirement from competitive cycling after winning 11 world titles. Retirement is often treated as a taboo subject in the world of sport so what happens to sports figures when they retire and why do so many struggle to cope?

Lottery In £5.3m Olympic Legacy Schemes Boost

PA | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK

A total of £5.3 million of Lottery money which helped build the Olympic Park is being reused to back grassroots sports and volunteering schemes. T...

New Britain Tourism Strategy Will Attract Nine Million Extra Visitors a Year

Sandie Dawe | Posted 29.06.2013 | UK
Sandie Dawe

Few British industries are as strong as travel and tourism, and few have such growth potential. But achieving this will not be easy. It requires an unprecedented level of collaboration and partnership between the travel industry, the public sector and Government.

Desire to Inspire

Rachel Argyle | Posted 23.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Argyle

Inspiring people come in all shapes and sizes and from all walks of life. The people you choose as friends often inspire you. They lift you up instead of drag you down. Share your daily achievements with others and let them share theirs with you, and you never know who you might inspire next or who might tell you something that changes your life.

Greece Pulls Ancient Nude Statues From Qatari Exhibition...

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 26.04.2013 | UK

Greece has pulled two ancient statues of nude males from an Olympic exhibition in Doha after Qatari officials insisted on preserving their modesty wit...

No HP Sauce, Endless Red Tape: Would You Want to Live in Brazil?

Mark Hillary | Posted 25.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Mark Hillary

Every foreign person living far from home has some reason to miss home, but for someone to sit and write a list of 66 - yes 66 - reasons he hates being in Brazil leaves me feeling rather incredulous. This is surely a hatred bordering on obsession?

End of Which Era?

Indra Adnan | Posted 22.06.2013 | UK Politics
Indra Adnan

Thatcher's funeral v Olympic Opening Ceremony - which is the real Britain?