UK Olympics

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?

My London

Katy Campbell | Posted 21.06.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Campbell

When I first touched down in Heathrow on 2 June 2012 I was broke, had one tattoo and was engaged. Now, I'm still broke, but I have collected 21 more tattoos (soon to be 22 - sorry Mum), and I'm definitely not engaged anymore.

Rugby's Fight to Differentiate Itself and Be Heard

Will Carling | Posted 02.06.2013 | UK Sport
Will Carling

It's a tough ask, let's be honest, and tough for any sport competing with the giant that is football. And yet there are opportunities, weaknesses in the football armour, and that is what rugby needs to focus on.

Rio 2016 Olympic Stadium Closed Indefinitely (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Sport

The stadium which will host the athletics at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has been closed for an indefinite period due to safety concerns about...

Young People and Classical Music

Alexander Rankine | Posted 20.05.2013 | UK Universities & Education
Alexander Rankine

I do like popular music. Can you imagine if the Olympic opening ceremony had culminated with a bit of jingoistic Elgar or, God forbid, - Delius? Hey Jude gets a stadium singing, but it is only one moment in time. The classical lives on a far grander canvas.

Stephen Hull

Why Dopers Like Lance Armstrong Are Not Killing Sport

HuffingtonPost.com | Stephen Hull | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Sport

There are plenty of clichés in sport. Easy to blurt out lines or repetitions of commonly held views which soon become the life blood of every comment...

Aiming to Become the Ultimate Triathlete - First Step, the Abu Dhabi International Triathlon

Alistair Brownlee | Posted 01.05.2013 | UK Sport
Alistair Brownlee

In the build up to race week I've been training in Al Ain which is not too far from where the main event will be taking place. It's been good to get some training done in the desert to help with acclimatisation and get some miles in on quiet roads.

Letter to Rio: London 2012 Lessons for Transport Gold

Caroline Pidgeon | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Politics
Caroline Pidgeon

Lessons from London, I hope, will provide valuable information to the organisers of the next Olympiad, Rio 2016, and other cities hosting major events.

Top Five Emerging Icons Live: 25 Feb - 3 Mar 2013

Kat Jackman | Posted 20.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

Greetings, Super Fans- and welcome to the start of another fantastic week of new music. How about another bunch to get you started as we see what's coming up towards March?

Carlsberg Blames British Sales Slump On Soggy Summer

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Thomas | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK

Carlsberg, the fourth largest brewer in the world, has blamed a 3% reduction in British sales on the wash-out summer of 2012, which cancelled out the ...

'Toxic Culture'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.02.2013 | UK Sport

The review into Australia's swimming team at the London Olympics has uncovered a 'toxic culture' that was not reined in by team leadership. In a st...

Olympic Medallist Tries Out For 'The Voice'

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 15.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

The new series of 'The Voice' may have recruited one very competitive hopeful... Olympic athlete Tasha Danvers has reportedly auditioned for the BB...

Education: Career Politicians Fail the Test Again

Hugh Salmon | Posted 16.04.2013 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

For how long will we say that our educational system is our country's greatest failing? It won't surprise you when I say for as long as our inadequate career politicians are in charge

Why Doctor Who in 3D Still Isn't Enough for Me to Invest in 3D TV

Dr Keith M. Johnston | Posted 15.04.2013 | UK Entertainment
Dr Keith M. Johnston

The news that Doctor Who's 50th anniversary special would be broadcast in 3D should, given my interest in 3D media and my long-term fandom of the Doctor and his TARDIS, be the final tipping point that pushes me over the edge into investing in a new 3D TV.

Vladimir Putin - What a Guy

Jeffrey Gedmin | Posted 10.04.2013 | UK Politics
Jeffrey Gedmin

For anyone who hasn't been paying attention, Russia has been sliding back to authoritarianism over the last dozen years. The military-industrial complex is extensive; cronyism in politics is king.

Highway to the Danger Zone: 48 Hours in Tignes, France

Brandon Hartley | Posted 08.04.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Brandon Hartley

I'm in a rumbling SUV on an icy highway somewhere in the French Alps. Margot, a pig-tailed PR rep, is behind the wheel. She navigates a series of high-elevation twists and turns like a veteran fighter pilot.

Squash's Olympic Hurdle

Joel Durston | Posted 07.04.2013 | UK Sport
Joel Durston

Squash has no Olympic funding from UK Sport, because, despite great efforts, it is still not an Olympic sport - something most in the sport consider a travesty. As such, squash receives no UK sport funding.