UK Olympics

7 Love-Filled Moments From Rio That Will Make Your Heart Burst

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Now we know the Olympics are inspiring for lots of reasons, but the last few weeks in Rio have been giving us all the feels. After all, what is more ...

Olympic Events Are 100x Better With Added Farts

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Comedy

The Olympics are one of the most exciting sporting events in any fan’s calendar, but some people who don’t take much of an interest can be left fe...

Chinese Swimmer Gives Zero F**ks About Being On Her Period At Rio

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Last week, the world saw red after a leisure centre banned women from using the swimming pool while menstruating. But now a Chinese Olympic swimmer ha...

Incredible Race Finishes, Awkward Comments And More Medals - Another Dramatic Day In Rio

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK

Day 10 was a little quieter than the madness that was the weekend but there were still medals of all colours bagged for Team GB. Here’s everything y...

My Olympic Career: Where It All Started

Sir Steven Redgrave | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Sport
Sir Steven Redgrave

Times haven't always been easy. Literally a few months before the Barcelona games in 1994 I found out that I have colitis, which is the inflammation of the intestines. There was doubt over whether I was ever going to be good enough to go to those games, but I bounced back quite quickly once I was diagnosed and was able to compete in the games. Then three years before Sydney - my last games - I came down as a diabetic, which was harder to deal with. When things are going really well you tend to dream big, of the final race and think about crossing the line, standing on the podium and having a medal put round your neck. When things aren't going very well, I bring it down to the here and now...

Is Olympic Nudity a Feminist Victory?

Emma Louise Pudge | Posted 16.08.2017 | UK Universities & Education
Emma Louise Pudge

With women making up 45% of all competitors and a record high of 47.5% of events open to female athletes, this year's Olympic Games in Rio is closer t...

Rio Olympics Expected To Spark Resurgence Of This Previously Unpopular Baby Name

The Huffington Post | Ellen Wallwork | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Parents

The Rio Olympics are expected to have a lasting impact - on the popularity of particular baby names. It has been predicted that the success of Simone ...

John Inverdale's Olympics Cringers And A Reminder Of Those That Preceded Them

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK

John Inverdale’s coverage of the Olympics has been one of the most talked about topics of the Games but not for reasons that he should be proud of. ...

Andy Murray Wins Feminist Gold For Educating John Inverdale On Women's Tennis

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 16.08.2016 | UK

Andy Murray was quick to set John Inverdale straight when the presenter seemed to forget that women’s achievements in tennis also count. During his ...

Olympic Diver Gets Proposed To After Winning Silver Medal

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 15.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

For Chinese diver He Zi, the past 24 hours have been a whirlwind. On Sunday, the 25-year-old Olympian won a silver medal after an incredible finish in...

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 15.08.2017 | 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 13.08.2017 | 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 13.08.2017 | 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...