UK Olympics

'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?

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 ...