UK Olympics

38 Regular People Trying Olympic Sports And Failing Miserably

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Comedy

Olympians train for years to be the best in their sports, and they tend to make it look a lot easier than it really is. That’s why, when non-athlete...

8 Quotes That Prove Olympic Gymnast Simone Biles Is A Total Badass

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Simone Biles might be just 19, but she is already a household name and inspiring us all with her superhuman gymnastaics performance at the Rio Olympic...

Here's Why The Olympic Diving Pool Was Green (According To Twitter)

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK

There were bizarre scenes in Rio on Tuesday as the Olympic diving pool turned bright green on Tuesday - and no one seemed to know why. The picture ab...

'Strictly' Bosses 'Eye Last-Minute Addition' To This Year's Line-Up

The Huffington Post | Daniel Welsh | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

Olympics presenter Helen Skelton is reportedly being considered as a last-minute addition to this year’s ‘Strictly Come Dancing’ line-up. Produc...

The Olympic Refugee Team Is A World First. Here Are Their Stories

The Huffington Post | Lucy Sherriff | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK

The Olympic Refugee Team taking part in the Rio 2016 games is a world first. Five athletes from South Sudan, two from Syria, two from the Democratic R...

How Olympic Athletes Juggle Sport And Parenting

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Parents

Being a parent is a full-time job in itself, so when you throw a competitive sport in the mix, it gets pretty full-on. Watch the video above to learn...

Guy 'Mansplains' Cycling To An Olympic Athlete, Twitter Responds Accordingly

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

A Twitter user has riled up the masses by taking it upon himself to explain cycling to, wait for it, an Olympic cyclist. Martin Betancourt gave Dutch...

Olympic Weightlifter's Grandmother Dies Moments Before He Wins Bronze

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK

An Olympic bronze medal winner’s glory turned to heartbreak after he learned his grandmother had died just before he scooped his title. Thailand’s...

Dan Goodfellow's Mum Really Isn't Happy About Her Son Getting Cropped Out By Newspapers

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK

Many were left unimpressed when Olympic bronze medallist Dan Goodfellow was ignored by Tuesday’s newspaper front covers, despite the fact that he wo...

This Engagement At Rio Olympics Reminds Us All That Love Wins

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

You would have thought being picked to play sport for your country at the Rio 2016 Olympics would be the highlight of anyone’s year. But not for Bra...

My Olympic Story

Rebecca Adlington | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Sport
Rebecca Adlington

The Olympics are the top thing that any athlete can achieve - every single person who is there is at the top of their game. You see David Beckham and Andy Murray walking around the village and it's incredible. No matter if you have a World or a Commonwealth medal, until you have that Olympic medal people don't say that's seriously impressive. Everyone recognises it, whether you're in sport or not. I felt very privileged to put on a team GB uniform, I felt like I had been given a responsibility - like I have to wear this with pride and it was a very big deal for me.

One Selfie Has Summed Up Everything The Olympics Is Truly About

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK

Their countries may officially at war and be separated by the most heavily fortified border in the world, but the 2016 Rio Olympics briefly gave the o...

Man Buns And Bad Photo Crops Are Causing Controversy At The Olympics

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK

After their first gold medal on day two, Team GB had high hopes on day three of the Rio Olympics for more. But while there was no more gold to add to ...

The Funniest Faces Of The Rio 2016 Olympics (So Far)

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Comedy

Being an Olympian is stressful enough with millions of people watching your every move as you try to take home a win for your country - but it’s mad...

Greg Rutherford On How Becoming A Dad Impacted His Career

The Huffington Post | Amy Packham | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Parents

Greg Rutherford revealed becoming a dad for the first time changed his focus - for the better. The 29-year-old long jumper, who won gold at the 2012 O...

The Inside Track - Despair, a Gold Medal, and a new beginning

Adrian Moorhouse | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Sport
Adrian Moorhouse

I will be in Rio commentating on the Swimming for the BBC. Adam Peaty, from Great Britain, is the favourite to win Gold in the same event I did 28 years ago. If he can handle the pressure and control the controllables he's got a great chance of winning. Who knows what lessons he'll learn from his experience and where he'll be in 28 years' time.

Seven Top Tips For Getting In The Olympic Spirit At Home

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Comedy

The last Olympics were in London so we were all a little bit spoiled, being able to watch the Games at reasonable times, feel truly included in the Ol...

These Olympians Show Us The Amazing Capabilities of The Human Body

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The 2016 Olympic games in Rio De Janeiro has shown us once again the marvels and capabilities of the human body. Although most of us wouldn’t get c...

Helen Skelton's Dress Causes Sexism Storm, She Casually Proves She Doesn't Give A S**t

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It’s 2016 and we still can’t seem to get our heads around the fact that women are more than what they wear. Yesterday, Twitter users went into me...

Inspirational Moment, Horrific Injuries And, Most Importantly, Medals At Rio

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK

Day three was when things really began to heat up at the Rio games. There were heartwarming moments, horrific injuries - and most importantly, lots a...

Russia's Entire Rio Paralympics Team Just Got Banned

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 05.09.2016 | UK

Russia’s entire team for the 2016 Paralympics in Rio have just been banned from taking part after the country’s doping scandal. No Russian athlete...

This French Gymnast Has Hands-Down Had The Worst Day At The Olympics EVER

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 07.08.2016 | UK

This article contains images which some readers may find distressing Injury is always a nightmare for any athlete but one gymnast suffered di...

Muggings, Stray Bullets And Controlled Explosions Raise Rio Security Concerns

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 07.08.2016 | UK

Concerns have been raised after a number of security-related incidents at the Olympics in Rio. In one worrying incident, a stray bullet tore through t...

Stray Bullets And Capsizing Boats - But No GB Medals So Far

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 07.08.2016 | UK

After a wonderful opening ceremony, we got down to business for day one of the Rio 2016 Olympic games. Rio 2016 Day One Highlights Team GB swimmer Ad...

Adam Peaty Smashes World Record, Still Has Enough Breath To Urge On The Next Generation

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK

Rather than just do enough to win his first 100m breaststroke heat and keep some energy in reserve for later, Adam Peaty decided he would smash the wo...