UK Olympics

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...

Confused Canadian Commentator Wins Award For Biggest Olympic Blunder (So Far)

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Comedy

A Canadian commentator handed victory in the men’s 200m medley on Thursday to Ryan Lochte - despite the fact it was Michael Phelps who took Olympic ...

Michael Phelps Finally Broke A Record Set By A Man Who Died Over 2,000 Years Ago

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK

Michael Phelps won his 13th individual Olympic gold (his 22nd overall) on Thursday night, officially making him the athlete with the most individual m...

Are You Ready For Super Saturday? Here's Everything You Need To Know

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK

Most Brits remember where they were on Super Saturday four years ago - and fingers crossed, we might be in for another memorable evening this time rou...

Spine-Tingling Celebrations And A Hole-In-One - Just Another Record-Breaking Day In Rio

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK

We’ve now had a seven days of the Olympics - and what a week it’s been. If you missed last night’s action you’ve got lots to catch up on... Ri...

100 Stunning Pics Of Chris Mears To Give You Gym Goals

The Huffington Post | Ashley Percival | Posted 12.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

If there’s one thing we have all learned in the last few days, it’s that Tom Daley isn’t the only Olympic diver of note on Team GB. Chris Mears...

12 Olympic Inspired Pinterest Crafts And Bakes For Kids

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Parents

The Olympics are the perfect time to get your children inspired by sport, get them out in the garden and enjoying the fresh air. Unfortunately, livin...

Joe Clarke Wins Britain's Second Gold Medal At Rio Olympics

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK

Great Britain’s Joe Clarke has won a gold medal in the men’s K1 at the Rio 2016 Olympics. Gold for Joe Clarke in the canoe slalom!Brilliant for...

Piers Morgan Manages To Insult Every Olympian Who Hasn't Won A Gold Medal

The Huffington Post | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK

The Rio Olympics are fully underway and the UK has won seven medals so far, but any athlete who did not claim the top spot on the podium “underachie...

Here's What Your Favourite Olympians Eat

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 11.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Olympic fever is sweeping the world, with the world’s greatest athletes showing us what they’re made of. But what do these superhumans eat to sus...

A Virtual Reality Olympics? How Brands Are Using Tech in Rio to Enhance Audience Experiences

Richard Dodgson | Posted 10.08.2017 | UK Tech
Richard Dodgson

It has never been easier to connect brands with audiences, particularly with the integration of technology in everyday life. Digital innovations offer more opportunities to engage and fully immerse people in experiences, and this year's Olympics will be no exception. Brands are embracing the latest technology and adapting to a changing world of innovations to reach their consumers and enhance their experiences, whether they are in Rio or watching from home.

Now A Bus Carrying Olympics Journalists Has Been Attacked

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK

A bus carrying journalists at the Olympic games was left with smashed windows after it was attacked on the streets of Rio, just days after a stray bul...

Ozzy Man Gives His Hilariously Blunt Narration Of The Rio Olympics

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

Warning: Strong language, and that gross video of the guy breaking his leg ‘Ozzy Man Reviews’ has long ruled the internet with its unique...

All These Olympic Swimmers And Divers Look Naked

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

Those pesky graphics at the bottom of the screen during the Olympics are causing some slightly naughty optical illusions. Due to the skimpiness of mal...

Woman Who Wore Dress Also Owns Bra

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK

A woman who wore a dress on Saturday also owns a bra, it has been reported. Helen Skelton causes chaos as she flashes BRA in sexy playsuit while host...

The Most Embarrassing Olympic Live News Bloopers Of All Time

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

The Olympics are upon us, and the sheer amount of media coverage from around the world means there’s a lot of things that could go wrong. Broadcasts...

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...