UK Olympics

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.

Adlington Announces Retirement

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 05.02.2013 | UK Sport

Rebecca Adlington has announced her retirement from competitive swimming. The 23-year-old under-performed at the London 2012 Olympics as she took b...

Olympic Bottle Thrower Gets Eight-Week Community Order

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 04.02.2013 | UK Sport

The man who threw a plastic beer bottle at competitors at the start of the men's Olympic 100m final was sentenced to an eight-week community order tod...

London Theatres Defying Economy And Olympics To Increase Takings

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.03.2013 | Home

Audiences and box office takings in London's theatreland were up in 2012, despite competing with 'Olympics-mania' throughout the summer. Although t...

Drugs in Sport, Part I: The Inconvenient Truth

Marek Doyle | Posted 31.03.2013 | UK Sport
Marek Doyle

Regardless of what you have heard since Lance Armstrong staged his confession on Oprah, drugs are everywhere in sport. And regardless of where you stand, they're not going anywhere. And there's a good reason they're not going anywhere either: drugs work and they work very well.

Duchess Of Cambridge Pregnancy Sparks Boom In Sales Of Fertility Products

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 31.01.2013 | UK

Sales of home fertility monitors and pregnancy tests have soared by 60 per cent since the Duchess of Cambridge announced her baby news. As Kate an...

Six Months on From London 2012: How Local Communities Can Benefit From the Games Maker Legacy

Sir Charles Allen | Posted 27.03.2013 | UK Sport
Sir Charles Allen

They say time flies, but it is almost unthinkable that it was six months ago that the Olympic Games opened so spectacularly. The memories will live on for years to come, a summer which saw the best of what the UK had to offer, magnificent sport, an organisational triumph and of course an abiding memory of the team in purple and red: the Games Makers.

Are We Snuffing Out the Olympic Flame?

Caroline Argyropulo-Palmer | Posted 25.03.2013 | UK Sport
Caroline Argyropulo-Palmer

Maybe it was naive. Naive to believe that things would be different. That we weren't going to be back in exactly the same place four months on.

Labour To Call For Investigation Into 'Blacklisting' Of Construction Workers

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.03.2013 | UK Politics

Labour is to call for an investigation into the blacklisting of workers by construction firms involved in major projects, including the Olympics and C...

Lance and Oprah: Can Cycling Hope to Benefit?

Cycling News HD | Posted 19.03.2013 | UK Sport
Cycling News HD

If Armstrong names names, at the UCI or elsewhere, then those who at best turned a blind eye - and at worst colluded - during the sport's darkest days will find themselves held to account. If the World Anti Doping Agency allows for a 'truth and reconciliation' process to emerge from the fallout, then those who always avoid the bullet may finally be caught in the sights: