UK Olympics

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:

WPP's Ronaldo 'Signing' Shows That Shift Happens

Vic Davies | Posted 13.03.2013 | UK Sport
Vic Davies

Move over Roman Abramovich. Make way Sheikh Mansour bin Zayed al Nahyan. There is a new club buying up all the Brazilian football talent, namely the world's biggest marketing communication group, WPP.

The Olympics 2012 Lesson: Unity Is The Way Forward

Rob Atkinson | Posted 03.03.2013 | UK Sport
Rob Atkinson

Benjamin Franklin memorably stated "Gentlemen, we must all hang together, or assuredly we shall all hang separately". The message that no group of people can succeed and prosper who are divided against themselves, applies equally to society at large.

'The Beckhams Are Insufferable & Should Be Flogged'

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 11.03.2013 | UK

He's most recently taken aim at the Royal Family, Sir Paul McCartney and the London Olympics. Now Morrissey has another target in his crosshairs -...

Why Can't Our Olympians Just Be... Olympians?

Sammy Sultan | Posted 09.03.2013 | UK Sport
Sammy Sultan

With Tom Daley as the face of Splash!, we are perilously close to a terrain where our Olympic generation is immersed with second-rate celebrities. Louis Smith recently won Strictly Come Dancing, and whilst I accept the importance for these athletes to cash in whilst they can, I cannot help but feel disappointed.

10% Off Wine For Mothers, Journalists, Bankers, Germans & Gingers

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 06.03.2013 | UK

Are you ginger? A mother? A journalist? A banker? German? Perhaps a ginger German journalist? Do you drink wine? Well you're in luck, for if you f...

Welcome to London's Latest Music Venue: The Olympic Stadium

James Peckham | Posted 05.03.2013 | UK Entertainment
James Peckham

Sport will inevitably be the true home of the Olympic stadium. But while contracts are negotiated and decisions made, live music needs a change in London from the unsatisfactory venue of Hyde Park.

McIlroy May Not Play At 2016 Olympics

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK Sport

Rory McIlroy has admitted he may not play at the 2016 Olympics. Golf will be making its debut at Rio in three-and-a-half-years' time and McIlroy is...

Kicking 2012 Right Up The Bum On The Way Out

Ronnie Joice | Posted 01.03.2013 | UK Comedy
Ronnie Joice

Here we are, at BBC Television Centre. It's New Year's Eve, so sadly everybody is off still for Christmas, but we thank-you for tuning in for a celebration of the worst yet most important moments of 2012.

Pictures Of The Year 2012: A Month By Month Guide

Elliot Wagland | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK

GRAPHIC IMAGE WARNING: The Associated Press (AP), one of the world's foremost news agencies has compiled it's most iconic images from 2012. AP Dir...

2012: A People Powered Year

John Coventry | Posted 26.02.2013 | UK Politics
John Coventry

As a memorable year draws to a close, I thought we'd get in the end-of-year-review spirit and look at some of the biggest people-powered campaigns of 2012.

Pictures Of The Year: The Best Photos And Images From 2012

Elliot Wagland, Tahira Mirza, Matthew Tucker | Posted 27.12.2012 | UK

It's been an incredible year for photography and over the past 12 months we have been fortunate and also unfortunate enough to witness some of the mos...

London 2012 Olympics In Pictures (GALLERY)

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK Sport

Choosing a sporting highlight of 2012 is akin to a child agonising over which confectionary they can have in a sweet shop. We were treated to an enthr...

The Queen's Christmas Speech... In 3D

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.12.2012 | UK

Settling down to watch the Queen's speech after Christmas dinner, viewers could be transported to Buckingham Palace, almost able to feel the pine need...

A Year of Olympic Glory and a Few Laughs

Lynne Parker | Posted 20.02.2013 | UK Comedy
Lynne Parker

As a born and bred Londoner, I now wish I'd had an opportunity to play my part - banging a drum along with Danny Boyle would have been good fun. I admit I blew it.

Are We Revolutionising the Way We Work?

Peter Ames | Posted 18.02.2013 | UK
Peter Ames

Research has shown 13% of organisations in the capital adopted a more flexible approach to working during the Olympic Games. This was largely welcomed, with 77% of workers saying they were in favour of the measures.

A World's Eye View of the UK's Golden Year

John Worne | Posted 16.02.2013 | Home
John Worne

The British Council has just released the results of a global poll looking at how the UK's big events of 2012 have affected the country's reputation overseas - and, as the chill wind of austerity whistles round our cities and towns, these results give us a reason for cheer.

Transforming London's Olympic Park

Vesela Gladicheva | Posted 14.02.2013 | UK Sport
Vesela Gladicheva

On a grey Saturday morning I brave the freezing weather to go on a trip to the Olympic Park in east London. No, it hasn't reopened yet. This is a post...