UK Olympics

Is the Concern About Zika Virus and the Olympics Warranted?

Dr Edward Wright | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Sport
Dr Edward Wright

Hundreds of thousands of people are about to descend upon Brazil for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. A country that has reported tens of thousands of potential cases of Zika virus in the past 18 months and where local transmission is still very much on-going. The impact the virus can have on unborn babies has raised concerns with athletes and supporters.

Rio 2016 Olympics Official Running Order: Day One

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Comedy

The Rio Olympics are just around the corner, and as Donald Trump keeps a very close eye on the Mexican pole vaulting team, the rest of the world is wa...

Shocking Protest Video Shows The Olympic Torch Relay Couldn't Be Going Any Worse

The Huffington Post | Louise Ridley | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK

The Olympic torch relay has been thrown into chaos in Rio de Janiero after demonstrators tried to put out the Olympic flame and were hit with tear gas...

Gold Isn't Just for Olympic Medals - We're Now Using It to Boost Cancer Therapies

Dr Helen Rippon | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK
Dr Helen Rippon

Heading up a cancer research charity is a pretty cool job. I get to be close to some of the most innovative, exciting research happening right now all...

12 Things That Show Rio Isn't *Quite* Ready For The Olympics

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK

The Olympics are almost upon us - but is Rio actually ready? For months there has been speculation about all sorts of potential issues that could scup...

How the Public Is Divided on Transgender People in Sport

Scott Aronin | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Sport
Scott Aronin

The governing bodies of sport and society at large have not come to a consensus on a solution to this very complex issue. However, with the Olympics starting on Friday, it is bound to be at the forefront of many minds, both on the field and off.

The Olympic History Quiz That Will Challenge Everything You Think You Know About The Games

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK

Excitement is building for the Rio 2016 Olympics and the world is looking forward to the 27th summer games. But since the modern games started in 1896...

Time for Rio to Create Sporting Memories - The Real Legacy of London

Matthew Smith | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

Maybe it's because it seemed like there was so much sport between us and it over the past year - world cups in rugby union and Twenty20, the Euros, Wimbledon - but the Rio Games seemed in a permanent state of far-away-ness, but now the opening ceremony is this week.

Can Athletes Perform Well on a Vegan Diet?

Christine Bailey | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Sport
Christine Bailey

Lizzie Armitstead isn't the first athlete to achieve Olympic success on a non-meat diet. In fact there are a number of successful vegan or vegetarian athletes, including ultra-runner Scott Jurek, pro triathlete and ultra-runner Brendan Brazier, and US Master's Running Champion Tim Van Orden.

Eddie the Eagle

Harry Crawford | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Harry Crawford

I like the nod the film gives to Cool Runnings. Of course, this film has a lot to owe that and is in many ways the spiritual sequel. But you've got to commit to the good vibes otherwise you're going to want to faceplant the floor.

Zola Budd ‘Had Never Heard Of Nelson Mandela Before She Came To The UK’

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Entertainment

Zola Budd, the former South African athlete who lit the touch paper for a wealth of anti-apartheid feeling when her UK passport was fast-tracked back ...

Why Data Analytics Should Play the Leading Role

Sean Farrington | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Tech
Sean Farrington

What these films and shows don't highlight is the amount of data analysis that would need to go on in the background in real life. Let's take Containment to start with: how would they know how much of the city to cordon off?

Rio 2016 Evictions: The Victory That Went Against the Odds

Beth McLoughlin | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK
Beth McLoughlin

It was supposed to be the end of a battle which has lasted at least seven years. Last Friday, July 23, was the day set aside for the 20 families who are still in the Vila Autodromo community, set for removal because of the Olympic Games, to receive the keys to their new homes on the same site.

Could Your Child have Olympic potential?

Julie Booth | Posted 26.07.2016 | UK Parents
Julie Booth

For most, lifting a medal from the Olympic podium is the stuff that dreams are made of. But many of the athletes heading for the games started their journey while they were still in school - whether it was a passion for swimming picked up in primary school, competing in an inter-school hockey tournament, or a win in the sports day relay race.

Virtually in the Action: How Technology Is Changing Sport Photography

Andrew Saunders | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK Sport
Andrew Saunders

The Olympics in Rio next month is sure to be a huge spectacle of sporting achievement and success. However, that success won't be limited to the competitors taking part, but will also be true for the new technology being used to capture the event and share it with the world.

Contrary to the Headlines, Athletics Is Clean and Rio Will Be Incredible

Ewan Somerville | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Ewan Somerville

With the Rio Olympics fast approaching, track and field athletics is once again embroiled in scandal, controversy, and disgust. Or in the media it is. On Friday night I was lucky enough to bear witness to the electricity meter at the London Olympic Stadium explode with the buzz of the Anniversary Games. It was just fantastic for the world to focus solely on the talent...

Superhuman and the Rest of Us: The Paralympics, Disability and Problems With the Media

Natasha Lipman | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Sport
Natasha Lipman

As much as I am so happy to see disabled people portrayed in such a positive and innovative light (aka just like everyone else, doing the things that anyone would do...shock horror...) my heart also sunk.

An Olympic Approach to Parenting

Shakira Akabusi | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Parents
Shakira Akabusi

How many times have you sat down to watch the Olympic Games and thought 'I know exactly how that feels'? Not often right, but perhaps we as parents should. It struck me recently that parenting is actually not dissimilar to this sporting event, with numerous hurdles, sprints and relay's taking place all the time.

Zola Budd, Mary Decker Do Unthinkable 30 Years After Olympic Clash

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 19.07.2016 | UK Entertainment

Zola Budd and Mary Decker have been filmed doing something no athletics fan would have thought possible over the past 30 years – they go jogging tog...

ASOS Reveal Official ParalympicsGB Ceremony Outfits

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK Style

ASOS has partnered with the British Paralympic Association (BPA) to design the official formal and ceremony wear for ParalympicsGB. The team will wear...

Be a Good Sport This Summer...

Tim Stone | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK
Tim Stone

With a great line-up of sporting events planned for this summer, businesses need to wise up as some of the staff will be wanting to tune in to these d...

Childhood Obesity: Exploding Nightmare

Shakira Akabusi | Posted 01.07.2016 | UK Parents
Shakira Akabusi

If parents can have such an impact on their child's well-being surely it's time more adults begin to take responsibility for their own health, thereby encouraging their children to follow suit?

Muhammad Ali Had the Name He Deserved

Lauren Booth | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Sport
Lauren Booth

Muhammad Ali, the man loved by people of all faiths, nations and walks of life, is laid to rest. The Islamic funeral service in his hometown, Louisvil...

Why Athletics Needs to Move Away From the Runner's Body Uniform

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Sport
Sophia Parvizi-Wayne

Tomorrow is the first, official National Eating Disorder Awareness Day and in response to this worldwide recognition of need for awareness, I thought ...

When Sports Becomes Political

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Entertainment

The new biopic sports drama 'Race', tells the thrilling story of African-American athlete Jesse Owens, and how he overcame racial discrimination both ...