UK Olympics

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 10.08.2017 | 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 09.08.2017 | 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...

The Opening Ceremony Uniforms Ranked From Best To Worst, As Voted For By You

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 06.08.2016 | UK

The Olympic opening ceremony saw Rio’s Maracana stadium come alive with the story of the history of Brazil, a dramatic performance about climate cha...

Here's How Team GB Have Been Preparing For The Opening Ceremony

The Huffington Post | Christopher York | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK

It’s nearly time - the opening ceremony of the Rio 2016 Olympics. We’re excited, you’re excited but nowhere near as much as Team GB. But first, ...

10 Pictures That Prove Russian Olympians *Really* Don't Like Coming Second

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK

Any sort of podium place at the Olympics or Paralympics is an incredible achievement. But some athletes are still pretty gutted to miss out on gold. N...

WISE OLYMPIC WORDS: 'So Many Sports Rules Apply To Real Life'

The Huffington Post | Caroline Frost | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

For the latest in our WISE WORDS interview series - where stars from a whole range of fields share the important life lessons they’ve learned along ...

Team GB Olympic Opening Ceremony Outfits Revealed

The Huffington Post | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Style

Adidas and Stella McCartney have unveiled the official Opening Ceremony looks for the Rio 2016 Olympics. Team GB creative director McCartney took insp...

Andy Murray Kicks Off The Olympics By Almost Hitting Princess Anne In The Face

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK

Our best and brightest sporting stars are gearing up for the Rio 2016 Olympics - but Andy Murray hasn’t quite kicked things off as we’d hoped. The...

Learning Portuguese: An Olympic Hurdle Too Far for Britons?

Vicky Gough | Posted 05.08.2017 | UK
Vicky Gough

With the eyes of the world soon to be set on sporting glory at Rio 2016, practice certainly makes perfect when it comes to winning gold for Olympic athletes. So, as millions of us get ready to be glued to a summer of physical prowess, in addition to being inspired on the fitness front, can we also use the upcoming buzz as a reason to practice something else - Portuguese, the official language of this year's Games' host-country, Brazil?