UK Olympics

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 05.08.2016 | 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?

The 10 Greatest Olympics Tantrums That Really Don't Fit With The Games Spirit

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK

Athletes dedicate so much time and energy to training for the Olympics, so it’s hardly surprising that tensions are often running high. While for th...

Here's What You Need To Know About The Olympics Opening Ceremony

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK

When is the Rio Olympics opening ceremony? The Olympic Opening Ceremony begin at 8pm local time in Rio - which translates as midnight UK time - on Fri...

The Rio 2016 Focus on Volunteers Will Ensure Olympic Success

Mark Hillary | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Sport
Mark Hillary

Once the opening ceremony was complete and the games started London did embrace the games and it was universally acknowledged as one of the best games ever. Now on the eve of the opening ceremony in Rio, Brazil faces the same barrage of complaints.

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.