UK Olympics

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...

Great Sporting Moments Dominated TV Ratings For 2012 - What Was Your Top Watch?

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.02.2013 | UK Entertainment

Great sporting moments dominated the UK's TV ratings for 2012 with the London Olympics unsurprisingly keeping the largest number of viewing public glu...

Lochte Hints Phelps Could Return For 2016 Games

PA | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Sport

Eleven-time Olympic medallist Ryan Lochte has predicted that 18-time champion Michael Phelps will return to compete at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 201...

What Were The Most Tweeted About Events This Year?

PA | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK

Twitter has released its top 10 most tweeted about events by users in Britain in 2012. The figures are based on the number of UK tweets sent in a sing...

Olympics Boost For UK Rail And Bus Operator

Charlie Thomas | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK

Rail and bus operator Go Ahead was helped into good growth figures by Olympics passengers, with London and the surrounding areas seeing a passenger nu...

West Ham Favorites In Olympic Stadium Race

PA | Posted 05.12.2012 | UK Sport

West Ham United are the top choice to move in to the Olympic Stadium when it reopens. The London Legacy Development Corporation board (LLDC) unanim...

Bruce Willis and the Vanishing Car

Joe Mott | Posted 03.02.2013 | UK
Joe Mott

I'm quite sure that by the strict letter of the law, Hackney Council are perfectly entitled to take my car and charge me that money because - despite being an Olympic Park away (almost) from where I was parked - they had put up a sign.

Ennis Should be the SPOTY, but My Heptathlon Heart belongs to Another

David Fearnhead | Posted 02.02.2013 | UK Sport
David Fearnhead

I'd argue that Ennis' gold was the biggest of the games. The most emotional, though Mo Farah's double was a close second. However Ennis was first. Her gold seemed to be the one which took hold of the nation and lifted it to new heights.

Army Granted Extra Five Days Holiday Over Christmas

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.02.2013 | UK

The British Army has been granted an extra five days holiday this Christmas in recognition of their hard work during 2012. Defence officials have o...

Four-Time Gold Medallist Ainslie Retires From Olympic Sailing

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Sport

Four-time Olympic sailing gold medallist Ben Ainslie has announced he will not compete at Rio 2016. Ainslie, 35, has decided to call time on his gl...

Danny Boyle And Dame Judi Dench Triumph At Theatre Awards

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Matthew Tucker | Posted 26.11.2012 | Home

HuffPost UK Culture was on the star-studded red carpet of the 58th London Evening Standard Theatre Awards on Sunday night, talking to the finest theat...

Bolt May Play Football Or Cricket After Rio 2016

BBC Sport | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Sport

Sprint star Usain Bolt will not appear in this year's Big Bash Twenty20 League but may consider switching to cricket or football after the 2016 Olympi...

Olympic Stars Set Regent Street Alight (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK

A string of giant gold discs flicked into life in mid-air as a team of British Olympic and Paralympic athletes switched on the Regent Street Christmas...

Ian Thorpe: 'I Was Surrounded By People But Had This Intense Loneliness'

The Guardian | Posted 12.11.2012 | UK Sport

Following the return of a former great sportsman is always poignant but, with the Australian Ian Thorpe, there is a sense that swimming also provides ...

A Day for Remembering

Daniel M. Swain | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Politics
Daniel M. Swain

I'm sure many soldiers had opposition to the arguments politicians were making when they were being shot to pieces in horrible battlefields. But that's not what Remembrance Day is about; it's a neutral showing of respect for those who have died in conflicts, whether or not the conflicts themselves were agreed with.

All Time 100 Greatest Photos

Sports Illustrated | Posted 07.11.2012 | UK Sport

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My Chemotherapy Diary: Part I

Laura Price | Posted 06.01.2013 | UK Lifestyle
Laura Price

It takes every ounce of strength in my body not to vomit. I hum and sing to myself as I try to get through the constant waves of nausea and the pounding in my head. The feeling of not knowing what's next is the worst, and I keep a bucket by my bed lest I puke in the night.

Charlie Thomas

You'll Never Guess Who I Had In The Back Of My Cab... (INTERVIEW)

HuffingtonPost.com | Charlie Thomas | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK

Rachel Lowe is a mum to two children who took up cab driving to make ends meet while studying as a law student – a decision which led to her first e...

Labour Demands Investigation Into Olympic 'Blacklist'

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 02.11.2012 | UK

Shadow business secretary Chuka Umunna is calling on the culture secretary to answer allegations that Olympic contractors used blacklists on London 20...

NFL Franchises In Talks Over Becoming 'Anchor Tenants' Of Olympic Stadium

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK Sport

NFL franchises are in talks with London Mayor Boris Johnson about becoming anchor tenants of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium in Stratford. Accordin...