UK Olympics

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...

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...