UK Olympics

Why Rugby Joining the Olympics Means So Much to Fiji

Ben Ryan | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Sport
Ben Ryan

Rugby joining the Olympics this year presents an incredible opportunity, both for Fiji and for rugby as a whole. We collectively just need to make sure we safeguard the sport with the correct regulations, so the whole world can benefit from the love for rugby that I've witnessed as coach of Fiji.

The Story of a Not-Quite Olympian

Beckie Middleton | Posted 15.04.2016 | UK Sport
Beckie Middleton

It's been over two years since my last cap, I'm not even in the GB squad any more and I still find it impossible to get my head around Rio being so soon. It kills me feeling like the odd one out in large parts of my friendship group, not having that same daily routine and camaraderie and sense that I'm part of something.

Life Beneath a London Drug Den

Jonnie Bayfield | Posted 12.04.2016 | UK
Jonnie Bayfield

About two years ago I moved into a property buried deep in a London suburb. For reasons that will become clear the location will remain undisclosed, though It is owned by a housing trust and leased out to an agency; who fill it with people like me in order to keep vandals and sex workers from illegally squatting in the empty building. It's a regular fixture in the London living scene (especially for struggling artists) so I won't bore you with the details.

Get Ready for Rio This Summer!

Alexia Cowley | Posted 11.04.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Alexia Cowley

Are you one of the lucky ones who happen to be flying over to Rio to watch the Olympics and Paralympics this summer? But not entirely sure as to how to prepare for it? Well, here are some excellent tips which will help you stay as safe, healthy and street-wise as possible during your time in Brazil!

Forecasting the Future of Rugby

Brian O'Driscoll | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Sport
Brian O'Driscoll

Rugby is certain to become more and more a global game, just as Hong Kong is a truly global tournament. New nations are already emerging and this is only set to continue in the coming years as the Olympic opportunity grows interest in rugby from governing bodies.

What Has Violence Got to Do With the Olympic Games?

Beth McLoughlin | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Sport
Beth McLoughlin

Despite the problems they face, all the vulnerable children I spoke to at the Street Child Games were looking forward to the Olympic Games in Rio this year. The power of sport to inspire and transform lives is immense - how much better it would be if that was harnessed without any harm being committed at the same time.

The Forgotten English Cradle of United States Rugby

Stephen Cooper | Posted 28.03.2016 | UK Sport
Stephen Cooper

Barely weeks after the first English Premiership rugby game played in New Jersey, USA by Saracens and London Irish, new evidence has emerged of an earlier American connection to another historic London club.

The Ultimate UEFA Euro 2016 City Guide - Marseille

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 09.03.2016 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

There is no better person to show you round Marseille than a man who's jumped out of a plane right above it! Olympic 2012 gold medallist Florent Manau...

Nicola Adams Has An Inspiring Message For LGBT People In Sport

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 12.02.2016 | UK

Beaming with pride as she walks through the door, Nicola Adams has an air of confidence as we meet on level 42 of the Leadenhall building in the heart...

Target RIO 2016: An Interview With Paralympian Matt Levy

Abigail Wilson | Posted 11.01.2016 | UK Sport
Abigail Wilson

Target: RIO 2016 Paralympic Games IsosHealth speaks with Paralympic and World Championship swimmer Matt Levy Matt is a true inspiration. His loss ...

Are The Rio Olympics Going To Be A Disaster?

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 25.07.2016 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

Every host nation throughout history has faced a tabloid debate over whether the infrastructure is in place, whether work will be completed in time or quite simply whether the country is good enough, but none, it seems has faced a media storm quite like Brazil.

Vladimir Putin's Says 325-Page Report Into Doping Is Not 'Evidence'

The Huffington Post UK | Aubrey Allegretti | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK

Vladimir Putin's spokesman has hit back at accusations of state-sponsored doping in Russia, saying the claims appear unfounded. The Russian Preside...

These Are The Russian Athletes Faced With A Lifetime Ban After Doping Agency Report

The Huffington Post UK | Eve Hartley | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Sport

It has been revealed that London's 2012 Olympics allowed Russian athletes to compete when they should have been suspended for doping violations. A...

How Being A Single Mum Inspired My Return to World-Class Gymnastics

Lisa Mason | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Lisa Mason

When the news came out that I was planning to compete again, nobody could quite believe it. Coaches, gymnasts, judges, you name it - they all said it couldn't be done. And I can understand where they were coming from. I was just 18 when I quit - and here I was, a 31-year-old mum expecting to carry on where I'd left off. It was unheard of.

Olympic Rower Saves Drowning Boy Who Said 'I'm 7, I'm Too Young To Die'

PA | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Sport

Former Olympic rower James Cracknell has said he is "so proud" of his son Croyde after they rescued a drowning grandfather and grandson at a beach.The...

The Best Way to Respect the Lionesses? Don't Give Them an 'Olympic Legacy'

Matthew Smith | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Sport
Matthew Smith

Summer 2012. A group of athletes from an area of sport previously only followed by die-hards and sporting hipsters burst into the nation's consciousne...

Alarming Number Of Olympic Medals May Have Been Won By Doping Athletes

PA | Posted 02.08.2015 | UK Sport

More than a third of Olympic and world championships medals - including 55 golds - have been won by athletes with suspicious doping test results, the ...

This Amazing Fashion Designer Is Making Team GB's 2016 Olympics Kit

The Huffington Post UK | Rosy Cherrington | Posted 31.07.2015 | UK Style

The Olympic Games 2016 in Rio de Janeiro may still be over a year away, but we've just heard some very exciting news... Stella McCartney will retur...

Fiji Has Never Won an Olympic Medal but Rio is Their Best Chance Yet - Exclusive Interview

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 30.07.2016 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

For those of us who haven't yet been formally introduced to rugby 7's and for those of you who are hardened fans of the sport I spoke to Ben Ryan, coach of the world's number one ranked rugby 7's team Fiji, to find out exactly how he feels about the upcoming Olympic games...

In Defence of Drug Cheats

Damian Reilly | Posted 29.07.2016 | UK Sport
Damian Reilly

Only by accepting the realities of doping, as we would any criminal other activity, will we eradicate it.

Brazil Welcomed 1.7million Tourists During World Cup Months

Vinicius Lummertz | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK
Vinicius Lummertz

Besides improving the perception of Brazil and increasing awareness of the diversity of the Brazilian people, the success of the large events we have held, culminating in the 2016 Olympic Games, will help to increase the influence that tourism has on Brazil's economic development.

Can't Wait to Follow England's Women's Footballers at the Rio Olympics?

Gordon Bryan | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

After England's storming run to the semi final and ultimate 3rd place finish at the 2015 Women's World Cup, I can't wait to see how they get on at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.Although hang on, it won't be England, it'll be a Team GB side - still, I can't wait, they should be medal contenders...

Forget Team GB - Five Reasons Olympic Football Is Going To Be Awesome

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 15.07.2016 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

The weight of doom England fans carried when gearing up for the World Cup was heavy and the media wrote about nothing more than the impending disappointment we are so used to facing. So this time it's easier and a hell of a lot less painful - we're not even there! Perhaps now we can enjoy the football.

Heading to Rio

Georgie Twigg | Posted 09.07.2016 | UK Sport
Georgie Twigg

Ecstatic and a little bit tired. That covered my feelings on the plane home from Valencia after the GB women's hockey team had won a gold medal in the World League semi-finals AND - more significantly qualified for the Olympics in Rio...

As the First European Games Open in Baku, Will There Ever Be A Second?

Gordon Bryan | Posted 14.06.2016 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

June 12th 2015, and the Opening Ceremony of the 1st European Games takes place in Azerbaijan, to much excitement - or did it..? Well yes, it did. It ...