UK Olympics

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...

Try a Dance With 'Delilah': Emerging Icons Star Annaca Collaborates With Stereophonics Producer on New Sexy Track

Kat Jackman | Posted 29.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

When she took to the stage in the Olympic Park this summer, it was near impossible to take your eyes off her. She almost melts into her own music, living and breathing each word and note like a one-woman theatre company. It's really quite incredible what this lady can do.

Double-Dip Recession To Be Declared Over

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.10.2012 | UK

The longest double-dip recession since the 1950s is to be declared over by official figures amid warnings about the underlying health of the economy. ...

Two Great Social Media Marketing Campaigns

Rachael Simpson | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK Tech
Rachael Simpson

Social media enthusiasts, particularly those who work in the field, are often referred to as 'social media geeks'. In fact various members of my family are pretty sure that is my actual job title.

(PICTURES) Olympic Gold Heroes Celebrate At The Palace

PA | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

Great Britain's Olympic and Paralympic heroes have been honoured at a glittering Buckingham Palace reception hosted by the Queen. Star sportsmen an...

Pendleton Reveals Dramatic Change In Shape

PA | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

'Strictly Come Dancing' star Victoria Pendleton has revealed she is having to dump her old clothes barely three months after quitting cycling due to h...

Channel Tunnel Feels Olympics Boost

PA | Posted 22.12.2012 | UK

The Olympics helped boost revenues of Channel Tunnel company Eurotunnel this summer. A 10% rise in passenger traffic and a 17% increase in trucks l...

G4S 'Used Force On Pregnant Woman'

PA | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK

A pregnant woman in a wheelchair was tipped up and had her feet held by staff from the firm behind the Olympics security shambles as she was forcibly ...

Ennis And Weir Voted Olympian And Paralympian Of The Year

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.10.2012 | UK Sport

Heptathlete Jessica Ennis and wheelchair racer David Weir rounded off a golden year of success by being voted British Olympic and Paralympic Athlete o...

STRICTLY: What Could Help Victoria Pendleton Win?

The Huffington Post UK | HuffPost Staff | Posted 16.10.2012 | UK Entertainment

What is she famous for? Cycling around at lightning speeds. Olympic Gold medal winner Victoria Pendleton MBE is the golden girl of British cycling....

Ricky Hatton's Comeback - Worth the Weight?

Rob Blakeman | Posted 15.12.2012 | UK Sport
Rob Blakeman

So, the only question he needs to answer now is this time, during his comeback, however long it lasts; will he keep control of his weight between fights?

If You Are Bored to Tears of X Factor Here Is Something New: Emerging Icons Featuring Erin K

Kat Jackman | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Entertainment
Kat Jackman

A song by Erin K is like no other.

Brrrr! Winter Is Coming, But Did We Really Learn Anything From the Summer?

Alfie Evers | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Comedy
Alfie Evers

Summer is over. My big brown winter coat twinkles at me. But, I ignore his advances. As I explain to him, Jack Frost isn't exactly banging on my windows shouting obscenities. I have not yet walked outside and quivered the words "Cor blimey guvnor". No doubt I will, but not yet my big brown friend. You stay where you are. Oh, you heard me. Back to the coat hook. Off you go.

Property Values Divide the Nation

Hugh Salmon | Posted 08.12.2012 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

We live in a society where, potentially, a totally useless person who has achieved nothing at all in their life, not worked hard or succeeded in anything, has done not a jot for their fellow man, and may even have lived it on benefits gets £3million because daddy bought a house in the 1960s.

What They Really, Really Want? Divorce 'Penalty' for Women's Success At Work and Home

Fiona Wood | Posted 07.12.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Fiona Wood

Sometimes women find it difficult to accept that courts do not take into account housework and childcare - what has been described by some as "marital minutiae" - when deciding what a fair settlement would be.

No Team GB Football Team For Rio 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 09.10.2012 | UK Sport

There will not be a men's Team GB football team at the 2016 Rio de Janiero Olympics, the Football Association's general secretary Alex Horne confirmed...

I'll Be Back... Bolt Vows To Defend Titles At Rio In 2016

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 08.10.2012 | UK Sport

Usain Bolt has revealed he plans to defend his Olympic sprint titles in Rio de Janeiro in 2016 and not switch disciplines. The Jamaican declared hi...

The Book Behind Danny Boyle's Opening Ceremony

Adam Forrest | Posted 06.12.2012 | Home
Adam Forrest

It hurts, just a little, to refer to the London Olympics in the past tense. We waited so long for the Games, and then they came along, and they were completely brilliant, and now they are gone.

Going... Going... Bolt's Olympic Camera Up For Sale On Ebay

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 04.10.2012 | UK Sport

Usain Bolt's camera he used after winning the gold medal for the 200 metres at the London 2012 Olympics has gone up for sale on eBay. Bolt grabbed ...

If a Tree Falls in the Forest and Nobody's There to Tweet it...

Tamara Sword | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Tech
Tamara Sword

Standing in the stadium crowd watching Lady Gaga earlier this month, I along with 55,000 other fans lifted my phone and took a photo. On my way home from the gig, I flipped through the montage of photos, gifs and videos I had made during the evening and one image stood out from all the rest.

What Makes a Snob?

Hugh Salmon | Posted 26.11.2012 | UK Politics
Hugh Salmon

When faced with pressure or adversity, such as not being allowed to leave Downing Street through the important gate, the people of independent means - spoilt brats you might call them - are more prone to hissy fits like Mitchell.

Comedy Was 'Censored' During The Olympics

The Huffington Post UK | Sarah Dean | Posted 27.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

Comedian Russell Howard has spoken out against the "censorship" of comedy during the London 2012 Olympic Games. He told Digital Spy: "I was quite u...

In Support Of Snooker

Tom Cook | Posted 21.11.2012 | UK Sport
Tom Cook

I hold the same spectator affection for snooker as I do for football, and tennis. It occupies a unique position in a world of frenzied, fast-paced, instantly gratifying sports, and it should be cherished.

London 2012 : What will be the lasting legacy?

Christian Drage | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK
Christian Drage

There's a bigger legacy on the horizon, one which was not a part of the initial plans but has long been a frustrated dream that is now on the brink of being realised: tilting London's centre of gravity a few degrees to the east...

Edfringe: Competing With the Olympics

Heather Doole | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Comedy
Heather Doole

Approaching the Edinburgh Fringe this year there was one question on every producer's mind: how will the Olympics affect us?