UK Olympics

WATCH: The Beast Swaps The Track For The Crease

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 20.09.2012 | UK Sport

Yohan 'The Beast' Blake is following in the footsteps of fellow London 2012 Olympic icon Usain Bolt by dabbling in other sports, and a foray into cric...

Stepping Into the Arts - How to Inspire A Generation

Juliet Cooke | Posted 19.11.2012 | Home
Juliet Cooke

We are fortunate to live in one of the most culturally rich cities in the world and I believe that arts and culture organisations, however large or small, should look to embrace emerging talent through structured apprenticeships and internships.

Ronaldo, Fabregas and the Misplaced Sad-Face

Henry Cooke | Posted 16.11.2012 | UK Sport
Henry Cooke

Baring their distressed souls with great reluctance, Ronaldo and Cesc exposed their terrible sadness only a week ago, asking for sympathy, understanding...and while you're at it, maybe some first team football and a new contract.

Does Moaning Come Naturally to Brits?

Rachel Clark | Posted 17.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Rachel Clark

Do Brits moan too much? Sometimes I think we really do. Take the Olympics, for example. Sure, now everyone remembers the gold medal wins, the sense of...

Got Milk? Team GB's Olympic Heroes Have

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 17.09.2012 | UK Sport

Team GB's London 2012 Olympic legacy has propelled medal heroes Laura Trott, Jade Jones and Nicola Adams to the front of the 'make mine Milk' campaign...

The Next Big Thing? - Rewriting the Rules of Print Journalism

Alex Perry | Posted 14.11.2012 | UK
Alex Perry

The debate around the fall of the print media industry has been raging for some time now. TV and radio threw the first punches and the internet went for the knockout blow. Closings and layoffs are now a regular occurrence and it is generally accepted that the news business has struggled to capitalise on the rise of digital.

Give Us Some Good News, Please?

Kirsty Hanly | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kirsty Hanly

In my work as a Cognitive Hypnotherapist I see so many people in states of acute anxiety, depression and stress. One of the things that really makes a difference (and research widely supports this) is getting the unconscious mind to focus on the positives around us.

Britain at Its Bonkers Best

Jane Peyton | Posted 13.11.2012 | UK Sport
Jane Peyton

It's official - Britain is brilliant! And long may looking at life through rose-coloured spectacles last. Our spectacular summer of sport and celebration may be over, but no need to feel bereft because Britain not only excels in elite cycling and rowing, it rules the world with prowess in a number of bonkers sports.

Should Parliament Move To Birmingham? Or The Olympic Park?

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 13.09.2012 | UK Politics

Parliament should be moved to Birmingham or the Olympic Park if the Palace Of Westminster has to close in order to make urgent repairs, MPs have sugge...

So Proud of London: a Fabulous Olympic Summer

Sarah Ebner | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Sport
Sarah Ebner

I loved this summer, even though we didn't go away and the sun wasn't always shining. I loved it as a sports fan and a Londoner. And I'm so glad that now everyone knows how great both those things can be.

Boris Plays Barista, Makes A Mocha-ry Of Himself (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 12.09.2012 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson's photo opportunities are one of the few political gifts that keep on giving. Appearing alongside the global chief executive of Star...

All Eyes On Rio: 2016

Alana MacPherson | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Alana MacPherson

With the enormous success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the pressure is very much on Brazil to deliver something that surpasses London's performance as host, or at the very least, equals it.

London 2012 is Over...

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 11.11.2012 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

The Paralympic closing ceremony has finished. London 2012 is over and the Olympic flame is undoubtedly already covered in glitter, doused in caipirinha and in between a dancers butt cheeks as it makes it's merry way to Rio.

Have the Olympics and Paralympics Inspired a Better Cult of Celebrity‏?

Janan Jay | Posted 11.11.2012 | Home
Janan Jay

The past six weeks have been refreshing and maybe we're ready for a long-term change. Once pessimistic and cynical, morale has been sky high throughout Great Britain. We cheered, instead of deriding. Headlines splashed across papers gave use pride.

'After 10 Years, Job Done': Jowell Quits Shadow Cabinet

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 11.09.2012 | UK Politics

Shadow Olympics minister Tessa Jowell is quitting frontline politics after two decades in Labour's top team. The Labour MP was instrumental in secu...

Savour the Post-Olympics High, But Don't Be Afraid to Go Back to Being Your Cynical Self

Justin Myers | Posted 10.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Justin Myers

The Olympics, apparently, has had the fortunate side effect of making us more human. But we didn't need fixing. We weren't devoid of compassion or community spirit; we were just looking for a way to show it.

Paramazing

Wendy Wason | Posted 06.11.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Wendy Wason

I have spent the whole of these Paralympic games marvelling at these extra-ordinary, brave, inspirational human beings. There are blind guys playing football, a British female relay-team with cerebral palsy and David Weir who was described as the "greatest Paralympian of all time".

How Will You Be Watching the Rio Olympic Games in 2016?

Mark Hillary | Posted 05.11.2012 | UK Sport
Mark Hillary

I believe it is likely that a majority of fans will be consuming the Rio Olympic coverage on their phones. If you remember how the BBC Olympic app worked, allowing sports fans to select news about their team only or even a particular athlete - now overlay this with the ability to get a live feed from all sports all the time and that is probably what normal will look like in 2016.

Cowell's 'X Factor' Plans For Olympians

PA | Posted 05.09.2012 | UK Entertainment

Simon Cowell has revealed plans to honour Britain's Olympic and Paralympic heroes on The X Factor. The pop supremo said he will invite athletes to ...

Have You Taken Up Sport Because of the Olympic Games?

Mark Hillary | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Sport
Mark Hillary

I've certainly been inspired by the Olympic games to improve my own fitness and to get more involved in sport again. I hope that millions across the world feel the same way and get the chance to enjoy sport - even if it just means taking a run around the block more often.

Team GB Win the Social Media Olympics

Emma Gannon | Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Sport
Emma Gannon

So, how did Team GB begin their big digital campaign? It started on 27 February 2012 by launching their brand new website and with it the real identity behind 'Our Greatest Team'.

Be Careful What You Say To A Taekwondo Player

Posted 04.11.2012 | UK Sport

Revenge is a dish best served cold. And that's exactly what left Australian comedian Sam Newman stuffed after he was given a lesson in good manners...

Boo to George Osbooooooorne!

Tiernan Douieb | Posted 03.11.2012 | UK Politics
Tiernan Douieb

I won't lie. I was starting to give up on humanity. I was feeling generally miserable about recent reports of record amounts of melting ice in the Arctic, Mitt Romney's eternally moronic campaign in the US and our current situation of ever rising economic destruction and damning of human rights by the Coalition.

Rio Cashing In On Olympics Four Years Early

PA | Posted 04.09.2012 | UK

Room rates in Rio de Janeiro have soared even though the Olympics in the Brazilian city are four years off. UK travellers faced hotel price rises i...

New Social Capital Will Be the Real Legacy of the Games

Alastair Roderick | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK Politics
Alastair Roderick

The Schumacher Institute completed a pilot of its SocialCapitalist project in Spring 2012. The SocialCapitalist project is based on the idea that during an economic downturn it is not just financial capital that is destroyed.