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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.

My Olympic Training Experience

Caroline Sandry | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Sport
Caroline Sandry

I learnt so much from my short time at the Powerade Sports Academy: firstly that sportspeople from all over the world are incredibly open, friendly and humble. Secondly that you can always find that little bit extra and thirdly I learnt so many tips on how to be a better sportsperson.

Why We Need Olympic-Style Maths Academies

Ian Hunt | Posted 29.10.2012 | UK Universities & Education
Ian Hunt

To those who rightly identify Mathematics as a critically important focal point for schools' improvement, I urge you to consider not just how we broaden the level of understanding in our schools, but how we stretch and challenge the very best, by doing so in an environment where excellence seeps through every pore of expectation.

Mo Farah's Latest Double... A Pair Of Twin Girls

PA | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK

Double Olympic champion Mo Farah has become father to twin girls, he said on Saturday. The Team GB double Olympic champion runner told Sky News his...

Must Read Websites For Partying At The Notting Hill Carnival

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK

Party like it's 2011: Boris Johnson enjoys the company of carnival dancers If you're headed for the Notting Hill Carnival this bank holiday week...

Fingers Crossed It Doesn't Rain On Our Parade! (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK

Feathers, check, heels, check: Dancers at Notting Hill Carnival 2011 The Notting Hill Carnival is nearly upon us once more…but it’s looking i...

Olympic Links To Give Notting Hill Carnival A Brazilian Beat

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK

This year’s Notting Hill Carnival looks set to dance to a Brazilian beat, thanks to Olympic links between London and Rio, which will stage the next ...

In Defence of Football: What the Olympics Can Learn From the Beautiful Game

Matt Dathan | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Sport
Matt Dathan

I cannot think of any of the Olympic sports that GB excelled in this summer, nor for that matter any other sport, which can rival football in terms of social inclusiveness.

A Squash Player's Olympic Diary: Days 8-16

James Willstrop | Posted 23.10.2012 | UK Sport
James Willstrop

Meanwhile on the campaign trail for squash's inclusion in the Olympics, Ben Dirs, a BBC blogger, wrote a chirpy little article on synchronised swimming and how he feels sorry for squash players. He had an interesting point. These swimmers undoubtedly work so hard, but how accessible a sport is it? Is synchronised swimming a sport even?

More Than Just 'Mummy Porn' Driving WH Smith Success

Posted 23.08.2012 | UK

Positivity surrounding British high street giant WH Smith, sparked by a market announcement of its latest share buyback, is driven by more than just m...

Why the Olympics Have Given the British Youth Something to Hope For

Mayowa Anthea Adebiyi | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Mayowa Anthea Adebiyi

It is one thing to tell someone what they can achieve but when you can relate to them on a certain level you can lead by example. For this reason the achievements of the young Olympic medallists should be recognised as a platform for youth empowerment, which has provided young people with an element of hope for their future.

The Naked Prince Flies Back To Face The Music

TMZ | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK

Just hours after his private parts were splashed across the internet, Prince Harry has arrived back in Blighty. The Prince flew overnight from Los...

PICTURES: His Royal Hoyness Takes To The Skies

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK

Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy swapped his bike for a Royal Air Force Typhoon on Wednesday as he took to the skies above Scotland. The six-times go...

Now We Can Start Ignoring Each Other Again - Post Olympic Mania

Kerry Hudson | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Kerry Hudson

Now the main games are over, the general public of London commuters seem to be back to their old selves - if a stranger speaks to them on the Tube they pretend they don't hear for being engrossed in their book.

Has Prince Harry Revealed The Crown Jewels In Vegas? (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK

Saucy details of Prince Harry’s Las Vegas bender continue to emerge – as have images of what appears to be the young royal stark naked during a ga...

Premier League: Five Things the Opening Weekend Taught Us

James Hunt | Posted 21.10.2012 | UK Sport
James Hunt

Carlos Tevez is like a new signing...

Prince Harry Gets Wet And Wild With Ryan Lochte In 3am Las Vegas Pool Party (PICTURES)

Huffington Post UK | Sara C Nelson | Posted 22.08.2012 | UK

UPDATE: Has Prince Harry Revealed The Crown Jewels In Vegas? (PICTURES)Royal Blush: Naked Prince's Exploits Earn Him A Spot On The Celebrity Skin Wa...

Australian Athlete 'Snubbed' For Black Power Support May Finally Get Apology

The Huffington Post UK | Jessica Elgot | Posted 21.08.2012 | UK

It is one of the most iconic Olympic images, two black American athletes, standing next to a white Australian, and raising their fists in a black powe...

The Post-Olympic Blues

Christopher Beanland | Posted 20.10.2012 | UK Sport
Christopher Beanland

Donald Saddington - depressed journalist, 57 year-old widower, and recent migrant to East London - finds that everyone but him seems to be coasting on an Olympic feel good factor.

A Pending Problem for Team GB in 2016 and Beyond

Ally Livingston | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK Sport
Ally Livingston

Yet due to the qualification requirements for Rio 2016, it seems unlikely that we will see an incarnate of a Team GB football team any time soon.

Olympics: Athletes Must Begin at Home

Neil Sinclair | Posted 19.10.2012 | UK Lifestyle
Neil Sinclair

After Team GBs fantastic showing at the Olympics, and as we gear up for the Paralympics, there has been a lot of talk about getting more sport on the curriculum. Hooray! I say - but with a caveat. I think we can't only rely on the schools: Olympians must begin at home.