UK Olympics

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?

Engineering an Olympic Legacy

James Baker | Posted 19.11.2012 | UK
James Baker

Like the rest of the nation, I was gripped by the London Olympic and Paralympic Games. I've witnessed incredible achievements and developed a passion for sports like taekwondo, Keirin cycling and Finn class sailing that I hadn't seen before, but that had me on the edge of - and frequently leaping out of - my seat.

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...