UK Olympics

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...

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.