Rio 2016

Come Rio 2016, I Will Be Back Challenging for the Gold Medal Once Again

Perri Shakes-Drayton | Posted 16.08.2015 | UK Sport
Perri Shakes-Drayton

I'm in a very good place now and it's nice to feel like an athlete again. It feels as though my body was trapped and it's waiting to be released. Now it's just a countdown to competing again. I'm watching my competitors and thinking "I can't wait to race you again!" I'm quietly confident that come Rio 2016, I will be back challenging for the gold medal once again.

Can't Wait to Follow England's Women's Footballers at the Rio Olympics?

Gordon Bryan | Posted 20.07.2015 | UK Sport
Gordon Bryan

After England's storming run to the semi final and ultimate 3rd place finish at the 2015 Women's World Cup, I can't wait to see how they get on at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.Although hang on, it won't be England, it'll be a Team GB side - still, I can't wait, they should be medal contenders...

Sarah Taylor On Women's Ashes 2015: 'It Will Be Hard Fought, But I Believe In Us'

The Huffington Post UK | Francesca Syrett | Posted 15.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The news the Lionesses have been denied a chance to play at Rio 2016 was met with uproar, upset and discomfort. Many have said how this could hind...

Lionesses Will Not Play At Rio 2016 In 'Devastating Blow' For Women's Football

The Huffington Post UK | Poorna Bell | Posted 13.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Much has been spoken about legacy, in the aftermath of the roaring success of the Lionesses at World Cup 2015. Yet although the team inspired thou...

Usain Bolt: The Movie - Will It Have a Happy Ending?

Andy Shepherd | Posted 29.06.2015 | UK Sport
Andy Shepherd

This week an Usain Bolt film has been announced, made by the men behind Class Of '92, Ben and Gabe Turner at Fulwell 73. The film will follow Usain as he heads towards the Rio Olympics next year and his retirement season in 2017. The story line above could well be what we see played out in this movie.

Pole Vault + GoPro = AWESOME.

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 12.02.2015 | UK Sport

US pole vaulter Allison Stokke may not have qualified for the 2012 Olympic Games, but judging by her latest video she's looking at a spot in Rio in 20...

Joey For Rio 2016? Erm... Probably Not

The Huffington Post UK | Daniel Welsh | Posted 11.02.2015 | UK Entertainment

Joey Essex is so pleased with his performance in ‘The Jump’ that he's now said he wants to compete in next year’s Olympic games. SEE MORE: H...

McIlroy To Represent Ireland At 2016 Olympics

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 18.06.2014 | UK Sport

Rory McIlroy will represent Ireland at the Rio Olympics in 2016. Golf makes its return to the Games for the first time since 1904, and the 25-year-...

London Could Host 2016 Olympics As Rio Falls Behind Schedule

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.05.2014 | UK Sport

London could host the 2016 Olympics because Brazil is so far behind on preparations for the Rio Games in 2016. According to the Evening Standard, a...

WATCH: Bolt Vs Bus - Who Wins? (VIDEO)

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 16.12.2013 | UK Sport

Usain Bolt has raced against the fastest men in the world - and Prince Harry - but how did he fare (pun intended) against a bus in Argentina? The W...

Should Team GB Field A Women's Team At Rio 2016?

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 19.11.2013 | UK Sport

England women's football captain Casey Stoney hopes a Team GB side will be allowed to compete at the Rio Olympics in 2016. The Football Association...

Scotland Could Have Olympic Team In 2016

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 18.09.2013 | UK Sport

Scotland could have a team for the 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympics should the country vote for independence next year, Scottish Sports Minister Shona...

Wiggins To Return To Velodrome For 2016 Olympics

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 19.08.2013 | UK Sport

Sir Bradley Wiggins intends to return to the velodrome for the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro. The 32-year-old has conceded his chances of a secon...

A Week in Barcelona

Mark Foster | Posted 05.10.2013 | UK Sport
Mark Foster

It wasn't a great week for British swimming in terms of medals at the World Championships, only achieving one bronze on the last day from Fran Halsall, so there is much we need to learn and improve on. But it's not all doom and gloom.

Has Paralympic Sport Become the Mainstream?

Suzi Williams | Posted 24.07.2013 | UK Sport
Suzi Williams

From the moment the Paralympians exploded into the Olympic Stadium and onto our screens, to the moment Cold Play dazzled at the Paralympic Closing Ceremony, something profound happened. Risks were taken, a moment seized, and a nation was lifted by the power of possibility.

Rio 2016 Olympic Stadium Closed Indefinitely (PICTURES)

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 28.03.2013 | UK Sport

The stadium which will host the athletics at the 2016 Olympics in Rio de Janeiro has been closed for an indefinite period due to safety concerns about...

Letter to Rio: London 2012 Lessons for Transport Gold

Caroline Pidgeon | Posted 27.02.2013 | UK Politics
Caroline Pidgeon

Lessons from London, I hope, will provide valuable information to the organisers of the next Olympiad, Rio 2016, and other cities hosting major events.

'No Team GB, No Olympic Dream, No Goal'

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 29.01.2013 | UK

Luol Deng, Britain's biggest basketball star, has written a furious letter to David Cameron, vowing he will not sit back and allow the legacy of his s...

McIlroy May Not Play At 2016 Olympics

The Huffington Post UK | Samuel Luckhurst | Posted 03.01.2013 | UK Sport

Rory McIlroy has admitted he may not play at the 2016 Olympics. Golf will be making its debut at Rio in three-and-a-half-years' time and McIlroy is...

Should Swimming Have Suffered A £4m Budget Cut?

PA | Posted 18.12.2012 | UK Sport

British Swimming has vowed to step up its performance in response to a cut in Swimming funding announced by UK Sport. Swimming was the major casual...

Lochte Hints Phelps Could Return For 2016 Games

PA | Posted 12.12.2012 | UK Sport

Eleven-time Olympic medallist Ryan Lochte has predicted that 18-time champion Michael Phelps will return to compete at the Rio de Janeiro Games in 201...

Four-Time Gold Medallist Ainslie Retires From Olympic Sailing

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 27.11.2012 | UK Sport

Four-time Olympic sailing gold medallist Ben Ainslie has announced he will not compete at Rio 2016. Ainslie, 35, has decided to call time on his gl...

Bolt May Play Football Or Cricket After Rio 2016

BBC Sport | Posted 20.11.2012 | UK Sport

Sprint star Usain Bolt will not appear in this year's Big Bash Twenty20 League but may consider switching to cricket or football after the 2016 Olympi...

Back in the Game

Sarah Dean | Posted 05.01.2013 | UK Sport
Sarah Dean

The impression of women that play football is they are 'butch lesbians'. I say this because 99% of the people I told that I was going to start playing again said that's who I'd be playing with. Those impressions were wrong.

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...