ΡΙΟ 2016

Why I Won't Be Attacking Lynsey Sharp

Keely Thorne | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Sport
Keely Thorne

People must equally, surely appreciate that this feels unfair for the athletes competing against her. Undeniably, if someone has testosterone levels that are three times the normal range for females and are competing in an athletic event against females, they have an advantage!

Few Countries Could Hope To Match Team GB In Rio - Let's Enjoy It

Stephen Mayne | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Sport
Stephen Mayne

Only a small number of countries are big enough, rich enough, and obsessed enough with sport to have the luxury of losing count of medals over the course of any single day. As our team returns home victorious, it shouldn't be ignored or taken for granted. It's something to celebrate.

Outright Nationalism Is Donald Trump's Next Trick

Paul Blanchard | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Politics
Paul Blanchard

I still think that Donald Trump might just win the Presidential election. Nationalism is extreme patriotism; a feeling of superiority over other countries. The causes are historic for both the UK and US...many citizens in both the US and UK see their countries as having a 'superior' backstory filled with heroic deeds and victories.

In The US During The Olympics - Missing The BBC

Jackie Kemp | Posted 26.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Jackie Kemp

Why can't I watch the BBC outside the UK? If it is to do with contracts for selling content abroad, they should change the contracts. The world is changing. NBC is getting punished by viewers for its approach. Many, like me, would be happy to subscribe to an IBC channel. Lucky viewers in the UK, know that your BBC TV service is gold.

What Can We Learn From Olympic Coaches?

Damian Hughes | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Sport
Damian Hughes

Most people possess a model of the world, a script for how things should be. What stops innovation is the lack of willingness to double back and revisit our scripts and determine whether they are helpful or not... it's not working harder but working smarter which is what double loop thinking requires us to do.

Will Rio 2016 Inspire A Generation Desperately In Need?

Thomas Church | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Sport
Thomas Church

Much of the conversation since has been on the cost of funding to Olympic Sports (although most comes from the Lottery Fund). Is it worth it? Here in this park, watching young people come together to do calisthenics (body-weight exercise), the answer is definitely yes.

Rio 2016 May Not Have Been Perfect, But It Was Another Reminder Of How Important Sport Is To Society

David Alexander | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Sport
David Alexander

On a global scale, the Olympic Games allowed the world to witness moments of human achievement rather than tragedy and it's no wonder that businesses large and small are keen to associate themselves with sport and why the benefits go beyond the playing field, the track or the pool.

Faster, Higher, Stronger: Celebrating The Humanitarian Spirit At The Rio Olympics And Onwards

Unni Krishnan | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK
Unni Krishnan

In wars and disaster zones, a simple explanation is that humanity is a force that advances the idea of life, with dignity. To strengthen the idea of humanity for people caught in conflicts, epidemics and disasters, we could borrow some ideas from the Olympic motto: Citius (faster), Altius (higher) and Fortius (stronger).

Junk Food Infiltrates Rio Olympics

Diane Abbott | Posted 24.08.2016 | UK Politics
Diane Abbott

It is time that Olympics stopped giving one message about health and fitness through the games themselves, but a completely different message through the sponsors they choose. It is no wonder that the 2012 Olympics, although a wonderful spectacle, did not result in an improvement in health and fitness in the UK.Sadly the same will be true of Brazil. There needs to be an end of junk food sponsorship of the Olympics and Team GB should never again be sponsored by an alcohol company.

There Are Some Stunning Responses To The EU's Olympic Medal Table Brag

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Comedy

Olympic fever is still with us, even though the Games ended earlier this week, and the European Parliament has attempted to capitalise on the post-Rio...

Why Scouts Are Winning Gold And Gaining The Skills To Succeed

Jack Abrey | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Jack Abrey

Bear Grylls has talked about Scouting as a 'character factory' and Joe Clarke is one of its finest exports. It is his belief in himself and strength of character that sets him apart

Seven Reasons Why Team GB Has Been So Spectacularly Successful

Neil Gibb | Posted 23.08.2016 | UK Sport
Neil Gibb

The 20-year renaissance of the British Olympic team is actually a master class in collective regeneration, as applicable to businesses and even countries as it is to regenerating an Olympic team. Here's seven reasons why Team GB has been so spectacularly successful.

The Olympic Tennis Was Basically Played On A Giant Green Screen

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Comedy

Many of this year’s Olympic events were held in areas with bright green walls, floors and backdrops. As some internet users have noticed, this makes...

National Anthems Amalgamated To Form An International Anthem

By Anna Tobin | Jackie Gallego | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Wondering why the national anthems of countries as diverse as Belgium, Japan and South Korea sound vaguely familiar? It’s probably because you’ve ...

Mo's Double Double - Bringing Us All Closer Together

Steve Symonds | Posted 22.08.2016 | UK
Steve Symonds

So the occasion of Mo's outstanding success provides not merely the opportunity to recall that our country's past, present and future is not and cannot be one of mere isolation from the rest of the world. It is an upbeat reminder that we are lucky it is not. With our world in the grip of a refugee emergency, the sooner we acknowledge this, the better.

There's A Kim Jong Un Lookalike At The Olympics

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Comedy

A man who looks shockingly similar to North Korean dictator Kim Jong Un has been spotted causing a stir at the Rio Olympics. The professional lookalik...

Can The Olympics Inspire Us To Take Control Of Our Health And Wellbeing This Time Round?

Nerio Alessandri | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Nerio Alessandri

I see wellness as a social opportunity for everyone. An opportunity for governments to reduce health service costs, for companies to stimulate their employees to be more creative and productive and for all citizens to improve their health and daily lifestyle.

A Fight To The Finish On World Mosquito Day

James Whiting | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK
James Whiting

As the Rio Olympics draw to a close, tomorrow's World Mosquito Day provides a timely reminder of the deadly threat posed to humans by mosquitoes. From...

This Year's Olympics Coverage Could Signify A Turning Point In Sports Reporting

Brogan Driscoll | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Brogan Driscoll

At best ignorant, at worst deliberate, the sheer volume of foot-in-mouth moments across broadcast, print and digital is deeply concerning. Especially when so many viewers will be oblivious to the subtle (and sometimes in-your-face) messages that shape attitudes for the worst.

BBC Presenter Struggles To Maintain Olympics Coverage As Couple 'Have Sex' Behind Him

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Comedy

BBC Sport presenter Dan Walker was left red-faced on Thursday night when a couple appeared to be having sex on the beach behind him during coverage of...

Team GB Presenter Charlie Webster OUT Of Coma

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

TV presenter Charlie Webster has been brought out of a medically induced coma by doctors in Rio, after contracting a rare strain of malaria. The forme...

Rio Olympics: Getting Sporty With The Family For Free

Written by Ruth D'Alessandro | Phillip Othen | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

The Rio Olympics are nearly over, and it is time to reflect and be inspired by the world class athletes on show, especially after such a strong showin...

Top 10 Rio Olympics Fails (So Far)

The Huffington Post | Ryan Barrell | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Comedy

WARNING: Contains those gross leg and arm breaking videos The Olympics has been full of oddities this year, from the green swimming pools to ...

Team GB Presenter 'Fighting For Life' In Rio After Contracting Malaria

The Huffington Post | Matt Bagwell | Posted 18.08.2016 | UK Entertainment

TV presenter Charlie Webster is fighting for her life in Rio after contracting a rare strain of malaria. The former Sky Sports News host, who was due ...

For Queen, Country and National Pride or a Few Thousand Extra Twitter Followers and a Stab at Strictly?

Paul Marshall | Posted 17.08.2016 | UK Entertainment
Paul Marshall

If we're not careful, we could soon start pretending that we're a force to be reckoned with outside of the pool, running track and show jumping arena and begin flexing our military muscle with a view to forging a new Empire. We've never quite got over the loss of the old one.