Rio 2016

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...

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.

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...

London 2012: Our Greatest Team Has Inspired a Generation

James Hunt | Posted 13.10.2012 | UK Sport
James Hunt

London 2012 may have ended, but what it's created will endure for generations.

Government Guarantees Funding For Olympics Sport - But What About In Schools?

The Huffington Post UK | Dina Rickman | Posted 12.08.2012 | UK

Government funding for Olympic sports in the UK has been guaranteed for the next four years – but experts have warned that without investing in scho...

We Won't Bid For 2014 World Cup, G4S Boss Says

The Huffington Post UK | Charlie Lindlar | Posted 17.07.2012 | UK

G4S chief Nick Buckles revealed his company will not bid for the security contract for the 2014 World Cup in Brazil during an embarrassing session bef...