Why Are Paralympians Being Treated As Second Class Athletes?

Charlie Proctor | Posted 11.09.2016 | UK Sport
Charlie Proctor

With the Olympics, every single sporting event was filmed by the host broadcaster and was available for audiences to watch. With the Paralympics, it has been a completely different story. There are currently no television cameras being used at all to record some sporting events including the rowing. As a result, Channel 4 resorted to sending their own camera crews out to the rowing venue so viewers in the UK could enjoy at least some sort of coverage. When a country can't even commit to providing cameras and live coverage of all sporting events, should they even be allowed to host the games?

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...

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...

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...

How To Be A Team GB Superfan - From The 2016 Olympic Athletes

Andrew Denham | Posted 19.08.2016 | UK Sport
Andrew Denham

Just because the Olympics are taking place far from home this year doesn't mean the athletes put in any less blood, sweat, and tears. As an avid Team GB supporter, I'm passionate about keeping that London 2012 enthusiasm alive.

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 ...

This Engagement At Rio Olympics Reminds Us All That Love Wins

The Huffington Post | Sophie Gallagher | Posted 09.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle

You would have thought being picked to play sport for your country at the Rio 2016 Olympics would be the highlight of anyone’s year. But not for Bra...

The Rio 2016 Focus on Volunteers Will Ensure Olympic Success

Mark Hillary | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK Sport
Mark Hillary

Once the opening ceremony was complete and the games started London did embrace the games and it was universally acknowledged as one of the best games ever. Now on the eve of the opening ceremony in Rio, Brazil faces the same barrage of complaints.

Is the Concern About Zika Virus and the Olympics Warranted?

Dr Edward Wright | Posted 04.08.2016 | UK Sport
Dr Edward Wright

Hundreds of thousands of people are about to descend upon Brazil for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. A country that has reported tens of thousands of potential cases of Zika virus in the past 18 months and where local transmission is still very much on-going. The impact the virus can have on unborn babies has raised concerns with athletes and supporters.

Dates, Times And Sports: Everything You Need To Know About The Rio Olympics 2016

The Huffington Post | Sara C Nelson | Posted 18.07.2016 | UK

This year the Olympic Games will be hosted by Brazil’s most famous city - Rio de Janeiro. As the world’s largest sporting event, the Games are a ...

Pictures Show Defiant Protests After Gang Rape Leaves Brazil In Shock

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 28.05.2016 | UK

Hundreds of Brazilians have taken to the streets to protest after a teen's brutal gang rape shocked the country. Police in Rio De Janeiro are hunting ...

The Rio Olympics WILL Go Ahead Despite Zika Warnings

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 28.05.2016 | UK

The World Health Organisation (WHO) says there is "no public health justification" for postponing or canceling the Rio de Janeiro Olympics because of ...

33 Men Hunted After Horrific Gang Rape Posted To Social Media

The Huffington Post | Jack Sommers | Posted 27.05.2016 | UK

Videos and pictures of the gang rape of a teenager, published to Twitter, have led to a police hunt for more than 30 men suspected of participating in...

This Is Why You Should NOT Go to the Olympics in Rio

Philippe Ladvocat | Posted 13.07.2016 | UK Sport
Philippe Ladvocat

This is not an easy article to write. Being a native of Brazil myself, I obviously root for the country to get better and stronger. And that's exactly why I can't stay quiet in this crucial moment. I won't mention all the amazingly beautiful nature, the warm and friendly people or the party atmosphere, that's well known. This is about the side you won't see in the Carnival pictures. So here is why you should not go to the Olympics in Rio...

What Has Violence Got to Do With the Olympic Games?

Beth McLoughlin | Posted 06.04.2016 | UK Sport
Beth McLoughlin

Despite the problems they face, all the vulnerable children I spoke to at the Street Child Games were looking forward to the Olympic Games in Rio this year. The power of sport to inspire and transform lives is immense - how much better it would be if that was harnessed without any harm being committed at the same time.

Top Ten Cities to Celebrate New Year's Eve | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Lifestyle

The year's end is soon upon us, and millions of revellers from around the world will be taking to the streets on December 31 to celebrate the end of 2015 and herald the beginning of 2016. But how do people celebrate the New Year around the world? We've picked 10 of the best cities to celebrate in - from Tokyo shrines to the beaches of Rio de Janeiro...

Would You Sleep in a Slum?

Katy Gough | Posted 15.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Katy Gough

Going on one of these tours, sleeping in a favela guesthouse or having dinner in a tourist friendly favela restaurant does offer an alternative to mainstream Rio. So, would YOU spend a night sleeping in a slum?

UK Paralympian Hopeful Won't Compete Because Her Disability Is 'Psychological'

The Huffington Post UK | Kathryn Snowdon | Posted 09.09.2015 | UK Sport

A British paralympian hopeful has been dropped from the canoeing squad over doubts about her disability. Charlotte Wilkinson-Burnett, who has been ...

There's Sun All Year Round Along Brazil's Eight Million Meters of Coastline

Vinicius Lummertz | Posted 25.08.2016 | UK Lifestyle
Vinicius Lummertz

The Brazilian summer officially begins towards the end of December when the countries of the northern hemisphere are going through harsh winters, but the sun shines all year round on our coast.

Fiji Has Never Won an Olympic Medal but Rio is Their Best Chance Yet - Exclusive Interview

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 30.07.2016 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

For those of us who haven't yet been formally introduced to rugby 7's and for those of you who are hardened fans of the sport I spoke to Ben Ryan, coach of the world's number one ranked rugby 7's team Fiji, to find out exactly how he feels about the upcoming Olympic games...

Brazil Welcomed 1.7million Tourists During World Cup Months

Vinicius Lummertz | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK
Vinicius Lummertz

Besides improving the perception of Brazil and increasing awareness of the diversity of the Brazilian people, the success of the large events we have held, culminating in the 2016 Olympic Games, will help to increase the influence that tourism has on Brazil's economic development.

The Boy Shot in a Rio Favela - One Year On, What's Changed?

Beth McLoughlin | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK
Beth McLoughlin

The process of pacification for Gabriel and his neighbours may be entering its second phase as the Olympics approaches, but the community is still a long way from peace.

12 Pictures Of People Who REALLY Don't Want To Be At The Rio Carnival

The Huffington Post UK | Ryan Barrell | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK

The Rio Carnival kicked off in Brazil this weekend, with millions turning out to celebrate the city's 450th birthday. It gives the people of Rio de...

A Guide to Rio Carnival

BarChick | Posted 14.04.2015 | UK Lifestyle

In Britain the start of Lent is marked with paltry pancakes. In Brazil, the whole country throws one of the biggest parties known to this planet, and we are quivering like a whippet at a racetrack in excitement. Baby, it's carnival time, and here's how to do it.

Superbug In Rio Waters Could Put Olympic Athletes At Risk

Huffington Post UK/ AP | Posted 16.12.2014 | UK

Scientists have discovered a 'superbug' in the waters that will be used for Olympic sailing and wind surfing events in Rio 2016. The KPC enzyme, n...