UK Sports

Ex-Darts Champion Eric Bristow Loses Sky Sports Role Over Football Sex Abuse Comments

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 29.11.2016 | UK

Eric Bristow has lost his role with Sky Sports after suggesting on Twitter that football abuse victims were “wimps”. A Sky spokesman told the BBC:...

Is Technology The New Performance Enhancing Drugs?

Sam Lewis-Hargreave | Posted 23.11.2016 | UK Tech
Sam Lewis-Hargreave

But there is another thing that could be just as unfair and just as advantageous, and it's being used in sports everywhere: technology. So should the public aim some of their outrage at technology like a donor of toxin-free urine aiming into a bottle? Let's see how tech is used in sports to find out.

The Future Of Sports Broadcasting - Are We Switching Off Our TVs?

Lenah Ueltzen-Gabell | Posted 21.11.2016 | UK Tech
Lenah Ueltzen-Gabell

When it comes to monetisation, sure, live broadcasting is arguably the last bastion of televised sport, but video platforms and social apps are making a beeline for the pot of more than $200bn of ad spend put into it by brands and advertisers. Facebook, Yahoo and Twitter are all eyeing sports media rights as a way to swell engagement - and therefore their coffers - on their platforms.

MMA Fighter Reveals Brutal Reality Of Sport With Black Eye Selfie

The Huffington Post | Natasha Hinde | Posted 22.09.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Mixed Martial Arts (MMA) fighter Anastasia Yankova has offered fans an insight into the brutal reality of the sport. Yankova, 25, sported a swollen f...

Another Dope In Sports - The Scandal Of Unequal Pay

Fiona Hotston Moore | Posted 19.09.2016 | UK Sport
Fiona Hotston Moore

Equality in sports ought to be a given, so the fact that professional women participants still generally earn less than their male equivalents is a scandal... The Gender Balance in Global Sport report just published has found what it calls a 'vast' wage gap still existing, two years after first highlighting the problem.

Rio Paralympics 2016. Are People With Disabilities Superhuman Or Simply Human?

Luca Badetti | Posted 16.09.2016 | UK Sport
Luca Badetti

As the Rio 2016 Paralympics continue in Rio de Janeiro, Brazil, international attention of varying degree is being given to this second round of Olympic sport galore, involving persons who have disabilities.

The Ten Most Amazing Sports Stadiums In The World

Ross Ayling | Posted 14.09.2016 | UK Sport
Ross Ayling

Sport has never been just about playing; it's also about spectating. The start-up of the football season will see many of us yet again travel all over the country (and Europe) in support of our clubs - and we love it. If we didn't have these beautifully constructed arenas designed specifically to accommodate our live viewing experience, sport simply wouldn't be the same...

Kosovan Athlete In Tears As She Claims Country's First Ever Olympic Medal

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 08.08.2016 | UK

Kosovo has won its first ever Olympic medal - and it’s a gold. Majlinda Kelmendi defeated Italy’s Odette Giuffrida in the women’s 52-kilogram ju...

The 11 Greatest Olympic Underdog Stories That Prove Anything Is Possible

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 03.08.2016 | UK

Usain Bolt, Mo Farah and Jessica Ennis-Hill - there are plenty of athletes who we’ve come to expect medals from at the Olympics. But what about the ...

Here's What You Need To Know About The Olympics Opening Ceremony

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 05.08.2016 | UK

When is the Olympics opening ceremony? The ceremony begin at 8pm local time in Rio - which translates as midnight UK time - on Friday 5 August. Where...

RideLondon Cyclist Dies Doing 'Something Beautifully Selfless And Kind'

The Huffington Post | Steven Hopkins | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK

The death of a RideLondon cyclist who took part in the race to fundraise for Cancer Research UK, has led to a flood of donations being made to his fun...

Fifty Years Winning The World Cup - Can You Rate England's Proudest Sporting Moments?

The Huffington Post | Sarah Harris1 | Posted 30.07.2016 | UK

Saturday marks half a century since England’s proudest football moment: winning the 1966 World Cup. Skipper Bobby Moore lifted the Jules Rimet troph...

Live Slow and Sail Fast (Cast Off the Shackles)

Louis McIntosh | Posted 14.07.2016 | UK
Louis McIntosh

Many of us live vicariously through soap operas, fantasy games and in the not too distant future through a VR headset. Our essential being is being l...

10 Of The Most Unusual Injuries In Sporting History

Jen Barton | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Lifestyle

Injuries are a common issue in the world of elite sports, from the hamstring strains and ACL tears that plague footballers to rugby players' ankle spr...

The Data Game

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 11.07.2016 | UK Sport
Nicholas Shaw

Like most kids, I spent many a day dream winning trophies and representing my country on various sporting battlefields. Like most adults, I spend many an hour shouting at or cheering on the men and women who actually made those dreams a reality.

The Data Game

Nicholas Shaw | Posted 08.07.2016 | UK Tech
Nicholas Shaw

Like most kids, I spent many a day dream winning trophies and representing my country on various sporting battlefields. Like most adults, I spend many an hour shouting at or cheering on the men and women who actually made those dreams a reality.

Social Sports: Four Ways Sports Can Engage and Entertain on Social Media

Tamara Littleton | Posted 23.06.2016 | UK Tech
Tamara Littleton

Sports brands and organisations can use social media, not only as a way to keep fans updated with the latest news, but to get others interested in sports. It's not just about promoting the team, and by extension its brand, it's about having conversations that build lasting relationships with people. Using social media, sports stars, teams and brands can keep fans invested in sport all year round.

Celebrity Parents Reveal How To Build Life Skills

The Huffington Post | Phillip Othen | Posted 06.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education

As parents, we want our children to grow up with the skills they need to cope with the challenges life throws at them. Whether that’s communication,...

Will Second Screening Have an Impact on the Way We Consume and Interact With Live Sports?

Jason Mander | Posted 21.06.2016 | UK Tech
Jason Mander

With the Euros now in full swing, there's little doubt that the digital landscape across Europe has changed significantly since the tournament's last outing in Poland and the Ukraine back in 2012.

Win A School Masterclass With A World-Class Athlete

The Huffington Post | Phillip Othen | Posted 20.07.2016 | UK Universities & Education

Sky Academy has a unique chance for your child. Created by Sky, it offers opportunities and experiences to help young people build skills and experien...

Sweet FA

Brandy Brewer | Posted 19.05.2016 | UK Sport
Brandy Brewer

So, will The FA Cup ever get its Prestige back or is the demise set to continue? Personally I would love to see the Clubs and players get some passion back for it with the help of some chart toppers to join them, Chelsea - I'm totally available for the Cheesy music Video FYI!

Bye Bye Benitez

Brandy Brewer | Posted 12.05.2016 | UK Sport
Brandy Brewer

I've had a bit of a love hate relationship with Newcastle United fans, I love their passion for their club and you have to have the up most respect for them for that, but you get one little transfer deal fall through like 'Bas Dost' not signing on Tuesday ;) and you would think I personally relegated them from the amount of abuse I got off a majority of them on Twitter!

This Is What Serena Williams' Fans Think About Her Being Photoshopped

The Huffington Post | Poorna Bell | Posted 29.04.2016 | UK Lifestyle

It seems crackers that one of the world's best athletes, Serena Williams, should have to defend herself against comments about her physique. So when ...

The Tale of 'Whacker' Reid

Sean O'Callaghan | Posted 25.04.2016 | UK
Sean O'Callaghan

The Easter Rising that took place in Dublin in 1916 was organised by a small group of conspirators in the Irish Republican Brotherhood; a secret revolutionary movement which was founded in Ireland and America in the mid-nineteenth century. The actual Rising was carried out by a group of the Irish Volunteers, without the knowledge of most of its leaders or members, in alliance with the small citizen army led by the revolutionary socialist James Connolly. Close to 500 people died in the Rising, mostly Irish civilians - fifteen of the leaders were executed in Dublin...

The Ultimate UEFA Euro 2016 City Guide - Lens

Layla Anna-Lee | Posted 10.06.2016 | UK Sport
Layla Anna-Lee

In just over two months the Euros will be upon us. Alongside my special guests I've shown you Marseille, Lyon and Toulouse but currently you have no i...