Torch Relay

PHOTOS: From Abbey Road To Stratford

PA | Posted 29.08.2012 | UK

As dawn was breaking across London, the Paralympic torch was being carried through the capital towards the Olympic Park, where tonight it will ignite ...

Paralympics 'Showcase All That Is Good', Says Minister

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 25.08.2012 | UK

The lighting of the Paralympic Flame at Northern Ireland's devolved parliament has shone the message of the power of human endeavour and energy, it ha...

Paralympic Torch Relay Underway (PICTURES)

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK

The Paralympic Games torch relay was kicked off on Friday at a London ceremony attended by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, London mayor Boris Johns...

Conditional Love for the Olympics

Michael Volpe | Posted 27.09.2012 | UK Sport
Michael Volpe

A billion words have been written about the opening ceremony so I won't add to them, save to say that it has given a little boost to the nation's feelings for the Games which nevertheless still teeter on the line between a full embrace and complete intolerance.

Olympics: What's in a Flame?

Neil Sinclair | Posted 25.09.2012 | UK Sport
Neil Sinclair

I have always loved the Olympics and really wanted my troopers to experience the excitement of the greatest sporting event on earth first hand. So I tried everything I could to get tickets: I entered the ticket lotteries for the Olympics and Paralympics, and every competition to win tickets that I could find. But it was all to no avail. I could not get a single ticket. It would be fair to say I was bitterly disappointed.

London 2012: Whatever Happened to the Standing Long Jump?

Simon Welfare | Posted 24.09.2012 | UK
Simon Welfare

In the Olympic Café, just a bacon buttie's throw from Wembley Stadium, enthusiasm for the London Olympics was decidedly muted. But then this was 2002: even the Athens Games were still a couple of years away, and whatever goes for tumbleweed in East London was still blowing through the unregenerated Lower Lea Valley.

The Torch Relay - The Olympic Ideal in Flames

Sam Fraser | Posted 15.09.2012 | UK Sport
Sam Fraser

I love the Olympics, love the endeavour, the challenge to push the limits of human capability. I love the competition, the striving, the winning and the losing; the podium moments, the team hugs and the heartbreak interviews. But that is not what the torch relay or indeed, these Games themselves are about. They are about consumption.

Teenage Olympic Torch Bearer Goes Missing

Posted 29.06.2012 | UK

An Ethiopian teenager has gone missing in Nottingham just hours after taking part in the Olympic torch relay on Thursday. Natnael Yemane, 15, is kn...

Olympic Torch Relay Rehearsal Kicks Off In Leicestershire

PA/Huffington Post UK | Posted 20.04.2012 | UK

A full dress rehearsal for the London 2012 Olympics torch relay is under way with Leicestershire bearers leading the way. Some 122 participants fro...

London 2012: The Home Straight Finally Beckons

Sri Sritharan | Posted 19.06.2012 | UK Sport
Sri Sritharan

The shrill of a ringing bell carries a number of connotations. With this being a piece on London 2012, it could be a hackneyed reference to a city waking up to the dawn of a new beginning come July. It could even be more on-the-nose with some reference to Big Ben chiming welcoming tones to the arriving world...

London 2012: Full List Of Olympic Torch Route Stops

Huffington Post UK | Posted 06.01.2012 | UK

The full list of locations for the Olympic torch relay route has been announced. Organisers claim that more than 1,000 villages and towns will be v...