London 2012

All the latest news, photos and more from the spectacular 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, hosted in London

Will it be third time lucky for Olympic gymnast Beth Tweddle?

London 2012 will be gymnast Beth Tweddle’s third Olympics. However, the three-time world champion very nearly didn’t make the Team GB squad, having undergone knee surgery in April. Her preparation...

Spice Girls Geri and Emma enjoy conspiratorial pow-wow ahead of reunion

Spice Girls fans look set to get what they really, really want – to see the fab five back on stage. Days after teasing their followers with hints about a reunion, which most people think...

Danny Boyle swears 60,000 to secrecy over 'magnificently bonkers' Olympic ceremony

Danny Boyle, the man who found beauty in the ghettoes of Mumbai, has done it again. The Oscar-winning film maker treated 60,000 fans to a stunning preview of the London 2012 Olympics opening ceremony,...

Gary Lineker and Amanda Holden join Team Give Blood ahead of the Olympics

Gary Lineker is playing the red card this summer as he joins the drive to encourage more people to give blood. The Match of the Day host is one of eight celebrities backing the NHS Blood and Transplant...

Zara Phillips: The royal face of the London Games

It is a dream come true for Zara Phillips to compete in London 2012. The Queen's oldest granddaughter was forced to withdraw from the last two Olympic Games after her horse Toytown was injured.   Now,...

Mo Farah: The self deprecating but undoubtedly brilliant track and field star

One of Britain’s biggest hopes of double gold at the London Games is the modest, self deprecating but undoubtedly brilliant Mo Farah. The Somali-born English track and field star, who is the current...

Boris Johnson thrills royal audience with poetic performance

Members of the Olympic movement were given a taste of British culture at a Royal Opera House reception where London Mayor Boris Johnson welcomed them by reciting a poem in English and ancient Greek. Committee...

David Beckham leaves stunned fans snap happy

David Beckham had a surprise in store for some lucky shoppers in Stratford, London. On Monday, his sponsors Adidas invited members of the public to take pictures in their Olympics themed photo booth...

Kate backs Rebecca's bid for gold... and Jimmy Choos

They're both lovers of Jimmy Choo. The Duchess of Cambridge owns the brand's Vamp skyscrapers and Rebecca Adlington was presented with a pair of the label's golden heels by her local mayor to...

Quiz time: Wise up for the Games with our fun facts

With the torch approaching the end of its epic relay around Britain, Olympic fever is sweeping the country.Get ready for the sporting extravaganza with HELLO! Online's 2012 Games facts and figures....

Golden runner Christine Ohuruogu tells HELLO! what's spurring her on

She's Britain’s only reigning Olympic athletics champion. And, if Christine Ohuruogu gets her way, she'll soon be adding another gold to the one she won in Beijing. The 28-year-old, who hails from...

Exclusive chat with GB's modest million-pound girl, Jessica Ennis

Jessica Ennis' savvy sponsorship deals with companies like Adidas have her on course to earn £1 million for London's 2012 Games - the first female athlete ever to do so. The 26-year-old heptathlon...

The Olympic torch reaches new heights in sunny London

After more than 60 days touring Britain, the Olympic torch finally hit London on Saturday. To celebrate the arrival, the flame reached new heights as it was held aloft on the London Eye. Amelia Hempleman-Adams...

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson's Olympic mission for HELLO!

Tara Palmer-Tomkinson has posed as the ultimate Bond Girl and shown how to beat the traffic as London gears up for the Olympics in an exclusive shoot for HELLO! magazine. The fast-living socialite was...

Hair and beauty secrets behind three of Team GB's most glamorous sportswomen

They are all hoping for a place on the podium, but how will Britain's Olympians ensure they look their personal best from start to finish? We asked three of Team GB's more glamorous and talented sportswomen...

South Africa's Olympic swimmers get personal backing from Princess Charlene

When Princess Charlene heard the South African Olympic swimming team were having problems with funding and sponsorship, she stepped in to save the day. The wife of Prince Albert of Monaco offered to...

Victoria's secret: the cyclist with an iron will and a molten core

Female athletes get stereotyped, and Britain's Olympic cyclist, Victoria Pendleton, is under no illusion of the effect that can have. "Quite a lot of women in sport tend to take on an aggressive...



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