Discover how UCL has been involved in the Olympic and Paralympic games. 

UCL involvement

Thumbnail: Installation by UCL BartlettThumbnail: Eva Farace with Russell BrandThumbnail: Gill Gregory with WenlockThumbnail: Valerie Hazan holds the Olympic torchThumbnail: Carl Lewis outside UCL quadThumbnail: 'Olympian minds' discussionThumbnail: Panel discussion about optimising sport performanceThumbnail: Opening ceremony with Phil KellyThumbnail: Olympics showing inside UCL quadThumbnail: Installation in SydneyThumbnail: Universal Tea Machine installationThumbnail: Maria Wykes with mobility teamThumbnail: UCL students volunteer for Paralymics taster dayThumbnail: Becky Chamberlain at Olympic opening ceremonyThumbnail: Abigail IrozuruThumbnail: Daniella AfeltraThumbnail: Ian NeedlehamThumbnail: UCL student torchbearers

Events blogs

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UCL academic and Olympic choir aim for Christmas number one

Professor Valerie Hazan (UCL Speech Hearing and Phonetic Sciences) sings with the Games Maker choir, made up of more than 300 volunteers from this summer’s Olympic and Paralympic Games. Their single, ‘I Wish For You The World’, is written by Alistair Griffin, who has written a number of sports-related tracks. Read more and watch the video on UCL News. More...

A Culture of Success Will be the Olympics' Greatest Legacy

Professor Stephen Caddick (UCL Vice-Provost, Enterprise) talks about how, post-Olympics, our newly instilled culture of self-belief could yet be the greatest legacy. Read: Huffington Post More...

Joel Joseph's experience taking part in the London 2012 Olympic Games Opening Ceremony

Joel Joseph, a UCL Ear Institute student, took part in the hugely spectacular Olympic games opening ceremony viewed by an estimated one billion people worldwide. Read more at the UCL Ear Institute website.