Tag : olympics

Out at the Winter Olympics

8 months ago / 0 comments

Western media is falling over itself to celebrate queer visibility at the Winter Olympics. If you're desperate to accrue credibility as a progressive then the very least you could do is explain why it actually means something. Sometimes it's life-affirming to see something queer that is not explicitly about the ... Read More

Report into doping accuses Sir Bradley Wiggins of “crossing ethical line”

8 months ago / 0 comments

When thinking about doping many think of: the recent Russian scandal, which shows no signs of abating; the recent case of Maria Sharapova; or the infamous case of Lance Armstrong, who inspired the world by beating cancer, raising money for charity whilst continuing to be, or at least seeming to … Read More

From Brazil to Briggate: Olympic heroes return

2 years ago / 0 comments

Yorkshire Olympians and Paralympians celebrated their success at Rio this week during a homecoming parade organised by Leeds City Council. Thousands lined the streets to cheer on athletes as they rode around Leeds on open top buses. Yorkshire Olympians brought home 14 out of an overall total of 67 medals … Read More

The Future of the Summer Olympics: Too Hot to Handle

2 years ago / 0 comments

This summer, no matter where you went or what you found yourself doing, you’d have been hard pressed to miss the plethora of sporting prowess that we have been treated to. No more so than with the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Olympic Games, which proved to be Britain’s most successful … Read More

Whitlock Makes History: Team GB's Greatest living Gymnast

2 years ago / 0 comments

Over the last few days, it is safe to say that Britain was glued to their television screens by the utterly superhuman skills of the men’s artistic gymnastics. Max Whitlock, 23, became Great Britain’s first all-round men’s gymnastics medallist in 108 years after claiming bronze just behind Japan’s Kohei Uchimura … Read More

2024: The Olympics that nobody wants to host

3 years ago / 0 comments

The recent decision by the residents of Hamburg to vote ‘No’ in a referendum to host the Olympic Games is one which follows a growing trend, that of cities rejecting the games in favour of a more useful and honest approach to the spending of public funds. With just over … Read More

Sport | Winter Olympics – The week ahead

5 years ago / 179 comments

After an exhilarating first week and a half of speed, snow and controversy at Sochi 2014 there are still plenty more events to look forward to. Here’s when and what to watch. Monday The weeks action continues with one of the more popular sports of the games, as the two man … Read More

Sport | Lizzie Armitstead going for gold in Glasgow

5 years ago / 0 comments

With the Tour de France’s Grand Depart in Yorkshire this summer, the Commonwealth Games in Glasgow and the first women’s Tour of Britain, cyclist Lizzie Armitstead is preparing for a massive year. The 2012 Olympic silver medallist caught up with LS Sport’s Ste Topping last Friday. For many, Lizzie Armitstead … Read More

Sport | Jenny Jones secures first ever GB medal on snow in slopestyle

5 years ago / 0 comments

“Britain just dominated the slopestyle”. Of course, this is not strictly true. Any rational observer would see that Norway’s silver in the men’s, Finland’s in the women’s, and a gold medal in each for the USA left all with more marked progression up the leader board. But in the obscured … Read More

Sport | Sochi Winter Olympics Preview

5 years ago / 0 comments

This year in Sochi at the 2014 Winter Olympics, Team GB have the chance to become the most successful Winter Olympics ever, targetting 3-7 medals this year. The last time Britain managed to win 3 medals at the Winter Olympics was in 1936. Since then there have been magical moments … Read More