Tag : Sochi

Hamilton wins in Sochi

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MERCEDES won the constructors’ championship and Lewis Hamilton moved to within a whisker of winning the drivers’ championship after triumphing at an action-packed Grand Prix in Sochi, with Sebastian Vettel finishing second and Sergio Perez claiming a stunning third place. Seven of the 20 drivers dropped out overall, the joint-most this … Read More

Dominant Hamilton equals Mansell’s Race Win Record at Sochi

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The first Formula One race held at the remarkable ‘Sochi Autodrom’ street circuit, nestled amidst the equally astonishing Winter Olympic Park in this usually quiet Black Sea resort, promised to be a real spectacle. Even Russian President Vladimir Putin, a man instrumental in getting F1 to Russia for a reported … Read More

Comment | Thoughts on Sochi

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Last Sunday, snowboarder Jenny Jones made history by winning the first British medal at a Winter Olympics. However, the Sochi games this winter haven’t only got people talking about sport, but the wider issue of gay rights in Russia, and rightfully so. Despite being de-criminalised in 1993, 2013 saw the … Read More

Photojournal | FemJam 2014 – Cakes, campaigns and overcoming sexism

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Hundreds have turned out for LUU FemSoc’s first Feminist Jamboree, held at Leeds University Union. As well as a strong northern contingent of feminists in attendance – including those from Liverpool, Hull and Manchester – many have woken up in the early hours of the morning to travel from as … 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

Comment | Confront Sochi discrimination

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This week the 22nd Winter Olympics opened in the Russian city of Sochi, amidst ongoing controversy over the Russian government’s stance on LGBT rights. Last year, Putin’s government introduced a law banning ‘homosexual propaganda’ which has led to continued discrimination towards LGBT people. The issue has become unavoidable: even while the … Read More

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

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“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

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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

Sport | An Underdog Story – Nick Buckland's journey to Sochi

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Each week, LS Sport bring you the most inspiring sporting achievements which you may not have heard about, in our new ‘An Underdog Story’ blog. In a week which has seen Great Britain qualify for the Davis Cup quarter-finals for the first time in 46 years, and Yorkshire’s Jamie Nicholls … Read More