Tag : winter olympics

Super Saturday for Team GB in Pyeongchang

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Last Saturday Lizzy Yarnold’s final blitzing run put the cherry on the cake for what was a phenomenal skeleton campaign from Team GB. Following from Dom Parson’s impressive bronze in the men’s event, the ladies were able to deliver the goods from Pyeongchang after hitting worryingly fast-times in their trial … Read More

Comment | Thoughts on Sochi

5 years ago / 0 comments

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

5 years ago / 0 comments

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

Comment | Confront Sochi discrimination

5 years ago / 0 comments

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