The whole case of Folau is quite symbolic of LGBT in sport, many institutions, teams and players actively showing their support and vehemently expressing their displeasure at those exhibiting homophobic comments; meanwhile, a minority continue to show lack of awareness or acceptance.
2014, like all even years, possessed two of the biggest sporting events, both the Olympic Games and the Men’s World Cup. While the Winter Olympics doesn’t necessarily possess the same appeal as it’s Summer counterpart, this one, held in Sochi, was especially special from a geopolitical point of view, as Russia and Russia’s government would be under the microscope due to recent events between Ukraine and Russia. Meanwhile, the Summer brought an especially exciting World Cup, with Brazil hosting their first World Cup since 1950 – where they were embarrassed by a shock defeat to Uruguay. The decision to hand Brazil the World Cup came under criticism from those inside and out who felt Brazil could have spent the money wiser, with over 5 million in extreme poverty – according to World Bank.
Spain’s all-time top international, and World Cup, goalscorer this week has decided to hang up the boots. The 37 year-old had a very illustrious career, playing in Spain, USA, Australia, and Japan. Breaking records in every league he played in. In a quote this week, David Villa described his retirement as, “It’s better to leave football before football leaves me.”
During their match against Leeds Beckett, the Women’s Rugby Union’s First Team won 19-12 setting a first for Headingley Stadium. The University of Leeds recorded a monumental win in the inaugural Women’s Rugby Varsity match at […]
The match started off with Leeds University on the back foot, with Leeds University fly-half, Hannah Morton, making a great tackle on Beckett’s left-winger, Olivia Almond. After a slightly cautious first five minutes, Leeds University […]
White wine with chicken. Pitta with humous. Ferrari winning in Italy. Is there anything more natural, or fitting? Yet this is Ferrari’s first Monza win in nine years, as Leclerc secured victory – and it wasn’t without controversy.
Bianca Andreescu becomes the first teenager to win her maiden Grand Slam since Maria Sharapova at Wimbledon in 2004. The Canadian defeated Serena Williams, 37, in straight sets in the all North American US Open Final; meanwhile, Nadal edges one closer to Federer in overall Grand Slam titles, as he played with equanimity in the deciding set against Russia’s Daniil Medvedev.
Two sides playing back to back, like Spurs and Manchester City have, is the footballing equivalent saying goodbye to a friend, that you end up going the same way as; both have run out of […]
[Image Credit: beIN Sports] On 9th of March 2015 it was announced that the United Arab Emirates would be hosting the 2019 Asian Cup finals, positioning itself two years before Qatar and the Middle East […]
Image Credit [Maxim] A controversial split decision marred a ‘what could have been’ night for Tyson Fury, as Deontay Wilder retains WBC heavyweight belt in biggest selling pay-to-view in 15 years. Fury has made requests […]