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.
A video from last year’s WAFF Women’s Club Championship has gone viral, and for all the right reasons. The football game was played in Jordan, between Arab Orthodox club and Shabab al Ordon club last […]
According to many researchers, physical exercise can considerably improve our mental health.
An investigation looking into the relationship between sport and psychology has proven that sports not only provide the opportunity to face fears, but also boost confidence and serotonin in individuals.
Image Credit: Ungry Young Man, Flickr, 24/10/18 Players, Supporters and Legends have all come together over the last week to celebrate 100 years of Leeds United. The club anthem was sung loud and proud in […]
Image Cred: theguardian.com When Patrick Day and Charles Conwell faced each other on Saturday 12th October, it was supposed to be one of the most memorable nights of their lives so far. Both fighters had […]
From refusing to let Black athletes compete to segregating the playing field so that Black athletes weren’t allowed to perform at the same time as White athletes; it is clear to say we have come a very long way. Although you may not be able to imagine a life of sport without the likes of Usain Bolt or Raheem Sterling, there are many African-American athletes which once ignored these barriers in order to not only pave the way for their fellow Black athletes in forthcoming centuries but to make the world a more equal platform. Over time, we have had the opportunity to witness many exceptional Black sporting figures that have made history and have changed the world of sport for good. We should be privileged that we were able to witness this.
Leeds Beckett claim victory in tennis, with extra preparation and funding providing them with the edge. With 24 fixtures taking place in one day, consisting of men and women’s top three teams, it is safe […]
The University of Leeds suffered a heartbreaking defeat to Leeds Becket, the game finishing an extremely close 65-63.
So, you’ve cancelled your gym membership and you’ve picked up the courage to move away from home. Want to stay fit and meet people with similar interests? Leeds University has so many sports clubs in-store that cater for all.
Sports clubs across the University are demanding change over lecture recording policy on match days. Polly Brooks, LUU Women’s Lacrosse Club’s 1st Team Captain, has led the movement in an Open Letter to the University […]
Image Credit: [The Times] The game was wedded to be ‘The Battle of Salah and Hazard’ by various tabloid media outlets, but this only tells the superficial side of the football match. Saturday’s late afternoon […]
Image Credit: [Robbie Cairns] Uni Find the Magic Combination to End Thirteen Years of Hurt against Beckett. After 14 years in the wilderness, and thirteen straight Beckett victories, Leeds University were finally pronounced annual Varsity […]