Interview, Sport / 14/09/2021 Interview with UEA Sport’s James Raywood

What is your role at UEA? Student Sport Operations Manager What are your ambitions for UEA Sport this academic year? We are looking forward to a ‘normal’ year in terms of sport and physical activity where the lifting of covid restrictions should allow a full programme to take place. We are excited to reinstate our...

Sport / 14/09/2021 Paralympics: A Series of Incredible Sporting Feats

After being delayed for a year due to the pandemic, it was an absolute joy to watch the Paralympic Games this summer. I think anyone would agree the skills, determination, and success of our athletes this year was incredible. Taking place in Tokyo, running from the 24th August to the 5th September, Great Britain finished...

Sport / 14/09/2021 Afghan Sport and the Struggles Amid Fear and Uncertainty

Following the Taliban’s rapid takeover, Afghan sport has understandably been thrown into confusion. The resilience of all Afghan sportspeople is admirable: whether cricketers still training in Afghanistan despite the mass evacuation taking place, athletes who continued representing their country across the world, or the girls’ national football team who were not lucky enough to make...

Climate Change, Sport / 14/09/2021 Formula E: Racing to Save the Environment?

Nine teams, one female and one male driver on each, all-electric SUVs – Extreme E is changing the face of not only motorsport but sport in general. Started in 2019 by Formula E founder Alejandro Agag, Extreme E follows the same skeleton of the usual motorsports, where each race occurs in a different location. However,...

Sport / 14/09/2021 Transfer Window: the wildest yet?

The football transfer window closed on 31st August after one of the strangest and cheapest windows in Premier League history. Apart from the eye catching £100m spent by Manchester City on Jack Grealish and Chelsea’s £97.5 million fee for Romelu Lukaku, most clubs showed an unusual degree of spending restraint after reduced ticket sales due...

Sport / 17/08/2021 Women’s Cricket: Levelling the playing field?

This summer marked the much-anticipated arrival of the Hundred. A new cricket tournament in England and Wales, consisting of 100 balls per side. The increased speed of games is aimed at encouraging people to follow cricket who have not previously been fans. Notably, women’s cricket has been the undoubted success story of the tournament so...

Sport

Interview, Sport

Interview with UEA Sport’s James Raywood

What is your role at UEA? Student Sport Operations Manager What are your ambitions for UEA Sport this academic year? We are looking forward to a ‘normal’ year in terms of sport and physical activity where the lifting of covid restrictions should allow a full programme to take place. We are excited to reinstate our…

Sport

Afghan Sport and the Struggles Amid Fear and Uncertainty

Following the Taliban’s rapid takeover, Afghan sport has understandably been thrown into confusion. The resilience of all Afghan sportspeople is admirable: whether cricketers still training in Afghanistan despite the mass evacuation taking place, athletes who continued representing their country across the world, or the girls’ national football team who were not lucky enough to make…

Sport

Transfer Window: the wildest yet?

The football transfer window closed on 31st August after one of the strangest and cheapest windows in Premier League history. Apart from the eye catching £100m spent by Manchester City on Jack Grealish and Chelsea’s £97.5 million fee for Romelu Lukaku, most clubs showed an unusual degree of spending restraint after reduced ticket sales due…

Sport

Women’s Cricket: Levelling the playing field?

This summer marked the much-anticipated arrival of the Hundred. A new cricket tournament in England and Wales, consisting of 100 balls per side. The increased speed of games is aimed at encouraging people to follow cricket who have not previously been fans. Notably, women’s cricket has been the undoubted success story of the tournament so…

Sport

Burst Bubble – a Covid Opportunity

Covid-19 has turned the world upside down. This has been no different in sport around the world where every sportsperson has felt some impact, whether that be interruption of entire seasons, being forced to isolate from a game, or having to remember Covid protocols. No case of Covid chaos was more disruptive than the entire…

Sport

The Magic of the Olympics

Matching the tally from London 2012, Team GB finished a very respectable fourth in the medal table behind the host nation Japan. In an Olympics scarred by the global pandemic, there were numerous firsts achieved by Team GB before the games even had begun. The Tokyo 2020 squad is the first Olympic representation of Great…


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