Sport / 20/07/2021 A Tumultuous Time for Tokyo Olympics

The postponed Tokyo Olympics were never going to run smoothly during a global pandemic, Olympics rarely ever do. The times we live in are unprecedented but, in the past few weeks, various Olympic governing bodies have created controversies which are set to overshadow the much-anticipated games. Fina, the governing body for Olympic water sports events,...

Sport / 20/07/2021 Domestic Abuse in football: The dark side of the European Championships

24-hour Confidential Domestic Abuse Helpline: 01543 676800 Excitement had reached fever-pitch in England with the success of the national team reigniting spirit among those who fervently believe ‘it’s coming home’. However, it’s important to understand, for some, the European Championships have brought home the reality of the dark world of domestic abuse. During the 2018...

Sport / 20/07/2021 The UEA Sport Awards Set to Conclude a Unique Year of Sport

The UEA Sport Awards will take place as a virtual event on 16 July and will end a university sports season like no other. The nominations have already been announced for the awards, of which there are 17 sports awards and 12 social media awards for teams and individuals representing the impressive array of sports...

Sport / 20/07/2021 How England won our hearts

Until Euro 2020, England men’s football team had won every final they’d been in since 1966: The team’s famous World Cup win against West Germany remained the only time the three lions reached a major tournament final. Until now. This year, the pressure of a nation rested on the second youngest team in the championship....

Sport / 20/07/2021 UEA Sport wins the National Diversity and Inclusion Award at the 2021 BUCS Awards

The incredible effort demonstrated by UEA Sport and all who were involved in the Pride in UEA Sport campaign has been recognised at the 2021 BUCS Awards. In winning the National Diversity and Inclusion Award, UEA has risen above competition from other universities across the UK. The campaign was organised by the UEA Hockey Club...

Breaking News, Main Stories, News, Sport / 11/07/2021 Italy beats England in the Euros 2021 finals

Italy wins the UEFA European Championship 2021 after triumphing 3:2 over England after penalties. The game, played at Wembley on 11 June in the pouring rain, saw Luke Shaw sending the score to 1:0 in England’s favour at the two minute mark. At 35 minutes, a shot by Federico Chiesa missed the goal by inches...

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Interview, Sport

“You only have to look at the odd clip of [football] before the pandemic and you remember how good it was”: an interview with Norwich City correspondent for The Athletic, Michael Bailey

The landscape of sports journalism has rapidly transformed over the last decade. At the forefront of this change is The Athletic, a subscription-based platform covering sports news from around the world. Founded only five years ago in 2016, the company has quickly expanded to become one of the most reputable sources around, positioning itself as…

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Anti-Social Media: Will a Boycott Help?

The players and staff of Championship side Swansea City are set to boycott social media for one week. This decision was taken following a number of footballers, including several of the club’s players, being racially abused via the platforms in recent weeks. The Welsh club, in announcing their collective social media blackout, released the following…

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Two More Years of Hurt Await

David Baddiel and Frank Skinner must love the fact that ‘Three Lions: Its Coming Home’ will continue to make the charts every two years for the rest of their lives. Yet, to me, it always seems out of place. After all, the song is all about winning. Something that, sadly, England very rarely does. On…


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