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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Woman in the Middle

Rebecca Welch. Remember the name. Recently, Welch made history, becoming the first female referee appointed to officiate a game in the English Football League, when she oversaw Port Vale’s 2-0 win in their League Two clash away to Harrogate Town. Astute readers may point out that Amy Fearn was the first woman ever to referee…

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Is Lewis Hamilton already F1’s Greatest Of All Time ahead of what could well be his ‘Last Dance’?

Every F1 fan has a favourite driver, an icon they support due to their success, their driving style, or sometimes just their general demeanour off track. This often makes it difficult to objectively view one driver as the ‘best’. When thinking about all-time greats, there is Juan Manuel Fangio, Jim Clark, Niki Lauda, Ayrton Senna,…

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Welcome to Formula 1.2.E

“It goes against the DNA of the sport”, “If we were meant to have it, we’d have it by now”. These are often the responses you would receive should you suggest any changes to the structure of Formula 1 to an individual so pedantic they probably watch paint dry, just to make sure it’s even….

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It is Okay to Not be Okay: FC Not Alone

Suicide is the biggest killer of men under the age of 45 in the UK. On average, 125 people in the UK take their own lives. Every. Single. Week. With approximately three quarters of this saddening statistic being male, more needs to be done to encourage men to engage in open discussion about their mental…


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