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Sport

Concrete meets Giorgos Kakkouras

UEA is fast gaining a good reputation in university sport, but with Norwich’s temperate climate, few would associate it with international snow sports. One student, however, is trying to change that. First year law student Giorgos Kakkouras, 20, is a rising star in the world of Downhill Skiing, and one of UEA’s 36 current Sport…

Sport

Squash Season Preview

Squash is a well-known sport, although unfortunately it is not yet played in the Olympics. Matches are best of 3 or 5 games, where each game is played to 11 points. However, if the score reaches 10-all, the game will continue until one player leads by 2 points. UEA’s Squash team is for the most…

Sport

UK Athletics defends decision to fund Farah

Although it is unlikely that world class marathoner Mo Farah will run for Britain again, UK Athletics have nevertheless decided to financially support the runner by continuing to fund his Performance Programme. This critically acclaimed, famous programme, UK Sport’s National Lottery funded initiative, included a total of 112 athletes across Olympic Podium, Paralympic Podium Potential…

Sport

UEA swimming club members go for gold in Mexico

2012 was an unforgettable year for British sport. The Olympic Games in London engrossed the nation and seemed to be the number one thing on everyone’s lips during the summer. What few people seemed to anticipate however, was that this buzz the Olympics created would continue on into the Paralympics. It could be said, therefore,…

Science

Outbreak of the Zika virus in the Americas

At the beginning of the month, the World Health Organisation (WHO) declared that the disease linked to the Zika virus had reached the level of a global emergency. This infection has been linked to cases of microcephaly, a condition where babies are born with underdeveloped brains, causing the head to be smaller in size compared…

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