Tag: Olympics

Climate Change, Science

The Sustainability Of The Olympic Games

The Tokyo Olympics held this year aimed to be the most sustainable Olympic Games ever held. However, eco-friendly experts believe not enough is being done to combat the impact on the climate.  Organisers in Tokyo have gone to extreme lengths in order to keep the games as environmentally friendly as possible. Athletes have spoken at…


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…


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,…


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…


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…


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…

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December 2021
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