Tag: Olympics

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…

Sport

Phelps: More Than Just A Statistic

If anyone embodied the phrase healthy body, unhealthy mind in 2014, it was US Olympic swimmer Michael Phelps. His towering frame lends itself to his projected image of Nietzsche’s ‘Superman’; but as the philosopher predicted, nihilism has overcome the 29-year-old, who pled guilty to drink driving in October. Fears have grown about the 29-year-old’s mental…

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