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Iffley Road Sports Centre reopens after 197 days

Iffley Road Sports Centre reopened this morning 197 days after it closed its doors in March due to the COVID-19 pandemic. The reopening comes in time for the start of the University of Oxford’s Michaelmas term on 11 October. In their most recent coronavirus update, Oxford University Sport (OUS) stated: “We appreciate this has been Read More…

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University sporting fixture travel ban met with letter of appeal from clubs

Oxford University has announced their decision to prohibit travel to and from Oxford for sporting fixtures during the coronavirus pandemic. In response to their announcement, committee members of various non-contact, outdoor sports clubs sent a letter appealing the ban to the university’s Vice-Chancellor, Louise Richardson, this morning.

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Iffley Sports Centre will not be used as Michaelmas teaching space after 1500 sign open letter

The University of Oxford has released a statement confirming that plans to repurpose the sports halls at Iffley Road Sports Centre as teaching spaces have been abandoned. The statement says that the sports halls “are no longer under consideration for potential teaching and academic purposes in Michaelmas term” after the SFEC (Sports Federation Executive Committee) Read More…

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Oxford Sports Federation sends letter opposing repurposing of Iffley Sports Centre as teaching space

Oxford Sports Federation Executive Committee (SFEC) have sent an open letter opposing the university’s proposed repurposing of the Iffley Road Sports Centre as a teaching space for Michaelmas term. An email was distributed to committee members on 19 August detailing Oxford University’s ongoing considerations to use the two indoor sports halls at Iffley Road Sports Read More…

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OUAFC women’s team awarded equal Blues specifications

The OUAFC (Oxford University Association Football Club) women’s team now hold the same Blues specifications as the men’s team, after the Oxford Blues Committee passed the motion by 36 votes to 4. A merger with the men’s team also means that the 2020-21 season will be the first in which the OUAFC budget will be Read More…

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Lights Out and Away We Go – Formula 1 is Back

As the first international sport to return, more eyes than ever have been on Formula 1 and the FIA (International Automobile Foundation), observing how the sport copes with the COVID-19 pandemic. A raft of measures have been put in place; everyone wears masks; presenters socially distance amongst themselves and when talking to drivers; teams have Read More…

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Football news: Oxford United remain in League One as Wycombe Wanderers seize Championship spot

Oxford United’s hopes for promotion to the Championship next season were disappointed after Wycombe Wanderers capitalised on a late penalty to take the win. The much-anticipated game took place at Wembley on 13 July after the entire squad and staff passed extensive COVID-19 tests to ensure safety in the play-off final. Oxford went down a Read More…

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Fears for return of sport in Michaelmas as Oxford University Sport launches new mobile app

This week, Oxford University Sport announced the launch of a free mobile app to provide information about bookings, virtual classes and the reopening of university sport facilities. The new app is set to facilitate access to virtual classes as well as updates on when the Iffley Road Sports Centre facilities are set to reopen after Read More…