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Coronavirus and sport: Professional sport in England will not resume until the 1st of June

The British government has announced, as part of its plans to ease the lockdown restrictions implemented in light of the coronavirus, that professional sporting events will not take place in England until the 1st of June at the very earliest.

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Commemorating Olympic memories

I was first swept up by the Olympic storm in the build-up to the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics. Initially unaware of what the Olympics was about, having been too young to fully appreciate the Beijing 2008 Olympics, I began to take a keen interest in all the events leading up to the opening ceremony. Read More…

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Podcasts play on after coronavirus football ban

Just as shocking as the thought that the footballing globe might stop spinning due to the recent Covid-19 outbreak is the idea that the media satellites that orbit it might simultaneously come crashing down. The age of social media has only multiplied the number of pre-existing sources of dissection of the minutiae of footballers’ performances, Read More…

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St Hilda’s win Men’s Cuppers: the underdog’s journey

Football Cuppers: the oldest football competition in the world; a trophy worth over £250,000 and safely guarded at Iffley. This is the history and prestige that 28 teams fight so passionately for over five months of the year. This year’s competition proved that reputation means nothing as underdogs St Hilda’s triumphed against Pembroke at the Read More…

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Djokovic recovers to defend Australian Open against Thiem

Novak Djokovic successfully defended his Australian Open title last Sunday, defeating Dominic Thiem 6-4 4-6 2-6 6-3 6-4 to win his eighth title in Melbourne. Djokovic clinched his 17th Grand Slam overall, becoming the first man in the Open era to win a Grand Slam in three different decades. Following the publishing of the new Read More…

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Sporting moments of the decade

Where to begin when thinking of the best sporting moments of the last decade? From its opening, the 2010s made sure to impress; June 22nd 2010 saw John Isner and Nicolas Mahut play the longest match in tennis history at three days. Wimbledon has since changed its rules on fifth-set tiebreaks to avoid a repeat. Read More…

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Six Nations: France v England

France 24-17 England Following the success of last year’s World Cup, this first game was not what England would have hoped for. Arriving in a rainy Paris, England were unable to lift the mood or counter the spirits of a roaring French home crowd. One commentator described it as an “hostile environment; wonderful atmosphere”. For Read More…