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Concussion protocols in sport: a no-brainer?

Sports organisations across Britain are implementing new rules to protect players at all levels from the long-term effects of concussion and head trauma. In February, the English Football Association banned primary school-aged children from heading footballs in training, due to fears that doing so at a young age could add to the likelihood of dementia Read More…

Sports News

Sport: old guard shines as the Masters 2020 gets underway

The inaugural Autumn Masters was always set to provide a new challenge to the golfers in an already difficult year. With rain delaying the first tee times by three hours, 45 players were unable to finish their round before night fell. The combination of the cooler autumn conditions and the heavy rain flooding several greens Read More…

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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…

Columns

More Than The Game: Dancing On The Edge Of The Abyss

When something disrupts the world’s most popular sport, the impact goes way beyond supporters being left bored twice a week. Coronavirus stopped football in its tracks, jeopardising the eco-system that nurtures the livelihoods of thousands of people, both inside the footballing world and its periphery businesses.