Monday, July 24, 2017
Katherine Grainger took silver in the double sculls yesterday to become the most decorated woman in British Olympic history.
Former St Andrews student Charlotte Taylor came agonisingly close to contention in Rio but just missed out on the rowing semi-finals.
It will in all likelihood be the sporting highlight of the summer. In August, over 10,000 athletes from over 200 nations will descend on Rio de Janeiro, to compete in 306 events, in 28 sports. Kosovo and South Sudan will be competing at their first Olympics, the first to be held in South America. Rugby Sevens and Golf will...
Former features editor of The Saint Nina Zietman gives her insight into life at the Sochi 2014 games.
Miro Ralston gives his views on the controversy surrounding the upcoming Winter Games in Sochi
Richard Browne, on behalf of BUCS, updates us on the WUGS

In review: A summer of sport

As a keen football fan, sum­mertime (as Lana Del Rey so accu­rately said) is one full of sadness. Yes, there are a number of pre-sea­son fixtures, but they’re just not of the same intensity as the cut and thrust of a Premier League match or a Champions League final. Football did feature this sum­mer, however, and it came with an...

Fight for Funding

Far from the glamour and excitement depicted of the Olympics lies the unspoken inner-workings of funding. Women’s volleyball is a magnificent newcomer to the Great British Olympic scene, but it hasn't arrived with an easy ride: imagine the epic LOST tale, only a little easier to understand and a whole lot less cosmopolitan. Having the rare pleasure of witnessing the journey...

The year that was 2012

Andrew McQuillan reviews this year's sporting world To quote lifestyle guru, Daily Mail reader and eminent sportscaster Alan Partridge, “what a year it’s been for sport”. Although thoroughly disagreeable generally, one cannot disagree with the king of early morning radio in this instance. Casting our beverage-ridden minds back through the sands of 2012, one would agree that it has been...
Wembley Stadium, 9th August 2012 The women's football final was played out in front of a record crowd for a women’s game at Wembley Stadium, surrounded by an atmosphere totally unlike those at regular Premier League or International matches. Women and children and grandparents and live football newcomers sat in a happy mix, enjoying the good natured chatter before the...