UK Athletes

Why Athletes With A Learning Disability Should Have More Opportunities At The Paralympics

Stephanie Moore | Posted 08.09.2016 | UK Sport
Stephanie Moore

I have trained most of my life to reach the top level in sport, and there are many more athletes like me who are being excluded from being able to compete at the highest level. We need to see better equality for athletes with a learning disability.

Newsflash, Olympic Female Athletes Are Not Your Barbie Dolls

Tasha Okeke | Posted 14.08.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Tasha Okeke

These athletes sacrifice a lot to work hard and travel to Rio to compete and achieve greatness from their athletic ability which gets dwindled down to how they look. It ignores the countless hours, pain they've endured to work so hard to be recognised in their talent and craft

Rio Can Deliver a Lasting Legacy to the UK Economy

Emma Atkins | Posted 10.08.2016 | UK Sport
Emma Atkins

We began in 2012 after London to tap into this 'wasted workforce' (as I like to call it), yet, we are a long way off realising its true value and potential. We often talk about 'Olympic legacy' in terms of sports participation, infrastructure and tourism. It's time we added world class athletes to this list.

Can Athletes Perform Well on a Vegan Diet?

Christine Bailey | Posted 01.08.2016 | UK Sport
Christine Bailey

Lizzie Armitstead isn't the first athlete to achieve Olympic success on a non-meat diet. In fact there are a number of successful vegan or vegetarian athletes, including ultra-runner Scott Jurek, pro triathlete and ultra-runner Brendan Brazier, and US Master's Running Champion Tim Van Orden.

Why Athletics Needs to Move Away From the Runner's Body Uniform

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne | Posted 02.06.2016 | UK Sport
Sophia Parvizi-Wayne

Tomorrow is the first, official National Eating Disorder Awareness Day and in response to this worldwide recognition of need for awareness, I thought ...

Welcome to My Family of Addicts

Sophia Parvizi-Wayne | Posted 02.03.2016 | UK Universities & Education
Sophia Parvizi-Wayne

Both my uncles are obsessive shoppers, both of whom are equally obsessive about paying the bill at any given restaurant. Both my grandfathers died from a smoking addiction and my Grandma has a tendency to clean manically when stressed. Three members of my family have a tendency to over-eat and are incapable of stopping and my mum can't sit still until all the drawers and doors in the house are shut.

The Warwick Rowers Christmas Message - to The Queen!

Angus Malcolm | Posted 29.12.2015 | UK Universities & Education
Angus Malcolm

For at lot of us in the UK and throughout the Commonwealth, the Queen's Christmas message is as much a part of the holiday as bad jokes, Baileys and Brussels sprouts...

Rugby World Cup Technology Is Showing What Football Is Lacking

Louis Saha | Posted 30.09.2015 | UK Sport
Louis Saha

A key difference that's been discussed a lot over the last few weeks is the way rugby has embraced technology... The technology is there so why not use it? Businesses are constantly pushing the tech boundaries and there's no reason why football shouldn't be doing the same.

Life After the Final Whistle

Louis Saha | Posted 27.07.2016 | UK Sport
Louis Saha

Fame and wealth can be temporary. A football career isn't likely to last as long as one would like and therefore, the importance of planning ahead can't be stressed enough; although sometimes a difficult reality to accept.

Athletes Get Their Kit Off For ESPN's Annual 'Body Issue'

The Huffington Post UK | Brogan Driscoll | Posted 06.07.2015 | UK Lifestyle

Normally naked magazine covers make us wince and slowly back away from the newsstand, but ESPN's annual 'Body Issue' features naked covers like no oth...

Why Pro Athletes May End Up Broke

Louis Saha | Posted 25.06.2016 | UK Sport
Louis Saha

Although the public will revel in blaming the player's demise on a lavish lifestyle few can afford, many downfalls are a result of impressionable young athletes taking advice from supposedly reputable advisors who in reality have the ethics of a common criminal.

Why Athletes Win Under Pressure

Will Ross | Posted 05.05.2016 | UK Sport
Will Ross

There comes a time in one's amateur sporting career when you have to accept fate and find out just what inadequacy really means. Well aware of a sports performance lab tucked away in a pocket of heaving Brentford, I made my way down to London's westward expansion one Monday to put my brain in gear against a field of professional athletes.

Escapism - Running Away From the Stresses of Daily Life

Jez Bragg | Posted 07.03.2015 | UK Sport
Jez Bragg

I'm a massive believer in the psychological benefits of running, as well as the more often talked about physical ones. Let's face it, daily life is fast paced, frantic and stressful for the majority of the population, so the opportunity to escape this world for a short while, on a regular basis, has to be a good thing.

Get Ready to Swoon Over These 10 Pooches and Their Rugby Players

BarkPost | Posted 16.02.2015 | UK
BarkPost

Sure, rugby players are among some of the toughest athletes in the world, but we're pretty sure we found these guys' softer side. Let your heart melt.

Proliferation of the Protein Trend in UK

Preetam Kaushik | Posted 26.12.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Preetam Kaushik

The protein trend is definitely proliferating. With everyone from avid athletes to Paleo Diet enthusiasts preaching the potent possibilities of protein, the number of people seeking ways to up their intake is poised to grow.

Why Adding More Obstacles Has Changed Lives of Injured Soldiers

Jaco Van Gass | Posted 03.12.2014 | UK Sport
Jaco Van Gass

All of these are opportunities that may not have been as accessible even just a few years ago, and it's encouraging that the UK is really starting to take notice. It's easy to think of these things as "just events", but in reality they're so much more than that. The landscape for injured servicemen is changing for the better, and ironically, it's by introducing more obstacles.

The Athlete: The Next Generation's New Role Model

Sian Elvin | Posted 04.10.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Sian Elvin

What better example can we use for children when explaining that sometimes, you will have failures, but if you work hard enough then you will succeed eventually? Athletes also prove too that you can achieve anything if you put your mind to it.

Stop Hating Your Body

Jessica Smith | Posted 17.09.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Jessica Smith

I've struggled with negative body image my entire life. Born missing my left arm and then at 18 months of age suffering third degree burns to 14% of my body after knocking boiling water on myself while struggling to get used to a prosthetic arm. I grew up looking and feeling different - in a society where so much emphasis is placed on physical appearance and the desire for perfection - I felt isolated and alone.

The Five Sexiest Uniforms at the 2014 Sochi Winter Olympics

Liz Marie | Posted 23.04.2014 | UK Lifestyle
Liz Marie

What ever am I going to do with my nights now that I won't be swooning over the talented Olympic athletes looking ever so dashing (AKA sexy) in their uniforms. I've said it before, and I'll say it again: There is just something so attractive about an athlete in an Olympic uniform.

Fashion at Sochi:Who Wears It Best?

The Conversation UK | Posted 20.04.2014 | UK Sport
The Conversation UK

So, your country is one of 88 participating in the Winter Olympics in Sochi 2014. How do you get noticed? The winter games may not get as much coverage as the those in the summer, so fashion is used as a marketing ploy, blinding us all with patriotic peacocking.

My beginning

Luke Barnatt | Posted 01.03.2014 | UK Sport
Luke Barnatt

When I was 21 I had never competed in any kind of martial art. I came across mixed martial arts (MMA) when a former colleague Jack Mason introduced me to the sport and it changed my life.

Mont Blanc

Siza Agha | Posted 01.10.2013 | UK Sport
Siza Agha

It's May, an alpine red two carriage train pulls into the modest dated platform of the station at uptown Chamonix...Amidst the sprinkling of tourists, hardcore climbers and off piste skiers were an unlikely group of virgin adventurers freshly kitted out for their first taste of the real mountains.

Vegan Veteran Wins Women's Race in North Pole Marathon

Jasmijn de Boo | Posted 31.07.2013 | UK Sport
Jasmijn de Boo

On 9 April, vegan athlete Fiona Oakes, 43, won the women's race in the North Pole Marathon in -28°C, breaking a course record by 44 minutes despite the worst conditions in the race's history.

Teaching in the Zone

Gordon Sutton | Posted 23.01.2014 | UK Universities & Education
Gordon Sutton

As the last of the Autumn leaves fall and memories of London 2012 start to recede, various highlights will surely remain such as the unexpected tears of Sir Chris Hoy, perhaps. Or maybe the exhilaration of the Mobot moment.

Hoping for Longevity in Squash

James Willstrop | Posted 11.12.2012 | UK Sport
James Willstrop

Most of the off-court work I do is in part an insurance policy, which I hope will offset the damage I have inflicted on my body over 25 years, during which I have dragged the poor thing relentlessly around a glass box in to positions it was never designed to make.