Sport



Tokenism, male domination and pay disparity: The fight against sexism in Scottish sports journalism

10th May 2022

A watershed movement for media in Scotland has begun after journalists protest against a “sexist, racist and homophobic” after-dinner speech. Sports journalism, similar to sport itself, has long been a male-dominated industry, targeting the heterosexual male gaze and filled with overbearing masculine opinions. Saying that sports journalism “appears to be among the last bastions of ...


Mastering the all-nighter: the struggle of following sports through time zones

9th May 2022

What are time zones if not just social standards, something that are polite to observe but not necessary to live? The second most popular sports podcast in the UK is the Guardian’s Football Weekly. Hosted by the charming Max Rushden and with a rotating cast of football correspondents, the Guardian Football Weekly is much like ...


Lifting our way to longevity

8th May 2022

How much of a difference can strength and resistance training make to our future health? It is well accepted that individuals who regularly perform moderate aerobic exercise tend to live longer lives with lower incidence rates of cancers, diabetes, and cardiovascular diseases (CVDs). However, what if cardio isn’t your thing? Many consider themselves fit even ...


Can we separate the sportstar from the sport?

4th May 2022

Yes, their achievements may be world-class, but do their attitudes towards their sporting careers also fit the bill? First – he was. Then he wasn’t. Then he was. Now he definitely, most certainly didn’t. So went the furore surrounding Novak Djokovic and the Australian Open. His court battle with the Australian government was more fractious ...


Sexual abuse in football: An ongoing global scandal

19th April 2022

Content warning: sexual assault and rape. Across several countries and all levels of the sport, continuous allegations of sexual harassment are being uncovered. Only 45 miles from Celtic Park, a judge in Edinburgh gave the go-ahead for a multi-million-pound lawsuit against Celtic Football Club over deplorable sexual abuse allegations. Lord Arthurson gave permission for 22 ...


Qatar World Cup 22: The draw that had the world watching

19th April 2022

Befouled by Qatari sportswashing, the 2022 World Cup Draw boasts some tantalising matchups. The 2022 World Cup draw, highly anticipated among football fans, took place on 2 April. Nations across the globe have been competing since June 2019 for a spot in the prestigious tournament with a few places still unfilled. The stuttering Jermaine Jenas ...


“Allez les Bleus!”: France prove dominant in a dramatic Six Nations

19th April 2022

Europe’s most prestigious rugby tournament returned with packed stadiums and a series of dazzling performances. The 2022 Men’s Six Nations was definitely one for the books. With teams finally able to play in front of packed stadiums again after Covid-19, we were able to experience a Six Nations reminiscent of pre-pandemic days. A dramatic tournament ...


Lights out and away we go…

19th April 2022

New designs, new drivers and new rivalries: a new era of F1 begins…  The 2022 Formula 1 season is up and running, following perhaps the biggest change in regulations that the sport has even seen. But what exactly is so different from last year, why have these changes been made, and how have things panned ...


It’s the million-dollar question: What’s happening at Chelsea?

4th April 2022

Sportswriter Samuel Solden reflects on the current ongoings at Chelsea FC. When Russian billionaire Roman Abramovich bought Chelsea Football Club in 2003, shockwaves were sent around the football world. This takeover is widely regarded as one of the decisive factors that led to the Premier League receiving large amounts of money from foreign investors. These ...


‘More than empowerment’: A football match of a lifetime for Barcelona

4th April 2022

Barcelona smash attendance record for women’s football match as crowd of over 91,000 attends Champions League win over Real Madrid. On Wednesday evening, Barcelona made history by producing an outstanding performance to beat rivals Real Madrid 5-2 and reach the Champions League semi-finals in front of a record-breaking crowd of 91,553 fans at the Nou ...