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Saudi Arabia and the 2034 World Cup

24th December 2023

The 2034 footballing World Cup will be held in Saudi Arabia, in what marks the biggest sporting event in this rapidly growing sporting empire. On 31 October, FIFA president Gianni Infantino announced that Saudi Arabia would host the 2034 FIFA World Cup. This should come as little surprise to anyone following recent developments across both ...


Widespread concern over FIFA’s World Cup host selections

3rd December 2023

The choice of hosts for the 2030 and 2034 FIFA World Cup pose a number of potential issues and areas of worry and controversy. FIFA has announced the hosts for the 2030 and the 2034 World Cup after mass speculation among fans. The 2030 World Cup will see something that has never happened before: a ...


The history of women in the Glasgow University Sports Association

26th November 2023

2023 marks 120 years of women in GUSA, as The Glasgow Guardian reflects on the history of women’s sports at Glasgow University and the challenges faced through the years. The history of women in the Glasgow University Sports Association (GUSA) is a fascinating and evolving story of resilience, determination, and progress. GUSA, one of the ...


In conversation with UofG Sports Bursar Andrew McGill

26th November 2023

Hoping to follow in the footsteps of his grandfather, runner Andrew McGill discusses his recent successes, weekly training schedule and hopes for the future. A University of Glasgow (UofG) sports bursar since 2022, Andrew McGill is in his second year studying Computing Science. A recurring name on Scottish Athletics’ website and repeatedly mentioned as a ...


‘When we win, we drink; when we lose, we drink – it doesn’t matter’: The relationship between student sport and alcohol

26th November 2023

The Glasgow Guardian speaks to student sportspeople about binge drinking, the pressures around sport social events and the impact of alcohol on mental health and academics Binge drinking is commonplace in university sports. Studies have reported that students involved in university sport, even those who take part in organised recreational sport, drink excessively and drink ...


UofG student discusses mental health impact of sport-related injury

12th October 2023

Alex Easson, Women’s Olympic Weightlifting Captain in GUWC, discussed the broader impacts of her lower back injury on her studies and mental health. Alex Easson, fourth year medical student and committee member of Glasgow University Weightlifting Club (GUWC), suffered a herniated disk in her spine two years ago. Alex had to take six months out ...


Team Traditions in Club Sport

12th October 2023

The various sporting traditions across GUSA clubs can provide a strong social benefit. Here are a few examples that have really helped me feel included when participating in sporting clubs. In addition to the values of fitness, skill and competition, the wide array of sporting clubs at the University of Glasgow pride themselves on the ...


GUWC at the 2023 Scottish Powerlifting Junior Championships

29th September 2023

Success for GUWC resulted in smashed PBs and prize money. Anvil Gym in Paisley hosted the 2023 Scottish Powerlifting Junior Championships  on 16 and 17 September. The competition featured some of Scotland’s best up-and- coming powerlifters, with University of Glasgow students right in the mix. This year’s championship was another opportunity for Scotland’s young athletes ...


The legacy of Celtic and Champions League hopes

29th September 2023

Can Celtic create opportunities in Europe to go beyond the treble they snatched last year?  The UEFA Champions League, the most prestigious club football competition, is back with all its glory. And this time fans get to witness the competition in its current format for the final time. The first matchday saw some thrilling results. ...


The basic rules of gym etiquette

20th September 2023

Whatever you do, don’t be a space hog! If you’re a regular to Power Play or Pulse in the Stevenson Building, you’ll have seen the space hog sign plastered on every other screen in the gym. It’s also become a meme in the library and JMS. But there are still many (too many) space hogs ...