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Four female icons to inspire change in sport after lockdown

In recent years, female athletes have worked tirelessly to change perceptions and uproot the tired prejudices they have faced throughout their entire sporting career. In 2019, funding was finally starting to reflect the talent of women in the sporting world, while media coverage and public interest was beginning to peak.  We saw undeniable evidence of […]

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Transgender rights under fire; Lawsuit against athletes in Connecticut

Three high school athletes in Connecticut, USA, have filed a lawsuit threatening transgender athletes eligibility to compete. Represented by the Alliance Defending Freedom (ADF), the suit targets two other high school transgender athletes, Terry Miller and Andraya Yearwood, who are being represented by the American Civil Liberties Union (ACLU). The suit claims that allowing male-to-female […]

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Rhona McLeod: interview with award-winning sports journalist

Can you tell me a bit about your sporting background and how that led you into journalism? I was a junior and then senior international athlete, and I’d been competing in hurdles and long jump and I always loved being in a sporting environment. When I went to university I studied Media and French and […]

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EUAC athletes win three medals at BUCS Championships

Just seven members of Edinburgh University Athletics Club were in action at last week’s BUCS championships which featured some of the best talent from the UK’s universities and colleges. Nevertheless Edinburgh scooped three medals in the process, courtesy of Che Richards, Anna Nelson, and Steph Pennycook. Other athletes to take part included German Moshes who […]

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Nike commence their search for record marathon time

Is it humanly possible to run a marathon in under two hours – legally? Yes of course, given enough time, but just how long will that take? One key factor for success at long distance events is the ability to get oxygen efficiently to the muscles, thereby increasing an athlete’s VO2 max. EPOs (Erythropoietin) are […]

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Netball club flying high in this week’s round up

Edinburgh University Netball Club had a fantastic four out of four wins at their home matches two Saturdays ago. EUNC 1s finished with a great result of 56-20 against the University of Glasgow 1s. The 2s faced the University of Strathclyde 1s, finishing with a 55-37 win. The 5s won convincingly, 59-15, against the University […]

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Hare and Hounds grab gold and silver in the latest University round-up

Edinburgh University Athletics Club had a promising start to the year after competing in the Scottish Universities and Colleges Athletics Freshers’ Match at the Emirates Arena in Glasgow. Josie Parry came 1st in the Women’s 60m hurdles. Andrea Goodman came 2nd and 3rd in the Women’s 60m and 200m respectively, Ezra Toh came 3rd in […]

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Jessica Ennis-Hill announces retirement after golden career

Team GB’s queen of track and field, Jessica Ennis-Hill, has decided to hang up her spikes at the age of 30. The heptathlete is best known for her Olympic gold medal at London 2012 and silver earlier this year in Rio. Ennis-Hill has also won the World Championships twice, in 2009 and 2015. Initially, she […]