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Sport  // Posts tagged as "Sport"

Formula-E out to step it up a notch

Formula-E out to step it up a notch

The second Formula-E season started in Beijing on 24th October, and it promises to be an even greater showpiece, building on last year’s success. For the first time in Motorsport history, different cars will have different technologies, said CEO Alejandro Agag ahead of the season’s curtain-raiser. View image | gettyimages.com The idea is that this […]

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You shall remember, remember the fifth of November

You shall remember, remember the fifth of November

For ten young British athletes, this 5th November will be more than just Bonfire night after they were shortlisted for the prestigious SportsAid One-to-Watch Award. Previous winners of the award, which was launched in 2006 include diver Tom Daley and skeet shooter Amber Hill, who was also crowned BBC Young Sports Personality of the Year. […]

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Int Sport round-up: Brazilian ‘holiday’, Palestinian relief and a Canadian comeback

Int Sport round-up: Brazilian ‘holiday’, Palestinian relief and a Canadian comeback

The London Economic’s Noy Shani brings you a selection of the week’s oddest, most promising and uplifting sports stories from around the globe. A new Brazilian Holiday – Remember Brazil’s highly embarrassing loss to Germany in the Semi Final of the World Cup just over a year ago? Of course you do. This week a […]

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Only snow required: Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games

Only snow required: Beijing will host the 2022 Winter Olympic Games

Beijing has been awarded the privilege of hosting the 2022 Winter Olympic Games after edging over the only other bidder, the city of Almaty from Kazakhstan. European cities withdrew for political or financial reasons, and the Chinese bid beat Almaty by 44 votes to 40 with one abstention. However, questions were quickly raised about the […]

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Formula-E London ePrix: The thrills and the twists

Formula-E London ePrix: The thrills and the twists

This weekend a new champion was born and many more fans were won over as the inaugural season of Formula-E reached its culmination in a thrilling double bill in Battersea Park, London.  The London Economic’s Noy Shani was there to report. I have to admit – I am not a typical motorsport fan.  Watching cars go […]

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England v New Zealand – A day at the T20: a spectator’s experience

England v New Zealand – A day at the T20: a spectator’s experience

The London Economic’s Noy Shani was in Old Trafford on Tuesday to watch the international T20 between England and New Zealand, witnessing the hosts see the tourists off in style with a smashing comeback. It was a more than worthwhile evening at Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester.  An evening that re-established England as a cricket power to […]

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Steve McClaren and Newcastle United – good or bad move?

Steve McClaren and Newcastle United – good or bad move?

Steve McClaren was appointed the new Newcastle United head coach on Wednesday.  The London Economic’s Noy Shani checked out what the digital world thinks about Mike Ashley’s move and reflects on whether McClaren is the answer Newcastle fans have been waiting for all along. So is Steve McClaren’s appointment at Newcastle united good or bad […]

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Combating match-fixing

Combating match-fixing

Match-fixing awareness is on the increase, and a multitude of organisations are now involved in tackling the problem. The London Economic’s Noy Shani was at a special match-fixing seminar at Birkbeck, University of London and came back optimistic. New-found optimism was at its peak. Just ten minutes before the panellists and guests took their seats […]

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Then and now: 30 years since the Heysel disaster

Then and now: 30 years since the Heysel disaster

Thirty years ago, 39 football fans lost their lives before the European Cup final between Liverpool and Juventus, a tragedy that led to English clubs’ suspension from club competitions for five years. The Sports Gazette remembers and reflects on how fan culture and facilities have progressed since. On that fateful night, David Lacey, reporting for […]

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Locals sceptical of Rugby World Cup legacy

Locals sceptical of Rugby World Cup legacy

This autumn, England will host one of the most anticipated sporting events of the year, the Rugby World Cup, and the borough of Richmond and its surroundings are getting all revamped. Or are they? Local residents and politicians voice their concerns. Watch this story’s accompanying video feature on YouTube. The tournament will be played in 13 venues […]

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