Tag: Olympics

“Whatever your body looks like, be proud because it’s serving you well”

How do you feel about how you look? According to a survey conducted by the Mental Health Foundation (MHF) and YouGov in 2019, 20% of UK adults said they felt shame because of their body image, while 19% admitted being disgusted. In addition, 37%… Continue Reading ““Whatever your body looks like, be proud because it’s serving you well””

Totally Runable KickStart Poster Project To Reduce Sport Gender Gap

With the current global coronavirus pandemic shutting down the world, it is feared that all the progress that has been made with the acceptance and growth of women’s sport could be undone. With many leagues, governing bodies and teams facing significant financial difficulties, the… Continue Reading “Totally Runable KickStart Poster Project To Reduce Sport Gender Gap”

Thank You Alex Danson-Bennett

It’s always sad when one of sport’s greats decides it’s time to step away. But Alex Danson-Bennett doesn’t want us to be down. She wants us to celebrate what she achieved across 18 incredible years. However we don’t want to just applaud her career,… Continue Reading “Thank You Alex Danson-Bennett”

Heat, storms & goals – McCallin reflects on first tour of 2020

Shona McCallin looks back on an exciting tour for GB Hockey to Australia and New Zealand and how it felt to make her FIH Hockey Pro League debut, score her first GB goal and make her 50th appearance. It’s crunch time for a lot… Continue Reading “Heat, storms & goals – McCallin reflects on first tour of 2020”

Forget the Nike controversy, can we just accept Jemma Reekie for the exceptional talent she is?

Photo credit: British Athletics Jemma Reekie is a track and field superstar in the making. The middle distance runner has shot to prominence this indoor season, smashing three records in the last month. She also took 1500m victory in the Glasgow Indoor Grand Prix… Continue Reading “Forget the Nike controversy, can we just accept Jemma Reekie for the exceptional talent she is?”

Georgina Roberts: Cancer and transforming a ‘neglected’ sport

Photo credit: Georgina Roberts Georgina Roberts talks to Alasdair Hooper about a difficult 2019 for her and her family, learning to accept who she is and why she wants to ensure shooting becomes more accepted as a sport. I am Georgina Roberts; I shoot Olympic… Continue Reading “Georgina Roberts: Cancer and transforming a ‘neglected’ sport”

Okoro hoping for Tokyo swansong as she prepares to give her all in 2020

It was upon belatedly receiving her Olympic bronze medal in 2018 that Marilyn Okoro realised she still had more to give athletics. Ten years after being part of the 4x400m quartet that initially finished fifth in Beijing, Okoro – alongside Christine Ohuruogu, Kelly Sotherton… Continue Reading “Okoro hoping for Tokyo swansong as she prepares to give her all in 2020”

The 52’s Favourite Moments Of 2019

At the end of another groundbreaking year for women’s sport, The 52’s Will Moulton (WM), Alasdair Hooper (AHp), Alex Horowitz (AHz), Ollie Godden (OG), Julia Cook (JC) and Shona McCallin (SMc) have collated their favourite moments of 2019. And in case you missed it,… Continue Reading “The 52’s Favourite Moments Of 2019”

Cain’s allegations raise further uncomfortable truths for athletics

Julia Cook looks at one of the latest controversies dogging athletics after Mary Cain alleged abuse by banned doper Alberto Salazar during her time with Nike Oregon Project Mary Cain shocked the sporting world last month with her allegations of abuse by Aleberto Salazar,… Continue Reading “Cain’s allegations raise further uncomfortable truths for athletics”

Trampoline World Championships Special: Kat Driscoll

Image Credit: British Gymnastics As she prepares to compete at her 11th World Championships, there are no signs that Kat Driscoll will be giving up trampolining anytime soon. Described by team-mate and The 52 writer Laura Gallagher as a legend of the sport, come January… Continue Reading “Trampoline World Championships Special: Kat Driscoll”