Tag: SportSpiel

No Balls: The Podcast We All Need During Lockdown

There hasn’t been much to smile about over the last few months. A deadly virus sweeping across the world, quarantines and lockdowns forcing us to stay at home, the lives and livelihoods of many under severe threat. It’s been a rough ride. Finding something… Continue Reading “No Balls: The Podcast We All Need During Lockdown”

Find those Raes of sunshine to help you through tough times

Coronavirus has altered our lives beyond recognition. Almost overnight we changed from being a socially mobile nation, one where millions of people travelled many miles and saw multitudes of people over the course of a single day, to one confined to our homes. For… Continue Reading “Find those Raes of sunshine to help you through tough times”

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”

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”

Sugar hoping for sweet success at Tokyo 2020

Laura Sugar is one of those athletes you can’t help but be jealous of. Many of us can only dream of being skilled enough to play for our country in one sport. Sugar has represented hers in three. She made her debut for Wales’… Continue Reading “Sugar hoping for sweet success at Tokyo 2020”

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”

Trampoline World Championships Special: Bryony Page

Bryony Page’s beaming smile after she completed her second trampoline routine at Rio 2016 was for many the highlight of that year’s Olympics. To see an athlete so completely overwhelmed with emotion after producing the performance of a lifetime is a memory that will… Continue Reading “Trampoline World Championships Special: Bryony Page”

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”

#45) Elise Christie

Photo credit: Martin Holtom It’s difficult finding a genuine reason to dislike Elise Christie. Her quirky personality, motivational Instagram posts and relative humbleness despite her immense talent all serve to make the short track speed skater highly endearing. She is a journalist’s dream too,… Continue Reading “#45) Elise Christie”

#42) Harlequins

Photo credit: @HarlequinsWomen Women’s rugby is on an incredible upward curve right now. It seems that every five minutes something groundbreaking occurs, whether it be the introduction of full-time contracts, new sponsors for major tournaments or outstanding performances. Attendance figures have also been smashed… Continue Reading “#42) Harlequins”