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A story brews by the hoops on Iffley Road: The Oxford...

In the Acer Nethercott sports hall on Iffley Road, there are men bouncing balls and talking about ‘the Blues’. They toss a ball at...

Updated trans athlete guidance: Unnuanced and exclusionary

My views here may be shaded by the fact that sailing events are generally mixed-gender, and women regularly out-compete men, especially at the university level. The SCEG suggests that trans women should be excluded from any sport they legally can be, by assuming that they hold some unfair physical advantage. The policy is overbroad and lacks nuance. The guidance does make one point I do agree with, that a "one-size-fits-all" approach is folly, and the only people that can really make this judgment are specific sporting bodies themselves. It would be a mistake, in my view, to rob trans women of the incredible adventure of competitive sport because of an assumption of advantage. Women's sports are not overrun with trans women; in fact, trans athletes are underrepresented in sport at all levels.
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The Changing Face of Olympic Sport

"Tokyo 2020 (+1) was the opportunity for five new sports: skateboarding, sport climbing, surfing, karate, and softball/baseball. In addition, more events were included, such as BMX freestyle, and mixed gender relays in swimming and triathlon. So how successful were these new events?"

This is England: Football and the nation

The national team celebrated diversity, embraced difference, and spoke up for those facing oppression. But this fails to map onto society at large. They showed what Englishness and our idea of the nation could be, but not what it is. The ideal of England offered throughout this tournament was just that: an ideal, far removed from reality.

Sexual violence in Oxford Sport: in conversation with Sofia Baldelli, President...

CW: sexual violence and rape Sarah Everard’s tragic passing in March of this year and the ensuing interest in the @everyonesinvited Instagram account, which shares...

Tsitsipas triumphs at the Monte-Carlo Masters

World number five Stefanos Tsitsipas beat Andrey Rublev 6-3 6-3 to cinch his first Masters 1000 title at the 2021 Monte-Carlo Masters. Currently the...

Greed is nothing new in football

News of a proposed European Super League, including the so-called ‘big six’ English Premier League teams, broke on Sunday to much shock and dismay...
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The Future of Tiger Woods’ career after serious car accident

On the 23rd of February 2021, golfing legend Eldrick Tont ‘Tiger’ Woods was involved in a serious car accident while driving solo on the...
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The Masters 2021 Preview

Only five months on from the 2020 edition of the Masters, it is time now for the 2021 version. Back in its usual slot...
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Bops, BBQs, and Berocca: reflections on student drinking culture

CW: Mentions of alcoholism  In many respects, Britain and excessive alcohol consumption have become synonymous. Our ‘drinking culture’ is something that is regularly brought up...