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Author: Victor Lawson

Huaqiao University, Vasyl Stefanyk big winners on Day 1

XIAMEN – The first day of the fifth FISU University World Cup – 3×3 in China was off to a flier with ISEG Senegal pulling off a stunner in overtime over Mon-Altius PE Institute of Mongolia. With the score tied at 19-19, the game went into overtime and Momath Seck Read More…

Winter Universiade 2019 curling venue becomes home ground for Yenisey volleyball club

KRASNOYARSK – Designing a winning legacy for a sports facility doesn’t happen by chance. It’s a philosophy the Siberian sports family of the 29th Winter Universiade have taken to heart and are executing across the city’s competition venues, both those newly constructed and the ones revamped and revitalised. Commissioned in Read More…

University student-athletes shine bright at Diamond League Final

ZURICH — As reporters began to filter in to Letzigrund Stadium for a night of athletics at the IAAF Diamond League finals it was perfectly fitting that local school kids were having first crack at the competitions. Fitting because as young track athletes whizzed by with relay batons in hand, Read More…

Today’s Star, Tomorrow’s Leader: Mary Nuba

Mary Nuba is a towering figure in Ugandan netball and it’s not just because of her height. At 6 feet 7 inches, she may be literally heads and shoulders above everyone else, but also figuratively. She was the standout player at the recently concluded FISU World University Netball Championships held Read More…

Zahra Lari breaking barriers for young Muslim girls

“Follow your heart and don’t let anyone stop you,” said Zahra Lari. “No matter what you do in life there’s always going to be people criticising you. Just surround yourself with a good team and your family and you’ll definitely succeed.”   Figure skater Zahra Lari from the United Arab Read More…

Peri Goodman: ‘Sport can break down historical barriers’

It is an oft-repeated phrase that sport breaks down barriers of all kinds – geographical, political, religious and historical. Every once in a while though, comes along a story that makes you sit up and take notice of the real power of sport. Like when a young Jewish girl gets Read More…

Ozil urges Arsenal to ‘stand together as one’ ahead of Liverpool game

It has been another week of rifts at the Emirates Stadium, but the German has issued a rallying cry for unity.   Mesut Ozil has told Arsenal they must “stand together as one” ahead of Wednesday’s Carabao Cup encounter against Liverpool.   The former Germany international player has long caused Read More…

‘The Universiade was a massive platform for me’, says track superstar Wayde van Niekerk

Now a globally-recognised star, Wayde van Niekerk catapulted to prominence following his incredible 43.03-second 400-meter run at the 2016 Rio Olympic Games that broke Michael Johnson’s 17-year record, as he set the fastest time in the race’s history. But did you know that South African sensation Wayde van Niekerk was Read More…

Who can challenge Chinese teams at the University World Cup – 3×3?

As the fifth edition of the tremendously popular University World Cup – 3×3 gets underway in China on Thursday, all eyes will be on defending champions Tsinghua University (women) and Huaqiao University (men) who won on home soil last year.   XIAMEN – The average height in the Chinese port Read More…

What is Sport Education?

What is Sport Education? Sport Education makes direct comparisons between the organisation and participation of sports within society and the teaching of Physical Education within the National Curriculum. Some suggest that Sport Education provides a particular focus on participation in a wide range of sporting activities rather than skill acquisition, Read More…

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