From the early female football pioneers to the female face of e-sports — Chapter 3

This is the third in a multi-part series on women in sport. Chapter 1 explored the early days of the Olympic movement, chapter 2 grapples with the struggles wrapped up in sexual identity Chapter 3: The influence of the media on gender views in sport It's clear that over the years, the influence of the media in recognising and covering sports has contributed to its growth. This extends to the number of women participating in the various athletic codes. With the power

The story of London’s last remaining polo club

Britain. 1926. A year remembered for the general strike and the birth of Queen Elizabeth II. A horse-powered country that was still recovering from the devastation of the Great War. Millions were still restricted to strict rationing. Just 8 miles away from Hyde Park corner a new social hub for the

“Most rowers have no desire to deal with the ‘elite’ aspects of the sport”: Cambridge rower James Letten debunks its myth of elitism

The Boat Race is an annual rowing contest between the Oxford and Cambridge Boat Clubs. Ahead of the event Saturday, we spoke with James Letten about the misconceptions around the sport, its funding, and more. James Letten is the tallest rower to ever compete in the storied University Boat Race, and

Everything you need to know about Guildford Flames Ice hockey team after the 3-0 win against Dundee Stars

The Guildford Flames are currently playing in the Elite Ice Hockey League – the highest level of ice hockey in the UK – for the first time in their history. Last night (March 21),  they defeated the Dundee Stars, who already have no chance of reaching the playoffs. They finished with

Why don’t we play Baseball in the UK? An afternoon with the Bracknell Inferno

With Major League Baseball Spring Training just around the corner, it isn’t long before America’s Game returns to our screens for the summer months. Whilst the sport’s history means that it is completely synonymous with the States in a way that American Football and Basketball perhaps aren’t, Baseball has somewhat faded

St Mary’s University cheerleaders ready to Bring It On Again

The St. Mary’s Scorpions were crowned National University Champions after their impressive performance in last year’s ICC [International Cheer Coalition] competition. Sports Gazette joined the cheerleaders ahead of next month’s Nationals to discuss stereotypes, routines and plans to retain the title. Pom-poms, tiny outfits and catchy chants – the stereotypes

MLB 2017 Season Review

As the curtain falls on another season of Baseball, with the Houston Astros crowned World Series winners, the Sports Gazette takes a look back on what was a memorable season in the MLB.  The World Series http://gty.im/869782388 Where to start but the Fall Classic? This year Baseball’s biggest prize certainly lived up to