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London’s Winter Sports

With temperatures back home in London currently peaking at 30C, common sense would suggest that now is not a time for Winter Sports in the capital. However, this couldn’t be further from the truth. Whilst the success of Lizzy Yarnold and Laura Deas in the Skeleton, and the continual strength of the Curling team, you can find all manner of Winter disciplines practiced all year round in London. Joe Leavey visited the Streatham Ice Rink, and the Hyde Park Rollerskiing club, discovering a fervour, for what are traditionally minority sports, that is by no means weather dependent.

Joe Leavey
Joe is a 23-year-old graduate of the University of Birmingham, where he completed his undergraduate degree in English Literature & American Studies. Always a far more adept viewer than participant, although not for a lack of trying, Joe became heavily involved in student radio whilst at Birmingham. He served as Deputy Head of Sport, hosting regular shows on various topics and recording weekly commentaries on University sport as well as writing for the station website. A long time fan of Arsenal, Joe has been going to the Emirates for nearly 10 years, whilst a year of studying in America helped to cement an interest in Baseball and the Chicago Cubs. Work experience at ITV, where he wrote a piece for the website, Seven League and Aser Media among others has helped Joe to gain a greater contextual understanding of the industry as a whole, and he is now studying for an MA in Sports Journalism at St Mary’s.
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