Loughborough University
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Loughborough University

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Sport at Loughborough

Loughborough University has made a unique contribution to the world of sport for over sixty years, bringing together exceptional athletes, facilities, coaching and research expertise, and extensive partnerships with major sports organisations.  It is home to the largest and most comprehensive sports development programme at any UK university, and boasts an unparalleled record of sporting excellence.

Some of the most celebrated names in sport – England’s Rugby World Cup winning coach Sir Clive Woodward; world record breaking athletes Lord Sebastian Coe, David Moorcroft, Paula Radcliffe and Steve Backley; Wisden cricketer of the year Monty Panesar and probably the greatest-ever Paralympian Tanni Grey-Thompson, to name a few – have studied at Loughborough. 

Over 250 international level athletes, including world swimming championships double bronze medallist Liam Tancock and European indoor athletics champion David Gillick are currently studying and training at the University, while others like Commonwealth Games 1500 metres champion Lisa Dobriskey continue to train at the University after graduating. Our sports scholarship programme, the largest in the UK, enables the finest young athletes to excel in both their academic and sporting achievements.

Sport at Loughborough is managed via the University's Sports Development Centre, For more information visit their website.

Loughborough University - Beijing 2008

Beijing facts

There are 55 Loughborough athletes in action at the Beijing Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Did you know?

Former Olympic Champion Sebastian Coe is a Loughborough graduate.

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