Marathon world-record holder Paula Radcliffe studied French, German and Economics at Loughborough University, gaining a first-class honours degree in modern European studies.
The Queen’s Baton passed through Loughborough University Campus as part of the Melbourne Relay in 2005.
On 14 April 2010 the British Olympic Association confirmed Loughborough as the official preparation camp headquarters for Team GB prior to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Loughborough University will host the Japanese Olympic team in the weeks prior to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
London Olympic Chief and legendary runner Lord Sebastian Coe studied economics and social history at Loughborough University.
Loughborough swimmer Mel Marshall claimed six medals at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne, making her the most decorated female athlete ever at one Games for England, in any sport.
If Loughborough were a separate country at the 2006 Commonwealth Games in Melbourne it would have finished eighth on the medal table, ahead of such countries like New Zealand, Kenya and Wales.
Paula Radcliffe won her first ever track gold at the 2002 Commonwealth Games in the 5000m.
England cricketer and Loughborough MCCU Graduate Monty Panesar helped launch the Delhi games as one of the first carriers of the Queen's Baton Relay.
Loughborough University student Helena Wong made history in Delhi by becoming the first ever woman weightlifter from Singapore to take part in a major athletic event.
World record holder Liam Tancock, a 2012 sports scholar, led a team of eighteen Loughborough swimmers in Delhi.
The Guyana men’s rugby sevens trained at Loughborough University to prepare for the Delhi Games.
Loughborough Graduate sports scholar and Sprint Hurdler Kylie Robilliard was part of the largest ever Guernsey contingent at a Commonwealth Games.
Loughborough-based badminton star Anthony Clark is set to pass a 100 career appearances for England in Delhi and is looking to add to his tally of five Commonwealth medals so far.