Loughborough University
Leicestershire, UK
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Loughborough University

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Sport at Loughborough

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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

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Loughborough athletes won 44 medals at the Commonwealth Games

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Did you know...

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.