Christmas dinner of champions – what do elite athletes eat?
Christmas is a time for many to have a break from work, relax with the family and indulge in good food and drink. For elite athletes there are decisions to make. How much should I be training and what should I be eating and drinking?
Football must do more to ensure that players’ medical rights are protected
Professional footballers’ fundamental rights to medical confidentiality are routinely ignored across the English professional leagues according to a piece of Loughborough University research.
Technogym announces partnership with Loughborough University
World-leading wellness and fitness company Technogym has been awarded a five year contract to supply its state of the art equipment and digital software to the world’s number one sporting university, Loughborough.
New research finds BAME coaches underrepresented in professional football
Black, Asian, and minority ethnic (BAME) coaches continue to be underrepresented in professional football, new research from Loughborough University has found
Coldwell and Holland the latest Loughborough athletes to secure their Commonwealth Games spots
Loughborough University alumnae Sophie Coldwell and Vicky Holland have become the latest Loughborough athletes to secure their places on the plane to Australia for next April’s Commonwealth Games, the triathletes named in Team England’s line-up.
Learning Curve: The Story of Loughborough Football
As with many sports teams at Loughborough University, the football team juggle getting good grades with achieving results on the pitch. In fact Loughborough’s players are leading the way for a new breed of educated footballers to infiltrate the country's game.
Loughborough University London to play key role in Sports Analytics World Series
On Friday 24th November 2017 Loughborough University London will be the lead academic partner for the UK leg of the Sports Analytics World Series, the first of seven global events over the next 12 months.
Global leader in sport business joins Loughborough University London
Aaron Smith has been appointed as Professor of Sport Business at Loughborough University London.
Could elite sport be damaging your well-being?
Most of us play sport to escape the stresses of everyday life, which is well-evidenced as having a positive impact on our physical and mental health. But for those regularly competing at the highest level, what effect can this have on their well-being?
Loughborough alumnus named as Sir Mo Farah’s new coach
Loughborough University alumnus Gary Lough has been unveiled as Sir Mo Farah’s new coach, with the four time Olympic champion returning home to the UK after six years in America.
Loughborough University to host European Under-17 finals
UEFA and The Football Association have named the venues which will host the UEFA European Under-17 Championship final tournament in May next year, with Loughborough one of six venues chosen.
18 Loughborough athletes named in England Commonwealth Games team
An outstanding 18 Loughborough University linked athletes have been named on a 75 strong England team for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia’ Gold Coast next April.
Brits qualify for Wheelchair Tennis World Tour finale at Loughborough University
Great Britain’s Alfie Hewett, Gordon Reid, Lucy Shuker and Andy Lapthorne have all qualified to take part in the NEC Wheelchair Tennis Masters at Loughborough University next month – the season finale to the UNIQLO Wheelchair Tennis World Tour.
£7m Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel to be added to Imago Venues portfolio from 2018
Loughborough University is creating a dedicated 4-star Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel (EAC) comprised of 44 bedrooms. The facility will be run by Imago Venues – Loughborough University’s dedicated hotel, conference and events provider.
Celebrating animation and sport at the National Football Museum
Loughborough University’s Animation Academy is joining forces with the National Football Museum to present ‘The Beautiful Frame: Animation and Sport’.
Loughborough Students Rugby pull off whirlwind victory against Hartpury in BUCS opener
Loughborough Students Rugby Football Club (LSRFC) secured an emphatic 36-15 victory in their opening game of the 2017/18 BUCS Super Rugby competition, beating defending champions and rivals Hartpury RFC in front of a brilliant home crowd.
First Loughborough athletes heading to the Commonwealth Games unveiled
A quintet of swimmers have become the first Loughborough athletes to confirm their places at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, as Team England unveiled their first wave of swimming selections today.
Loughborough to play its part in the biggest sports-acceleration network in the world
HYPE Foundation, a global platform that connects and invests in sports innovation, has this week launched its “SPIN Lab”, a global acceleration program focusing on developing innovation in sports.
Parents in Sport Week at Loughborough University
Loughborough University staff and students are supporting national Parents in Sport Week, which runs until October 8.
Eddie Jones among speakers at Foundation for Leadership through Sport Conference
Friday 15th September saw the Foundation for Leadership through Sport Conference take place at Loughborough University’s London campus, with England Rugby Head Coach Eddie Jones one of the keynote speakers.
Increasing accessibility of cross-sex hormone drugs for transgender people could boost physical activity and alleviate mental health problems
A study which investigated the exercise habits of transgender people has found that those who are taking cross-sex hormones are more likely to be active, and therefore potentially have fewer mental health issues.
Unforgettable 2017 School Games come to a close at Loughborough University
The 2017 School Games came to a close yesterday (3 September) with a whole host of medals contested on the final day.
Loughborough University triathletes aiming to mix it with the best in the world
Two teams of triathletes from Loughborough University will make the short trip to Nottingham to take part in the British Triathlon Mixed Relay Cup tomorrow (2 September).
Loughborough graduate to play in the women’s Rugby World Cup for England
Loughborough graduate Harriet Millar-Mills will be part of the England women’s squad this weekend for the Rugby World Cup final against New Zealand.
New goals: The changing face of media relations in the Premier League
A study into the communication practices of 25 current and former Premier League football teams found that just seven were still pursuing professional relationships with the mainstream press.
Success of Women in World Athletics programme celebrated with final seminar
Since 2012, a team of academics led by Loughborough University’s School of Business and Economics has worked with European and British Athletics on the Women in World Athletics (WIWA) programme.
Atkinson to step down as Loughborough Lightning Netball Head Coach
Loughborough Lightning Netball can today (Thursday 20 July) confirm that Head Coach Karen Atkinson will be stepping down from her position due to an impending move to Italy.
British Paralympic Association director awarded honorary degree from Loughborough University
Penny Briscoe OBE, Director of Sport at the British Paralympic Association, has been awarded an honorary degree by Loughborough University.
17 Loughborough athletes heading for a home World Championships
A remarkable 17 Loughborough athletes have been named in the Great Britain team for August’s IAAF World Championships in London, with current University students David Omoregie, Jessica Judd and Morgan Lake leading the way.
Loughborough professor given International Paralympic Committee award
Loughborough’s Professor Vicky Tolfrey is to receive one of the International Paralympic Committee’s (IPC) top awards in recognition of her commitment to para athlete research.
Loughborough University London and Chelsea Football Club join forces
Loughborough University London and Chelsea Football Club are delighted to have formed a three-year strategic partnership that will see the two organisations work together on research, internships, player aftercare and engagement activities.
Hall of Fame inductions for Olympic stars
Four Olympic stars have been honoured with induction to Loughborough University’s sporting Hall of Fame.
Seb Coe launches London 2017 Volunteer Training
Loughborough University Chancellor and IAAF President Lord Sebastian Coe visited Loughborough University London on Thursday 1st June to launch the Volunteer Training Centre for the London 2017 World Athletics Championships.
International Chevening Scholars enjoy Loughborough cricket coaching
A group of international Chevening Scholars gathered at Loughborough University last month for the annual Cricket Coaching event.
Olympic Swimming Champions and England Football Manager help launch fundraising campaign to create sporting opportunities for some of Africa’s poorest children
Last week The Wallace Group held a media launch for their #Zambia5050 fundraising appeal, with Olympic stars Adam Peaty, Mel Marshall and Rebecca Adlington and England Football manager Gareth Southgate taking part in a netball shoot out at Loughborough University.
National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine public lecture series 2017
The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) has announced its public lecture programme for 2017.
Edwards signs full-time England Rugby contract
Loughborough University Maths student Will Edwards has today signed a full-time professional contract with the England Sevens squad, marking the next step in his blossoming rugby career.
What’s the best technique for running a marathon? Loughborough University research provides the answers
Research from Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences has shown that good running technique is both beneficial and important for running economy and distance running performance.
Peaty powers to double gold at British Swimming Championships
Olympic Champion Adam Peaty put on a swimming masterclass for the adorning crowd at the British Swimming Championships over the last two days as he won not one, but two titles, nearly breaking his own world record in the process.
Inclusive sports design competition winners announced
Loughborough Design School students have received awards as part of an inclusive sports product design competition supported by the Andrew Simpson Sport Enabling Trust (ASSET).
Loughborough Lightning in seventh heaven as they top the Superleague table
Loughborough Lightning have moved clear at the top of the Vitality Netball Superleague table after recording their seventh consecutive win of the 2017 season.
Loughborough named world’s best sporting university
Loughborough has been named the best sporting university in the world in the global QS higher education league table.7 March 2017
Loughborough secures Women’s Super Rugby spot
The Rugby Football Union (RFU) has today announced the 10 clubs that have been offered places in the new Women’s Super Rugby competition, with Loughborough University being one of them.28 February 2017
Olympic medallist Burgess helps launch Loughborough Rugby Sevens Programme
On Wednesday 15th February 2017 Loughborough University launched its new look Rugby Sevens Programme, which is one of four Rugby Football Union (RFU) student hubs for Sevens.16 February 2017
Lightning bolster Netball Superleague squad by signing Clark and Mason
Loughborough Lightning Netball is delighted to announce that Ella Clark and Olivia Mason will round out its 12 player squad for the forthcoming Vitality Netball Superleague season, which kicks off at home to Manchester Thunder on Saturday 18th February.7 February 2017
Loughborough University and Arup agree partnership to deliver elite sports venues
Arup Sport Venue Design have teamed up with Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences to design and develop the next generation of elite sports training facilities.2 February 2017
Loughborough Lightning triumph at home against Bristol Jets
Loughborough Lightning Badminton kept their Championship Final hopes alive thanks to a thrilling 3-2 home victory against newcomers Bristol Jets.24 January 2017
17 Loughborough hockey players embark on road to Tokyo 2020
17 Loughborough University hockey players have been awarded places on the England Hockey Centralised Programme, geared towards the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.18 January 2017
What academics learned from the “gloomy funk” experienced by world-class athletes debilitated by depression
Marcus Trescothick paved the way for many elite athletes in 2008 when he publicly opened up about the experiences of depression that cut short his international cricket career.17 January 2017
Premier League football clubs’ neglect of disabled fans
The House of Commons Culture Media and Sport select committee has today released a report which calls for legal sanctions to be taken against the rich football clubs of the Premier League who fail to cater for their disabled fans.16 January 2017
Exercise ‘weekend warriors’ lower their risks of death
Research by Loughborough University shows exercise ‘weekend warriors’ who fit the recommended amount of weekly physical activity into one or two sessions have lower risks of death.9 January 2017
Current sporting policies restrict transgender athletes and must be revised
Academics have called for a revision of the policies which restrict transgender men and women from competing in professional sporting events.9 January 2017
New study shows sport pays
People who play sport can earn on average 10% more than their non-active counterparts according to a study by economists at Loughborough University and the University of St Gallen (Switzerland).16 December 2016
Loughborough research calls for change in spectator food and drink provision at sports mega events such as Rio 2016
Spectator food and drink provision at Rio 2016 failed to meet World Health Organisation standards, the Brazilian government’s dietary advice, as well as the organising committee’s own aims according to findings from The Phansmer Research Group, which includes Loughborough University’s Dr Joe Piggin.5 December 2016
Judy Murray inspires Loughborough University tennis students
On Tuesday 29th November, Judy Murray spent the day at Loughborough University taking part in two coaching workshops and a question and answer session, with both proving inspirational for all involved.30 November 2016
Judy Murray to deliver tennis workshop and Q&A at Loughborough University
The mother of both the men’s singles and doubles world number ones, Judy Murray, will visit Loughborough University on Tuesday 29th November to deliver a Tennis On The Road workshop alongside lead coach Kris Soutar.23 November 2016
Research finds “disappointingly low" number of BAME football coaches at professional clubs
Black, Asian and Minority Ethnic (BAME) football coaches account for just four per cent of backroom coaching staff at professional clubs, a study by Loughborough University has found.16 November 2016
Loughborough Lightning victorious on opening night of National Badminton League
Playing under their new name, Loughborough Lightning badminton franchise scored a decisive opening night victory in the AJ Bell National Badminton League, away at Surrey Smashers.18 October 2016
Olympic legend opens building dedicated to improving the nation’s health
Five-time Olympic champion Sir Steve Redgrave officially opened the National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine building at Loughborough University this week.12 October 2016
Brazilian Embassy hosts Loughborough’s Rio 2016 celebration event
Loughborough University celebrated its most successful Olympic and Paralympic Games with an evening reception at the Brazilian Embassy last night (Thursday 6 October).7 October 2016
Full house sees Loughborough Rugby topple champions on opening day
Loughborough Students RFC kicked off the inaugural BUCS Super Rugby League in style with a 20-11 victory over Exeter University in front of a sell-out crowd at the Loughborough University Stadium.6 October 2016
Loughborough named University of the Year for Sport
Loughborough has been named University of the Year for Sport for the second time by The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.23 September 2016
Fitting finale for 2016 School Games
The 2016 School Games held at Loughborough University have come to a close, after four days of fantastic competition.5 September 2016
2016 School Games underway at Loughborough University
The 2016 School Games started with a bang last night at Loughborough University with a spectacular outdoor opening ceremony in Shirley Pearce Square.2 September 2016
Loughborough University to host next generation of Team GB Olympic and Paralympic hopefuls at 2016 School Games
Final preparations are now underway for the 2016 School Games, which take place at Loughborough University next week.26 August 2016
Study to explore the scale of physical activity and nutritional health messaging at major sporting events
A new study examining the promotion of health messaging at major sporting events, such as the Olympics, will be led by Loughborough University.18 August 2016
Ryan guides Fiji to first ever Olympic medal, and it’s gold!
Loughborough University alumnus Ben Ryan guided Fiji to their first ever Olympic medal as they thrashed Great Britain to win Rugby Sevens gold.12 August 2016
Loughborough Legends' advice for Rio athletes
Loughborough University's sporting legends have shared their advice and good luck messages with all Loughborough athletes competing in the Rio 2016 Olympic and Paralympic Games in a video launched today (Friday 5 August).5 August 2016
Loughborough Lightning claim historic win in women’s cricket Super League
Loughborough University’s new women’s cricket team have won the first fixture of the inaugural Kia Super League, defeating Yorkshire Diamonds at Headingley.1 August 2016
Government official unveils IOC accreditation plaque at National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine
The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) has been officially recognised as an International Olympic Committee (IOC) Research Centre for Prevention of Injury and Protection of Athlete Health – one of nine worldwide.28 July 2016
Intense exercise during school day can boost adolescent brain function, study shows
Sprint-based exercises introduced during the school day can sharpen pupil minds in the classroom, new research reveals.22 July 2016
Participants wanted for study into the effects of being overweight on muscle growth
Scientists at Loughborough University are hoping to discover whether being overweight impacts on an individual’s ability to grow muscle.20 July 2016
First details of 2016 School Games at Loughborough University revealed
The first exciting details of the 2016 School Games National Finals – a major multi-sport event for elite young athletes - that will take place at Loughborough University from 1-4 September have been revealed today.19 July 2016
Loughborough University secures 36th BUCS title
It’s finally official – Loughborough University is British Universities and Colleges Sport (BUCS) champion for the 36th consecutive year.15 July 2016
Super eight off to Rio
Double European 400m champion Martyn Rooney is one of the stars named in the Team GB athletics team heading for the Olympic Games in Rio de Janeiro, which get underway in just 23 days’ time.14 July 2016
Loughborough student helps Team Sky with wheel aerodynamics
Aeronautical Engineering student Harley Matthews has helped pro cycling’s Team Sky understand the aerodynamic benefit of their range of race wheels.12 July 2016
Loughborough is ready for the Euros
Loughborough University hosted the second #SportConnectSeries talk last week (9 June), looking into the technology behind the big game.16 June 2016
Loughborough University study reveals the best way to improve muscle strength
Engaging in short, explosive leg contractions is the most effective way of strengthening muscles, Loughborough research reveals.6 June 2016
Volunteers wanted for study into the effects of exercise to the immune system
The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) is looking for volunteers to take part in a study which investigates the how exercise effects the immune system of kidney transplant patients.1 June 2016
Loughborough University supporting New Zealand’s Olympic dreams
Performance psychology and management research conducted in the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences is being used to help New Zealand's Olympic athletes and teams prepare for the Rio Olympics.31 May 2016
Performance athletes inducted into the Loughborough Sport Hall of Fame
A VIP Reception took place this weekend prior to the annual Loughborough International Athletics to welcome two new members into the Loughborough Sport Hall of Fame.25 May 2016
Are you interested in your health and how physical activity can affect it?
Loughborough University is looking for volunteers to take part in a new study which aims to investigate the effect physical activity has on sugar levels.24 May 2016
Olympic champion Ennis-Hill returns to competition at the Loughborough International
Jessica Ennis-Hill kicked off her Olympic title defence by throwing the javelin at the Loughborough International Athletics meeting for the second year in a row.22 May 2016
Ennis-Hill to start Olympic campaign at Loughborough International
Olympic champion Jessica Ennis-Hill will kick-start the defence of her Olympic heptathlon title at the Loughborough International Athletics (LIA) match on Sunday 22nd May.17 May 2016
Loughborough scientists crack the code for football fan excitement
Loughborough University has joined forces with Nissan to identify a formula that reveals what gets fans so excited about football.9 May 2016
Loughborough Sport fall at final hurdle in National Badminton League final
For a second year running it was a case of what could have been for Loughborough Sport as they finished runners-up in the National Badminton League Final, losing out to Birmingham Lions 3-1 in an unbelievably close final.9 May 2016
Loughborough University announces collaboration on intelligent and versatile wireless technology
Loughborough University engineers will develop unique wireless technology capable of measuring impacts to the body of both athletes and vulnerable patients.6 May 2016
Loughborough Hockey secure promotion to the top flight
After a whirlwind weekend at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, Loughborough Students Men’s 1st XI secured promotion to England Hockey’s top league.19 April 2016
Australian all-rounder Ellyse Perry headlines Loughborough Lightning’s international players
Loughborough Lightning is delighted to announce that Ellyse Perry, Sophie Devine and Dane van Nierkerk will play for the team in 2016.14 April 2016
MIT host Loughborough University in Trans-Atlantic sport challenge and academic exchange
Loughborough University and the Massachusetts Institute of Technology have competed in the latest Trans-Atlantic sporting challenge - a three day tennis match taking place on MIT’s iconic campus in Cambridge, Boston.8 April 2016
Loughborough Lightning land four England cricket internationals for inaugural Kia Super League
Loughborough Lightning is delighted to announce that four England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) Women’s Performance Squad members will play for the team in the first edition of the Kia Super League this summer.6 April 2016
Loughborough Students Rugby suffer narrowest of defeats at Twickenham
On a cold March evening Loughborough Students Rugby suffered an agonising two point defeat at the hands of the University of Exeter in the BUCS Rugby Union Final.24 March 2016
Birch makes it 10 from 10 as Loughborough Sport beat MK Badminton
The final match night of the regular AJ Bell National Badminton League season saw Loughborough Sport break not one but two records as they secured a 4-1 victory.22 March 2016
Education Secretary visits Sports Technology Institute to emphasise importance of maths skills
The Education Secretary and Loughborough MP, Nicky Morgan, was at Loughborough University’s Sports Technology Institute today (18 March) to find out how triathletes and their coaches use maths as part of their training and development programmes.18 March 2016
New identity launched for Loughborough Lightning women’s cricket team
Loughborough University’s new women’s cricket team, Loughborough Lightning, has today unveiled their brand identity for the Women’s Cricket Super League.16 March 2016
University announces new partnership with Nissan to explore what makes football exciting for fans
Loughborough University has announced a new partnership with Nissan, the official global automotive sponsor of the UEFA Champions League, to launch the very first Nissan Excitement Index.16 March 2016
Loughborough research helps guide new adidas clothing for children
Loughborough researchers have been working with leading sports brand adidas to help develop sports tops specifically for children that help keep them cool during exercise.14 March 2016
Loughborough University’s Executive Director of Sport defends RFU’s position on tackling in school rugby
Loughborough University’s Executive Director of Sport has today confirmed his support for the Rugby Football Union (RFU) recommendations on the safety of tackling in secondary school rugby.3 March 2016
Identifying the sports leaders of tomorrow
Loughborough University London's Institute for Sport Business was the academic partner at the Inaugural Sport Industry NextGen Leadership Awards.26 February 2016
Loughborough Lightning to play on opening day of Women’s Cricket Super League
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced the playing schedule and team names for the six hosts that will compete in the inaugural Women’s Cricket Super League (WCSL).25 February 2016
First British snowboarding and ski brand made for women by women seeks to break gender stereotypes
Loughborough University graduates Susie Beere and Sophie Kelly have officially launched the first British snowboarding and ski brand designed specifically for women.23 February 2016
Brilliant Birch inspires Loughborough Sport comeback
Loughborough Sport produced the comeback of all comebacks to book their place in the AJ Bell National Badminton League Finals Day with one fixture still to play.9 February 2016
Loughborough Lightning top Netball Superleague after Super Saturday
Loughborough Lightning got their 2016 Vitality Netball Superleague campaign off to the perfect start on Super Saturday as they secured a convincing 65-34 victory over Yorkshire Jets to go top of the league.1 February 2016
Loughborough University to help shape the future of higher education sport
Loughborough University has kicked off 2016 by embarking on a Sport England funded project looking at how sports participation can be increased.27 January 2016
Loughborough University launches Rio 2016 website
With 200 days to go until the 2016 Olympic & Paralympic Games kick off in Rio de Janeiro, Loughborough University launched its dedicated website which will follow the progress of current and former students on their ‘Road to Rio’.25 January 2016
Loughborough University announced as Women’s Cricket Super League host
The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has today announced that Loughborough University has been named as one of the six hosts that will compete in the inaugural Women’s Cricket Super League this summer.14 January 2016