‘Technical Guide on Preventing Violent Extremism through Sport’: UN launches important guidance developed by Loughborough London expert
A new guide has been launched by the United Nations Office on Drugs and Crime (UNODC) that looks at how sport can be used to protect youth around the world from the risks and root causes of violent extremism.
Top British tennis talent joins Loughborough University
Loughborough Tennis has announced top British talent Lloyd Glasspool will join its ranks next season.
Experts in Sport: why do some of the best young players never make it?
Every professional sports club dreams of a long production line of young talent, but why do some of the most promising youngsters fail to fulfil their potential and inevitably fall by the wayside?
SURVEY: Destined for greatness? Do your genes give you a head start in sport?
Researchers from Loughborough University are investigating the role genetics play in sport – and they need your help.
Swimming makes you hungrier and likely to eat more at the next meal – new research
People often believe that exercise can make you hungrier, so they may therefore eat more during subsequent meals. But for the typical person, single sessions of land-based moderate to high-intensity exercise (such as running, resistance exercise and intermittent sprint cycling) have been shown to temporarily decrease appetite and do not commonly lead to increased food intake on the same day.
Joe Wicks got children moving – how to keep them active as lockdown ends
When parents in the UK were suddenly forced to become teachers to their kids in lockdown, physical education (PE) was largely an afterthought. As many PE lessons are now delivered by outside professional coaches, few primary schools had the in-house experience or skills to create and suggest content to help parents.
AI technology developed at Loughborough University could reveal the next big names in football as it takes player performance analysis to a new dimension
Computer scientists at Loughborough University have developed novel artificial intelligence (AI) algorithms that are set to transform the way football clubs analyse team and individual players’ performances on the pitch.
Experts in Sport: As athletes begin to return to training – what should practitioners be doing?
As government restrictions begin to slowly ease, many athletes have resumed training in a safe and considered manner. With that, support teams now have the difficult task of managing workloads and helping ensure the transition back to the ‘norm’ runs as smoothly as possible.
Loughborough University welcomes elite level athletes back to campus
Loughborough University is gradually opening up some of its on-site sports facilities to enable elite level athletes to train.
Loughborough academic contributes to groundbreaking literature on race, ethnicity and racism in sports coaching
A Loughborough University academic has contributed to a significant new publication exploring race, ethnicity and racism in sports coaching.
Jawad in race against time to make the Paralympic Games
Loughborough-based powerlifter Ali Jawad has revealed that he is in a race against time to make the Paralympic Games in Tokyo.
Lightning and Loughborough Town enter new partnership
Loughborough University and Lightning Rugby is pleased to announce a partnership with Loughborough Town RFC.
Loughborough University spinout collaborates on rugby ball of the future
A spinout company founded by two Loughborough alumni has supported the launch of a new rugby ball which could be set to revolutionise the sport.
Loughborough Sport’s support network proves vital for athletes during lockdown
Behind every great athlete is a strong support network, helping individuals and teams achieve their goals.
Experts in Sport: How can dietary nitrates improve elite level athlete performance?
This week’s ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast focuses on how dietary nitrates – found mainly in vegetables, such as beetroot, lettuce, spinach, and radishes – can maximise performance in elite-level athletes.
Now is the time to look at the person behind the athlete – Sam Ruddock
The Covid-19 outbreak has understandably weighed heavily on the minds of elite athletes across the globe as major events have been wiped from the sporting calendar at pace.
Survey launched in a bid to understand how coronavirus restrictions affect osteoarthritis risk in over 60s
Researchers at Loughborough University are investigating how changes in physical activity that are a result of the global health pandemic are related to osteoarthritis development and symptoms.
No pool? No problem for these Loughborough swimmers
The lockdown period has brought many challenges to all athletes involved in sport, but what if your essential training venue – in this case, a swimming pool – has temporarily closed its doors?
Experts in Sport: What role does community sport play in tackling serious youth violence?
With youth violence continuing to be a serious issue in UK society, this week’s Experts in Sport’ podcast looks at the role sport can play in supporting those at risk.
‘My new training partner is a 5kg fluffy white ball’ – Meghan Beesley
Meghan Beesley, Loughborough University’s 400m hurdler, has found a new training partner during the Covid-19 outbreak – in the form of a four-legged friend.
Loughborough Badminton awarded Certificated Training Centre status
Loughborough Badminton is thrilled to announce that it has been named as a Certified Training Centre by Badminton Europe.
A washing line pole and a tin of beans – the new elite athlete training method
Finding the elite in the every day - with a little bit of help from her store cupboard and garden - Loughborough athlete and Olympic hopeful Holly Bradshaw is using unique ways to carrying on pole vault training during the lockdown period.
Experts in Sport: Can supplements boost your immune system?
A healthy immune system is vital to a healthy lifestyle. In a time where public health is dominating the headlines, this week’s ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast discusses what role – if any – supplements can play for both the general population and elite level athletes.
Experts in Sport: How can athletes use this period of lockdown to work towards long term success?
With sport competition across the globe currently on pause, attention has turned to maintaining athlete health and well-being.
Research project to inspire sports coaches from disadvantaged communities
Researchers from Loughborough University have joined forces with charity Sporting Communities to help inspire the next generation of coaches from BAMER (Black, Asian, Minority Ethnic and Refugee) backgrounds to be able to secure paid coaching roles.
Coup for Loughborough Swimming as major internationals join ranks
Loughborough University has announced that Olympic swimmers Andreas Vazaios and Louise Hansson will join its team next season.
The impact of coronavirus on global sport: Loughborough Professor confirmed as key international panel guest
Loughborough University’s Professor James Skinner will form part of a virtual round table panel discussion looking at the impact of coronavirus on sport across the globe.
Coronavirus: not the first global health crisis to impact sport
Coronavirus has plunged the global sporting calendar into disarray. Football fixtures across Europe have now been postponed, including the Euro 2020, English Football League and the English Premier League. Such scenarios remove revenues from gate takings, significantly affect sport media broadcasters and leads to knock-on effects for sponsors and advertisers.
Strong performance from Loughborough swimmers in Edinburgh
Loughborough swimmers once again turned on the style at the Edinburgh International Meet this weekend.
The science behind swimming: Loughborough to host expert panel
Loughborough University academic Dr David Fletcher will form part of a panel of international experts at this unique event looking at the art and science of swimming fast.
Loughborough’s Para-powerlifters take gold at the World Cup
One Loughborough student and two athletes who train on campus secured Gold in the 2020 Road to Tokyo Para Powerlifting World Cup.
Loughborough academic speaks at Leaders Women in Sport event
Loughborough academic Dr Argyro Elisavet Manoli has shared her views on tackling imposter syndrome at the prestigious Leaders Women in Sport event held in London.
Loughborough best university in the world for sports-related subjects for fourth year running
Loughborough has yet again been crowned the best university in the world for sports-related subjects by the global QS higher education league table.
Experts in Sport: Has concussion in sport hit crisis point?
Loughborough University’s latest ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast looks at one sporting issue that is never far from the headlines - that of concussion.
Records tumble as Loughborough dominate BUCS swimming
Loughborough swimmers turned on the style at last weekend’s British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) National Championships, returning home with 30 medals and five broken records – and the over the overall team title.
Loughborough athletes named in extended GB Women’s Rugby Sevens squad
Six Loughborough athletes have been included in the initial 24-strong GB Women's Sevens squad for Tokyo 2020.
Manchester City and Saracens – economic theory in action
The Saracens salary cap scandal and news that Manchester City allegedly breached UEFA’s financial fairplay rules have threatened the integrity of the clubs and the sports respectively.
Loughborough academic publishes new sporting book
Dr Jamie Barker, Senior Lecturer in Sport and Exercise Psychology at the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences has co-authored a new book titled ‘The Psychology of Soccer’.
Heat research from Loughborough featured in global triathlon guide
Academics from Loughborough University have helped devise a comprehensive report that will benefit triathletes and paratriathletes in their preparation to compete under hot and humid conditions – like those predicted at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Experts in Sport podcast: Faster, Stronger, Fitter– what exactly is strength?
The latest episode of the ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast is all about strength. What is it? How do you build it? What methods are best for your fitness goals?
Gold for Kimberley Murray in the Women’s Skeleton
Loughborough alumna Kimberley Murray has secured Gold following an impressive performance in the Inter-Continental Cup skeleton race at Lake Placid, USA.
Strong Lightning presence in England and Scotland’s Six Nations squads
12 Loughborough Lightning players have been called up to represent their country at this year’s Women’s Six Nations.
Loughborough students picked to represent England at international athletics meet
Two current Loughborough students and two alumni have been chosen to represent England at the Vienna Indoor International Meeting in February.
Loughborough University continues to lead the way in cricket helmet safety
Researchers from Loughborough University’s Sports Technology Institute continue to play a leading role in ensuring the safety of cricketers whilst batting.
Ruddock and Lane-Wright called up to British Cycling squad
Loughborough University alumni Sam Ruddock and Crystal Lane-Wright have both been named as part of the 23-strong British Cycling squad which will contest the UCI Para-cycling Track World Championships in Milton, Canada.
Experts in Sport: Does sponsorship in sport have an unhealthy relationship with junk food?
January is a time many people revaluate their diets and put away those sugary snacks after over-indulging during the festive period.
Loughborough’s Peaty named 2019 European Swimmer of the Year
Adam Peaty has been named LEN (Ligue Européenne de Natation) European men's swimmer of the year 2019 – for the third time in four years.
First findings revealed from Twinning Project initiative
Academics from Loughborough University have devised six pillars of success for partners involved in the nationwide Twinning Project – an initiative developed to help UK prisoners develop new skills.
Exercise in the 16th century: Historical workouts for body and soul
New Year, new me… we’ve all heard the saying and usually scrawled at the top of our resolution list is the promise to exercise more.
Experts in Sport: A look into sporting injury and rehabilitation
In the latest ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast, we delve into the importance of athlete development and how to work with individuals going through an injury.
Loughborough Family comes together for #LboroLaces
The University’s LGBT+ Staff Group are celebrating after they significantly exceeded their target of selling 1,000 rainbow laces to staff, students and campus partners as part of a national awareness campaign which aims to make sport inclusive to all, allowing no room for discrimination.
International sports agents conference to be held at Loughborough University
Loughborough University is positioning itself as a global leader in the professional development of sports agents with the launch of a new international conference.
Loughborough University and World Players Association launch the first global study on child athletes' experiences
To mark Human Rights Day (10 December), Loughborough University has collaborated with the World Players Association to launch the first global Census on Athlete Rights Experiences (Project CARE).
Loughborough swimmers light up Glasgow
Loughborough swimmers enjoyed a successful European Short Course Swimming Championships in Glasgow as records tumbled and medals were secured.
Five minutes of exercise each day may help reduce risk of hip fractures in postmenopausal women
As we age, our bones lose strength, but research at Loughborough University has shown that just five minutes of exercise each day may benefit hip strength in postmenopausal women.
Marshall crowned High Performance Coach of the Year
Loughborough’s Mel Marshall has been named High Performance Coach of the Year at the UK Coaching Awards.
Loughborough signals intent with Para sport launch
Almost one hundred delegates gathered at Holywell Fitness Centre this week as Loughborough University officially launched its Para sport vision.
Kicking guru Alred leads search for next generation of talent
The search to find the next generation of rugby kicking talent in Great Britain and Ireland will begin at Loughborough University on April 9th, 2020.
Sporting stars inducted into Hall of Fame
Loughborough University has welcomed seven more sporting stars to its illustrious Sporting Hall of Fame.
Loughborough London experts team up with Chelsea FC Academy to teach AI how to ‘think’ and make split-second decisions on the go
A Loughborough University London academic is to develop ground-breaking algorithms that will equip AI systems with the ability to ‘think’ and respond to busy, ever-changing environments – such as driving on the road - much faster than humans.
Loughborough runners lead the charge in Liverpool
Jessica Judd and Matt Willis led an impressive Loughborough showing during the European Championships Trial races at Liverpool’s Sefton Park.
Experts in Sport: Examining corruption in sport - part two
Loughborough University’s ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast returns this week with the second part of the series looking at the issue of corruption in sport.
Loughborough to host key cycling event on campus
Loughborough University will host one of the key events in the cycling calendar after being picked to hold the youth national circuit series in 2020.
Loughborough tennis duo called up to GB squad
Loughborough Tennis is delighted to announce that both Ella Taylor and George Houghton have been called up to the Great Britain squad for the upcoming BNP Paribas Master’U event in France.
Loughborough Students Powerlifting and Weightlifting club had great success at the recent British Junior Classic Championships.
Loughborough Students Powerlifting and Weightlifting club had great success at the recent British Junior Classic Championships.
Dugdale hits the heights with win in Patagonia
Loughborough University’s Joe Dugdale has claimed gold in the junior men’s title at World Mountain Running Championships in Patagonia, Argentina.
Loughborough athletes shine in Dubai
Athletes based at Loughborough University enjoyed a successful World Para-Athletics Championships in Dubai, including Sophie Hahn setting two new world records.
Experts in Sport: Examining corruption in sport - part one
In the latest ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast, Loughborough University academics take a closer look at the issue of corruption in sport.
Lightning players earn international call-ups
Loughborough Lightning is pleased to announce that ten of its players have been selected for international duty.
Lightning’s Glenn receives first international call-up
Loughborough Lightning all-rounder Sarah Glenn has been called up by England for its upcoming tour to Kuala Lumpur to play Pakistan.
Loughborough academic releases book on how to live a long and healthy life
A new book that examines what people need to do to live a long and healthy life is set to be released by an academic at Loughborough University.
Loughborough runners give another strong performance in Leeds
A strong contingent of Loughborough students and alumni were prominent among over 7000 starters in the annual Age UK Leeds Abbey Dash 10k road race.
Racism in Italian football reflects the everyday migrant experience
Italian striker Mario Balotelli has hit out at the “small minded” fans who have once again targeted him with racist abuse.
Lightning’s Panagarry makes the Vitality Roses squad for South Africa tour
Loughborough Lightning’s Nat Panagarry has been selected for England Netball’s upcoming tour of South Africa.
Lightning’s Scarratt crowned Women’s World Player of the Year
Loughborough Lightning centre Emily Scarratt has been named World Rugby Women’s Player of the Year 2019.
Experts in Sport: How to become one of the world’s best coaches
Andy Murray’s recent victory in the final of the European Open in Antwerp was arguably one of the greatest achievements of his distinguished career.
Loughborough staff members smash swim record
Four Loughborough University staff members beat the British record for their age group by 14 seconds last weekend.
Research to explore how the physical fitness of Ministry of Defence Police officers is affected by age and gender
Loughborough University and the Defence Police Federation are collaborating on new study to determine whether Ministry of Defence (MOD) officers will be able to meet the fitness standards expected by the force as they age.
Diaper lands key role for Tokyo 2020
Nik Diaper, Loughborough University’s Head of Para Sport, will join The British Paralympic Association (BPA) on secondment for Tokyo 2020.
Loughborough University strikes deal with Liverpool FC
Loughborough University has reached a new agreement with Liverpool Football Club, which will see the Premier League side play academy matches on campus.
Loughborough joins forces with Asia counterparts
Loughborough University has signed a Memorandum of Understanding with the Korea Paralympic Committee Icheon Training Centre (KPC) as a commitment to developing research into Para sports science.
National Tennis Academy opens its doors at Loughborough
The Loughborough University National Tennis Academy has officially opened its doors to the next generation of talented British tennis players.
Research article cites Loughborough as top performing university for sociology of sport
A new research article has demonstrated that Loughborough University is No. 1 in the world for the sociology of sport.
Holywell Fitness Centre reopens its doors after £1m investment
Loughborough University’s Holywell Fitness Centre has officially reopened its doors following a £1m redevelopment.
Experts in Sport: Let’s talk about the menstrual cycle
The menstrual cycle has for too long been a taboo subject when it comes to sport.
New research reveals the key to resilience in elite level sport
As England prepare for their Rugby World Cup quarter-final tie with Australia, the ability to cope under pressure is sure to be front of mind for Head Coach Eddie Jones and his backroom team.
Loughborough Professor publishes book on sports economics
Loughborough University Professor Paul Downward has published The SAGE Handbook of Sports Economics.
Loughborough University to host the world’s first Elite Athlete Wellbeing Management Program
The world’s first Elite Athlete Wellbeing Management program to be held in the UK will be hosted at Loughborough University.
Lightning players receive England call-up
Six Loughborough Lightning players have been called up to the England Women U20s squad for the 2019/20 season.
Heated suit simulates exercise benefits for people unable to take part in physical activity
Scientists are testing a heated suit which replicates some benefits of exercise without the need for physical activity.
EU grant awarded to Loughborough University
Loughborough University has been awarded a share of a £400,000 EU research grant to investigate the prevalence of sporting-related match-fixing.
Femi Akinsanya named as the new director of athletics at Loughborough University
Loughborough University has announced Femi Akinsanya as its new Director of Athletics.
Loughborough Rugby reveals plans for centenary year
Loughborough Rugby has outlined a series of celebratory events to mark its centenary during the 2019/2020 academic year.
How will Brexit impact the Premier League?
As the British government braces itself to leave the European Union on October 31st - unless something different happens before the end of the month - question marks remain over the true lasting impact, if any at all, that this will have on UK businesses and its assets.
Harten returns to Lightning for Fast5
Loughborough Lightning is excited to welcome England stalwart Jo Harten back to the side for this year’s annual British Fast5 All-Stars Competition.
Loughborough London academic publishes book on the business of women’s sport
Dr Andrea Geurin, a Reader within the Institute for Sport Business at Loughborough London and the Programme Director for MSc in Sport Marketing, has co-edited a book that focuses on the different aspects of the business of women’s sport.
Chinese Snowsport welcomed to campus
The development squad from Chinese Snowsport has spent the last 19 days on campus, learning from Loughborough’s expert performance teams.
Strong Loughborough presence in GB Para Athletics squad for World Championships
Ten Loughborough-based athletes have been selected for the World Para Athletics Championships 2019 which will be held in Dubai from Nov 7-15.
Loughborough University launches ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast
Loughborough University has officially launched its new ‘Experts in Sport’ podcast, led by the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.
Over 175 new PBs for student endurance runners
For the fourth year in a row, Loughborough student endurance runners have registered a remarkable number of Personal Bests achieved in track competitions between January and September.
Loughborough University name Issy Martin as new Women’s Football Head Coach
Loughborough University has officially appointed Issy Martin as its new Women’s Football Head Coach.
Beesley and Dobbin help Europe to victory over USA
Loughborough duo Meghan Beesley and Beth Dobbin helped Europe comfortably beat the United States to win the inaugural The Match athletics event in Minsk, Belarus.
First Heavy Throws open day is a success
Loughborough University hosted its first Heavy Throws open day in August, showcasing the excellent coaching, facilities and student experience it offers.
Loughborough University reveals new world-class sports pitches on campus
Loughborough University has unveiled its new state-of-the-art sport pitches, installed by world-leading sports surface provider and pitch partner, SIS Pitches.
Loughborough cohort selected for World Championships in Doha
11 athletes with Loughborough connections have been selected in the GB team for the upcoming IAAF World Championships in Doha.
Student success in global paratriathlon events
Loughborough Paratriathlon athletes Hannah Moore and George Peasgood have enjoyed great success at international events held in Tokyo and Lausanne respectively.
Loughborough Student Futsal Club to compete in the National Futsal Series
Loughborough Student Futsal Club has secured spots in Tier 1 and Tier 2 of the new National Futsal Series 2019/20, created by the Football Association (FA), to boost the profile of the sport in line with their first ever futsal strategy ‘Fast Forward with Futsal’.
Fitness trackers and eating disorders – is there a link?
Fitness and health tracking devices are becoming increasingly popular and a huge variety of wearable tech and apps now exist. Indeed, many smartphones and smart watches now come primed and ready to track our activity, sleep and nutrition.
Loughborough University’s Director of Football appointed to FA Council
Richard Allen, the Director of Football at Loughborough University, has been appointed to the Football Association (FA) Council.
Loughborough success in multiple international championships
It has been a busy few weeks for athletes at Loughborough with students competing in the World University Games in Naples and the European U23s and U20s Championships, both in Sweden.
Action-packed day at LEAP sees personal bests tumble
A thrilling day of athletics at the Loughborough European Athletics Permit (LEAP) saw several competitors smash their own personal records.
Lightning players selected for Vitality Roses campaign
Four Loughborough Lightning players have received a Roses programme agreement for the 2019-20 international season.
Loughborough students debut at international powerlifting competition
Kyle Renwick, Ming Lau and Rob Salvesen have travelled to Tartu, Estonia to compete in the 4th World University Powerlifting Cup.
Loughborough University appoints new Director of Rugby
Loughborough University is delighted to announce Rhys Edwards’ promotion to Director of Rugby.
Loughborough University announces ground-breaking partnership with the Twinning Project
Academics from Loughborough University have joined forces with the Twinning Project, an initiative that uses sport to help prisoners prepare for release and provides a route to paid employment.
The European Football Agents Associations (EFAA) and experts discuss the future of football agents at Loughborough London
Agents, representatives of football stakeholders, and experts on the regulation of the football industry met last week to discuss FIFA’s current undertaking of reforming agent regulations and the implications the proposed new rules will have on future transfer deals.
Strong line up expected at annual LEAP event
Some of the world’s best athletes have confirmed their attendance at the annual Loughborough European Athletics Permit (LEAP) on Tuesday 6 August 2019.
Academic wins PhD Supervisor of the Year award
An academic at Loughborough University has been named PhD Supervisor of the Year at the 2019 Postgrad Awards.
Loughborough students represent Home Nations at international hockey competitions
Three Loughborough Students represented England at the U21 European Hockey Championships, held in Valencia, Spain.
Peaty and Greenbank help GB to thrilling 4x100m medley relay gold
Adam Peaty capped off a memorable 2019 World Championships by helping GB secure gold in the 4x100m medley relay.
England Netball announce new Head Coach on campus
England Netball has officially unveiled its new Head Coach at the Loughborough University stadium.
Three Lightning players included in England Squad for final Ashes leg
Georgia Elwiss, Jenny Gunn and Amy Jones have been named in the England squad for the upcoming three T20 matches against Australia in the final leg of the Women’s Ashes.
Superb Peaty wins gold in 50m breaststroke
Loughborough’s Adam Peaty has won his seventh World Championship gold medal with another blistering performance in the 50m breaststroke in South Korea.
Loughborough Lightning players representing England in the Tri-Nations Cup
Six rugby players from Loughborough Lightning have been selected to represent England in the U20 Women’s Tri-Nations Cup opener, held at the University.
Loughborough swimmers in astounding World Championship one-two finish
Loughborough swimmers Adam Peaty and James Wilby sealed an emphatic one-two finish in the 100m Breastroke final at the World Championships in Gwangju, South Korea.
Loughborough-based athletes in record breaking weekend
Elite level athletes based at Loughborough University enjoyed a thrilling weekend of competition, which saw records tumble and championships secured across multiple sports.
Loughborough represented at European Hockey Championships
Four students from Loughborough University are competing in the U21s Hockey European Championships, taking place in Valencia.
Graduate born with bilateral cleft lip praises University for helping him to believe in himself
A graduate who was born with a bilateral cleft lip has praised Loughborough University for helping him to believe in his abilities and for encouraging him to pursue his love of rowing.
Loughborough Tennis make their mark at Wimbledon
Thanks to Loughborough Tennis’s programmes, created in partnership with the Lawn Tennis Association, students have played, officiated and analysed during Wimbledon this year.
Loughborough University secures unprecedented 40th consecutive BUCS crown
Loughborough University has officially been crowned British Universities & Colleges Sport (BUCS) champions for the 40th consecutive year.
Women’s World Cup: choking under pressure is common – here’s how to avoid it
Pressure affects us all and sports performers are no different. Tennis players serve double faults, golfers miss short putts and football players miss penalty kicks when it really counts.
Loughborough athletes selected to represent Great Britain in multiple competitions
Loughborough University will once again be well represented at high-profile athletics meetings this summer, with a total of 17 athletes called up to Team GB.
Loughborough University launches fitness classes for school kids
School children across Leicestershire are being encouraged to get active this summer - with a little help from fitness experts at Loughborough University.
Loughborough Swimming makes a splash with arena
Loughborough Swimming is delighted to announce an agreement with performance swimwear manufacturer arena as its new main sponsor.
Paralympic classification research day held at Loughborough University
Loughborough University has played host to a successful Paralympic classification research day, bringing together some of the world’s leading classifiers, academics, and practitioners.
Loughborough London academic experiences first NBA Championship with the Raptors
Loughborough London’s Dr Steve Swanson has recently been a part of the Toronto Raptors’ title run to become the first non-American team to win the NBA Championship.
Success for Loughborough Sport’s Strength and Conditioning team
Loughborough Sport’s Strength and Conditioning team have picked up the coveted ‘Employer of the Year award’ at the UK Strength and Conditioning Association (UKSCA) annual conference.
UK Anti-Doping welcomed on campus
Loughborough University has welcomed UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) to campus as part of its ongoing commitment to promoting clean sport.
Student designs a belt for weightlifters which corrects posture to avoid back injury
As part of the University's annual Design Degree show, final year student, Olivia Chevallier has created Olympia, a belt for weightlifters that uses haptic feedback (vibrations) to alert users when their posture is incorrect.
Loughborough students selected for World University Games
Loughborough University will once again be well represented at this year’s World University Games, with twelve students set to travel to Naples, competing in fencing, athletics and swimming respectively.
Queen’s Birthday Honours for outstanding alumni
Two Loughborough University alumni have been recognised for their contributions to sport in the 2019 Queen’s Birthday Honours list.
Cyclists to take on 125-mile bike ride to mark opening of new Halls of Residence
A group of cyclists with strong links to Loughborough University are taking part in a 125-mile bike ride to mark the opening of a new Halls of Residence on campus.
Picture perfect for Loughborough PhD student
A Loughborough University PhD student has been awarded third place in the 2019 national science photography competition.
Lightning coach departs for Strathclyde Sirens
Loughborough Lightning Netball can confirm that coach Karen Atkinson has joined Strathclyde Sirens as Technical Director.
Loughborough University’s Tennis Programme celebrates record year
Loughborough Sport Tennis is celebrating a record year, including a 227 percent increase in its student participation programme.
Loughborough 4x100m quartet set record time
Amidst some fantastic performances at the recent Loughborough International meet, the victorious men’s Loughborough 4x100m quartet set what is believed to be the fastest ever time by a British University student team.
Study to explore how walking can decrease risk of diabetes and heart disease
Overweight males are being encouraged to take part in a study to explore how walking can decrease the risk of diabetes and heart disease.
Loughborough Lightning captain selected for Red Roses World Cup squad
Loughborough Lightning captain Nat Panagarry has been selected to represent England at this summer’s Netball World Cup.
World record broken at Loughborough International
Paralympic champion Sophie Hahn produced a storming run in Women's Para-Elite T38 100m to break the world record at Loughborough International Athletics (LIA).
Emerson to lead the line for Loughborough at LIA
Great Britain’s medal-winning heptathlete, Niamh Emerson, will lead a star-studded line up at this year’s Loughborough International Athletics (LIA) event on Sunday, 19 May.
Loughborough University officially relaunches elite level gym following rebrand
Loughborough University has officially relaunched its elite level Powerbase gym following a significant rebrand.
Loughborough University alumna makes Lionesses World Cup squad
Former Loughborough University student Mary Earps has been selected to represent England at this summer’s Women’s World Cup.
Study seeks to shed light on cervical cancer recovery
Women who have received treatment for cervical cancer are being encouraged to take part in a study that aims to better understand the recovery process.
Sharpening a winning edge: GB wheelchair rugby team aims to increase its tournament winning chances
Britain’s wheelchair rugby squad will visit Loughborough University’s world-renowned sports science labs this month in preparation for the summer’s IWRF European Championships.
Haydock-Wilson selected for GB & NI squad heading to Japan
Loughborough University student Alex Haydock-Wilson has been added to the Great Britain & Northern Ireland 4x400m squad for the upcoming IAAF World Relays meeting in Yokohama, Japan.
Six Loughborough swimmers included in British World Championship squad
Six Loughborough swimmers have been confirmed as part of British Swimming’s 25-strong squad for this summer’s FINA World Aquatics Championships in South Korea.
Loughborough Sport appoints new Performance Nutrition Lead
Loughborough Sport are delighted to welcome Andrew Shepherd to the team as its new Performance Nutrition Lead.
Elite wheelchair tennis athletes visit Loughborough University
Loughborough University’s Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport has welcomed some of Great Britain’s most talented wheelchair tennis stars to campus.
Loughborough University to host FA Women’s Super League academy finals day
The next wave of football talent is coming to Loughborough as the University plays host to The FA Women’s Super League (WSL) academy finals.
Loughborough student Keita Orelaja scores with his popular new app Skouted
Loughborough University student, Keita Orelaja, has co-founded a free app which connects promising footballers with elite level scouts.
Prime Minister comments on the positive impact Loughborough University has on sport
On Wednesday 3 April, Nicky Morgan MP and Prime Minister Theresa May addressed the House of Commons and acknowledged the success of both Loughborough University and Team GB athletes who recently competed in the Special Olympics.
Loughborough University hosts the footballing stars of tomorrow
The next Lionel Messi could be set to grace Loughborough University as it plays host to major tournament matches for UEFA.
Loughborough University plays pivotal role in the UK Paralympic Performance Conference
More than 200 leading Paralympic sport specialists gathered in Manchester earlier this month for the UK Paralympic Performance Conference, which was supported by Loughborough’s Peter Harrison Centre (PHC) for Disability Sport.
Loughborough contingent help England storm to Six Nations grand slam
Loughborough Lightning played a key role as England women secured a comprehensive Six Nations grand slam at Twickenham.
Corruption in sport is on the rise and Europe can do more when it comes to tackling it, report states
A Loughborough University academic has concluded that there is “ample room for improvement” when it comes to European countries tackling cases of corruption in sport.
Loughborough pentathlete Niamh Emerson makes history at European Indoor Championships
Loughborough student Niamh Emerson became the first teenager to earn more than 4,700 points in the pentathlon at the European Indoor Championships, winning her the silver medal.
Super Movers: Schoolchildren performed better in tests after exercise initiative from the Premier League and BBC
A study involving more than 1,000 schoolchildren has found a link between exercise and improved brain power.
Overweight men needed for study that looks at liver health and diabetes
Forty men are needed for study that is looking to identify whether tackling liver fat is the key to treating conditions linked to being overweight and obese such as type 2 diabetes and heart disease.
Institute of Advanced Studies welcomes world-renowned sports psychologist
This week, Professor Paul Wylleman is visiting the University through the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) ‘Motion’ theme.
Loughborough University appoints new Head of Para Sport
Loughborough University has appointed Nik Diaper as its new Head of Para Sport, the first role of its kind within higher education.
Global sports accelerator programme welcomes applications from sports tech start-ups
Applications are now open for the SPIN Accelerator: a 12-week programme of workshops, mentoring and introductions specifically to support sport technology companies to develop and grow.
Loughborough-linked women cricketers get international call up
Cricket’s England Women have named their squads for the upcoming tours of India and Sri Lanka, which feature 12 Loughborough University-linked players.
Host of Loughborough linked women’s rugby players compete at international tournaments
A host of Loughborough University linked women’s rugby players have been selected to represent England and Scotland at international tournaments.
Students from the Loughborough Tennis Programme reflect on their recent trip to the Australian Open
Students from the University’s Performance Tennis Programme were recently given the opportunity to fly out on an all expenses paid trip to the Australian Open.
First home match of the season for Loughborough Lightning Netball
The first home match of the season for Loughborough Lightning Netball takes place on tomorrow (Saturday 12 January), when the team welcomes Severn Stars to the University.
New Year’s Honours for remarkable Loughborough alumni
Seven Loughborough University alumni have been recognised for their outstanding achievements and service in the 2019 Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.
Loughborough netball stars cap off 2018 with Sports Personality success
Three Loughborough alumnae were part of the England Netball Team which took two awards at Sunday’s BBC Sports Personality of the Year (SPOTY).
Olympic hockey gold medallists and dedicated students celebrated at winter graduation ceremonies
Loughborough University celebrated the achievements of hundreds of students at its winter graduation ceremonies yesterday and awarded honorary degrees to four Olympic hockey gold medallists that have done wonders for the sport.
Reseach included in special issue of the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport
A research paper looking at the military fitness test by a Loughborough academic has been included in a special issue of the Journal of Science and Medicine in Sport (JSAMS).
Exclusive Loughborough Sport ticket offer for local community unveiled
Residents of Loughborough can watch some of the best young sporting talent in the country at a discounted rate thanks to a new exclusive ticket offer from the University.
Student’s story educates healthcare assistants on the benefits of exercise for those living with severe mental illness
A fictional story created by a Loughborough University student is being used by St Andrew’s Healthcare to educate staff on the benefits of exercise for those with severe mental health problems.
Can’t exercise? A hot bath may help improve inflammation and metabolism, study suggests
A study led by a Loughborough University PhD student has found hot-water immersion improved inflammation and blood sugar levels in people who are unable to exercise.
Olympic legend Lord Sebastian Coe opens Loughborough’s pioneering Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel
Double Olympic champion Lord Sebastian Coe officially opened the new Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel at Loughborough University on Friday 9th November.
International win sees Loughborough Tennis off to the Australian Open
Loughborough University’s Tennis Programme has bagged a once in a lifetime trip to the Australian Open next year thanks to an outstanding victory in an international tournament in China, which saw the best Universities in the world go head to head.
IAS event to explore why sport matters to nation states and nations
The Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) will host its first event under the theme of ‘Nation’ next week.
Chekhov in the ring: the changing face of professional British wrestling
English and drama lecturer Dr Claire Warden researches avant-garde Russian theatre – she also stages and sells-out professional wrestling shows.
Renowned national and international organisations join the Collaborative Project
Loughborough University London is to collaborate with more than 30 respected national and international organisations for a project that challenges students to solve real business problems.
Vice Chancellor hails Volunteer Zambia programme after summer visit
Vice Chancellor, Professor Robert Allison, visited Zambia this summer to experience and contribute to the Volunteer Zambia programme, an endeavour Loughborough University has played a leading role in over the last ten years.
Nick Cavaday and Louis Cayer to lead coaching team at Loughborough University National Tennis Academy
The Lawn Tennis Association and Loughborough University have today confirmed the appointments of Nick Cavaday (Head Coach) and Louis Cayer (Performance Advisor) to lead delivery of the new Loughborough University National Tennis Academy programme. These are the first of a number of National Academy appointments, with Cavaday and Cayer tasked with implementing the vision for the Loughborough Centre, due to open in September 2019 with its first intake of players.
Institute of Advanced Studies launches ‘Motion’ theme with leading figures from the industry
To mark the launch of the Institute of Advanced Studies (IAS) ‘Motion’ theme, an event will take place at Loughborough University which will feature two leading figures from the sports and technology sectors.
NCSEM-EM treats 20,000th patient since opening in 2015
The National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine East Midlands, an Olympic legacy centre aimed at improving the health and wellbeing of the nation, has treated its 20,000th patient since opening its doors three years ago.
Students and alumnae named in Women’s World Twenty20 squad
Current Loughborough students Kirstie Gordon and Sophia Dunkley have been named in a 15 strong England squad that will go for glory at the ICC Women’s World Twenty20 in the West Indies next month. Joining the pair, who will make their England debuts, are eight alumnae plus Lightning player Jenny Gunn, meaning almost 75% of the squad have a Loughborough connection.
New research group to focus on issues of sport integrity
Academics from Loughborough University are combining their expertise as part of a new research group that focuses on sport integrity.
Seven Loughborough Lightning Rugby players named in England squad
No fewer than seven Loughborough Lightning Rugby players have received the call up for the England Women’s training camp being held at Loughborough University later this week.
TRH The Duke and Duchess of Sussex attend Coach Core awards ceremony at Loughborough University
The University was delighted to welcome their Royal Highnesses The Duke and Duchess of Sussex to the campus on Monday 24th September for an awards ceremony to celebrate young people’s achievements in sports coaching.
Loughborough duo inducted into the England Netball Hall of Fame
On Saturday 15 September Loughborough University alumnae Olivia Murphy and Ama Agbeze were deservedly inducted into the England Netball Hall of Fame.
Alumna Holland crowned world triathlon champion
Loughborough University alumna Vicky Holland enjoyed yet another high point in her glittering career as she was crowned world champion for the first time, two years after winning bronze at the Rio Olympic Games.
Triathletes all set for World Champs down under
14 Loughborough triathletes are ready for action at the ITU Triathlon World Championships, which kick off in earnest on Australia’s Gold Coast today, Thursday 13 September.
Loughborough athletes win 15 medals at 2018 European Championships
Loughborough athletes won an outstanding 15 medals at the European Championships taking place in both Glasgow and Berlin over the last 10 days, with five of those won by current Loughborough University students.
Loughborough University launches a world's first professional education programme for sports agents
Loughborough University and the Association of Football Agents (AFA) will launch a unique professional certificate for aspiring football agents later this year.
Loughborough past and present going for World Cup glory
Current Loughborough University student Ellie Rayer and four Loughborough alumni are doing their bit to try and guide England Hockey to glory at the Women’s Hockey World Cup, which is currently taking place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.
Boxer Dillian Whyte vows to continue his 100% winning record with Loughborough University by beating Joseph Parker this weekend
When Dillian Whyte suffered his only career defeat at the hands of Anthony Joshua in 2015 he was training by himself hitting bags in a garage.
Running Line aims to increase number of people with visual impairments participating in sport
An innovative product developed by a Loughborough University academic aims to increase the number of people with visual impairments taking part in sport by letting children experience independent running from a young age.
World-class swim coach Melanie Marshall awarded honorary degree
Melanie Marshall – one of Britain’s most decorated swimmers, who is now coach to Olympic, World, European and Commonwealth champion Adam Peaty – has been awarded an honorary degree by Loughborough University.
Elite sportspersons to be honoured at graduation ceremonies
Three elite sportspersons are amongst the honorary graduates to be celebrated during Loughborough University’s summer graduation ceremonies.
Student inspired to design traffic detection device for horse riders following accident
A Loughborough University student hopes the traffic detection device they have designed for horse riders will help reduce the number of accidents on the road.
University staff at milestone event at Defence National Rehabilitation Centre
Professor Bob Allison, Loughborough University’s Vice-Chancellor, and Professor Mark Lewis, Dean of the School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences, were among the guests at a special event on 21st June at the new Defence and National Rehabilitation Centre (DNRC) near Loughborough
Lightning looking to silence Thunder and secure Superleague Grand Final spot
Loughborough Lightning Netball are gearing up for the biggest home game in their history on Saturday 30th June, as they take on Manchester Thunder in a semi-final clash that sees a place in the Vitality Netball Superleague Grand Final up for grabs.
The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport to present at IWBF Forum
The Peter Harrison Centre for Disability Sport at Loughborough University has collaborated with the International Wheelchair Basketball Federation (IWBF) to develop the new format of 3x3 wheelchair basketball.
England won the under-20 World Cup last year – so what can the team in Russia learn from the young Lion’s success?
What do England need to do to win the World Cup again?
England, the World Cup and childhood obesity
The biggest sporting event on the planet is dominated by junk food advertising – and today Public Health England announced that youngsters are eating twice the recommended amount of sugar.
Loughborough University London academic attends United Nations meeting
A Loughborough University London academic was invited to a United Nations meeting earlier this week for her expertise on sport’s contribution to society.
Imago Venues’ role at Elite Athlete Centre to include focus on nutrition
The £7m Elite Athlete Centre and Hotel (EAC) at Loughborough University will place bespoke nutrition at the centre of the offering to be delivered by Imago Venues.
Loughborough University secures landmark deal with the Lawn Tennis Association
Loughborough University and Tennis Scotland at Stirling have today been named as the UK’s first two National Academies for tennis, a major milestone in the development of the Lawn Tennis Association’s ten-year Performance Strategy for British Tennis.
Lightning players named in England Women’s Sevens Squad
An astonishing six Loughborough Lightning Rugby players have been named in England Head Coach James Bailey’s latest Women’s Sevens squad for the Howard Hinton Sevens international tournament in France from 1-3 June.
Mature adults needed for Loughborough fitness study
Mature adults in the Loughborough area that would like to be fitter and more mobile are asked to take part in a study.
England beat hosts Loughborough to claim Loughborough International Athletics title
On a beautiful summer’s day the 2018 edition of the Loughborough International Athletics meeting lived up to its tag line, ‘reaching new heights’ on a number of fronts.
National roll-out for Loughborough University’s tennis parents’ support programme
Loughborough University research into parenting in sport has resulted in the nationwide roll-out of a youth tennis parent education and support initiative.
Design School students create inclusive sports products
Students from the Design School recently took part in a competition to develop assistive sports products and games for schoolchildren with disabilities.
NCSEM-EM academics to evaluate England Netball’s walking netball programme
Loughborough academics will be leading the evaluation of an England Netball programme delivering walking netball sessions in collaboration with the National Federation of Women’s Institutes (NFWI).
Student’s sporting event nominated for BT Sport Industry award
A student at Loughborough University London has been nominated for a BT Sport Industry award for launching a marathon swimming event.
Dozens of British sports concerned about a future without central Government support
Two years into a four-year plan to cut funding for UK sports, new research shows that non-commercially driven sports will struggle to survive without central Government support.
Tenth place finish for Loughborough in Gold Coast 2018 Games medal table
If Loughborough University were a country it would have been tenth in the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games medal table – ahead of Jamaica and Kenya.
Second Super Saturday sees Loughborough take six medals
On the tenth day of the 2018 Commonwealth Games, an incredible six medals were won by Loughborough athletes.
Sophie Hahn sets new Commonwealth Games record to win Gold
Loughborough-based athlete Sophie Hahn set a new Commonwealth Games record to claim gold for England in the women's T38 100m final.
Hollie Arnold sets new world record to win Commonwealth Gold
Loughborough-based athlete Hollie Arnold has set a new world record of 44.43m in the F46 Javelin to win gold for Wales at the 2018 Gold Coast Games.
First day of athletics brings Breen gold
Day four of the 2018 Commonwealth Games saw Paralympian and World Champion Olivia Breen win gold in the women’s T38 Long Jump with a new Games Record.
Sarah Vasey wins Loughborough's second Commonwealth Games gold
Loughborough University student Sarah Vasey has won Gold for Team England in the women’s 50m breaststroke on her Commonwealth Games debut.
Santander meets university community it has helped support at beneficiary event
Santander representatives visited the University last month to meet the students, academics and entrepreneurs it has provided support to.
Swimmer James Wilby claims Loughborough's first Commonwealth Games gold
Loughborough University student James Wilby has won Gold for Team England at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, after a stunning late charge in the men's 200m breaststroke final saw him claim victory in a personal best time of 2:08.05.
Around 90 Loughborough athletes set for Gold Coast Commonwealth Games
Around 90 Loughborough University students, alumni and campus-based athletes are set to compete at the 2018 Commonwealth Games, which are being held on the Gold Coast in Australia from 4th to 15th April.
Expert comment: ball-tampering in cricket “should not be a surprise”
In wake of the recent scandal, Dr Dominic Malcolm, Reader in Sociology of Sport at Loughborough University, examines how much of a problem ball-tampering is in cricket and if the news should come as a surprise.
How jet-lag affects Commonwealth Games athletes and what they can do to reset their body clocks
Jet-lag will hit some athletes hard at next month’s Commonwealth Games but taking simple steps such as packing a teddy bear could help the competitors re-sync their sleep, according to sleep expert Professor Kevin Morgan.
Major tennis event coming to Loughborough University
The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) has today announced the creation of a new $100,000 ATP Challenger Tour event, to be staged at Loughborough University.
Loughborough athletes amongst the medals at World Indoor Athletics Championships
Amy Allcock and Meghan Beesley have today returned to Loughborough with silverware after combining as part of the bronze medal winning Great Britain 4x400m relay quartet at the World Indoor Championships in Birmingham.
Santander Discovery Grants awarded to two community projects in partnership with Loughborough University
Two Santander Discovery Grants have been awarded to local community projects in partnership with Loughborough University.
Chance to learn about sports management or entrepreneurship at International Summer School
Are you interested in the idea of becoming your own boss? Or maybe you’ve always wanted to learn more about what it’s like to work in management within the sports industry?
Why are sports people so susceptible to eating disorders?
With Eating Disorder Awareness Week in full swing, Loughborough academic and international athlete Dr Carolyn Plateau has shared her thoughts on why athletes are more susceptible to eating disorders than the rest of the population, and what we can do to reduce and prevent them.
Loughborough number one in the world for sports subjects
Loughborough has retained its position as the best university in the world for sports-related subjects in the global 2018 QS higher education league table.
Emily Sarsfield ready for Winter Olympic debut
Loughborough Alumna Emily Sarsfield will make her Olympic debut on Friday, fulfilling a dream that has been 22 years in the making, and at points looked like it would never happen.
Birch lands badminton spot for Gold Coast
Loughborough alumna Chloe Birch has secured her spot for the forthcoming Commonwealth Games in Australia after a fine 2017.
Study aims to learn more about career-ending injuries suffered by fast bowlers
Loughborough sports scientists are working with the England and Wales Cricket Board to investigate the link between fast bowling and potentially career-ending back injuries.
Loughborough Lightning Netball gunning for Superleague success
Vitality Netball Superleague table toppers. Fast 5s champions. Grand Final runners-up. 2017 was quite the year for Loughborough Lightning Netball, but now they’re ready to put all of that behind them and go in pursuit of even more glory.
Four key exercises to help desk workers avoid back pain
Office workers often complain of back pain, a sore neck or just bad posture.
Loughborough Sport and Kukri extend partnership
Loughborough Sport is delighted to be able to confirm a new long term partnership with leading sports brand Kukri, who will supply performance and staff kit for the next three years.
Arthritis Centre with Loughborough expertise receives additional £2m funding
The Arthritis Research UK Centre for Sport, Exercise and Osteoarthritis has been awarded a further £2 million from Arthritis Research UK.
Why are females at a greater risk of knee injuries than men? Loughborough researchers are trying to find the answer
A difference in the distribution of muscle mass could well be the reason behind the greater risk of knee injuries in females according to the latest piece of research from Loughborough University’s School of Sport, Exercise and Health Sciences.
Loughborough to hold first ever Talk Sport Student Conference
Loughborough University is to hold its first ever student conference based around starting a career in the sports industry next week.
Why is it important for young women to get involved with sport?
New year, new you, or so everyone says. Will 2018 be your year thanks to a change in diet or maybe a new exercise regime?
Seven-time Paralympic medallist to present public lecture that highlights the importance of engaging all people with disability in sport
Seven-time Paralympic medallist Dr Cheri Blauwet will present a lecture at the end of the month that looks to emphasise the importance of engaging all people with an impairment in sport and physical activity as a means of promoting population health.
Final swimmers added to England Commonwealth Games team
Team England have finalised their swimming and athletics squads for the 2018 Commonwealth Games on Australia’s Gold Coast, taking the number of Loughborough swimmers to nine and athletes to 23.
New Year’s Honours for Loughborough alumni
Three alumnae, an honorary graduate and a Loughborough-based athlete have been recognised in the New Year’s Honours list 2018 for services to UK Sport and Design.
The basics of losing weight – a fool-proof way to shed pounds
You will never find a simpler, more effective way of losing weight than this… eat less, exercise more.
New research to help truck drivers get their health back on the road
A new Loughborough University-led study is helping truck drivers get healthy by encouraging higher levels of physical activity and a healthier diet that fits in with their work schedule.
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.
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