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Parkour – a sport made for young Londoners

Parkour – a sport made for young Londoners

Sport
Parkour is the art of climbing obstacles and challenging your fears, but why are women not getting involved? Parkour is a unique type of sport that allows you to use the environment as your tool rather than traditional sports equipment. Anything from park benches to buildings alone are unique for this type of sport.  It originated from the military and games that were developed from Parisian suburbs. The art of free running allows the athlete to become creative and very strategic, devising new courses and how to tackle obstacles based on their surroundings. It is something more mentally demanding than physical as the athlete needs to develop enough self-confidence in order to get past obstacles as well as become more creative. Despite it being more of a mental battle it does requi
Champions League and Europa League for London teams: what to expect?

Champions League and Europa League for London teams: what to expect?

Sport
Yesterday's Champions League and Europa League draw opened a new page for the London clubs. It is an undeniable fact that when English teams play in the big tournaments there's always a surprise, with thrilling and high-skilled games throughout the 90 minutes. This year the draw defined a couple of games never played on an English ground, as well as opened an opportunity for Lionel Messi to finally score against Chelsea. Perhaps the most anticipated London based game will be Chelsea against Barcelona. The two teams last played in the 2012 semi-finals. After two dramatic games, the Blues reached the final, later won against Bayern Munich. It was that same game when Leo Messi missed a penalty with Petr Cech at the goal and chances defied him scoring his first goal against Chelsea. Late...
England’s sporting misery continues

England’s sporting misery continues

Featured, Football, Sport
England's teams across all sports seem to have one thing in common. They never quite live up to expectation. In a week which saw England Cricket lose the second test to Australia, the England Rugby League side lose the world cup final and also the world cup draw, it's a timely reminder that being an English sports fan isn't great. In the cricket, England were going into the second test already behind Australia. The start of the second test seemed to be going the same way, with Australia eventually declaring at 442 runs, giving England a lot to do. England failed to reach these heights as they were bowled all out at 227 runs. This is where the classic England sport formula began to shape. Start badly - inspire hope - crush dreams. England's fightback began as they managed to bowl ...
How does the atmosphere at a Spanish football match compare to those in England?

How does the atmosphere at a Spanish football match compare to those in England?

Radio, Sport
The atmosphere at a football match is one of the sport's great intangible wonders. Since the introduction of regulations stipulating that all Premier League stadiums must be all-seater, English clubs have come under a lot of criticism for their sterile atmospheres on matchdays. Many fans in the UK yearn for a matchday experience like those in Germany, where tickets are cheap and there are safe-standing areas, or Spain where, with the influence of Italian ultra culture, there are large singing sections complemented by flags, drums and elected ultras leading the chants. The Voice of London sent Reuben Pinder to Spain to watch Espanyol vs Valencia and tell us how the atmosphere at a Spanish game compares to those in the Premier League. https://soundcloud.com/user-553654173/how-does-
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