Several SOAS societies pitch in to discuss their plans for this year.
By Kasim Mahmood, MSc Middle East Politics Manchester City have been banned from participating in the Champions league for the next two years and fined £25 million, pending the success of City’s appeal to the Court of Arbitration. An investigation launched by UEFAs club financial control body (CFCB) found City guilty of both inflating the […]
Imaan Khan, BA Social Anthropology and Politics These athletes contribute to the success of their respective teams and the spirit of SOAS both on and off the field, taking pride in stepping onto the court wearing the black and yellow colors of the SOAS warriors. The topic of Muslim women in sports is multifaceted, […]
Tobias Hochstöger, MSc International Politics Amid the current protests in Iran, the Islamic Republic is facing a wave of top athletes, who are defecting the country, due to its strict standards for athletes in international competitions. Most recently, Taekwondo athlete Kimia Alizadeh, Iran’s first and sole female Olympic medal winner, announced on 12 Jan on […]
Ruth Wetters BA Chinese (Modern & Classical) image caption: IOC president Thomas Bach and former swimmer Kirsty Coventry during an IOC press conference in Lausanne (09/01/20) (Credit: Laurent Gillieron/Keystone via AP) On Thursday 9th January, the International Olympic Committee announced new, stricter bans on political, religious and ethnic demonstrations for the upcoming Tokyo 2020 Olympics. […]
Rami Shamel, BA History A night in Boxing history which transformed the landscape. Known as the ‘Sweet Science’, the sport of Boxing has always been one with an epic history as old as civilization itself. Considered barbaric or brutal by some critics, boxing fans know that this sport is far from it and can be […]