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216km in Two Days, Easy Right?

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By Maria Mikhaylova 216 km. 33 checkpoints. 15 resorts of France and Switzerland. 2 days. 1 winner. Easy, right? As some of you might be aware, Harry Phillpot, Oli Strong, Majdie Hajjar and I entered the Alpine Challenge 2016 organised by the Snow Camp to support an innovative youth charity that supports underprivileged people by teaching them skiing/snowboarding. The rules are pretty simple: the team that clocks up the most…

Sports Ambassador Programme: A Step in the Right Direction for LSE Sport

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By India Steele, Deputy Sports Editor This year we have witnessed the growth of LSE’s Sports Ambassador programme promising greater support and recognition of high-performing athletes within the Athletics Union. Whilst the scheme has been in place for the last few years it was boosted this year to try and include more athletes at LSE and work more closely with the Athletics Union in supporting its ambassadors in their training, work…

The SU Are Ignoring Student Interests By Booking Out The Venue On Wednesday

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The entire situation regarding the hiring of The Venue has highlighted issues with the way that the Union handles the AU and students more generally. Student satisfaction is well below the Russell Group average and currently the emphasis is on the School itself to implement changes. However, the hiring out of the Venue on a Wednesday night highlights the fact that the SU need to also look inward to solve…

Where’s Our Venue?

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WEDNESDAY NIGHT SAW the launch of the AU tour. Sportsvest, the chosen tour operator for this year, reps were out in force with freebies, party discounts and even free tour places. However this event did not take place in the standard setting for AU Wednesday nights, the Venue, it took place a mile away at Piccadilly Institute. The LSESU booked out the Venue for a corporate client, a decision that…

Hell on Wheels: Cycling Tackle the Hills

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  ‘YOU’RE GOING ALL THAT way just for that?!’ At 5.15am on the day of the competition I struggled to answer this question. One reason is that the ‘hill climb’ is a British pecu- liarity. Like trainspotting and queu- ing, to an observer there isn’t much to appreciate and the participants don’t seem to enjoy it much either. ‘Vicious’, ‘lung-busting’ and ‘a right f****** b******’ are how cyclists de- scribe…

Netball Dominate at St Bart’s

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. LSE’s Netball 1st team pocketed a solid win scoring 63 goals against St Bart’s 2nds conceding only 15. The team started off strong with a 14 goal lead in the first quarter and continued on such a role throughout the match, scoring an amazing 22 goals in the third quarter. The attack gave St. Bart’s’ defence a run for their money. Maisie Simmonds, Harriet Arnone and Molly avery as…

The Beaver’s Team of the Week: Men’s Hockey 1st XI

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  Starting the season with a trophy is not something that happens for every year, but that’s just what LSE Men’s Hockey have done. The rest of London fell at their feet in the Lee Valley London Universities Cup last weekend, marking a clear improvement in the team’s fortunes. Two years ago the team barely had six people regularly training and were relegated from BUCS South Eastern Conference 2B. What…

Active Lifestyle Football Section – Final Round-Up

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By Seb Chan     Last October, LSESU received a generous sum of funding from Sport England to start the Active Lifestyle Programme. The aim is to get more students into sports. I took the prerogative to run the football section given my past experiences. The programme has offered other opportunities such as netball, squash, belly dancing and more. After two terms, I will look back with pride in my…

Sparks Fly In Paris As Volleyball Dominates

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By Bruno Baisch LSE Volleyball Captain   On Friday 6 March, the men’s and women’s volleyball teams took the 5:40 am Eurostar to Paris, where they would play in the annual Les Parisiennes tournament. The competition puts face-to-face the top teams in France and the UK, making it a great opportunity for the LSE squad to show off our skills, build life-lasting bonds and pretend we could speak any French….

Mini Football World Cup Finishes In Style

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By Jenny Hovland Johanson LSE WFC Captain     With the Women’s World Cup coming up in Canada this summer, the Women’s Football Club (WFC) wanted to arrange an inclusive event, where both boys and girls could play football together. Over the past two Fridays, 11 teams have participated in a 5-a-side Mixed Mini world cup tournament, which was sponsored by the LSE Annual Fund. On the first Friday, on…