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Usain Bolt – Can Lightening Strike Twice?

• Posted in Misc. • By JoeBaker

Usain Bolt’s season in 2014 was blighted by injury, yet one of history’s greatest ever athletes is still aiming to break both the 100m and 200m records that he himself holds. Find out exactly why he can do just that. 

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Have the Tigers lost their bite?

• Posted in New Zealand / Rugby Union • By JoeBaker

It has been a long, long time since Leicester Tigers found themselves near the bottom of the Aviva Premiership. Find out what has gone wrong and whether, after their recent victory, they can recover from their difficult start. 

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The fight back to fitness

• Posted in Gap Year / Misc. • By JoeBaker

Have you ever suffered a long-term injury? Or endured the frustration of a repetitive, niggling problem? Read Sport Lived’s top tips on how to successfully recover from the dreaded injury curse. 

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Still the team to beat

• Posted in Gap Year / New Zealand / Rugby Union • By JoeBaker

Find out why New Zealand remain the ultimate force in world rugby and why this should inspire you to play rugby there through a gap year with Sport Lived.

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A New Era for men’s tennis?

• Posted in Australia / Misc. / Tennis • By JoeBaker

The 2014 US Open final was a momentous one of men’s tennis - it was the first in 38 Grand Slam finals that one of Federer, Nadal, Djokovic and Murray were not competing. Does this signify the end of the ‘Big Four’ and the start of a new era for the men’s game? 

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Nash wins second Gold at Rowing World Championships

• Posted in Gap Year / Misc. / Rowing • By Ashleigh Burns

Britain’s rowers secured six medals at the World Championships in Amsterdam. This included a gold medal for Sport Lived past participant George Nash in the Men’s Four. 

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Wayne Rooney – the right man for England?

• Posted in Football / Gap Year • By JoeBaker

It was on the 12th February 2003 when a 17 year-old Wayne Rooney made his debut for England. Many years on and he is the most senior player in a youthful squad and has been given the honour of being England’s new captain. However, is he the right choice? It was on the 12th February 2003 when a 17 year-old Wayne Rooney made his debut for England. Many years on and he is the most senior player in a youthful squad and has been given the honour of being England’s new captain. However, is he the right choice? 

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Hemispheres Apart: The Difference in Northern and Southern Hemisphere Rugby

• Posted in Australia / Gap Year / New Zealand / Rugby Union • By Ashleigh Burns

General consensus among rugby fans and pundits alike is that there is a fundamental difference in the style and philosophy of Northern and Southern Hemisphere rugby. In this article, we take a look over some of those key differences.

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