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7 travel features tagged “Sports”

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Entire English town competes in Shrove football

Played every year since at least 1667, England’s Royal Shrovetide Football Match pits residents against each other in a two-day, town-wide game.
Read more… 05 February 2013

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London's post-Olympics plan

After a thunderous summer of drama, noise and sporting glory, the now-famous Olympic venues of East London are getting new lives.
Read more… 19 November 2012


Ping pong bounces back in London

Once only played by geeky kids in youth clubs, table tennis has reinvented itself as a social sport and is making a cool comeback in the capital.
Read more… 15 October 2012

A pilgrimage to England’s ‘home of cricket’

Lord's, a magnificent cricket ground in north London, offers plenty of opportunities to bone up on the complexities of cricket, a quintessential English summer sport.
Read more… 19 July 2012

The UK fires up for the Olympics

The official 2012 Torch Relay is set to begin in May, passing through a stellar line-up of the UK’s greatest attractions as it spreads the word about the Olympic Games.
Read more… 28 March 2012

Go to a game in London

Every weekend, thousands of Brits turn out to cheer their favourite team, and the biggest sporting event of all – the Olympic Games – is coming to London in 2012.
Read more… 03 August 2010

The Oxford versus Cambridge gloat race

The most physical display of the rivalry is the annual University Boat Race. Every spring, eight Light Blues (Cambridge) and Dark Blues (Oxford) compete on the Thames.
Read more… 03 August 2010

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