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Qatar 2022 World Cup sparks outrage amongst the public

Qatar 2022 World Cup sparks outrage amongst the public

Politics, Sports
Photo by Rhett Lewis on Unsplash The World Cup is being hosted in Qatar this November and December. However, this has been met with controversy due to Qatar’s stance on LGBTQ+ rights and women’s rights. This is because it is illegal to be homosexual in Qatar, and women cannot go out without being accompanied by their father, husband or brother. Celebrities and sports stars have been outspoken about this, condemning the decision. However, what do the general public think? Westminster World went out in Wembley Park to find out. “I think the slimy behaviour that [Qatar] had to do to even convince FIFA to perform there represents how much dissuasion there is in this country,” Kayla, 23, says. She is referring to the controversy that Qatar had supposedly paid their way to host the Wor

Figure Skating: Explore Pair Skating and Ice Dance

Explainers, Sport, Sports
Figure skating is the oldest sport in the Winter Olympics. Pair skating and ice dance are its two disciplines that appear similar: Pairs of men and women skating in sync with each other. It can be hard to distinguish them at first glance. So, what's the difference between pair skating and ice dance? https://olympics.com/en/news/olympic-games-2022-figure-skating-updated-schedule Pair Skating Pair skating is a figure skating discipline defined by the International Skating Union (ISU) as "the skating of two persons in unison who perform their movements in harmony with each other to give the impression of genuine Pair Skating as compared with independent Single Skating". The ISU also states that a pairs team must consist of "one Lady and one Man". Since figure skating, the oldest...
Gyms closing open new ways of training

Gyms closing open new ways of training

Covid-19, Environment, Explainers, Fitness, Health, Sports
Have you always been a gym addict? Have you started to work out and all of a sudden you felt thrown out of the door? If yes, then you are amongst those whom coronavirus has shifted all of their plans. And sometimes, the most valuable ones. In this quiet room where the Prime Minister and his scientific advisers unfold the new objectives to fight the coronavirus, gyms have been closed since the 5th of November as announced. New ways of staying healthy during this four-week lockdown have immediately been released on social media. Do these training sessions really work ? Are staying at home and being healthy mutually exclusive? Would you need some tips? Keep on reading, Westminster World have got exclusive interviews and…. a fitness expert is here to advise you! Ummar is a gym
How running can help you beat anxiety during lockdown 2.0

How running can help you beat anxiety during lockdown 2.0

Covid-19, Fitness, Health, LifeStyle, London, NHS, Sport, Sports
Photo: Rahul Bamane Looking after mental health and well-being seems more challenging than ever, as the country transit lockdown 2.0 and what seems to be an uncertain winter. Athletes and new scientific research advocate for performing outdoor exercises to ease anxiety and depression. Clive Castillo, Basketball Team Coach of the University of Westminster Dragons Team, referred to sports as a major escape during lockdown. “Mental health is directly proportional to physical health and being outdoors can help one get better. It imbibes positivity and keeps you happy. It is really important that we find ways to be active even in these difficult times and make a difference to your well-being”, he said.   https://youtu.be/ndX60oHbv2A Clive Castillo talked to our reporter Rahul
Why the Old Firm is the world’s fiercest football rivalry?

Why the Old Firm is the world’s fiercest football rivalry?

Culture, Explainer, Explainers, Sports
Image: Ava Forbes With the football season cut short due to coronavirus, Scottish football remains full of as much drama as ever. Celtic stand 13 points clear of rivals Rangers who are at the forefront of a calls to investigate the SPFL's decision to end the Scottish Premiership. What is it that makes the rivalry between the two Glasgow teams? Watch the Old Firm explained below. https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=M2eb97wQ2io&t=3s
Russia handed four-year ban for doping by Wada

Russia handed four-year ban for doping by Wada

Breaking News, International, Sports
The unanimous decision will exclude the country from the 2020 Olympics and 2022 World Cup. Russia’s anthem and flag will not be permitted at sporting competitions such as the 2020 Tokyo Olympics and Paralympics and the 2022 World Cup held in Qatar. Sir Craig Reedie, President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada), stated: “Russia was afforded every opportunity to get its house in order and re-join the global anti-doping community, but it chose instead to continue in its stance of deception and denial.” However, athletes can participate under a neutral flag if cleared by anti-doping authorities. The decision follows after the Russian Anti-Doping Agency (Rusada) was confirmed in breach of tampering with laboratory data. They were forced to hand over the investigation to Wada
Questions raised following death of two-year-old Amora Afobe.

Questions raised following death of two-year-old Amora Afobe.

Breaking News, Health, Medical, Sport, Sports, tragedy
An Article by Benedict Steininger. Amora Afobe, two-year-old daughter of football star Benik afobe passed away surrounded by her family, following a series of complications and an “unexpected infection” on Friday. Former Arsenal striker Benik Afobe released a statement, describing that both him and his family are left “devastated and heartbroken”, resulting the recent death of daughter Amora. Following an infection encountered on Friday, both parents brought Amora to a nearby hospital. The toddler past away after serious complications faced. Although the statement explains, that the doctors tried absolutely everything to save Amora’s life, her death still raises questions of the nature of complications and infection. How serious can infections be in today’s world for tod
The rise and rise of transfer fees from the late 80’s to today

The rise and rise of transfer fees from the late 80’s to today

Data Journalism, Sport, Sports
In 2001, Real Madrid set a precedent when they smashed a then-record transfer fee of £46.2m to sign 29-year old Zinedine Zidane from Juventus. Despite the fact that the French star was nearing the end of his playing career, Real Madrid took the plunge, which incontestably paid off as it was Zidane’s spectacular goal that won them the Champions League against Bayer Leverkusen in Glasgow a year later. The world’s most decorated club got their man and, after years of publicly admitting that his desire was to join the Blancos one day, Zidane arrived at the Estadio Santiago Bernabeu amid sky-high pressure and expectations. Thanks to Zidane’s arrival, Madrid entered a new dimension on and off the pitch and sent sporting shockwaves through the world. And football has never been the same
Sterling Speaks Out

Sterling Speaks Out

Instagram, News, Racism, Sport, Sports, TV
Raheem Sterling speaks out against media representation of black footballers following his recent match against Chelsea FC where he was subject to racist abuse. https://www.instagram.com/p/BrKYvF3gH9e/ In an instagram post Sterling addresses the verbal abuse, highlighting that he is not usually the one to speak on such things but when he thinks his points needs to be heard – he will speak up. In a passionate paragraph he calls out media outlets and makes an example of The Daily Mail’s portrayal of a story about Phil Forden and Tosin Adarabioyo. Both stories discuss how the young players spend their lucrative salary. Sterling wrote: “you have two young players starting out there careers both play for the same team, both have done the right thing. Which is buy a new house for the
“I would have loved playing alongside N’Golo Kante”, said Chelsea legend Graeme La Saux

“I would have loved playing alongside N’Golo Kante”, said Chelsea legend Graeme La Saux

London, Sport, Sports
Chelsea legend Graeme Le Saux has admitted that he would have fancied playing alongside Frenchman and fellow midfielder N’Golo Kante during his twelve-year spell at the club. The 27-year old midfielder has had his reputation enhanced in world football after joining Leicester City as a relatively unknown player from French Ligue 2 outfit Caen in 2015. Due to his work ethic, tenacity and tireless displays, Kante quickly became a mainstay at Leicester and Chelsea, playing a pivotal role in guiding both clubs to Premier League glory in 2016 and 2017 respectively. “I think with the age I am now, N’Golo Kante and his fitness would be very important for me to be in a team with him.”, joked Le Saux. “But Chelsea have had so many great players over the last 20 years, if you look at al