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Chess boxing In Action. Photo: saschapohflepp @Flickr

Bizarre Sports #1

We put the Olympics to shame by bringing to light some truly obscure sports. This week – Chess boxing.

The US Open has been the highlight of a memorable year for Andy Murray. Photo: Carine06 @flickr

Murray seals landmark triumph

Scot becomes first British Grand Slam winner in 76 years

Roberto Mancini's Manchester City side will be looking to retain the Premier League title. Photo: Wikipedia Commons

Welcome to Manchester

Ciaran Milner takes you on a tour of the best of Manchester’s sport

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Salford prove too strong for battling Manchester

University of Salford – 28
University of Manchester – 14

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Where are they now? – Hamilton Ricard

Taking a look at what our favourite athletes of the past are doing now…

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Mixed fortunes as Metros’ finish biggest season yet

Manchester Metros, the ice hockey team for Manchester’s Universities, have ended their most successful season ever by winning the British Universities Ice Hockey Association Division…

Manchester bids a fond farewell to Athletics Union Chair – Agi Duhig

What has been the highlight of your time as Sports Sabbatical Officer? That’s a really hard question as there have been so many amazing experiences…


Manchester Olympians: Who’s representing the city at London 2012?

With this being the last issue of The Mancunion for this academic year, Tom Hickman takes a look at some of the top athletes from in and around Manchester who are looking to set the world alight at the 30th Olympiad.

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Have Guardiola’s Barcelona tarnished their legacy?

Tom Acey takes a look at the not so beautiful side of the world’s best football team…

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Passionate Barnes offers fresh perspective on racism

Last week saw John Barnes arrive at UMSU to discuss the issue of racism in football. The Mancunion went along to find out John’s plan to tackle racism in the UK.

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In Conversation with John Barnes

After his talk on race in the Student Union, The Mancunion caught up with john for a brief interview on issues in Football today.

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Village Manchester tackle Prejudice

Last weeks the Beautiful game: An Ugly Culture event did not just see the views of John Barnes aired…