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Loughborough University is well-renowned for its Sporting Excellence, recently being recognised as Sports University of the Year in The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide 2017.

To read about the history of some of our individual sports, head to the pages in the links below:

Read about the History of Loughborough Sport

A history of Athletics (1930-1985)

A history of Football

A history of Netball (1975-1986) – Written by Baroness Sue Campbell

A history of Rugby

A history of Swimming

A history of Tennis

If you would like to add a sport history that we do not currently have listed we would be happy to hear from you! Please contact us on

Loughborough Olympians

Loughborough students past and present have competed in the Olympics, both summer and winter, for many years.

The lists include students of Loughborough University and Loughborough College, as well as athletes who use the excellent facilities at Loughborough as a base to train.

The 2016 Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games saw great success for Loughborough athletes, taking home 34 medals. With 22 Paralympic medals and 12 Olympic medals, if Loughborough were a country, we would have placed 10th and 17th in the Paralympics and Olympics respectively.

For further information on Loughborough’s Rio success, head to the dedicated #LboroRio website: 

Click here to see a list of all our Olympians and Paralympians.

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