Loughborough named University of the Year for Sport

It’s the second year in a row

The Times and Sunday Times Good University Guide has named Loughborough the Sports University of the Year for the second time in a row.

The award was given to us because of our role in this year’s Rio Olympics and Paralympics, in which Loughborough-linked athletes brought back 42 medals.

John Steele, executive director of sport at Loughborough University, said: “At Loughborough we are immensely proud of our ability to offer a first class education combined with a unique sporting offer.

“We are particularly proud of the part we played in the recent successes of GB athletes in Rio.

“To be named University of the Year for Sport makes us even more determined to continue to shape and improve Loughborough’s sporting excellence.”

Alastair McCall, editor of The Sunday Times Good University Guide, said: “Where would we be without Loughborough and its outstanding athletes and training facilities? There is no university facility like it this side of the Atlantic.

“The breadth and quality of its sports provision helps make what happened in Rio this summer a probability and not just a possibility.

“After such a stellar summer, Loughborough really did leave all its rivals for Sports University of the Year in their blocks.”