- American Sports
- Other Sports
- Euro 2012
The United Nations of Sports, or the SportsUN in short, is an international sports website. It was created by 8 sports journalism students at Sheffield Hallam University, who have since then graduated, and the team has grown to 10 members. Why the SportsUN? Because we come from 6 different countries-England, Italy, Wales, Bulgaria, India and Lithuania. Why did we decide to create this site: because our love towards sports is immense, and because we have things to say, and because we want our opinion to be heard.
We’ll talk strictly about sports here-from football to darts and horse-racing. Here you’ll find analysis, features, historical articles, you can listen to our podcasts and watch our videos. And all this-for free. The only condition we have is for you to love sports. If you do-you’re in the right place. And never forget: should it be football, basketball, rugby…they are all just sports. Love them passionately, support your teams, but please do remember-it’s just a game.
Enjoy your stay here!
I was born in 1988 in Sofia, Bulgaria. I played basketball professionally throughout my teenage years, but then decided to focus on my education. I graduated from Sofia University “St. Climent Ohridski” with a degree in Public Administration in 2011. I then went to England, where I did a masters degree in Sports Journalism at Sheffield Hallam University. I’ve also lived in Greece and Cyprus, back in the day when none of the countries had financial problems. My favorite sports include football, basketball and Formula 1.
You can follow me on Twitter @dianstanchev
Born in sunny Doncaster, England in 1987. Been a Leeds United fan since I was 6 (the picture shows me at a particular exciting match at Elland Road in the Johnstone’s Paint Trophy, hence the lack of crowd).
Always been a huge sports fan, with my favourite sports being football and cricket. Currently studying a Masters in Sports Journalism at Sheffield Hallam University and have a BA (hons) in History and Politics from Leeds Metropolitan. My main work is in radio, which I have been involved with for 4 years, working on various local stations. I am also slightly obsessed with the Beatles.
Follow me on Twitter: @NFromont
Hailing from down south in Bedfordshire, I’ve based much of my life around watching and playing sport. Having spent the last 4 years in Leeds completing a BA (Hons) in Geography at Leeds University and an MA in Sports Journalism at Sheffield Hallam, I have returned home to Leighton Buzzard to forge my way in the world of Sports writing. If there is a sport that I don’t follow, then I’ve probably yet to hear of it. Among my supported teams are Leeds United, Leeds Rhinos, Bath Rugby, Somerset County Cricket Club, McLaren F1, New York Giants, Vancouver Canucks, the New York Rankers, New York Yankees and New York Knicks.
You’ll find me covering anything from golf to motor racing, cycling and my biggest love, American Football. The dream is to live and work in American writing about ‘gridiron’; one day!
Born in New Delhi, India as the sun shone brightly and in all it’s glory (yes can be called excruciatingly hot!) in the month of May. Early years in school were spent admiring Tennis players and wishing to become one myself.
With time, I realised I wasn’t in the league of Pete Sampras or even the amateurs for that matter. Thus shifting focus to watching the game, analysing it and writing about it. Turned to the beautiful game when Zidane’s left footed volley found the back of Butt’s goal in 2002 making me a Real Madrid Fan since.
Currently studying Sports Journalism in Sheffield. Primarily focus on Football and Tennis while trying to stay updated on other sports as well.
Follow me on Twitter: @TanujLakhina
I am a sports journalist from Lithuania who has been working in this area for 9 years. Right now I am studying MA Sports Journalism at Sheffield Hallam University.
Basketball is my favourite sport and I am the co-founder of one of the best Lithuanian basketball websites BasketNews.lt.
My real name is Sarunas and I am proud of it, because my name is part of Lithuania’s history. My parents gave me this name because of the famous Lithuanian basketball player Sarunas Marciulionis. He was used to be called Rooney when he played in NBA.
Follow me on Twitter: @SMazalas
Born in a freezing January morning in wonderful Tuscany, I have been working as a freelance journalist and press officer in Italy before moving to the UK for the MA in Sports Journalism at Sheffield Hallam University.
I am crazy for football, aquatics and social, cultural and political implications of sports. I love cats, 1980s music and Simon Kuper’s books. I wish my (South) American dream to come true. Wanna know anything else? Follow me on Twitter @GorskiPark or on my personal blog.
Journalist to be; half Italian half Swiss, still looking for a homeland. Although I try to keep myself informed about every sport my favourite ones are basketball, football, cycling and tennis.
I was born in Zurich on the 9th of February 1988. I graduated in translation and interpretation at the G. D’Annunzio university in Pescara before moving to Sheffield for the MA in Sports Journalism.
Follow me on Twitter @michel_df
I was Born in Swansea, South Wales. Sport has always played a huge part in my upbringing and have been watching and playing it from a young age. A proud Swansea City season ticket holder and Aberystwyth Town fan.
A passing interest in almost any sport but specialising in football, both codes of rugby, cricket, boxing, horse racing, political and historical aspects to sport.
Contact me at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Follow me on Twitter: @M_J_Wallace
I was born in Sofia, Bulgaria, but I consider myself a future world traveler. I’m currently studying Journalism at Sofia University, but I’ve also lived in Barcelona, Spain. I’ve trained volleyball for more than 5 years, but life brought me into Journalism, so I’ve been working in this field for almost 4 years.
Outside sports, my interests include psychology, dancing, getting to know new people and cultures and, of course, traveling.
I do believe that we mustn’t judge people by their education, but by their behavior.
You can follow me on Twitter: @VictoriaGeorgie