In the name of the fans

Football fans around the globe are getting ready for the 2018 FIFA World Cup. To mark the occasion, Elements of Sport is shining the spotlight on the people in the stands. We talked with Matthew and Thomas, Lara Sophie (who is also a football player) and Michael (a sports photographer) about the fan community, the atmosphere in the stadium and the important role that fans play in live games.

Expert Talk: Women only!

More and more women are taking to the saddle and discovering the joys of cycling. Although the sport is still dominated by men, gradually the boundaries are shifting. One reason for this is women’s bike clubs, a trend that is growing all over the world. So what motivates women to get together to pursue their passion on two wheels? We asked the founders of some of these clubs.