We’re going to Rio!

July 21, 2016 James Findon

Meet the nine current and former London students (and one staff member) heading to Rio. Last week, UKA announced the full team of athletes heading to Rio to represent team GB at the summer Olympics. Now, we’re just two weeks away from the start of the games. UK Sport has set a target of 48 medals, with between 7 and 9 expected from athletics. So who are these athletes entrusted in bringing home the gold? Here, we profile the nine current and former students of LUCA universities (and one staff member) […]


The story of Lorn Mayers

May 1, 2016 James Findon

Lorn Mayers was on route to become a British NFL giant, but now he could be heading to Rio after reaching the qualifying standard for the F42 Shot Put. Mayers was spotted by NFL Europa scouts at a GB American Football practice session in 2005. After attending a testing day, he was invited to spend four days at a training camp in Tampa, Florida. Mayers had to take time off from his job as a deliveryman for Argos to attend the camp. After four days, coaches wanted him to stay and join Berlin Thunder for […]