Enjoy your time in this sporting capital
The entire football world has been talking about the exploits of Leicester City Football Club on their journey to winning the English Premiership season as champions for the first time ever. The whole city and county has cheered them on their way.
On the same night that Leicester City were declared champions, snooker world number one, the 'jester from Leicester', Mark Selby was crowned world champion after winning the final at Sheffield's Crucible Theatre.
As well as Leicester City, we are home to the legendary Leicester Tigers, the best-supported and most successful club in English rugby with 10 English league titles and back-to-back European crowns.
Leicester Riders recently clinched the BBL Championship in front of a capacity crowd at their new £4.8m Leicester Arena home in the final game of the season. It is the second time in four seasons that the Riders have topped the British Basketball League standings at the end of the regular season.
The roll of sporting honours continues with Leicestershire County Cricket Club - three-time winners of the national Twenty20 Cup, and not forgetting snooker player Mark Selby, ranked number one in the world as he wins the World Snooker Championship 2016.
With all of this sporting success, history and heritage, there’s so much to see in Leicester and Leicestershire for sports fans.
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Loughborough University has been known for its outstanding contribution to the world of sport for over 60 years.
Some of the most celebrated names in sport – including world record breaking athletes Sebastian Coe and Paula Radcliffe, one of the greatest-ever Paralympians, Tanni Grey-Thompson, and World Cup winning England rugby coach Clive Woodward – have studied at Loughborough.
Leicester City Football Club
Leicester City Football Club are the champions of England after securing the 2015/16 Barclays Premier League title
Mark Selby is from Leicester and won his second World Snooker Championship title in 2016.
His nickname is "The Jester from Leicester"
Lineker began his career at his home town club Leicester City in 1980. He scored four goals in an England match on two occasions and is one of very few players never to have been given a yellow card or a red card in any type of game.
Gower made his debut for Leicestershire in July 1975. Gower enjoyed one of the most prolific first-class cricket careers in English history, in both domestic and international competitions.
Rendall Munroe was born in Leicester is an English super bantamweight boxer and is the WBA International Super Bantamweight champion.
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