Athletics at LSE exist entirely on a club or intramural level. In other words, there are no students on campus who have been recruited to come play a particular sport. Students are accepted to the University based on their academic successes and not for their athletic abilities. It is, therefore, the case that there does not exist much school spirit when it comes to athletics. You would be hard-pressed to find a student walking around campus who knows how well any sports team is doing because it is unlikely that any student would ever go to a game played by a team that he or she is not an active participant of. This makes sense because the LSE does not have any athletic facilities of its own that are worth mentioning, and without a home arena, it is extremely difficult to develop any sort of school spirit in regards to sports.
That being said, if you want to play a sport at LSE—any sport—it is extremely easy to do so. The Students' Union organizes all of the athletics, and they provide a team for almost every sport you could think of—from billiards to snowboarding. The sports teams at LSE are part of an intramural league that includes many of the other universities in and around London who operate their athletics in the same way. In relation to the other universities, however, the LSE does quite well. Since so many students at the LSE are very self-disciplined when it comes to their academics, they are also disciplined when it comes to athletics. This self-discipline is essential for athletic success at LSE. There is never a coach telling you what do, and there is no athletic requirement to graduate. Any athletic success will have to be achieved on your own.