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Sport and the EU Referendum

Considering ONLY the sport sector, what kind of impact would Britain leaving the EU have?


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Can Sport Help Address Civil Society's 'Brexistential Crisis'?

Wed, 27 Jul 2016 15:37

Can Sport Help Address Civil Society's 'Brexistential Crisis'?

Can Sport Help Address Civil Society's 'Brexistential Crisis'?

The EU referendum fallout has become a terrifying and bewildering spectre. Economic instability, political tumult and a resurgence in the most convulsive wave of nationalism since the nadir of the 1980's makes the current climate feel like...

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CSP Appraisal Published

11th Aug, 2016

The appraisal of CSPs future role carried out by Sports Think Tank Director Andy Reed Is launched today by us, Sport Engkand and DCMS.

Wales Blames BREXIT for not Bidding for Commonwealth Games

27th Jul, 2016

Wales will not bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games after the country's Government ruled that the cost of hosting and the financial uncertainty created by Brexit made it "difficult to justify".

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57% of schoolchildren think that London 2012 encouraged them to play sport

26th Jul, 2016

The latest Taking Part Survey shows 57% of children thought that London 2012 encouraged them to take up sport.

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IOC Fudge Taints #Rio2016

Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:08

The media pressure ahead of any Olympic Games is tough for the host nation. Stories of unfinished stadium and accommodation always abound wherever the Games are held. But this time Rio has had to contend with the Zika virus and the IOC themselves.


Tue, 28 Jun 2016 15:46

As the consequences of the vote to leave the EU start to send shockwaves through the economy, and the political system we need to be the calm reasoned voice of the sports business sector in dealing with government over the coming months.

Europe and Sport Policy

Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:35

It has been a long and often acrimonious European Referendum campaign which thankfully comes to an end on Thursday. The ramifications of the vote however will last a lot longer whatever the result.

Throughout most of the campaign sport has not really played a huge part and it hardly likely that many people will be making a decision on Thursday 23rd June based on the outcome for sport alone.

As an Independent Think Tank we have tried to stimulate a little thinking around the big ticket issues.

Absorbing the Sport England Strategy

Fri, 20 May 2016 17:50

Over the last 24 hours we have monitored the response to the new Sport England investment strategy. Unsurprisingly most organisations have sent out their press releases welcoming the new direction of travel and are looking forward to their future in this brave new world. If this is a radical departure from the past strategy surely this can't be right?

Getting Tough on Sports Governance

Fri, 13 May 2016 17:16

This week saw the publication of a Charter for Sports Governance in the United Kingdom. Good governance has been at the heart of DCMS sport policy for some time but the new government strategy has signalled a stronger adherence will be required to secure public money.

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Wed, 24 Aug 2016 - Sun, 28 Aug 2016

Inaugural Global Congress on Sports and Christianity

Fri, 02 Sep 2016 - Sat, 03 Sep 2016

British Society of Sport History Conference 2016

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The Business of Sport Employment