Mon, 27 Jun 2016 23:06
I recently heard Woody Allen's riff on the famous line in George Bernard Shaw's 'Man and Superman' via a friend who works in a secondary school, deep in London's leafy suburbia. When we were discussing my work - with sports practitioners in schools, to drive sport for development programmes - her trite...
22 hours ago
The latest Taking Part Survey shows 57% of children thought that London 2012 encouraged them to take up sport.
3 days ago
Here is the full statement released last night by the International Olympic Committee on its decision:
6 days ago
The government has been asked to lobby for the inclusion of squash as an Olympic sport, although sports minister Tracey Crouch claimed that it was "not appropriate" to get involved.
During a passionate...
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.
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.
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?
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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