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"A sports think tank would be a great legacy from the 2012 games, enabling future generations to benefit from long term, well researched, and evidence-based sports policy making in the UK" Seb Coe

Sports Think Tank

Sports Think Tank

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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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Our featured partner this month is EPPartners.

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Refugees Welcome: How football can help support refugees in Europe

Mon, 16 Jan 2017 09:52

Refugees Welcome: How football can help support refugees in Europe

For over a year, there have been countless images of people enduring hardship and tragedy in Syria. Like those fleeing similar situations in places like Sudan, Eritrea, and Afghanistan, sport may be the farthest thing from refugees mind, but it still has an important role to play.

This aspect was explored...

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MPs call for sport camps and daily mile initiatives

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MPs have discussed the most effective ways to use cash raised from the soft drinks tax, including the rolling out of sports camps and daily mile initiatives.

Parkour Recognised

7 days ago

The UK has becomes the first country in the world to officially recognise Parkour/Freerunning as a sport, after the Home Country Sports Councils approved Parkour UK's application for recognition of the...

Sport England Announce Funding

22nd Dec, 2016

Sport England have announced the first tranche of their NGB funding.

We're going to be investing nearly £88 million of National Lottery and Government funding in 26 national governing bodies of sport...

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A Busy End of Year

Tue, 27 Dec 2016 09:28

A remarkable year for all sorts of reasons, but 2016 just didn't know when to stop producing stories and news.

As we head towards the end of the year the excellent summary from Dan Roan - 2016 The Year Sport Refused to stop is probably the best place to start and finish. It can't be bettered to summarise what in general has been a good year for sport 'on the pitch/track/road/court etc but not so great outside.

A Challenging Week for Sport

Sun, 27 Nov 2016 17:13

With so much good news about the performance of sport and the positive messages about the social impact of sport it is all too easy to forget the 'dark side' of the sports world. We are massive sport fans at the Sports Think Tank but we know we should never be complacent about the issues facing the sector.

The Future is Digital and Open Data?

Sat, 19 Nov 2016 09:52

There is a great emphasis on digital and data in the sport sector at the moment and we are bombarded at the Sports Think Tank by people and companies claiming to have the 'solution' to all of our problems. So what is going on?