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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?

http://www.sportsthinktank.com/new-players-new-tactics-report.html


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Our featured partner this month is EPPartners.

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Working with organisations across the world of sport, including governing bodies, Premier League football clubs and Premiership rugby clubs, we secure leading talent in sports science, sports medical and elite performance. We also source the senior executives who drive the business of sport.

With our rigorous, proven search process and first-hand experience of elite sport, we can help your organisation secure precisely the talent it needs to succeed.

Latest Blog Posts

A Multi-Axis Approach to Physical Education

Mon, 27 Feb 2017 12:17

A Multi-Axis Approach to Physical Education

Physical education (PE) in the UK is in a poor state. A recent report from the All-Party Parliamentary Group on a Fit and Healthy Childhood highlights this ongoing issue with the goal of starting a process of realising changes to PE that will allow every school pupil the chance to achieve a healthy,...

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Britons would forgo Olympic success for better access to sports Claims Poll

3 days ago

London 2012 promised to 'Inspire a Generation' to take up sport but it and Rio 2016 managed to convince no more than seven per cent of the country to do so, according to a new survey.

Only four per cent...

Number of people working in sport grows by 10% since London 2012

18th Jan, 2017

The number of people working in the sport sector has surged by almost 10 per cent since London 2012, according to government statistics.

In 2015, there were 1.2m jobs in the sport sector, accounting for...

Eight sports begin appeal process over UK Sport funding for Tokyo 2020

17th Jan, 2017

Eight sports will challenge UK Sport's funding decisions for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Seven - including badminton - were due to receive no investment for the four-year cycle leading...

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Why do We Fund Some Only Some Elite Sport?

Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:47

It has been no surprise that following the rejection by UK Sport of the appeals made by 7 sports over their funding bids for Tokyo 2020 the focus has been on the so-called No Compromise system and its implications for Sport. We have covered this ongoing debate at the Think Tanks for a number of years but this week has caused more reaction than at any other time.

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.

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