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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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"Brexit Beyond The Premier League": The Future of UK Sport

Sun, 16 Oct 2016 23:48

"Brexit Beyond The Premier League": The Future of UK Sport

For those interested in the impacts on the sport sector following Britain's exit from the European Union, whether one variously considers those impacts as inevitable, likely or just a possibility, it is worth reading this two-part blog article by Marine Montejo at The Asser International Sports Law Centre....

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PE Cinderella Subject

1 day ago

The status of physical education in schools needs a "radical shake-up" and it should be valued in the same way as core academics subjects, a report says.

A study by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG)...

More Than Medals - DKHLT

3 days ago

campaign which highlights the value and skills of retiring athletes has been launched by Dame Kelly Holmes in London today (17 October).

More Than Medals has been established by the Olympic gold medallist's...

New Post Rio Debate Launched at Think Tank

21st Sep, 2016

For most sports fans the spectacular success of British athletes at the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games was a cause for celebration but there is a risk that the weight of gold could have a damaging effect...

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Sport absent from Conference Season

Wed, 05 Oct 2016 10:25

We have been attending the Party Political conferences this autumn and have been struck by the lack of debate and profile for sport despite the glorious summer of Olympic and Paralympic success.

The Future for School Sport and PE

Sun, 11 Sep 2016 17:44

As the nation continues to reflect on the success of Team GB in the Olympics and the Paralympics attention is returning to School Sport and PE as we head into the new term. The news over the summer in the long awaited Obesity strategy that schools would play a crucial role in delivering greater levels of Physical Activity were certainly welcomed.

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.

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