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Sports Think Tank - A fully independent think tank dedicated to the most thorough and insightful thinking around sporting policy in the UK

"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

31-32 Bedford Street
Covent Garden
+44 20 3239 3380

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The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is the perfect location for the UK's top University for Sport to establish a second campus. Loughborough University London sits amongst some of the world's most iconic sporting venues, which continue to host highly prestigious global sports events, such as the Rugby World Cup, UCI Track Cycling World Championships and the LEN European Aquatics Championships.

The Institute for Sport Business has 3 Main elements

1.Masters programmes

Each programme incorporates teaching from a broad range of experts in the sport business industry, to empower students with the knowledge and abilities required to operate across the commercial, not-for-profit and public sectors.

2. Our research

The Institute for Sport Business currently supervises a wide range of projects, which correspond with the Institute's three key areas of research: Leadership and Change, Innovation and Enterprise, and Social Responsibility.

Find out more about our research

3. PhD opportunities


Latest Blog Posts

Getting Greater Manchester Moving

Tue, 19 Sep 2017 09:37

Getting Greater Manchester Moving

We all want the same thing, our efforts and investments have been channelled this way and yet…. There has been no seismic shift! Inactivity remains a huge challenge right across our sector and inequalities are stark.

The Government have rightly challenged the system to re-prioritise inactivity...

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New campaign to address health and wellbeing of the UK’s small business community

7 days ago

The health and wellbeing of small business owners, the self-employed, and indeed the staff of small employers are at the heart of a new campaign launched by The Federation of Small Businesses (FSB) today....

Sport England backs CIMSPA's business plan

15th Sep, 2017

The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity's (CIMSPA) business plan has received Sport England investment to transform delivery of sport and activity services across the...

Sported and Women in Sport announce new initiative

14th Sep, 2017

Sported and Women in Sport have announced a new initiative aimed at helping girls in deprived areas in Scotland, South West England and the West Midlands, by creating opportunities to participate in sport...

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Sports Governance Remains Centre Stage

Tue, 01 Nov 2016 10:25

The long-awaited Code for Sports Governance was Launched at the BMA headquarters in London yesterday. In a show of unity, the CEOs of UK Sport and Sport England Jennie price and Liz Nichols presided over a double act presentation. Unity of the code has been a strong request from the sector who often report separately to both bodies, so this was a welcome step.

The Growth of Activity Sector

Mon, 31 Oct 2016 09:23

We all use the term 'sector' to describe what we think is the sport, recreation, physical activity and wellbeing sector. In our experience whilst they are different things to providers they are all part of a sector to the consumer. As a Sports Think Tank we are not constrained by our title and we hope increasingly the 4-500,000 of us who work across this vibrant sector will break down these barriers.

Increasing Pressure on the basic foundations of Sport & Recreation?

Sun, 23 Oct 2016 12:06

The last few stories we have covered this week at the Think Tank point to a bleak future for the very foundations of sport, recreation and physical activity in the UK. Reports about the dominance of public schools in the make up of Team GB, school sport pressures and cuts to our Public Parks all point to increasing pressure on our system.

Upcoming Events

Sat, 23 Sep 2017 - Sat, 30 Sep 2017

European Week of Sport

Mon, 25 Sep 2017 - Sun, 01 Oct 2017

Sports Aid Week

Tue, 03 Oct 2017, 13:00 - 20:00

Quest Active Communities Conference 2017

Wed, 04 Oct 2017, 08:00 - 10:15

Duty of Care RoundTable

Wed, 04 Oct 2017 - Fri, 06 Oct 2017

MOVE Congress 2017