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Manifesto - Labour First Out of the Blocks

So, we are just over three weeks away from the surprise general election and the Party manifestos are being produced this week. The first to be launched was Labour on the 16th May in Bradford. Of course, we have been eagerly awaiting the policy announcements here at the Sports Think Tank.

Posted: Wed, 17 May 2017 08:33 by Andy Reed

Tags: sports policy, Labour, #ge2017

A General Election

The surprise announcement by Theresa May that a General Election will be held on 8th June has caught everybody by surprise. In a world of leaks to the media it makes a nice change to be caught out by the news.

Posted: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:34 by Andy Reed

Tags: sports think tank, general election, Tories, Labour, Lib Dems, Greens, UKIP

Why do We Fund Some Only Some Elite Sport?

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.

Posted: Thu, 23 Feb 2017 16:47 by Andy Reed

Tags: Uksport, No Compromise

A Busy End of Year

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.

Posted: Tue, 27 Dec 2016 09:28 by Andy Reed

Tags: Year Of Sport, Sports Think Tank

A Challenging Week for Sport

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.

Posted: Sun, 27 Nov 2016 17:13 by Andy Reed

Tags: sport, BAME, Leaderboard, Sporting Equals