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New Post Rio Debate Launched at Think Tank

Posted: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:08

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 on community sport and the pursuit of a more active nation. Martyn Allison, Chris Cutforth and Steve Wood explain why so much is at stake.

Tags: Rio, Team Gb, Sport, Participaiton

Erasmus+ Funding & Brexit

Posted: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 19:17

Erasmus+ Funding & Brexit

Today Sports Think Tank publishes a report by EOSE on Erasmus+ funding for UK sport organisations. Erasmus+ is the European Union programme for education, training, youth and sport, worth €14.7 billion over seven years from 2014 – 2020. The report lists various projects and the funding attached to them. Although it is difficult to arrive at a definitive figure of financial support to the UK sport sector from Erasmus+ it is a significant source of income to the sector.

Tags: Erasmus, Europe, BREXIT

Conversations with Purpose

Posted: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 18:55

Conversations with Purpose

In collaboration with Sports Think Tank, Sport and
Recreation Alliance and UK Sport Development and Research
Network, The Centre for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Leeds
Beckett hosted a seminar with keynote presentations from
Professor Fred Coalter and Nick Rowe.

Tags: Sport, Social Capital, Sporting Capital

Derek Wyatt Reflects on the Sporting Summer

Posted: Sun, 11 Sep 2016 17:33

Derek Wyatt Reflects on the Sporting Summer

Former MP and England rugby player Derek Wyatt joins us at the Sports Think Tank with his views on some of the issues affecting sport across the Summer of 2016.

Tags: Derek Wyatt, Sports Governance, Concussion

CSP Appraisal Published

Posted: Thu, 11 Aug 2016 10:00

CSP Appraisal Published

The appraisal of CSPs future role carried out by Sports Think Tank Director Andy Reed Is launched today by us, Sport Engkand and DCMS.

Tags: CSP appraisal

Wales Blames BREXIT for not Bidding for Commonwealth Games

Posted: Wed, 27 Jul 2016 09:45

Wales will not bid for the 2026 Commonwealth Games after the country's Government ruled that the cost of hosting and the financial uncertainty created by Brexit made it "difficult to justify".

(From Inside the Games)

Tags: Wales, Commonwealth Games

57% of schoolchildren think that London 2012 encouraged them to play sport

Posted: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:18

The latest Taking Part Survey shows 57% of children thought that London 2012 encouraged them to take up sport.

Tags: Dcms, London 2012, Legacy

IOC Statement on Russian Doping

Posted: Sun, 24 Jul 2016 10:24

Here is the full statement released last night by the International Olympic Committee on its decision:

Tags: Ioc, Rio2016

Government Urged to Back Squash for Olympics

Posted: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:56

The government has been asked to lobby for the inclusion of squash as an Olympic sport, although sports minister Tracey Crouch claimed that it was "not appropriate" to get involved.

During a passionate speech in Westminster Hall, Neath MP and former Welsh number one Christina Rees delivered a paper titled Squash and the Olympic Games for political discussion.

(from Sports Management Magazine)

Tags: Sport, Squash, Olympics

Park Courts Programme for Tennis

Posted: Wed, 20 Jul 2016 16:59

The Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) will renovate several park courts over the coming years as it attempts to generate participation momentum following a stellar Wimbledon for British athletes.

Working with grassroots charity Tennis For Free (TFF) and local authorities, the governing body will improve the facilities and roll out schemes such as free 'walk on and play' sessions, fun sessions, bespoke groups, and sessions for schools, community centres and local clubs.

(from Sports Management Magazine)

Tags: Tennis, Tenni For Free