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The Governance Tipping Point

Posted: Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:09

The Governance Tipping Point

Founder of sports governance consultancy I Trust Sport, Rowland Jack argues in this recent article that we could be on the cusp of a major catastrophe in sports governance, one that could spell major changes in the sport landscape.

Tags: Sport, Olympics, sport policy, Football

Sir Keith Mills in the frame for Premier League Chairman?

Posted: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:50

Sir Keith Mills in the frame for Premier League Chairman?

After recent controversy at The Premier League, Alan Hubbard of The Independent newspaper reports that there now exists pressure for an influential and trusted figure to take over the position of Chairman in the absence of Anthony Fry, who recently stepped down from the position for health reasons.

Tags: Sport, Olympics, London 2012, Football

PHE Publish Health Survey Findings

Posted: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:26

PHE Publish Health Survey Findings

Public Health England has published the results of a public opinion survey, including the finding that obesity is the third most concerning health issue among those polled, after cancer and dementia. Drug abuse and smoking were found to be of equal concern to obesity.

Tags: Physical Activity, Health

Report on Mental Health in Elite Sport

Posted: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:01

Report on Mental Health in Elite Sport

A report from the mental health charity MIND, "Performance Matters: Mental Health in Elite Sport" highlights the dangers of elite athletes suffering mental health problems in silence rather than speak about them through fear that it will affect their careers.

Tags: Sport, Health, Football

Inactivity, not calorie consumption, behind rising obesity in the UK

Posted: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:58

Inactivity, not calorie consumption, behind rising obesity in the UK

Christopher Snowdon of the Institute of Economic Affairs has published a report stating that inactivity is the overwhelming cause of obesity, as overall household calorie intake in the UK has actually fallen in recent decades, during the same time obesity has been on the increase.

Along with strong implications for policies like proposed 'fat-taxes' on cakes and treats, this fascinating report is evidence in support of the case for sport and exercise as a tool for improving people's health.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, Health, sport policy

Athens Organising Committee President Orders Study into the Cost of the 2004 Games

Posted: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:47

Athens Organising Committee President Orders Study into the Cost of the 2004 Games

Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, President of the 2004 Olympic Games Organising Committee had commissioned a study into the true cost of the Games 10 years on. Previously, IOC President Jacques Rogge had indicated he thought that the Athens event contributed to the economic troubles of the Greek nation.

The study will be undertaken by the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research and they aim to publish the report before the end of this year.

Tags: Sport, legacy, Olympics, London 2012, Rio 2016

Sports Think Tank Interview Shadow Sports Minister Clive Efford

Posted: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:39

Sports Think Tank Interview Shadow Sports Minister Clive Efford

Earlier this week Shadow Culture Secretary Harriet Harman and Shadow Sports Minister Clive Efford released the 'More Sport for All' document, Labour's public consultation on government backing for sport and physical activity. Charlie Macey subsequently interviewed Mr Efford to find out what this would mean, should they find themselves in government from May 2015.

Tags: Sport, participation, Health, sport policy, Olympic legacy, DCMS

EFDS latest report: Encouraging people to be ‘active together’

Posted: Wed, 30 Jul 2014 22:13

EFDS latest report: Encouraging people to be ‘active together’

Disabled and non-disabled people will have more opportunities to take part in sport and physical activity together thanks to a new report issued by the English Federation of Disability Sport. 'Active Together' gives providers more in-depth information on organising activities for a mixed audience. Covering a range of sports, levels and areas, the study examines current providers' experiences, successes and learning points. It also suggests ways to attract more disabled people to be active in this way.

Tags: Disabled, Efds

Culture, Media and Sport Committee Publish report on Women and Sport

Posted: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:09

Culture, Media and Sport Committee Publish report on Women and Sport

The first report of session 2014-15 has been published today by the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee on Women and Sport. Chaired by John Whittingdale MP and including members of parliament Tracey Crouch, John Leech and Ben Bradshaw, this committee has produced an expansive document covering physical education in schools, facilities, participation, the relationship between women's sport and the media and issues surrounding sponsorship and prize-money for professional athletes.

Tags: Sport, School Sport, legacy, Physical Activity, participation, DCMS, sport policy, PE

HARMAN CONSULTS ON PREMIER LEAGUE AND BETTING LEVY TO BOOST COMMUNITY SPORT

Posted: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:00

HARMAN CONSULTS ON PREMIER LEAGUE AND BETTING LEVY TO BOOST COMMUNITY SPORT

Harriet Harman MP, Labour's Shadow Culture Secretary, launched a new policy consultation on how more people of all ages and backgrounds can be supported to take part in sport and physical activity.

The consultation document called "More Sport for All" examines a range of policy ideas designed to shape a long term strategy and support community sport.

Tags: Labour, Sport, Clive Efford, Harriet Harman