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New report shows health benefits of swimming

Posted: Thu, 22 Jun 2017 09:02

New report shows health benefits of swimming

A new study that shows the health and wellbeing benefits of swimming has been launched today by Swim England.

Tags: Swimming, Physical Activity, Health

UK Sport set to drive a more sustainable winning culture across high performance system in response to Independent Review

Posted: Fri, 16 Jun 2017 13:17

UK Sport set to drive a more sustainable winning culture across high performance system in response to Independent Review

UK Sport's response to the findings and recommendations of the Independent Review into the Climate and Culture of the World Class Programme in British Cycling.

Tags: UK Sport, British Cycling, World Class Programme, High Performance

SKY Sports News Investigates the Election Promises

Posted: Wed, 07 Jun 2017 19:27

The people decide who will run the country on Thursday, but what are the big sporting issues on the agenda for this general election - and do the political parties care?

In the build-up to the General Election in May 2005, as London was bidding to secure the 2012 Olympics hosting rights, sport was a vigorous buzzword. Not so in 2017, with the main focus on security, Brexit, social care and the NHS.

Sky Sports News reports:

Tags: #ge2017, DCMS

British Cycling Set for Major Shake-up

Posted: Tue, 06 Jun 2017 20:43

Most of the British Cycling directors accused of covering up a report into claims of bullying within the GB team will be replaced in reforms set to be voted on at an extraordinary general meeting on 22 July.

(The Guardian Reports)

Tags: British Cycling, Uk Sport

Sporta AGM 2017

Posted: Thu, 18 May 2017 09:05

The Sports Think Tank Director Andy Reed was a guest panellist at the Sports AGM in Sheffield this week.

Tags: sporta, local government, Trusts

Duty of Care Report Lanuched

Posted: Thu, 20 Apr 2017 19:01

The Department of Culture Media and Sport have published the Duty of Care Review it asked Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson to carry out as part of its Sporting Futures Strategy. The Document is published here.

Tags: Duty Of Care, Tanni Grey-thompson

May Calls General Election for June

Posted: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:45

May Calls General Election for June

Theresa May called a General Election for June 8th in a surprise announcement from the steps of Downing Street today.

Tags: General Election, Theresa May

Sports Business Council Launched

Posted: Tue, 18 Apr 2017 14:44

Sports Business Council Launched

The government has recruited Premier League Executive Chairman Richard Scudamore to co-chair a new Sports Business Council that will bring the government and leading sports figures from the public and private sector together to ensure the sport economy continues to grow and prosper.

Tags: Sport Business Council, Dcms


Posted: Thu, 06 Apr 2017 09:43

A review of into the effectiveness and governance of UK Anti-Doping (UKAD) has been launched by the government.

The Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has called for evidence as it prepares to scrutinise the organisation's operations, efficiency and future-proofing plans.

Tags: Ukad, Dcms

ASA Rebranded as Swim England

Posted: Wed, 05 Apr 2017 09:41

To coincide with the publication of its new four-year strategy, the Amateur Swimming Association (ASA) has rebranded as Swim England.

Last week, the governing body unveiled Jane Nickerson as its permanent chief executive.

After spending eight months in the interim CEO position, Nickerson will now be expected to deliver the outcomes outlined in the Towards a Nation Swimming blueprint.

Tags: ASA, swim england, sport engalnd

Culture, Media and Sport Committee publishes Team Sky correspondence

Posted: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:13

Culture, Media and Sport Committee publishes Team Sky correspondence

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published further responses from Team Sky.

Tags: Sport, DCMS, London 2012, Rio 2016

Britons would forgo Olympic success for better access to sports Claims Poll

Posted: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:54

London 2012 promised to 'Inspire a Generation' to take up sport but it and Rio 2016 managed to convince no more than seven per cent of the country to do so, according to a new survey.

Only four per cent of people also said they would prefer Great Britain to focus on winning gold medals at Tokyo 2020 ahead of investing in grassroots programmes and facilities.

The survey, commissioned by the charity Pro Bono Economics, has been published amid the biggest ever revolt against Britain's Olympic and Paralympic medal-winning formula.

Tags: Uksport, Olympics, No Compromise

Number of people working in sport grows by 10% since London 2012

Posted: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:26

Number of people working in sport grows by 10% since London 2012

The number of people working in the sport sector has surged by almost 10 per cent since London 2012, according to government statistics.

In 2015, there were 1.2m jobs in the sport sector, accounting for 3.6 per cent of all jobs in the UK.

This represents an increase of 9.5 per cent from 2012, when the figure was 1.06m

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, DCMS, legacy, Olympics, London 2012

Eight sports begin appeal process over UK Sport funding for Tokyo 2020

Posted: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:50

Eight sports begin appeal process over UK Sport funding for Tokyo 2020

Eight sports will challenge UK Sport's funding decisions for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Seven - including badminton - were due to receive no investment for the four-year cycle leading into the Tokyo Games.

Powerlifting is also challenging its award of £1.3m as it believes it deserves greater financial support.

Tags: Sport, Olympics, Funding, UK Sport