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Lord Coe to run for presidency of the IAAF

Posted: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:52

Lord Coe to run for presidency of the IAAF

Lord Coe, the double Olympic gold medallist and Sports Think Tank patron, who chaired the London 2012 organising committee, is to stand for the presidency of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) next year. He will run against former pole-vaulter Sergey Bubka.

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

Decision on UK Sport Elite funding due after the General Election in May 2015

Posted: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:26

Decision on UK Sport Elite funding due after the General Election in May 2015

A decision on the UK Sport strategy for funding in elite sport will not be taken until after the general election in May, which could lead to an overhaul in the way Olympic team sports are funded.

UK Sport's consultation ends on December 10 and its board will then make recommendations to ministers - however it will be the Government that is in power after the general election in May which will make the final decision and changes will be brought in after the Rio 2016 Games.

Tags: Sport, UK Sport, Olympics, Funding, Basketball, DCMS, Rio

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport calls for FIFA to publish Garcia Report

Posted: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:15

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport calls for FIFA to publish Garcia Report

Sajid Javid MP, the Secretary of State for Culture Media and Sport has today followed FA Chairman Greg Dyke by calling on Fifa to publish the full findings of its investigation into the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bidding process.

Tags: FIFA, Qatar, 2022, FA, Sajid Javid, DCMS

Scottish Government Release Physical Activity and Health Survey Results

Posted: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:35

Scottish Government Release Physical Activity and Health Survey Results

This report presents findings from a study into the demographic, socioeconomic and health and lifestyle factors associated with meeting the adult physical activity guidelines in the Scottish population and whether the change in physical activity guidelines in 2011 affected the factors associated with meeting the guidelines. It also presents results from an investigation in to the factors associated with taking part in activity in the different domains that make up total physical activity.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, participation, sport policy

Triennial Review of UK Sport and Sport England announced

Posted: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:57

Triennial Review of UK Sport and Sport England announced

Today a triennial review of UK Sport and Sport England was announced by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The announcement was made in a formal written statement from the Minister of Sport, Helen Grant.

Tags: Sport, sport england, UK Sport, sport policy, DCMS

Government’s Women and Sport Advisory Board report published

Posted: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:45

Government’s Women and Sport Advisory Board report published

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport Women and Sport Advisory Board was formed in September 2013. This interim report gives a snapshot on the progress made on women's sport since then in the five areas that government are keen to make progress on.

Tags: Physical Activity, legacy, participation, Olympics, sport england, Health, sport policy, PE, DCMS

UK Sport opens consultation on future strategy post Rio 2016

Posted: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:57

UK Sport opens consultation on future strategy post Rio 2016

Today UK Sport has officially sought input on its funding strategy for elite sport in a consultation.

Tags: Olympics, UK Sport, Funding, Policy, Rio 2016, Elite Sport

Helen Grant emphasises the Government’s commitment to London 2012 Legacy in Ministerial Statement

Posted: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:30

Helen Grant emphasises the Government’s commitment to London 2012 Legacy in Ministerial Statement

Today Minister for Sport Helen Grant MP issued a written Ministerial Statement to provide an update on the progress the Government has made since hosting the Olympic Games in London.

Tags: London 2012, School Sport, Physical Activity, participation, legacy, Olympics, Sport England, Uk Sport

Labour launch football club ownership proposals

Posted: Fri, 17 Oct 2014 10:00

Labour launch football club ownership proposals

Today, Labour unveiled plans for changing the makeup of football club boardrooms and giving more control to fans ahead of the 2015 General Election.

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Sports Minister Helen Grant concerned by BBC's 'Price of Football' findings

Posted: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:00

Sports Minister Helen Grant concerned by BBC's 'Price of Football' findings

Helen Grant told BBC reporter Dan Roan that the government was 'really concerned' with the findings from the BBC's Price of Football survey

Tags: Sport, Football, Price of Football, BBC, Premier League