Posted: Sun, 17 Apr 2016 20:27
West Ham United will pay £2.5m (US$3.5m, €3.1m) a year to rent the Olympic Stadium in East London, although all running costs for the stadium will be covered by the taxpayer subsidised London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC).
The LLDC – which operates the Olympic Park on behalf of City Hall – published the full details of the deal it struck with its new tenants following a court order this week, which will see the Premier League club move in for the start of the 2016/17 season.
Posted: Fri, 15 Apr 2016 20:21
An independent review which focuses on the welfare and safety of participants in grassroots and elite sport has commenced, with experts and members of the public called to give evidence.
Sports Management magazine reports.
First referenced in the government's Sporting Future sport strategy, the Duty of Care Review will be led by Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, who will consider submissions as part of an eight-strong working group.
Posted: Tue, 22 Mar 2016 15:00
Andy Reed OBE has been appointed by Department for Culture, Media and Sport to undertake an independent appraisal of the future role of County Sport Partnerships (CSPs) in delivering the Government's sport strategy, Sporting Future
Posted: Thu, 03 Mar 2016 10:49
In response to the new Government sport strategy, The Sports Think Tank is collaborating with the UK Sport Development Research Network, a professional network committed to knowledge development and exchange and the Sport and Recreation Alliance to coordinate an innovative programme of seminars.
Posted: Tue, 01 Mar 2016 10:06
The Sport and Recreation Alliance has published its full response to the Sport England strategy consultation.
Posted: Tue, 01 Mar 2016 10:03
Leaving the European Union could increase the cost of sports equipment and limit access to sports funding for British organisations, according to Sport and Recreation Alliance chief executive Emma Boggis.
Posted: Mon, 29 Feb 2016 12:06
More people need to be encouraged to take up grassroots sports in a bid to lower "alarming" levels of premature deaths, councils say.
One third of all deaths are premature and could have been prevented by lifestyle changes, research shows. These include deaths related to diabetes, obesity, dementia and mental health issues.
Posted: Mon, 22 Feb 2016 10:45
The installation of Go Ape in Battersea Park is part of a growing movement towards the privatisation of green spaces. How can cash-strapped councils bring in private money without turning parks into grassy high streets?
Posted: Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:54
The SGSA has published its new five year strategy which sets out its vision and explains how it will share its expertise for the benefit of more spectators and more sports around the world.
Posted: Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:50
UK Sport must guard against overstretching its resources after being told by the government that it will be expected to share its expertise with non-Olympic sports, according to chief executive Liz Nicholl.
Posted: Thu, 28 Jan 2016 14:36
Sport England has launched a consultation process as it prepares to develop its plan to fulfil the government's wide-ranging physical activity strategy.
Final report from the Government's Expert Working Group on Football Supporter Ownership and Engagement
Posted: Wed, 20 Jan 2016 10:32
The Government has published the final report from its expert working group on football supporter ownership and engagement. It has been prepared by football, with the authorities that run the game, working together with supporter organisations that speak on behalf of fans up and down the land. The report sets out a number of recommendations for what more can be done to encourage greater engagement between supporters and those that run their club, while also helping to remove barriers to supporter ownership, when such opportunities arise for credible supporters' trusts to bid to own their club.
Posted: Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:03
Spirit of 2012, a charity set up with money from the Big Lottery Fund to carry forward the spirit of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, has awarded £4.5 million to a UK wide consortium led by the English Federation of Disability Sport.
Posted: Thu, 14 Jan 2016 11:14
The Football Association has named Baroness Sue Campbell, the former chair of UK Sport, as its new head of women's football.
Posted: Tue, 12 Jan 2016 10:20
As Sport England's This Girl Can campaign celebrates its first birthday, the quango has released data revealing the initiative has contributed to increased physical activity for 2.8m women.