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Gender Balance in Sport Report

Posted: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:19

Gender Balance in Sport Report

Currently there are few National Olympic or Commonwealth organising committees or sports federations where more than 30 per cent of board members are female, and the average is closer to, or below, 20 per cent.

Tags: Sport, Olympics, participation, sport policy, Press Releases

Edward Timpson Gives Speech on School Sport at St George’s Park

Posted: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:11

Edward Timpson Gives Speech on School Sport at St George’s Park

On the 8th July the Children's Minister Edward Timpson addressed the Association for Physical Education (AfPE) at St George's Park, England's National Football Centre.

Tags: Sport, School Sport, legacy, Physical Activity, Health, participation, sport policy

Tanni Receives Sport and Recreation Alliance Award

Posted: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:27

Tanni Receives Sport and Recreation Alliance Award

We are delighted that the Sports Think Tank's very own patron, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, has been awarded the Sport and Recreation Alliance's prestigious Arthur Bell Trophy yesterday at St James's Palace, London.

Tags: house of Lords, Sport, Physical Activity, participation

Active People Survey 8 Figures

Posted: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:48

Active People Survey 8 Figures

More people are playing sport regularly than ever before, according to new figures published we have released today.

Today's Active People Survey results, which cover April 2013-April 2014, show that the number of over-16s playing sport once a week, every week has risen to over 15.6 million, an increase of 180,000 in the last six months and 1.7million more than 2005 when London won the bid to host the Games.

Tags: Aps8, sport England

Lord Moynihan - Governance of Sport Bill

Posted: Wed, 11 Jun 2014 15:00

Lord Moynihan has introduced a "Governance of Sport Bill" into the Lords this week. The Bill covers a wide range of subjects the former Sports Minister has championed in the past.

Tags: Lord Moynihan, House Of Lords, Manifesto

Call for Match Fixing Offence

Posted: Fri, 06 Jun 2014 18:42

Call for Match Fixing Offence

Proven match-fixers are avoiding jail because of the Government's refusal to criminalise the offence, representatives of every major sport in the UK warned on Wednesday night.

The police and Crown Prosecution Service have failed to pursue a number of fixing cases "despite very strong evidence", according to information released to Telegraph Sport by the Sport and Recreation Alliance.

Tags: Sport, Match Fixing, Helen Grant

Active Healthy Kids Canada Publishes Global Matrix of Grades on Physical Activity

Posted: Thu, 22 May 2014 09:43

Active Healthy Kids Canada Publishes Global Matrix of Grades on Physical Activity

Active Healthy Kids Canada has published a report covering data on physical activity among children and youth from 15 nations across 5 continents. The result is the first ever global matrix of grades on how children are active in all the different contexts and aspects of their lives.

Tags: Sport, School Sport, London 2012, Physical Activity, Health, PE

Quantifying the Social Impacts of Culture and Sport

Posted: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:16

Quantifying the Social Impacts of Culture and Sport

DCMS Ministers: Helen Grant MP, The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP and Ed Vaizey MP publish this report presenting the findings of analysis undertaken by London School of Economics to quantify the impacts of culture and sport on a range of social outcomes e.g. health.

Tags: DCMS, Health, Sport

European Commission on Sport and Physical Activity Report

Posted: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:32

European Commission on Sport and Physical Activity Report

A recently published report by the European Commission catalogues the sport and physical activity habits of people across Europe. While the UK is below the EC average, over a third of UK citizens say they NEVER exercise or play sport. Download the report here.

Tags: Sport, participation, Olympic legacy, Physical Activity

'Pride and profile': The Soft Power of Sport

Posted: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:56

'Pride and profile': The Soft Power of Sport

The House of Lords committee on Soft Power and the UK's influence concludes that our sporting institutions create valuable perceptions of the UK abroad. These perceptions bring value to the economy through tourism and investment and make UK residents feel good about their nation. 'Pride and profile'. Read the report here.

Tags: Sport, Olympic legacy, Health, participation