Posted: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:19
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.
Posted: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:11
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.
Posted: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:27
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.
Posted: Thu, 12 Jun 2014 18:48
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.
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.
Posted: Fri, 06 Jun 2014 18:42
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.
Posted: Thu, 22 May 2014 09:43
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.
Posted: Wed, 23 Apr 2014 10:16
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.
Posted: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 11:32
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.
Posted: Fri, 11 Apr 2014 10:56
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.