Tags: London 2012
Posted: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:30
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.
Posted: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:50
After recent controversy at The Premier League, Alan Hubbard of The Independent newspaper reports that there now exists pressure for an influential and trusted figure to take over the position of Chairman in the absence of Anthony Fry, who recently stepped down from the position for health reasons.
Posted: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:47
Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, President of the 2004 Olympic Games Organising Committee had commissioned a study into the true cost of the Games 10 years on. Previously, IOC President Jacques Rogge had indicated he thought that the Athens event contributed to the economic troubles of the Greek nation.
The study will be undertaken by the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research and they aim to publish the report before the end of this year.
Posted: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:46
British Prime Minister David Cameron will tell a business conference in Glasgow today that the UK economy has seen a cash injection of £14.2 billion ($24.3 billion/€18 billion) since London hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.
Posted: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:30
A cross-party group of Parliamentarians has called for a "radical rethink" of how the sport of basketball is funded in the UK, arguing that the ability of basketball to transform the lives of young people warrants greater recognition from the Government.
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: Fri, 17 Aug 2012 12:06
The chair of the London Legacy Development Corporation raises concerns over the Olympic Park's 18 month closure
Posted: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 13:16
Athletes and sports not expected to qualify for Rio in 2016 will not receive any funding.
Posted: Fri, 10 Aug 2012 16:54
The Shadow Olympics minister is calling for Rio to be the first "gender equal Games", with the same number of medals available to both men and women.
Posted: Sun, 29 Jul 2012 09:00
After witnessing rows of empty seats at Olympic Venues on day one of the event Sports Think Tank Director Andy Reed has urged LOCOG to work relentlessly to fill seats.
Andy Reed said "I know LOCOG have worked really hard to fill every seat in every venue. But clearly on the first day this wasn't happening. I was at the volleyball first session and there were about 20% of the seats empty. In normal circumstances I would have expected this for pool games, but there was such a public appetite for tickets the public will feel cheated they couldn't be there.