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London Stadium: Sadiq Khan orders investigation over rising costs

Posted: Wed, 02 Nov 2016 08:35

London Mayor Sadiq Khan has ordered an investigation into a £50m increase in the cost of converting West Ham's London Stadium.

In 2015, former mayor Boris Johnson said the change from an Olympics arena to a football stadium would cost £272m, a figure which has now risen to £323m.

(source BBC)

Tags: Olympic Stadium, Sadiq Khan, London 2012

57% of schoolchildren think that London 2012 encouraged them to play sport

Posted: Tue, 26 Jul 2016 10:18

The latest Taking Part Survey shows 57% of children thought that London 2012 encouraged them to take up sport.

Tags: Dcms, London 2012, Legacy

SPIRIT OF 2012 AWARDS £4.5 MILLION TO HELP PEOPLE TO ‘GET OUT & GET ACTIVE’ ACROSS THE UK

Posted: Mon, 18 Jan 2016 12:03

SPIRIT OF 2012 AWARDS £4.5 MILLION TO HELP PEOPLE TO ‘GET OUT & GET ACTIVE’ ACROSS THE UK

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.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, participation, legacy, London 2012, Funding, Olympic legacy, 2012

Spending Review - Round-Up

Posted: Mon, 30 Nov 2015 09:46

Spending Review - Round-Up

Last week's much-anticipated spending review brought some good news for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS), testament to a convincing case made to the Treasury about the role sport can play in society. Presented below is a round-up of what the decisions announced by the Chancellor will mean for sport.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, participation, sport policy, DCMS, legacy, Health, Olympics, London 2012, sport england, Uksport

Lord Coe Urges Politicians not to cut funding for sport

Posted: Fri, 16 Oct 2015 10:29

Lord Coe Urges Politicians not to cut funding for sport

In an article for The Telegraph, Lord Coe writes about the importance of maintaining sport funding in order to continue the eilte success we saw at The 2012 Olympics, and repeat this at Rio in 2016.

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

CMS Committee hears evidence from Secretary of State

Posted: Thu, 10 Sep 2015 09:44

CMS Committee hears evidence from Secretary of State

The Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee yesterday heard evidence from the Secretary of state for Culture, Media and Sport, John Whittingdale on his plans and vision for the Department for Culture, Media and Sport going forwards through the next parliament in the face of an upcoming spending review and anticipated cuts.

Tags: Sport, sport policy, Olympics, DCMS, London 2012, Rio 2016

Sajid Javid Speech Launches DCMS report on sport policy and investment

Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:49

Sajid Javid Speech Launches DCMS report on sport policy and investment

Culture Secretary Sajid Javid sets out his vision for the future of UK sport at the Centre for Social Justice. You can find the full speech here, along with a copy of the DCMS report: 'A Living Legacy: 2012 - 2015 Sport Policy and Investment'.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, School Sport, participation, legacy, sport policy, Health, sport england, DCMS, London 2012, Uksport, PE, Press Releases, Funding

Sajid Javid faces questions from Culture Select Committee

Posted: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:48

Sajid Javid faces questions from Culture Select Committee

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Sajid Javid yesterday faced questions from the Culture Select Committee, including questions on sports participation, the Olympic legacy, football governance and safe standing at football grounds.

Tags: Sport, legacy, Olympics, participation, sport england, London 2012, sport policy, Football, DCMS, Uksport, UK Sport

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

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

Sir Keith Mills in the frame for Premier League Chairman?

Posted: Mon, 01 Sep 2014 14:50

Sir Keith Mills in the frame for Premier League Chairman?

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.

Tags: Sport, Olympics, London 2012, Football

Athens Organising Committee President Orders Study into the Cost of the 2004 Games

Posted: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:47

Athens Organising Committee President Orders Study into the Cost of the 2004 Games

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.

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

£14 Billion Olympic boost to the UK Economy?

Posted: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:46

£14 Billion Olympic boost to the UK Economy?

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.

Tags: Sport, legacy, Olympics, sport england, participation, Uksport, London 2012, Rio 2016

All-Party Parliamentary Group Calls for Radical Rethink on Basketball Funding

Posted: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:30

All-Party Parliamentary Group Calls for Radical Rethink on Basketball Funding

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.

Tags: Sport, Olympics, London 2012, participation, Uksport, sport policy, Rio 2016

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

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