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Tags: London 2012

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

The battle to keep Olympic “afterglow” burning

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

Tags: London 2012, Olympics, legacy, Orbit, London Legacy Development Committee

Cuts looming for many in Team GB despite funding guarantee

Posted: Wed, 15 Aug 2012 13:16

Athletes and sports not expected to qualify for Rio in 2016 will not receive any funding.

Tags: London 2012, Olympics, legacy, Rio 2016, funding, cuts, Olympic legacy, sport, UK Sport

Tessa Jowell leads campaign for “gender equal” Games in 2016

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.

Tags: London 2012, Rio 2016, Women's sport

LOCOG Needs Seats Solution

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.

Tags: London 2012, Tickets

Press release: Historian calls for urgent reinvigoration of sporting strategy post-Olympics

Posted: Mon, 23 Jul 2012 13:33

Press release: Historian calls for urgent reinvigoration of sporting strategy post-Olympics

Breakfast event today co-hosted by Sports Think Tank to launch new paper

Tags: Press Releases, Press release, Olympics, London 2012, sport policy

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