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Tags: London 2012

£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

80% say Olympics not inspiring them to play more sport

Posted: Mon, 25 Jun 2012 08:40

80% say Olympics not inspiring them to play more sport

Rhetoric used to justify sport challenged by new report.

Tags: Press Releases, Give us our ball back, London 2012, Olympics

Prince Harry named as President for School Games

Posted: Mon, 14 May 2012 10:07

Announcement as competition comes to an end

Tags: School Games, London 2012, Sainsburys School Games

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