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Tags: Olympics

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

Decision on UK Sport Elite funding due after the General Election in May 2015

Posted: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:26

Decision on UK Sport Elite funding due after the General Election in May 2015

A decision on the UK Sport strategy for funding in elite sport will not be taken until after the general election in May, which could lead to an overhaul in the way Olympic team sports are funded.

UK Sport's consultation ends on December 10 and its board will then make recommendations to ministers - however it will be the Government that is in power after the general election in May which will make the final decision and changes will be brought in after the Rio 2016 Games.

Tags: Sport, UK Sport, Olympics, Funding, Basketball, DCMS, Rio

Government’s Women and Sport Advisory Board report published

Posted: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:45

Government’s Women and Sport Advisory Board report published

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport Women and Sport Advisory Board was formed in September 2013. This interim report gives a snapshot on the progress made on women's sport since then in the five areas that government are keen to make progress on.

Tags: Physical Activity, legacy, participation, Olympics, sport england, Health, sport policy, PE, DCMS

UK Sport opens consultation on future strategy post Rio 2016

Posted: Wed, 29 Oct 2014 15:57

UK Sport opens consultation on future strategy post Rio 2016

Today UK Sport has officially sought input on its funding strategy for elite sport in a consultation.

Tags: Olympics, UK Sport, Funding, Policy, Rio 2016, Elite Sport

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

The Governance Tipping Point

Posted: Mon, 08 Sep 2014 16:09

The Governance Tipping Point

Founder of sports governance consultancy I Trust Sport, Rowland Jack argues in this recent article that we could be on the cusp of a major catastrophe in sports governance, one that could spell major changes in the sport landscape.

Tags: Sport, Olympics, sport policy, Football

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