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Tags: Olympics

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

Gender Balance in Sport Report

Posted: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:19

Gender Balance in Sport Report

Currently there are few National Olympic or Commonwealth organising committees or sports federations where more than 30 per cent of board members are female, and the average is closer to, or below, 20 per cent.

Tags: Sport, Olympics, participation, sport policy, Press Releases

Academic paper says one-third of medals at last four Olympics were won by privately-educated athletes

Posted: Thu, 22 Aug 2013 13:02

Academic paper says one-third of medals at last four Olympics were won by privately-educated athletes

Academic paper says one-third of medals at last four Olympics were won by privately-educated athletes

Tags: Olympics, Private Education

£9.9bn Boost to Economy from Olympics

Posted: Sat, 20 Jul 2013 15:38

£9.9bn Boost to Economy from Olympics

The UK economy has seen a £9.9bn
boost in trade and investment from hosting the 2012 London Olympic and
Paralympic Games, research suggests.

A report by the government department which promotes UK businesses put new
contracts, sales and foreign investment in the last year down to the Games.

But the claims were met with scepticism by some economists and the Federation
of Small Businesses.

Government estimates put the cost of hosting the Games at £8.9bn.

Tags: Olympics, Legacy

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

The end of Team GB football?

Posted: Tue, 14 Aug 2012 16:54

The FA will not back a GB men's football team in Rio and says it is unlikely there will be a women's side competing either.

Tags: Team GB, Olympics, legacy, football, sport policy

Lord Moynihan to Step Down as Chair of BOA

Posted: Mon, 13 Aug 2012 19:00

Lord Moynihan to Step Down as Chair of BOA

Lord Moynihan the Chair of the BOA announced he was to step down a year ahead of his end of his formal term of office finishes.

British Olympic Association (BOA) Chairman Colin Moynihan today made the below announcement in a letter to the BOA Board, the National Olympic Committee and the BOA Advisory Board.

Tags: BOA, 2012 Games, Olympics, Moynihan

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

BBC/ Com Res Poll Findings on 'Olympic Excitement'

Posted: Fri, 13 Jul 2012 11:14

A survey by ComRes for the BBC has suggested that two-thirds of people do not think the Olympic Games will benefit their local area. The survey also reveals that 69% of people think that the Games are more about Big Business and not local people

"It shows there is still some way to go to convince people in a survey about the Games"

Only a third of them said they had become more excited about the games during the course of this year.

Tags: Bbc, Olympics, Excitement

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