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Tags: Olympics

Britons would forgo Olympic success for better access to sports Claims Poll

Posted: Fri, 24 Feb 2017 18:54

London 2012 promised to 'Inspire a Generation' to take up sport but it and Rio 2016 managed to convince no more than seven per cent of the country to do so, according to a new survey.

Only four per cent of people also said they would prefer Great Britain to focus on winning gold medals at Tokyo 2020 ahead of investing in grassroots programmes and facilities.

The survey, commissioned by the charity Pro Bono Economics, has been published amid the biggest ever revolt against Britain's Olympic and Paralympic medal-winning formula.

Tags: Uksport, Olympics, No Compromise

Number of people working in sport grows by 10% since London 2012

Posted: Wed, 18 Jan 2017 10:26

Number of people working in sport grows by 10% since London 2012

The number of people working in the sport sector has surged by almost 10 per cent since London 2012, according to government statistics.

In 2015, there were 1.2m jobs in the sport sector, accounting for 3.6 per cent of all jobs in the UK.

This represents an increase of 9.5 per cent from 2012, when the figure was 1.06m

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, DCMS, legacy, Olympics, London 2012

Eight sports begin appeal process over UK Sport funding for Tokyo 2020

Posted: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:50

Eight sports begin appeal process over UK Sport funding for Tokyo 2020

Eight sports will challenge UK Sport's funding decisions for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Seven - including badminton - were due to receive no investment for the four-year cycle leading into the Tokyo Games.

Powerlifting is also challenging its award of £1.3m as it believes it deserves greater financial support.

Tags: Sport, Olympics, Funding, UK Sport

Lords debate anti-doping legislation

Posted: Fri, 11 Nov 2016 10:05

Lords debate anti-doping legislation

On Wednesday members of the House of Lords debated an amendment to the Policing and Crime Bill, which would see doping in sport criminalised along the lines of legislation in other countries such as New Zealand, Austria, Italy, France, Holland, Sweden, Mexico and China. The amendment would see the law extended beyond professional and elite sport, to any organised competition affiliated to a recognised governing body.

Tags: Sport, sport policy, Olympics, Rio 2016

Government Urged to Back Squash for Olympics

Posted: Thu, 21 Jul 2016 16:56

The government has been asked to lobby for the inclusion of squash as an Olympic sport, although sports minister Tracey Crouch claimed that it was "not appropriate" to get involved.

During a passionate speech in Westminster Hall, Neath MP and former Welsh number one Christina Rees delivered a paper titled Squash and the Olympic Games for political discussion.

(from Sports Management Magazine)

Tags: Sport, Squash, Olympics

UK Sport cautious on increased sharing of resources

Posted: Tue, 02 Feb 2016 12:50

UK Sport cautious on increased sharing of resources

UK Sport must guard against overstretching its resources after being told by the government that it will be expected to share its expertise with non-Olympic sports, according to chief executive Liz Nicholl.

Tags: Sport, UK Sport, Olympics, Rio 2016

Sport Minister speaks to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Posted: Wed, 06 Jan 2016 16:14

Sport Minister speaks to the Culture, Media and Sport Committee

Tracey Crouch today faced questions from the Parliamentary Committee for Culture, Media and Sport on her work as the Sports Minister. The full interview can be viewed via the link below.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, sport policy, participation, DCMS, legacy, sport england, Olympics, Funding

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

Spectator Article Argues for funding to Sport to be Cut in Favour of the Arts

Posted: Thu, 05 Nov 2015 10:55

Spectator Article Argues for funding to Sport to be Cut in Favour of the Arts

The Spectator magazine, has predictably taken the first cheap-shot as we near the conclusion of the Government's Spending Review. The Spectator makes the case that sport is less deserving than the arts of public money on the present scale, given poor recent participation figures and the contention that museums like The Tate are regarded as among the elite arts institutions globally and by highlighting some interesting comparisons in funding between various arts institutions and their counterparts in sports (Olympic performance programmes, National Governing Bodies etc.).

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, participation, sport policy, DCMS, sport england, Olympics, Uksport, Funding

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

Sports Think Tank calls for ‘New Players, New Tactics’ in sports policy

Posted: Mon, 06 Jul 2015 10:07

Sports Think Tank calls for ‘New Players, New Tactics’ in sports policy

A survey of senior sports industry figures calls on the Government to embrace 'fresh thinking and independent input' in designing any new sports policy.

Tags: Sport, legacy, Olympics

Final Report of the Government's Women and Sport Advisory Board

Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:23

Final Report of the Government's Women and Sport Advisory Board

In summer 2013, the Government established a 'Women and Sport Advisory Board' in order to engage more strategically with the sectors that influence the sporting landscape.

The Board met for the first time in September 2013 and has since been meeting quarterly to share ideas about strategies for furthering the Women and Sport agenda.

Each Board member has committed to raising the profile of women's sport within their area of expertise and as a group they have advised and informed the Government's work programme on women and sport.

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

Latest Active People Survey shows participation decline

Posted: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:36

Latest Active People Survey shows participation decline

A significant drop in the number of people swimming once a week dominates new sports participation figures for the 12 months up to October 2014, Sport England has revealed.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, legacy, Olympics, participation, sport england, DCMS, Olympic legacy

Westminster Forum host Women in Sport Seminar

Posted: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:26

Westminster Forum host Women in Sport Seminar

A wide-ranging group of sponsors, media professionals, policy makers and key stakeholders from across the sports sector gathered in London to highlight the priorities that lie ahead for women's sport in the UK.

Tags: legacy, Olympics, UK Sport, sport england, sport policy, BBC, Women