Posted: Wed, 20 Aug 2014 11:01
A report from the mental health charity MIND, "Performance Matters: Mental Health in Elite Sport" highlights the dangers of elite athletes suffering mental health problems in silence rather than speak about them through fear that it will affect their careers.
Posted: Mon, 18 Aug 2014 15:58
Christopher Snowdon of the Institute of Economic Affairs has published a report stating that inactivity is the overwhelming cause of obesity, as overall household calorie intake in the UK has actually fallen in recent decades, during the same time obesity has been on the increase.
Along with strong implications for policies like proposed 'fat-taxes' on cakes and treats, this fascinating report is evidence in support of the case for sport and exercise as a tool for improving people's health.
Posted: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:47
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.
Posted: Thu, 31 Jul 2014 08:39
Earlier this week Shadow Culture Secretary Harriet Harman and Shadow Sports Minister Clive Efford released the 'More Sport for All' document, Labour's public consultation on government backing for sport and physical activity. Charlie Macey subsequently interviewed Mr Efford to find out what this would mean, should they find themselves in government from May 2015.
Posted: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:09
The first report of session 2014-15 has been published today by the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee on Women and Sport. Chaired by John Whittingdale MP and including members of parliament Tracey Crouch, John Leech and Ben Bradshaw, this committee has produced an expansive document covering physical education in schools, facilities, participation, the relationship between women's sport and the media and issues surrounding sponsorship and prize-money for professional athletes.
Posted: Thu, 24 Jul 2014 10:00
Harriet Harman MP, Labour's Shadow Culture Secretary, launched a new policy consultation on how more people of all ages and backgrounds can be supported to take part in sport and physical activity.
The consultation document called "More Sport for All" examines a range of policy ideas designed to shape a long term strategy and support community sport.
Posted: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:46
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.
Posted: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:43
Hundreds of sports governing bodies are set to come together to discuss the implications of Scottish independence for funding, facilities and representation. The future of Team GB, elite funding, Lottery funding and training facilities are among the questions to be addressed by the Sport and Recreation Alliance, the umbrella organisation for more than 320 sport governing bodies including The FA, the Rugby Football Union and UK Athletics.
Posted: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:29
On 11 June 2014, the European Commission organised a conference 'European Week of Sport – Preparing for the launch in 2015' which took place in Brussels at the initiative of Commissioner Mrs. Androulla Vassiliou. It involved about 150 experts from governmental and non-governmental sport
organisations and institutions from all over Europe.
Posted: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:30
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.