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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

Scottish Government Release Physical Activity and Health Survey Results

Posted: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:35

Scottish Government Release Physical Activity and Health Survey Results

This report presents findings from a study into the demographic, socioeconomic and health and lifestyle factors associated with meeting the adult physical activity guidelines in the Scottish population and whether the change in physical activity guidelines in 2011 affected the factors associated with meeting the guidelines. It also presents results from an investigation in to the factors associated with taking part in activity in the different domains that make up total physical activity.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, participation, sport policy

Triennial Review of UK Sport and Sport England announced

Posted: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:57

Triennial Review of UK Sport and Sport England announced

Today a triennial review of UK Sport and Sport England was announced by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport. The announcement was made in a formal written statement from the Minister of Sport, Helen Grant.

Tags: Sport, sport england, UK Sport, sport policy, DCMS

Sports Minister Helen Grant concerned by BBC's 'Price of Football' findings

Posted: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:00

Sports Minister Helen Grant concerned by BBC's 'Price of Football' findings

Helen Grant told BBC reporter Dan Roan that the government was 'really concerned' with the findings from the BBC's Price of Football survey

Tags: Sport, Football, Price of Football, BBC, Premier League

DCMS issue official response to Save Grassroots Football Campaign

Posted: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:52

DCMS issue official response to Save Grassroots Football Campaign

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport offer a response to the Save Grassroots Football Campaign reaching 10,000 signatures in August.

Tags: Sport, Football, Grassroots, DCMS, participation

FA chairman Greg Dyke says grassroots football 'is in crisis'

Posted: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:44

FA chairman Greg Dyke says grassroots football 'is in crisis'

Football Association chairman Greg Dyke has admitted the grassroots game in England "is in a degree of crisis". Dyke, 67, told the BBC he wanted to invest £250m in new training facilities and improve English coaching standards.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, participation, Football

Female executives say participation in sport helps accelerate leadership and career potential

Posted: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:39

Female executives say participation in sport helps accelerate leadership and career potential

In research released by the EY Women Athletes Business Network and espnW, the majority of women executives surveyed say that a sport background can help accelerate a woman's leadership and career potential, and has a positive influence on hiring decisions.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, participation, PE, DCMS

The Welsh NHS Confederation and Sport Wales announce that they will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on public health

Posted: Thu, 02 Oct 2014 08:30

The Welsh NHS Confederation and Sport Wales announce that they will sign a Memorandum of Understanding on public health

MOU agreed between Welsh NHS Confederation and Sport Wales, signalling a commitment to sharing expertise to combat the ever prevailing obesity and physical inactivity dilemma.

Tags: Sport, Wales, Sport Wales, NHS, Health, Obesity, Physical Activity

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