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.
Posted: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:19
The Youth Sport Trust report Getting Girls Active reveals findings from a successful, one-year pilot programme that boosted the confidence and body attitudes of the participants by engaging them in the decision-making process and incorporating their feedback into the physical education programmes in which they took part.
Posted: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:19
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.
Posted: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:11
On the 8th July the Children's Minister Edward Timpson addressed the Association for Physical Education (AfPE) at St George's Park, England's National Football Centre.
Posted: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:27
We are delighted that the Sports Think Tank's very own patron, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, has been awarded the Sport and Recreation Alliance's prestigious Arthur Bell Trophy yesterday at St James's Palace, London.
Posted: Fri, 06 Jun 2014 18:42
Proven match-fixers are avoiding jail because of the Government's refusal to criminalise the offence, representatives of every major sport in the UK warned on Wednesday night.
The police and Crown Prosecution Service have failed to pursue a number of fixing cases "despite very strong evidence", according to information released to Telegraph Sport by the Sport and Recreation Alliance.
Posted: Thu, 22 May 2014 09:43
Active Healthy Kids Canada has published a report covering data on physical activity among children and youth from 15 nations across 5 continents. The result is the first ever global matrix of grades on how children are active in all the different contexts and aspects of their lives.