Posted: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:48
Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport Sajid Javid yesterday faced questions from the Culture Select Committee, including questions on sports participation, the Olympic legacy, football governance and safe standing at football grounds.
Posted: Fri, 16 Jan 2015 12:53
Shadow Health Secretary Andy Burnham has launched a document detailing the Labour Party's strategy on public health prior to the upcoming general election. The document covers a wide range of public health issues, including physical activity.
Posted: Fri, 09 Jan 2015 09:41
Conservative MP Damian Collins has organised a meeting with other campaigners at the European Parliament later in January to discuss options for moving towards a "new FIFA".
Delegates will include FIFA presidential candidate Jerome Champagne, Harold Mayne-Nicholls, the head of the technical inspection team for the 2018 and 2022 World Cup bids, and the former chairman of the England FA, David Triesman.
Posted: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:52
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.
Posted: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 15:26
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.
Posted: Wed, 26 Nov 2014 13:35
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.
Posted: Fri, 21 Nov 2014 18:57
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.
Posted: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 17:00
Helen Grant told BBC reporter Dan Roan that the government was 'really concerned' with the findings from the BBC's Price of Football survey
Posted: Wed, 15 Oct 2014 13:52
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport offer a response to the Save Grassroots Football Campaign reaching 10,000 signatures in August.
Posted: Tue, 14 Oct 2014 12:44
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.