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Tags: Sport

Culture, Media and Sport Committee publishes Team Sky correspondence

Posted: Wed, 15 Mar 2017 10:13

Culture, Media and Sport Committee publishes Team Sky correspondence

The Culture, Media and Sport Committee has published further responses from Team Sky.

Tags: Sport, DCMS, London 2012, Rio 2016

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

Premier League clubs facing legal action over disability access

Posted: Tue, 17 Jan 2017 10:43

Premier League clubs facing legal action over disability access

Premier League clubs are prioritising finance over improving access and should face legal action if they fail to meet the needs of disabled fans, according to a new report.

Tags: Sport, DCMS

MPs call for sport camps and daily mile initiatives

Posted: Thu, 12 Jan 2017 09:27

MPs have discussed the most effective ways to use cash raised from the soft drinks tax, including the rolling out of sports camps and daily mile initiatives.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, sport policy, participation, Health, PE

Sports Minister Tracey Crouch on BBC Radio

Posted: Sun, 18 Dec 2016 11:31

Sports Minister Tracey Crouch on BBC Radio

Sports Minister Tracey Crouch is interviewed by BBC Radio 5Live and gives her views on the forthcoming questioning of Dave Brailsford by the Culture, Media & Sport Select Committee; the FA and sports governance; as well as her thoughts looking ahead to 2017. (Interview starts at approximately 7m 20s)

Tags: Sport, sport policy, DCMS, Football

NGBs to Benefit from Corporation Tax Change?

Posted: Sun, 27 Nov 2016 17:00

NGBs to Benefit from Corporation Tax Change?

National governing bodies (NGBs) will be able to donate directly to grassroots sport schemes without paying corporation tax following an intervention by the Treasury.

Previously, NGBs had to set up a charity to donate money to grassroots sport without paying tax, but they will now be able to contribute without the creating an alternative body.

(from Sports Management Magazine)

Tags: Sport, NGBs, Corporation Tax, Treasury, Autumn Statement

How Safe is Sport?

Posted: Sat, 26 Nov 2016 17:04

How Safe is Sport?

Four ex-players from Crewe Alexandra have alleged abuse as children by former youth team coach Barry Bennell.

Allegations of historical child sex abuse within the game are being investigated by four police forces in England, and the police and FA have said they expect further allegations to emerge.

(Source BBC Sport)

Tags: Sport, Football, Abuse, Safeguarding

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

Public Parks Face 'Nightmare Funding Crisis'

Posted: Sun, 23 Oct 2016 11:29

Public Parks Face 'Nightmare Funding Crisis'

Britain's public parks are locked in a "nightmare scenario", "facing their jaws of doom" and have "reached the tipping point", according to parks professionals preparing for Monday's opening of a select committee inquiry into the funding of parks.

(The Guardian)

Tags: Public Parks, Sport, Physical Activity

PE Cinderella Subject

Posted: Thu, 20 Oct 2016 08:56

PE Cinderella Subject

The status of physical education in schools needs a "radical shake-up" and it should be valued in the same way as core academics subjects, a report says.

A study by the All-Party Parliamentary Group (APPG) on a Fit and Healthy Childhood says PE has for too long been the "Cinderella subject" in UK schools.

Tags: PE, sport, APPG. Commons, MPs

New Post Rio Debate Launched at Think Tank

Posted: Wed, 21 Sep 2016 11:08

New Post Rio Debate Launched at Think Tank

For most sports fans the spectacular success of British athletes at the Rio Olympic and Paralympic Games was a cause for celebration but there is a risk that the weight of gold could have a damaging effect on community sport and the pursuit of a more active nation. Martyn Allison, Chris Cutforth and Steve Wood explain why so much is at stake.

Tags: Rio, Team Gb, Sport, Participaiton

Conversations with Purpose

Posted: Mon, 19 Sep 2016 18:55

Conversations with Purpose

In collaboration with Sports Think Tank, Sport and
Recreation Alliance and UK Sport Development and Research
Network, The Centre for Diversity, Equity and Inclusion at Leeds
Beckett hosted a seminar with keynote presentations from
Professor Fred Coalter and Nick Rowe.

Tags: Sport, Social Capital, Sporting Capital

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

Nick Keller - Why Thursday is Crucial for the Sport Sector

Posted: Tue, 21 Jun 2016 16:52

Nick Keller - Why Thursday is Crucial for the Sport Sector

Nick keller Chair of Sports Industry Group this week spoke out about the European Referendum and why Sport needed to vote to 'Remain'

In a wide ranging article Nick spoke about the consequences of Leave and the benefits that being part of the European Union had brought to the sector.

Tags: Sport