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Sports Think Tank

Sports Think Tank

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£14 Billion Olympic boost to the UK Economy?

Posted: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:46

£14 Billion Olympic boost to the UK Economy?

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.

Tags: Sport, legacy, Olympics, sport england, participation, Uksport, London 2012, Rio 2016

Sport & Recreation Alliance Members Hold Scottish Independence Talks

Posted: Wed, 23 Jul 2014 15:43

Sport & Recreation Alliance Members Hold Scottish Independence Talks

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.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, sport england, Uksport, sport policy

EC Conference Prepares the Way for European Week of Sport for 2015

Posted: Tue, 22 Jul 2014 16:29

EC Conference Prepares the Way for European Week of Sport for 2015

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.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, participation

All-Party Parliamentary Group Calls for Radical Rethink on Basketball Funding

Posted: Sat, 19 Jul 2014 09:30

All-Party Parliamentary Group Calls for Radical Rethink on Basketball Funding

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.

Tags: Sport, Olympics, London 2012, participation, Uksport, sport policy, Rio 2016

Changing the Game for Girls

Posted: Thu, 17 Jul 2014 10:19

Changing the Game for Girls

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.

Tags: Sport, School Sport, Health, participation, Press Releases

Gender Balance in Sport Report

Posted: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:19

Gender Balance in Sport Report

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.

Tags: Sport, Olympics, participation, sport policy, Press Releases

Edward Timpson Gives Speech on School Sport at St George’s Park

Posted: Fri, 11 Jul 2014 13:11

Edward Timpson Gives Speech on School Sport at St George’s Park

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.

Tags: Sport, School Sport, legacy, Physical Activity, Health, participation, sport policy

Tanni Receives Sport and Recreation Alliance Award

Posted: Thu, 10 Jul 2014 18:27

Tanni Receives Sport and Recreation Alliance Award

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.

Tags: house of Lords, Sport, Physical Activity, participation

Call for Match Fixing Offence

Posted: Fri, 06 Jun 2014 18:42

Call for Match Fixing Offence

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.

Tags: Sport, Match Fixing, Helen Grant

Active Healthy Kids Canada Publishes Global Matrix of Grades on Physical Activity

Posted: Thu, 22 May 2014 09:43

Active Healthy Kids Canada Publishes Global Matrix of Grades on Physical Activity

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.

Tags: Sport, School Sport, London 2012, Physical Activity, Health, PE