Posted: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:47
Gianna Angelopoulos-Daskalaki, President of the 2004 Olympic Games Organising Committee had commissioned a study into the true cost of the Games 10 years on. Previously, IOC President Jacques Rogge had indicated he thought that the Athens event contributed to the economic troubles of the Greek nation.
The study will be undertaken by the Foundation for Economic and Industrial Research and they aim to publish the report before the end of this year.
Posted: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:09
The first report of session 2014-15 has been published today by the Culture, Media and Sport Select Committee on Women and Sport. Chaired by John Whittingdale MP and including members of parliament Tracey Crouch, John Leech and Ben Bradshaw, this committee has produced an expansive document covering physical education in schools, facilities, participation, the relationship between women's sport and the media and issues surrounding sponsorship and prize-money for professional athletes.
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: 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: Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:45
Yesterday the All-Party Commission on Physical Activity presented to David Cameron its report on the state of physical education in schools. The report was led by parliamentarians Tanni Grey-Thompson, Barbara Keeley, Charlotte Leslie, Gerry Sutcliffe and Julian Huppert. Lord Coe warns that our children are the "least active generation in history" and could be the first to have a shorter life expectancy than their parents. It is reported that inactivity leads to 37,000 premature deaths and costs the UK £20 billion per year. Read the report here.
Posted: Fri, 29 Nov 2013 14:07
The House of Lords Olympic and Paralympic Legacy Committee published its findings recently. The details of the report and the full transcripts of the evidence can be found on the House of Lords Website
Posted: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 08:40
The Sport and Recreation Alliance's biennial Sports Club Survey results suggest that membership levels and club income have risen by as much as 20%.
The survey is the biggest and most authoritative of its kind in the sector.
Posted: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:10
Jim Rutter from the Institute for Government argues high profile Tsar is not best placed to deliver in a Guardian article
Lord Coe, who did so much to make the Olympic games the success they were, has stepped down from his role in the Cabinet Office as Olympic legacy ambassador claiming that his moving on was crucial to ensuring legacy was delivered.
In itself, that sounds like a self-effacing gesture A less generous interpretation might be that Lord Coe has realised that a big name, however illustrious, cannot compensate for some underlying flaws in the way legacy is being approached in government.
Posted: Sat, 20 Jul 2013 15:38
The UK economy has seen a £9.9bn
boost in trade and investment from hosting the 2012 London Olympic and
Paralympic Games, research suggests.
A report by the government department which promotes UK businesses put new
contracts, sales and foreign investment in the last year down to the Games.
But the claims were met with scepticism by some economists and the Federation
of Small Businesses.
Government estimates put the cost of hosting the Games at £8.9bn.
Posted: Thu, 04 Jul 2013 22:00
The Committee on Olympic and Paralympic Legacy was appointed on 16 May 2013 to consider the strategic issues for regeneration and sporting legacy from the Olympic and Paralympic Games.