Posted: Tue, 09 Jun 2015 11:13
A study by the University of California has found that cities with greater active transport infrastructures that encourage more walking and cycling are more productive, have higher property values, a healthier population and greater educational performance. The study follows findings that cycling investment in the city of Portland, USA could save as much as $40 billion by 2040 in public health costs.
Posted: Wed, 15 Apr 2015 12:10
The major political parties this week unveiled their election manifestos. While none of the documents dedicates substantial space to sport policy, a variety of issues are mentioned including school sport, for which the Conservatives and Labour Party pledge to achieve a minimum of 2 hours physical education and sport per week for every pupil. The Labour and Liberal Democrat manifestos both state intentions to address the issue of supporter-influence with regards to football teams, while the Conservative Party reveals its ambition for the UK to host a team from one of the major American sports leagues.
Posted: Wed, 25 Mar 2015 13:49
Culture Secretary Sajid Javid sets out his vision for the future of UK sport at the Centre for Social Justice. You can find the full speech here, along with a copy of the DCMS report: 'A Living Legacy: 2012 - 2015 Sport Policy and Investment'.
Posted: Tue, 24 Mar 2015 12:23
In summer 2013, the Government established a 'Women and Sport Advisory Board' in order to engage more strategically with the sectors that influence the sporting landscape.
The Board met for the first time in September 2013 and has since been meeting quarterly to share ideas about strategies for furthering the Women and Sport agenda.
Each Board member has committed to raising the profile of women's sport within their area of expertise and as a group they have advised and informed the Government's work programme on women and sport.
The Minister for Sport expresses ‘disappointment’ with the decline in swimming participation in Written Statement
Posted: Fri, 06 Mar 2015 09:38
Yesterday the Department for Culture, Media and Sport published the quarterly statement by Parliamentary Under Secretary of State Helen Grant MP, in which she commented on the results of the Active People Survey 8.
Posted: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:36
A significant drop in the number of people swimming once a week dominates new sports participation figures for the 12 months up to October 2014, Sport England has revealed.
Posted: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 13:26
A wide-ranging group of sponsors, media professionals, policy makers and key stakeholders from across the sports sector gathered in London to highlight the priorities that lie ahead for women's sport in the UK.
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: 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: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:45
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport Women and Sport Advisory Board was formed in September 2013. This interim report gives a snapshot on the progress made on women's sport since then in the five areas that government are keen to make progress on.