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.
Posted: Sun, 28 Apr 2013 13:47
Britain has failed to use the Olympics to create a "transformational change" in society, the woman credited with masterminding Team GB's record medal haul has told The Independent on Sunday.
Baroness Sue Campbell, the former PE teacher who provided the strategy behind British athletes' spectacular performance at the Games, said that it is not too late to create a genuine Olympics legacy – but many opportunities have already been missed.
Posted: Tue, 11 Dec 2012 10:45
Research into the understanding of local clubs and their attitude to policy was launched in November 2012
Implementing community sport policy: understanding the variety of voluntary club types and their attitudes to policy
Posted: Sat, 20 Oct 2012 09:57
A survey carried out by the Sport and Recreation Alliance to capture opinion on the Olympic legacy only months on from the end of the Games reveals that three quarters of sports clubs feel the government isn't doing enough to help them inspire a generation to take up sport.
Posted: Tue, 18 Sep 2012 17:44
Minister for sport Hugh Robertson has released a ten-point legacy plan today, in a bid to ensure that the government delivers on its promise to 'inspire a generation' to take up sport.