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Sports Think Tank

Sports Think Tank

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Latest Active People Survey shows participation decline

Posted: Thu, 29 Jan 2015 14:36

Latest Active People Survey shows participation decline

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.

Tags: Sport, Physical Activity, legacy, Olympics, participation, sport england, DCMS, Olympic legacy

Sajid Javid faces questions from Culture Select Committee

Posted: Wed, 21 Jan 2015 10:48

Sajid Javid faces questions from Culture Select Committee

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.

Tags: Sport, legacy, Olympics, participation, sport england, London 2012, sport policy, Football, DCMS, Uksport, UK Sport

Lord Coe to run for presidency of the IAAF

Posted: Thu, 27 Nov 2014 11:52

Lord Coe to run for presidency of the IAAF

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.

Tags: Sport, legacy, Olympics, London 2012, Rio 2016

Government’s Women and Sport Advisory Board report published

Posted: Thu, 30 Oct 2014 09:45

Government’s Women and Sport Advisory Board report published

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.

Tags: Physical Activity, legacy, participation, Olympics, sport england, Health, sport policy, PE, DCMS

Helen Grant emphasises the Government’s commitment to London 2012 Legacy in Ministerial Statement

Posted: Thu, 23 Oct 2014 16:30

Helen Grant emphasises the Government’s commitment to London 2012 Legacy in Ministerial Statement

Today Minister for Sport Helen Grant MP issued a written Ministerial Statement to provide an update on the progress the Government has made since hosting the Olympic Games in London.

Tags: London 2012, School Sport, Physical Activity, participation, legacy, Olympics, Sport England, Uk Sport

Athens Organising Committee President Orders Study into the Cost of the 2004 Games

Posted: Tue, 12 Aug 2014 15:47

Athens Organising Committee President Orders Study into the Cost of the 2004 Games

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.

Tags: Sport, legacy, Olympics, London 2012, Rio 2016

Culture, Media and Sport Committee Publish report on Women and Sport

Posted: Fri, 25 Jul 2014 11:09

Culture, Media and Sport Committee Publish report on Women and Sport

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.

Tags: Sport, School Sport, legacy, Physical Activity, participation, DCMS, sport policy, PE

£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

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

All-Party Commission Calls for a National Plan of Action to get People Active

Posted: Wed, 09 Apr 2014 12:45

All-Party Commission Calls for a National Plan of Action to get People Active

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.

Tags: Sport, School Sport, legacy, Physical Activity, PE, Health