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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

House of Lords Legacy Committee

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
http://www.parliament.uk/business/committees/committees-a-z/lords-select/olympic-paralympic-legacy/

Tags: legacy, sport, House of Lords

Sports Club Survey Results launched

Posted: Fri, 26 Jul 2013 08:40

Sports Club Survey Results launched

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.

Tags: S&RA, sport, legacy

Managing the Olympic legacy is not the job for a high-profile tsar

Posted: Thu, 25 Jul 2013 19:10

Managing the Olympic legacy is not the job for a high-profile tsar

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.

Tags: Lord Coe, Legacy, Institute For Government

£9.9bn Boost to Economy from Olympics

Posted: Sat, 20 Jul 2013 15:38

£9.9bn Boost to Economy from Olympics

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.

Tags: Olympics, Legacy

House of Lords Committee on Legacy

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.

Tags: legacy, house of Lords

We Have Wasted Time for Legacy Says Campbell

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.

Tags: The Independent, Sue Campbell, Legacy

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