A new era for sport

Share Radio

Mark Balcar speaks to Share Radio on the Business of Sport show in the wake of the new strategy announcement, assessing the strengths and weaknesses of existing policy and identifying the challenges that lie ahead for the new government.

A new consultation on sports policy

Channel 4

Speaking at the launch of the Minister for Sport's consultation on a new strategy, the Sports Think Tank's director Mark Balcar speaks about the opportunities for new ideas and fresh thinking around policy making.

Sport funding facing overhaul to save London 2012 legacy


On the launch of the Minister for Sport's new strategy consultation in August 2015, Sports Think Tank co-founder is quoted in Dan Roan's report saying 'there is a strong appetite for change'.

The value of sports policy

iSport Connect

Sports Think Tank Director Mark Balcar joins Adrian Christy, CEO of Badminton England and the NGB CEO Forum to are interviewed about the role of sports policy and reflect on what professionals from around the sector think

10 years on from winning the Olympic bid

The Guardian

Marking 10 years since London won the bid to host the 2012 Olympic Games, Owen Gibson references the Sports Think Tank's latest research into what the sector thinks about policy in 2015.

‘New approach’ needed for UK sports policy

Sports Management Magazine

The Sports Think Tank launched findings from its recent survey of 100 sports executives who called for fresh perspectives and new thinking to be at the forefront of sports policy making

Talent pathways and athlete development

Mancunian Matters

The Sports Think Tank's Researcher Luke Regan contributes to this sports coaching article in online newspaper Mancunian Matters, issuing concern over talent pathways in sport.

The limitations of funding and successful pathways

Channel 4

The Sports Think Tank's co-founder Nick King speaks issues caution over the legacy of the 2012 Olympics and a policy recipe for successful talent pathways in school sport

Securing an Olympic legacy is vital for British sport

The Times

Ahead of the Olympic Games, the Sports Think Tank's co-founder Nick King is quoted on the front page news story of The Times newspaper, speaking about the importance of cementing a future for British sport on the back of the event.

London 2012: BOA enters empty seats row

The Guardian

The Sports Think Tank's co-founder Andy Reed expresses his disappointment at the number of empty seats at some of the events during the London Olympics.

A think tank for sport policy

Sports Management Magazine

Speaking about the launch of the Sports Think Tank and the role it plays in sports policy making, co-founder Nick King writes an article for the Sports Management Magazine, highlighting the need for relevant and up-to-date evidence.

Parliamentary debate on sport and crime

House of Commons

The establishment of the Sports Think Tank was mentioned this week in a Parliamentary debate by MP Tom Brake. The debate "Sport & Youth Crime" was secured by Damian Collins MP.