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17 Nov 2017
Details of Lake Nona’s ‘performance resort’ and spa revealed
Details of Lake Nona’s ‘performance resort’ and spa revealed   A ‘performance resort’ and spa are coming to master-planned wellness community Lake Nona, outside of Orlando, Florida, in 2020. The Lake Nona Resort is due to break ground in 2018 and will include a 45,000sq ft spa and fitness campus with in-depth indoor and outdoor programming for all ages and levels. Designed .... More>>
16 Nov 2017
Video: Mercedes-Benz Stadium rated most sustainable in the world
Video: Mercedes-Benz Stadium rated most sustainable in the world   The Mercedes-Benz Stadium in Atlanta, Georgia, has become the first sports stadium in the world to achieve platinum certification for Leadership in Energy and Environmental Design (LEED). With a highly advanced stormwater management system and enough solar panels to power nine NFL games, the new home of the .... More>>
16 Nov 2017
Drive for more coverage and funding for women's sport continues as WST strengthens board
Drive for more coverage and funding for women's sport continues as WST strengthens board   Seven new trustees have been appointed to the board of the Women’s Sport Trust (WST) as it increases efforts to secure more coverage and funding for female sport. The WST was established in 2013 as a campaigning body focused solely on women’s sport, with ambitions to attract new funding and media coverage. The .... More>>
15 Nov 2017
Indoor rowing and triathlon join forces to boost participation
Indoor rowing and triathlon join forces to boost participation   British Rowing and British Triathlon have signed a new partnership to integrate their indoor products in a bid to increase engagement in gyms. The national governing bodies will align their mass participation products Go Row Indoor and GO TRI in a new cross-training experience for gym users. The move aims to .... More>>
14 Nov 2017
RFU launches £10m action plan to engage 100,000 more women and girls in rugby
RFU launches £10m action plan to engage 100,000 more women and girls in rugby   The RFU and Sport England will invest £10m to get 100,000 more women and girls playing rugby over the next four years, it has been announced. The 'action plan', to be delivered by England Rugby, is part of the RFU’s strategy for 2017 to 2021 and aims to: • Engage 100,000 more females in rugby, converting .... More>>
14 Nov 2017
Watch: Video shows Oakland Raiders’ stunning NFL stadium design as ground broken in Las Vegas
Watch: Video shows Oakland Raiders’ stunning NFL stadium design as ground broken in Las Vegas   The Oakland Raiders have broken ground on a $1.9bn (£1.45bn, €1.62bn) stadium in Las Vegas which is due to become their home from 2020. During a glitzy ceremony attended by celebrities, politicians and players last night (13 November), Raiders owner Mark Davis and NFL commissioner Roger Goodell shovelled the dirt .... More>>
14 Nov 2017
Olympic star reopens Bannatyne spa and club after £1m investment
Olympic star reopens Bannatyne spa and club after £1m investment   Former Olympic swimmer Rebecca Adlington has cut the ribbon to reopen the day spa at the Bannatyne Health Club in Mansfield following a £1m redevelopment project. The spa has been redesigned to cater for growing demand – increasing the number of treatment beds from seven to 12 and adding a new relaxation room .... More>>
13 Nov 2017
Heritage coalition formed to restore historic baths for today’s swimmers
Heritage coalition formed to restore historic baths for today’s swimmers   A crowdfunding campaign has been launched to help train swimming teachers and volunteer lifeguards at Britain’s oldest operational swimming baths. The Moseley Road Baths are one of Birmingham's most important heritage buildings and the only operational Grade II* baths that predate 1914 still in use, however, .... More>>
13 Nov 2017
Frank Lampard partners with new Dubai fitness lab for athletes
Frank Lampard partners with new Dubai fitness lab for athletes   Former England and Chelsea star Frank Lampard has partnered with a new health assessment centre in Dubai aimed at professional and former athletes. The nanoM clinic, located at The Golden Mile Galleria on Palm Jumeirah and owned by the Emirates Healthcare Group, was developed in a bid to provide athletes with .... More>>
10 Nov 2017
London FA heralds ‘progressive new era’ with diverse board selection
London FA heralds ‘progressive new era’ with diverse board selection   The London Football Association (LFA) has moved towards a more representative board, with a third of its newly appointed members coming from black, Asian and minority ethnic backgrounds. In a major overhaul of its board, London’s governing body for football announced 10 new non-executive members, half of whom are .... More>>
09 Nov 2017
Two-year project shows people with mental health problems benefit from physical activity
Two-year project shows people with mental health problems benefit from physical activity   A landmark programme by Mind and Sport England has reinforced the link between regular physical activity and better mental wellbeing. Mind launched the Get Set to Go programme in July 2015, and has since helped more than 3,500 people in the UK with mental health problems to get more active. Figures released by .... More>>
09 Nov 2017
Former Swim England CEO Adam Paker takes helm at Swimming Nature
Former Swim England CEO Adam Paker takes helm at Swimming Nature   Adam Paker, the former chief executive of Swim England and Commonwealth Games England, has been named the new head of Swimming Nature. Paker takes the reins from Eduardo Ferre, who founded the personalised swimming tuition business in 1993. Ferre is moving into the role of product director to concentrate on the .... More>>
08 Nov 2017
Sports and leisure industry celebrates winning architects at IAKS Congress awards
Sports and leisure industry celebrates winning architects at IAKS Congress awards   The winners of this year's international architectural awards for sports and leisure facilities have been announced at a ceremony during the 25th IAKS Congress. The International Olympic Committee (IOC), International Paralympic Committee (IPC) and International Association for Sports and Leisure Facilities .... More>>
07 Nov 2017
Girls losing out in physical activity gender gap
Girls losing out in physical activity gender gap   Girls are missing out on the benefits of physical activity due to mounting pressures, a study has revealed. Data released today (7 November) by the Youth Sport Trust (YST) and Women in Sport looked at the responses of 25,000 pupils from 138 secondary schools across England and Northern Ireland. It showed that .... More>>
07 Nov 2017
Multifunctional spaces and access for elderly: key trends revealed as IAKS Congress and FSB 2017 kick off
Multifunctional spaces and access for elderly: key trends revealed as IAKS Congress and FSB 2017 kick off   From lifestyle sports to climate change – the leading challenges facing the industry have been revealed at the launch of the IAKS Congress and FSB 2017 in Germany today (7 November). Over the next three days, FSB 2017, the international trade fair for amenity areas, sports and pool facilities, will see 650 .... More>>
06 Nov 2017
IAAF plans clearer world rankings system and heritage department to boost participation
IAAF plans clearer world rankings system and heritage department to boost participation   The qualifications system for the athletics World Championships and the Olympic Games will be redesigned in an effort to make the sport clearer and increase participation at all levels. The IAAF announced on Friday (3 November) that it has partnered with Elite Ltd (All Athletics), to develop the first official .... More>>
06 Nov 2017
Community leisure facilities worth £3.3bn to society – new report
Community leisure facilities worth £3.3bn to society – new report   A landmark study of the wider social value of public leisure facilities in Britain has shown they contribute more than £3.3bn (US$4.3bn, €3.7bn) a year to health, wellbeing, education and reducing crime. Physical Activity: A Social Solution draws on data from more than 1.8 million members and casual users .... More>>
03 Nov 2017
Is this the stadium of the future? Italian architects unveil modular timber concept
Is this the stadium of the future? Italian architects unveil modular timber concept   Architecture practice Bear Stadiums and Italian timber manufacturer Rubner Holzbau have joined forces to produce wooden sports venues that can be built quickly and cost-efficiently. The two companies claim their modular, mid-capacity “stadiums of the future” can be assembled in just six to eight months and are .... More>>
02 Nov 2017
Dallaglio calls for urgent government action to make physical activity a priority for schools
Dallaglio calls for urgent government action to make physical activity a priority for schools   England rugby legend Lawrence Dallaglio says the government must take immediate action to improve physical activity in schools. The World Cup-winning captain said the UK has reached a critical moment for the health and wellbeing of young people and must rebalance the National Curriculum to include more hours of .... More>>
02 Nov 2017
Rolling Stones open spectacular 'House of Racing' rugby stadium in Paris
Rolling Stones open spectacular 'House of Racing' rugby stadium in Paris   The Rolling Stones have officially opened one of the largest indoor sports stadiums in Europe, Paris’s U Arena. The stadium will become the permanent home of French rugby club Racing 92, which will play its first fixture there in December, and will also host the Supercross motorcycle racing series, as well as .... More>>
02 Nov 2017
Going for gold or gold gone? Britain’s medal success vital for grassroots sport, says Katherine Grainger
Going for gold or gold gone? Britain’s medal success vital for grassroots sport, says Katherine Grainger   Great Britain must continue to invest in elite athletes or risk damaging participation numbers nationwide, according to Dame Katherine Grainger. The chair of UK Sport, Britain's most decorated female Olympian, has spoken out after 11 unfunded sports bodies expressed fears over the future of funding from the .... More>>
01 Nov 2017
Make physical activity a ‘national religion’, urges Tanni Grey-Thompson
Make physical activity a ‘national religion’, urges Tanni Grey-Thompson   Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has called on the government to help make physical activity a ‘national religion’ and harness its potential to tackle some of the biggest challenges faced by society. Speaking at the ukactive National Summit today (1 November) in London, Grey-Thompson said urgent action is needed to .... More>>
31 Oct 2017
GLL and STA promise swimming teacher training ‘revolution’
GLL and STA promise swimming teacher training ‘revolution’   More than 1,400 swimming teachers across the UK will join a major new training framework designed to combat the national shortage in qualified instructors. The Swimming Teachers Association (STA) has signed a three-year partnership with GLL, the UK’s largest swimming pool operator, to provide a new aquatics .... More>>
30 Oct 2017
Spirit of 2012 names Alan Coppin as chair
Spirit of 2012 names Alan Coppin as chair   Funding charity Spirit of 2012 has appointed Alan Coppin as chair. He replaces Dugald Mackie after a four-and-half year stint. Spirit of 2012 was established with a £47m (US$61.95m, €53.34m) endowment from the Big Lottery Fund to invest in projects that continue the spirit of pride, positivity and social .... More>>
27 Oct 2017
Consultation sets out plans for Scotland to become a ‘Daily Mile' nation
Consultation sets out plans for Scotland to become a ‘Daily Mile' nation   Scotland plans to roll-out 'The Daily Mile' scheme to all educational facilities and workplaces in a bid to tackle obesity in the country. Currently, the scheme involves primary-aged children running or walking for 15 minutes every day. The pledge is part of ambitious plans to help people lose weight and were .... More>>
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