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23 May 2018
Mo Salah's boots go on display at British Museum
Mo Salah's boots go on display at British Museum   Egyptian striker Mo Salah, winner of this year's Golden Boot for being the top goalscorer in the English Premier League, has donated a pair of his boots to the British Museum, where they have entered the institution's world-famous Egyptian collection. Salah's goal-scoring feats have led him to become a national .... More>>
23 May 2018
Regular exercise "keeps heart young"
Regular exercise   Those wanting to stop the main arteries to the heart from stiffening up need to exercise at least four to five times each week, according to a new report. Researchers at the Institute for Exercise and Environmental Medicine (IEEM) in Texas, US examined the effect of different doses of lifelong exercise (those .... More>>
22 May 2018
Sport England targets families with £40m funding round
Sport England targets families with £40m funding round   Sport England has revealed details of its latest funding round, which will focus on getting entire families more physically active. As part of its new strategy to open its coffers to any organisation which gets people more active, Sport England has revealed the first 22 projects across the country to benefit .... More>>
22 May 2018
YMCA becomes first awarding organisation to secure CIMSPA accreditations
YMCA becomes first awarding organisation to secure CIMSPA accreditations   YMCA Awards has become the UK’s first awarding organisation to achieve accreditation from the Chartered Institute of the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) across three new qualifications. The new CIMSPA Professional Standards for Gym Instructor and Personal Trainer was created in .... More>>
22 May 2018
Mark Tweedie appointed new CEO of Active Northumberland
Mark Tweedie appointed new CEO of Active Northumberland   Active Northumberland has appointed Mark Tweedie – former chief executive of Active Tameside – as its new CEO. The charitable trust, which manages leisure services on behalf of Northumberland County Council, was launched in 2013 and currently operates 16 leisure centres. Tweedie, a founding member of GM .... More>>
17 May 2018
Architect Dan Meis explains how AS Roma's new stadium will celebrate the Colosseum
Architect Dan Meis explains how AS Roma's new stadium will celebrate the Colosseum   The architect behind Italian football club AS Roma’s planned new stadium has told CLADglobal that he is determined to deliver a facility that “creates an incredible atmosphere” and is respectful of Rome’s extraordinary architectural heritage. Dan Meis, founder of Meis Architects, has been involved for .... More>>
21 May 2018
Scottish university launches masters degree in wellbeing coaching
Scottish university launches masters degree in wellbeing coaching   Robert Gordon University (RGU) has launched a new degree aimed at helping exercise professionals "change the public’s perspective of exercise and keeping fit". The new MSc Exercise Health and Wellness Coaching will begin in September this year and has been developed in-house by RGU’s School of Health Sciences. .... More>>
21 May 2018
Woodford Leisure Centre reopens after £6m redevelopment
Woodford Leisure Centre reopens after £6m redevelopment   Woodford Leisure Centre in Hull, East Yorkshire has reopened after undergoing an 18-month, £6m redevelopment. Works at the centre included the installation of a new 25m six-lane swimming pool, the addition of a learner pool and a new gym fitted with Precor equipment. The gym also features a new, .... More>>
18 May 2018
Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium completed for Japan's Rugby World Cup, in city devastated by 2011 tsunami
Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium completed for Japan's Rugby World Cup, in city devastated by 2011 tsunami   Construction is nearing completion on the only new stadium being built for the 2019 Rugby World Cup in Japan. The 16,000-capacity Kamaishi Recovery Memorial Stadium in Iwate Prefecture will host two fixtures at next year’s tournament. It will first open on the 19 August 2018 for a memorial match between the .... More>>
18 May 2018
Everyone Active adds two councils to burgeoning portfolio of leisure contracts
Everyone Active adds two councils to burgeoning portfolio of leisure contracts   Leisure operator Everyone Active has been awarded two 10-year contracts to deliver services on behalf of local councils. The company – the trading name for Sports & Leisure Management – has been appointed to manage the North Solihull Sports Centre and Tudor Grange Leisure Centre on behalf of Solihull Council. .... More>>
18 May 2018
CIMSPA adds quartet of trustees to expanding team
CIMSPA adds quartet of trustees to expanding team   The Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and Physical Activity (CIMSPA) has appointed four new members to its board of trustees. Sandra Dodd, Manos Kapterian, Tracy Rea and Rowena Samarasinhe will take up their duties on 22 May 2018. Dodd is the CEO of social enterprise Places for People Leisure .... More>>
16 May 2018
Could Donald Trump derail US plans to host the World Cup?
Could Donald Trump derail US plans to host the World Cup?   US President Donald Trump could, inadvertently, foil US Soccer's plans to host the 2026 FIFA World Cup. The president has been vocal in his support for the bid to bring the world's largest sporting event to the US. Trump's uncompromising and unconventional style of diplomacy, however, is in danger of .... More>>
16 May 2018
Historic Commonwealth Games venue set for £47m redevelopment
Historic Commonwealth Games venue set for £47m redevelopment   Plans to replace the historic Meadowbank Stadium in Edinburgh with a modern £47m sports centre will be discussed by the City of Edinburgh Council next month. Two planning applications have been filed for the stadium, which was built for the 1970 Commonwealth Games. One application proposes a new £47m sports .... More>>
15 May 2018
Breaking: Jennie Price to step down from Sport England
Breaking: Jennie Price to step down from Sport England   Jennie Price will leave her role as CEO of Sport England at the end of October, after 11 years at the helm. Price took over the role in April 2007, leading the grassroots sport organisation through major reformation – including the development of its new strategy, Towards an Active Nation, which is now .... More>>
15 May 2018
RoSPA: Drowning Prevention Strategy a 'cause for optimism'
RoSPA: Drowning Prevention Strategy a 'cause for optimism'   The number of accidental drownings in the UK fell by 15 per cent last year. Figures from the National Water Safety Forum's Water Incident Database – which charts all drowning deaths, excluding crime and suicides – show that there were 255 drownings in 2017, down from 300 in 2016. According to the .... More>>
15 May 2018
£7.7m Northfield Leisure Centre opens as part of £40m leisure investment
£7.7m Northfield Leisure Centre opens as part of £40m leisure investment   The Northfield Leisure Centre in Birmingham has opened to the public on 14 May, as part of Birmingham City Council’s (BCC) £40m investment programme in the city’s leisure centre stock. Facilities at the £7.7m centre include a 25m swimming pool, teaching pool and a health club with a 75-station gym and group .... More>>
14 May 2018
FC Barcelona strikes deal with leisure park developer to launch Barça-themed attractions around the world
FC Barcelona strikes deal with leisure park developer to launch Barça-themed attractions around the world   Spanish football giant FC Barcelona has reached a deal to open a number of Barça-themed “experience spaces” around the world. Club president Josep Maria Bartomeu has signed a five-year agreement with leisure park developer Parques Reunidos to get the ball rolling on the project, which will see indoor parks, .... More>>
14 May 2018
'Huge growth' in number of people doing group exercise
'Huge growth' in number of people doing group exercise   The number of people doing group exercise increased by 3.76 million during 2017, according to research by Exercise Move Dance UK (EMD UK), the national governing body for group exercise. The 2018 EMD UK Group Exercise National Survey, conducted in partnership with YouGov, shows that the growth has been .... More>>
14 May 2018
Tributes flood in for Dame Tessa Jowell, "driving force" behind London 2012
Tributes flood in for Dame Tessa Jowell,   The UK sports sector has been paying its tributes to former Labour cabinet minister Dame Tessa Jowell, who has died at the age of 70 following a year-long battle with cancer. Her 23-year parliamentary career was defined by her achievements as secretary of state for culture, media and sport – a post she held .... More>>
11 May 2018
Plant-covered stadium could host events at Paris 2024 Olympics
Plant-covered stadium could host events at Paris 2024 Olympics   French architecture studio SCAU have won the design competition to create an Olympic stadium and leisure park in the suburbs of Paris, with their vision for a venue extensively covered by plants. The practice will develop and expand the existing Hunebelle Stadium into a 24,000sq m (258,300sq ft) mixed-use .... More>>
10 May 2018
Record revenues see Premier League clubs nearly treble their profits
Record revenues see Premier League clubs nearly treble their profits   The English Premier League has strengthened its position as the world's richest football league after clubs posted profits of £500m – almost three times the previous record of £200m in 2013-14. According to analysis by Deloitte's Sports Business Group, the profits are a result of Premier League clubs’ combined .... More>>
10 May 2018
Ray Algar: 'social impact of health clubs needs to be consistently measured'
Ray Algar: 'social impact of health clubs needs to be consistently measured'   Ray Algar, managing director of business insight specialist Oxygen Consulting, has called for the leisure sector to get better at understanding the data they hold and to utilise the social value they create. "The fitness sector is driven by an altruistic purpose; public, private and third sector organisations .... More>>
08 May 2018
London Stadium to host Europe's first ever MLB game in 2019
London Stadium to host Europe's first ever MLB game in 2019   Major League Baseball (MLB) will be making its European debut next year, when the London Stadium will host two regular season games between the New York Yankees and the Boston Red Sox. The landmark fixtures will see the sport played in the UK for the very first time and ist part of the US-based league's strategy .... More>>
08 May 2018
Venue plans completed for Tokyo 2020 Olympics
Venue plans completed for Tokyo 2020 Olympics   The Tokyo Organising Committee for the 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games (TOCOPG), has finalised its plans for the venues for the Games. In a statement, TOCOPG said it had added the "final pieces to the facility puzzle" by agreeing deals for the seven venues needed to host the Olympic football competition. The .... More>>
04 May 2018
DW Fitness First reveals plans to becoming "UK’s largest sports participation brand"
DW Fitness First reveals plans to becoming   Gym chain DW Fitness First has revealed its strategic vision to become the UK’s largest sports participation brand. Formed following DW Fitness' takeover of Fitness First's 62-strong UK portfolio in September 2016, the business now boasts 120 gyms and 90 DW Sports-branded retail stores – a mix which the firm .... More>>
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