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13 May 2019
George Foreman III and Studio Troika design luxury boxing studio in Philadelphia
George Foreman III and Studio Troika design luxury boxing studio in Philadelphia   George Foreman III – son of the heavyweight prizefighter – and Boston-based practice Studio Troika have designed the EverybodyFights boxing gym in Philadelphia. Situated in the city's Rittenhouse neighbourhood, the 12,000 sq ft (1,114 sq m) space comprises a full-size boxing ring, multiple classrooms, and an open .... More>>
13 May 2019
Cycling 'not taken seriously' by central or local governments
Cycling 'not taken seriously' by central or local governments   More than three quarters (76 per cent) of British Cycling members do not believe that cycling is taken seriously by their local authority, while 81 per cent say the same of national government. That is among the findings of the first-ever State of Cycling report, published by British Cycling. The report is .... More>>
10 May 2019
Basketball England to train staff in mental health awareness
Basketball England to train staff in mental health awareness   Basketball England has become the first national governing body of sport to train its staff to a Level 2 award in mental health awareness. The move comes after the NGB identified mental health awareness as a key development area for staff working across its talent programmes. The qualification – to be .... More>>
10 May 2019
LPA complete California's largest ice skating complex
LPA complete California's largest ice skating complex   American architecture studio LPA Design have created The Great Park Ice and FivePoint Arena – the largest ice skating facility in the state of California. Located in Irvine, the 280,000 sq ft (26,000 sq m) complex comprises an Olympic ice rink, three National Hockey League (NHL)-size rinks, a multipurpose arena, .... More>>
10 May 2019
Cardiff doctors become first to prescribe free bike hire to patients
Cardiff doctors become first to prescribe free bike hire to patients   Bicycles will be prescribed on the NHS for the first time as part of a pilot campaign to tackle obesity. GPs in Cardiff will be able to prescribe free bike hire subscriptions for overweight patients. The pilot, which is led by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (CVUHB), is the first of its kind in the UK .... More>>
10 May 2019
Elevate Innovation Awards winners revealed
Elevate Innovation Awards winners revealed   The Moving Medicine initiative and Wattbike were among the winners of this year's Elevate Innovation Awards. Held in conjunction with the Elevate Arena event, the awards saw seven winners picked from a total of 60 entrants, which consisted of innovative products and services designed for the physical activity .... More>>
09 May 2019
Barking's Healthy New Town project to have physical activity 'designed in'
Barking's Healthy New Town project to have physical activity 'designed in'   Physical activity body ukactive has partnered with developer Barking Riverside Limited (BRL) to help create a mixed-use residential project with a focus on healthy, active lifestyles. The Barking Riverside project – described as one of the UK’s most significant housing developments – is being built on land .... More>>
09 May 2019
Bolton set for administration as takeover talks collapse
Bolton set for administration as takeover talks collapse   Bolton Wanderers Football Club (BWFC) is set to enter administration after talks to find a new owner collapsed. Current owner and chair Ken Anderson had been in advanced negotiations to sell the club to entrepreneur and former Watford FC owner Laurence Bassini, but the takeover failed at the eleventh hour. The .... More>>
08 May 2019
Tim Hollingsworth: thinking differently the key to getting all parts of society active
Tim Hollingsworth: thinking differently the key to getting all parts of society active   Sport England CEO Tim Hollingsworth has called for the sport and physical activity sector to rethink the way it addresses the challenge to get people from all backgrounds more physically active. Speaking at the Elevate 2019 Conference at the ExCel Centre in London, Hollingsworth highlighted the need to tackle .... More>>
08 May 2019
Populous breaks ground on HK$30bn multisport development in Hong Kong
Populous breaks ground on HK$30bn multisport development in Hong Kong   Work has begun on the long-anticipated HK$30bn (US$3.2bn, €3.4bn, £2.9bn) Kai Tak Sports Park in Hong Kong. Designed by global architecture practice Populous, the sprawling complex is expected to "set a new benchmark for sports, entertainment, and recreation precincts worldwide". The park will comprise .... More>>
08 May 2019
UK secures two further world championships to add to 'decade of sport'
UK secures two further world championships to add to 'decade of sport'   The UK has won bids for two world championships of sport – adding to a long line of major events to be held in the country between 2019 and 2023. The two events secured by the UK are the 2020 World Skateboarding Championships (to be hosted by London) and the 2023 World Trampoline Championships (Birmingham). .... More>>
07 May 2019
Sally Munday appointed CEO of UK Sport
Sally Munday appointed CEO of UK Sport   Sally Munday, the current chief executive England and GB Hockey, has been appointed CEO of UK Sport. She joins the nation’s high-performance sports agency after having overseen a golden era for the sport of hockey. During her tenure, Team GB women secured their first ever Olympic title at the Rio 2016 Games, .... More>>
07 May 2019
Rugby League's Deloitte partnership to create 'most digitally-connected sports event'
Rugby League's Deloitte partnership to create 'most digitally-connected sports event'   The Rugby League World Cup 2021 organising committee (RLWC2021) has signed a partnership deal with Deloitte and announced a strategic goal of being the most digitally-connected sports entertainment event in 2021. As the tournament's professional services partner, Deloitte will collaborate with RLWC2021 to help .... More>>
07 May 2019
Ministry of Design complete 'ultra-performance' sports lab and boutique in Singapore
Ministry of Design complete 'ultra-performance' sports lab and boutique in Singapore   Architecture practice Ministry of Design (MOD) have completed Durasport – an interactive athletics boutique in Singapore. Situated at the recently renovated Jewel Changi Airport, the 183 sq m outlet, with its chrome-finished, streamlined interiors, was designed to resemble a futuristic laboratory. According to .... More>>
07 May 2019
Cost of Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games revised to US$7bn
Cost of Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Games revised to US$7bn   The price of hosting the Los Angeles 2028 Olympics has been revised to US6.88bn – a US$1.36bn increase from the initial cost estimates. According to the Los Angeles 2028 Olympic Organizing Committee (LAOOC), the hike in cost is mainly down to accounting measures designed to "better reflect inflation" over the .... More>>
06 May 2019
Work to begin on ambitious US$500bn NEOM project in Saudi Arabia
Work to begin on ambitious US$500bn NEOM project in Saudi Arabia   Construction work is set to begin on a huge urban development in Saudi Arabia – described as one of the "world's ambitious building projects". NEOM, which has a total area of 26,500sq km (10,200 sq mi), is described as a smart tourist city in the northeast of Saudi Arabia, consisting of visitor attractions, .... More>>
04 May 2019
Cate Atwater: Leisure sector is in a "race to the bottom"
Cate Atwater: Leisure sector is in a   Procurement practices are driving a race to the bottom in the delivery of public leisure services, according to Community Leisure UK CEO Cate Atwater. Her organisation is the membership association representing charitable leisure trusts in the UK, and was known as Sporta until a recent rebrand. Speaking in an .... More>>
03 May 2019
Qatar lifts curtain on Zaha Hadid-designed FIFA World Cup stadium
Qatar lifts curtain on Zaha Hadid-designed FIFA World Cup stadium   Final images of the 40,000-capacity Al Wakrah stadium – designed by the late Dame Zaha Hadid – have come to light. The expansive sports facility, which will host matches for the 2022 FIFA World Cup first broke ground in 2014. It is the second tournament-ready stadium to be inaugurated after the Khalifa .... More>>
03 May 2019
Report: Keep school sports facilities open during summer to get kids active
Report: Keep school sports facilities open during summer to get kids active   The fitness of children falls dramatically during the holidays – but the problem could be solved by keeping school sports facilities open during the summer months. That is the message from research conducted by ukactive and ComRes, which found that children and young people suffer a loss in fitness levels of .... More>>
03 May 2019
EXCLUSIVE: Peter Cook says Mumbai project could be the future of mixed-activity clubs
EXCLUSIVE: Peter Cook says Mumbai project could be the future of mixed-activity clubs   Architectural icon, Peter Cook, and his business partner, Gavin Robotham, co-founders of Cook Robotham Architectural Bureau (CRAB), have revealed they're working on an innovative leisure and recreation project in Mumbai. Speaking in the latest issue of CLADmag, Cook said the new recreation, health and sports .... More>>
03 May 2019
Voluntary code: UK sports bodies plough £142m of TV money into grassroots
Voluntary code: UK sports bodies plough £142m of TV money into grassroots   The UK's largest sports organisations have reinvested £142m of their broadcasting income into developing grassroots under the new voluntary code on broadcasting. It is a significant increase from the year before when the code delivered a £125m cash boost for grassroots sport. The signatories – which include .... More>>
02 May 2019
Welsh sport creating social value of £3.4bn each year
Welsh sport creating social value of £3.4bn each year   Every £1 invested in sport in Wales creates a return of £2.88, according to a report by the Sport Industry Research Centre (SIRC) at Sheffield Hallam University. The Social Return on Investment (SROI) report estimates that the £1.2bn invested in Welsh sport during 2016-17 created £3.4bn in social value. .... More>>
02 May 2019
STA launches all-inclusive pool lifeguarding qualification
STA launches all-inclusive pool lifeguarding qualification   The Swimming Teachers' Association (STA) has introduced a new lifeguard qualification, which it says is the first to align lifeguard and first aid at work revalidations. Launched following a long consultation with industry groups, the Level 2 Pool Lifeguard award includes a new 3-year revalidation process – .... More>>
01 May 2019
Leeds becomes first UK city to lower childhood obesity
Leeds becomes first UK city to lower childhood obesity   Leeds has become the first UK city to successfully lower the rates of childhood obesity – according to data from the national child measurement programme (NCMP). Figures from the NCMP show that, over four years, the percentage of children classed as obese has fallen from 11.5 per cent to 10.5 per cent – with the .... More>>
30 Apr 2019
Open data: twice as easy to order a takeaway than to book sport or fitness sessions
Open data: twice as easy to order a takeaway than to book sport or fitness sessions   Sport England CEO Tim Hollingsworth has called on sport and physical activity providers to follow the lead of other sectors and open their data – in order to make it easier for people to get active. The appeal follows a study by ComRes – commissioned by Sport England – which found that people find it "twice as .... More>>
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