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11 Sep 2018
Valdemar Coutinho creates brutalist Portuguese sports complex
Valdemar Coutinho creates brutalist Portuguese sports complex   Portuguese architectural practice Valdemar Coutinho Arquitecos have created a dramatic new 7,000sq ft (650sq m) sports complex in the Viana do Castelo in northern Portugal, with a focus on greys, sharp edges and angles. The complex, called Atlantic Pavilion, with its brutalist-style facade, was commissioned by .... More>>
11 Sep 2018
Welsh council to consider plans for £200m wellness and life science village
Welsh council to consider plans for £200m wellness and life science village   Work could soon begin on what has been described as one of the first developments of its kind in the world. The £200m Llanelli Wellness and Life Science Village, planned for the Carmarthenshire coast, is set to include a wellness hotel, sports and wellbeing centre, wellness spa and primary care centre. An .... More>>
10 Sep 2018
York Community Stadium on schedule for 2019 opening
York Community Stadium on schedule for 2019 opening   The York Community Stadium, the future home of York City Football Club and York City Knights Rugby League Club, is set to open in time for the 2019-20 Football League season. Currently under construction in Huntington, York, the venue will have a capacity of 8,000 and will be part of a mixed-use development. .... More>>
10 Sep 2018
Public Health England: prevention 'must be at heart of NHS long-term plan'
Public Health England: prevention 'must be at heart of NHS long-term plan'   Public Health England CEO Duncan Selbie has called on the NHS to prioritise the prevention of obesity, cardiovascular disease and smoking in its new long-term plan. On obesity, Selbie said the NHS should build upon the current childhood obesity plan and expand it to target adult obesity too. "The childhood .... More>>
10 Sep 2018
Debbie Jevans named Football League's first female chair
Debbie Jevans named Football League's first female chair   Debbie Jevans, one of the main architects of London 2012, has been named interim chair of the English Football League (EFL). Jevans has taken up the role following the surprise resignation of Ian Lenagan, who has stepped down after only two years as chair. The appointment means that Jevans becomes the first .... More>>
06 Sep 2018
Women in Football appoints Jane Purdon as its first CEO
Women in Football appoints Jane Purdon as its first CEO   Women in Football (WiF) has named Jane Purdon as its first ever chief executive. Purdon will officially take up her role at the head of WiF – a network of professional women working in and around the football industry – on 1 December. Purdon, a trained lawyer, is a sports industry veteran and has a track record .... More>>
06 Sep 2018
CVC Capital Partners makes £275m bid for Premiership rugby
CVC Capital Partners makes £275m bid for Premiership rugby   CVC Capital Partners, the former owner of Formula 1 and one of Europe’s biggest private equity firms, has made a bid to take over Premiership rugby, believed to be worth around £275m. If accepted by the league's stakeholders, the deal would see CVC take a 51 per cent controlling interest in Premiership Rugby. .... More>>
05 Sep 2018
David Beckham reveals name of his MLS team – Inter Miami CF to enter league in 2020
David Beckham reveals name of his MLS team – Inter Miami CF to enter league in 2020   The Miami MLS Ownership Group, led by former England captain David Beckham, has revealed that the franchise team will be called Club Internacional de Futbol Miami – or Inter Miami for short. According to Beckham, the name celebrates Miami and represents the city's "international, diverse, inclusive, creative and .... More>>
03 Sep 2018
Indonesia throws its hat in 2032 Olympic bid ring
Indonesia throws its hat in 2032 Olympic bid ring   Indonesian president Joko Widodo has revealed the country's intentions to bid for the 2032 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The announcement was made following a meeting between Widodo and International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach over the weekend. Last month, Indonesia held the Asian Games – .... More>>
04 Sep 2018
Former NBA Europe chief Ben Morel named CEO of Six Nations Rugby
Former NBA Europe chief Ben Morel named CEO of Six Nations Rugby   The Six Nations Council has appointed Benjamin Morel as the new chief executive of Six Nations Rugby – the organisation responsible for the international rugby championship. Morel joins Six Nations after a long stint as managing director of National Basketball Association (NBA) in Europe and the Middle East, .... More>>
31 Aug 2018
VisitScotland's Paul Bush: co-hosting model for European Championships a 'disruptor on the market'
VisitScotland's Paul Bush: co-hosting model for European Championships a 'disruptor on the market'   Paul Bush, VisitScotland's director of events, says the successful delivery of the recent Glasgow 2018 European Championships shows how the country's adopted delivery model is "causing disruption" in the major sports event market. "For all involved, the European Championships has surpassed expectations and has .... More>>
31 Aug 2018
Free tennis campaign launched across Northern Ireland
Free tennis campaign launched across Northern Ireland   Sport Northern Ireland has teamed up with Ulster Tennis and charity Tennis For Free to offer all district councils across Northern Ireland the opportunity to offer free tennis sessions. The campaign is part of a strategy to make tennis more accessible by creating an inclusive atmosphere designed to enhance .... More>>
31 Aug 2018
SRA/Sport England report: sports clubs "still growing" despite challenging environments
SRA/Sport England report: sports clubs   Sports clubs across England continue to grow – with the number of playing members and volunteer numbers rising steadily – according to a new report published by the Sport and Recreation Alliance (SRA) and Sport England. The Sports Club Survey Report 2017/18 is based on responses from more than 1,600 clubs .... More>>
30 Aug 2018
BIG to design new Oakland ballpark
BIG to design new Oakland ballpark   Oakland Athletics baseball team has commissioned Bjarke Ingels Group (BIG), to lead the design process for its new ballpark and surrounding development in California. BIG will work in collaboration on the project with James Corner Field Operations, the landscape architect for the project, and Gensler. The new .... More>>
29 Aug 2018
Naturally-ventilated Louis Armstrong Stadium debuts at US Open
Naturally-ventilated Louis Armstrong Stadium debuts at US Open   The newly renovated USTA Billie Jean King National Tennis Center in Flushing Meadows, Queens, is now finished with the opening of the site’s final project – the world’s first naturally ventilated tennis arena with a retractable roof, the Louis Armstrong Stadium. The $600m ($512m, £465m) stadium, designed by .... More>>
29 Aug 2018
"Positive shift" in parents' attitudes sees more girls take up football
  There has been an increase in the number of girls participating in football, thanks to a "positive shift in attitude among parents", according to new research by energy provider SSE. The first SSE Girls Sport Participation Survey reveals that parents now see football as having desirable qualities and .... More>>
28 Aug 2018
AFC Wimbledon facing stadium delay
AFC Wimbledon facing stadium delay   English football club AFC Wimbledon has confirmed that its new £25 million stadium is set to open later than originally planned. The stadium is unlikely to be ready in time for the start of the 2019-20 season and the club has already been in talks to move the stadium opening from the first game of their .... More>>
28 Aug 2018
Lack of qualified teachers "creating widespread problems" for pools and swim schools
Lack of qualified teachers   Difficulties in recruiting trained swimming teachers are creating "widespread problems" for many swim schools and pools across the UK. According to a survey by the Swimming Teachers’ Association (STA), 68 per cent of swim schools have been impacted by the shortage, limiting their opportunities to offer lessons to .... More>>
24 Aug 2018
Benthem Crouwel and Powerhouse release 'Sponge City' concept for 2022 Asian Games
Benthem Crouwel and Powerhouse release 'Sponge City' concept for 2022 Asian Games   Buildings whose red facades represent 'phoenix bloodstones' could feature at the athletes' village for the 2022 Asian Games in Hangzhou, China, as part of a scheme by Benthem Crouwel Architects and Powerhouse Company. Phoenix bloodstones are a type of precious gemstone local to the region. The village would be .... More>>
24 Aug 2018
UK Sport consultation closes with "record number" of responses
UK Sport consultation closes with   UK Sport has closed a public consultation designed to shape its future investment principles. The consultation asked for views on how UK Sport should allocate its National Lottery and taxpayer funding following the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. A new funding strategy influenced by the .... More>>
24 Aug 2018
Tim Hollingsworth appointed Sport England CEO
Tim Hollingsworth appointed Sport England CEO   British Paralympic Association (BPA) chief executive Tim Hollingsworth has been named as the new CEO of Sport England. He will replace Jennie Price, who announced in May that she would be leaving Sport England in October 2018 after 11 years as CEO. Hollingsworth has held his current role at BPA since 2011 and .... More>>
24 Aug 2018
'Persistent' gender gap exists in Welsh sports participation
'Persistent' gender gap exists in Welsh sports participation   Latest figures from Sport Wales show that a "stubborn" gap still exists in sports participation between men and women. According to the Sport & Active Lifestyles Survey 2017-18, 65 per cent of men regularly participate in some sporting activity, compared to just 55 per cent of females. Overall, just over .... More>>
22 Aug 2018
The Climbing Hangar secures £3m private equity investment
The Climbing Hangar secures £3m private equity investment   NVM Private Equity has invested £3m of growth capital into indoor climbing business The Climbing Hangar (TCH). Launched with a single location in Liverpool in 2011, TCH has since expanded to two further sites in London and Plymouth. The investment from NVM will allow the company to continue the roll-out of the .... More>>
21 Aug 2018
Is Google planning a wellness revolution with a wearable AI fitness coach?
Is Google planning a wellness revolution with a wearable AI fitness coach?   The fitness sector could soon have a huge disruptor on its hands, if rumours of Google's plans prove correct. A number of unconfirmed reports suggest that the tech giant is working on an artificial intelligence-based fitness and wellbeing coach. If true, the new service would have a head start in providing .... More>>
21 Aug 2018
Spurs announce further stadium delays
Spurs announce further stadium delays   New safety concerns have emerged after recent testing at the site of English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur’s (Spurs) £1bn new stadium project. The club announced it will be having “urgent meetings” with construction firm Mace, the stadium’s main contractor, and its subcontractors to devise an .... More>>
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