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14 Nov 2018
Breaking: Calgary public votes 'no' to 2026 Olympics
Breaking: Calgary public votes 'no' to 2026 Olympics   Canadian city Calgary's hopes to host the 2026 Winter Olympics Games are all but over, after a public vote saw the city's residents reject the plans. The city conducted a plebiscite to gauge public opinion on whether or not there is sufficient interest to submit a bid. When the results came in, 56 per cent .... More>>
13 Nov 2018
Liz Nicholl to step down as CEO of UK Sport
Liz Nicholl to step down as CEO of UK Sport   UK Sport chief executive Liz Nicholl has announced she will step down from the role in the summer of 2019. Nicholl, who first joined UK Sport in 1999 – just two years after the organisation was established – said she was leaving the role to "focus on family and other interests". Nicholl spent her first 10 years .... More>>
13 Nov 2018
Sustrans calls for overhaul of UK-wide cycling network to make walking and cycling accessible for all
Sustrans calls for overhaul of UK-wide cycling network to make walking and cycling accessible for all   Sustrans has called for the transformation and improvement of the UK-wide National Cycle Network, which would open up walking and cycling to more people. The walking and cycling charity made the call as it published the first ever review of the existing 16,575-mile network of paths and roads. In its .... More>>
13 Nov 2018
Consumer launch of Class Finder confirmed for 'early 2019'
Consumer launch of Class Finder confirmed for 'early 2019'   EMD UK will launch its Class Finder database – described as ‘an Expedia-style group exercise platform' – to consumers in the new year. Class Finder will look to provide the largest ever online resource of group exercise classes, promoting instructors’ classes across multiple sites. Among the features of the .... More>>
12 Nov 2018
FaulknerBrowns get tentative thumbs-up for Britannia Leisure Centre project
FaulknerBrowns get tentative thumbs-up for Britannia Leisure Centre project   British architecture practice FaulknerBrowns have been given a provisional go-ahead for the intensely debated Britannia Leisure Centre in London, UK. The new multipurpose recreational venue – the details of which have been the subject of public discussions for two and a half years – has finally received .... More>>
12 Nov 2018
Mike Sharrock appointed CEO of British Paralympic Association
Mike Sharrock appointed CEO of British Paralympic Association   Mike Sharrock has been appointed as CEO of the British Paralympic Association (BPA), succeeding Tim Hollingsworth, who was named Sport England CEO earlier this year. Sharrock joins the BPA following a long career in the oil industry. He spent 30 years at BP, where he held roles such as oil director, Vietnam; .... More>>
09 Nov 2018
Everyone Can campaign to inspire disabled people to get more physically active
Everyone Can campaign to inspire disabled people to get more physically active   A new campaign looks to get more disabled people physically active by making sport and fitness activities more accessible. Led by Sport England, ukactive and a number of leading disability organisations, the Everyone Can initiative aims to change perceptions around disabled people’s participation in physical .... More>>
08 Nov 2018
Details released for leisure centre at heart of Llanelli’s £200m Wellness Village
Details released for leisure centre at heart of Llanelli’s £200m Wellness Village   Detailed plans have been revealed for a "cutting-edge" leisure centre at the heart of the proposed £200m Wellness and Life Science Village at Delta Lakes in Llanelli. Located within the development's wellness hub, the leisure centre will house an aquatic centre with a 25m long swimming pool, splash pool and .... More>>
06 Nov 2018
Populous unveils futuristic esports centre
Populous unveils futuristic esports centre   International architecture design firm Populous have released conceptual images of its Gaming House of the Future, a multilevel recreational hub for professional esports gamers. Designed to be both a customised home away from home and a training facility, the new two-tower complex is a kind of incubation venue .... More>>
06 Nov 2018
Sport England targets low-income groups with new funding
Sport England targets low-income groups with new funding   A total of 34 projects have received National Lottery funding to support their work in tackling inactivity among people from lower socio-economic groups. Those benefiting from the £3.3m investment include people from economically disadvantaged backgrounds and victims of domestic abuse. The largest award from the .... More>>
05 Nov 2018
Government reveals 'prevention is better than cure' vision for the NHS
Government reveals 'prevention is better than cure' vision for the NHS   Health secretary Matt Hancock has revealed a new preventative vision for the NHS, which includes a call for people to "take more responsibility for their own health". Announcing a new strategic tagline – "Prevention is better than cure" – Hancock said the approach will transform the government's approach .... More>>
05 Nov 2018
Trafford Council approves £47m leisure plans - two new leisure centres to be built
Trafford Council approves £47m leisure plans - two new leisure centres to be built   Trafford Council has given the green light to a £47m development plan which will see the construction of two new leisure centres and the possible replacement of two further, existing sites. The investment will see new leisure centres being built in Altrincham and Stretford and either the redevelopment or .... More>>
05 Nov 2018
Real Madrid prepares to begin work on 'best stadium in the world'
Real Madrid prepares to begin work on 'best stadium in the world'   Real Madrid president Florentino Perez has revealed that work on a €400m (US$429.5, £344.7m) redevelopment of its Santiago Bernabéu stadium will "begin soon". Designed by a team of architects – which includes L35, Ribas & Ribas and GMP Architekten – the renovation will increase the venue's capacity by more than .... More>>
02 Nov 2018
AOC reveals 'new direction' to use Olympic success to get more Aussies physically active
AOC reveals 'new direction' to use Olympic success to get more Aussies physically active   Matt Carroll, CEO of the Australian Olympic Committee, has said the organisation will take a 'new direction', which will include using the power of sport to inspire more young Australians to get into physically active. Outlining his vision for the future of elite Australian sport during a speech at the National .... More>>
02 Nov 2018
Scottish Motorsport museum a step closer after securing charity status
Scottish Motorsport museum a step closer after securing charity status   A project to establish a museum dedicated to the history of Scottish motorsport has received charitable status from the Office of the Scottish Charity Regulator. To be located at the famous Rest and Be Thankful road – a dedicated hill climb course since 1949 – the Scottish Motorsport Heritage Centre will, if .... More>>
02 Nov 2018
Sports minister Tracey Crouch resigns over fixed-odds betting crackdown
Sports minister Tracey Crouch resigns over fixed-odds betting crackdown   Sports minister Tracey Crouch has resigned over the government's delay in bringing down the maximum stakes for fixed-odds betting machines. In his budget earlier this week, chancellor Philip Hammond announced the cut in stakes – from £100 to £2 – would not come into force until October 2019. Many MPs, .... More>>
01 Nov 2018
STA and Leisure Media sign partnership to bridge swimming teacher skills gap
STA and Leisure Media sign partnership to bridge swimming teacher skills gap   The Swimming Teachers Association (STA) and Leisure Media have signed a strategic partnership designed to bridge the skills gaps faced by employers in the swimming teaching sector. Together, the two organisations will promote the opportunities available in teaching swimming, particularly among people who might .... More>>
01 Nov 2018
Leicester City, Warwickshire CCC and Leeds Rhinos among winners of 2018 IOG Awards
Leicester City, Warwickshire CCC and Leeds Rhinos among winners of 2018 IOG Awards   Groundscare teams at Leicester City Football Club, Warwickshire County Cricket Club and Leeds Rhinos rugby club are among the winners of the 2018 Institute of Groundsmanship’s (IOG) awards for groundskeeping. The winners were announced at a sell-out awards gala last night at the Hilton Birmingham Metropole .... More>>
01 Nov 2018
British Wheelchair Basketball appoints Philip Wilson as chair
British Wheelchair Basketball appoints Philip Wilson as chair   National governing body British Wheelchair Basketball (BWB) has named Professor Philip Wilson its new chair. The appointment will take effect immediately and, according to a statement, "underpins the NGBs transformation of its leadership model" and follows the May 2018 appointment of CEO Lisa Pearce. Wilson is .... More>>
01 Nov 2018
Plans approved for £38m Winchester leisure centre with 50m swimming pool
Plans approved for £38m Winchester leisure centre with 50m swimming pool   Plans to build a £38m leisure centre and 50m swimming pool in Winchester have been given the go-ahead. Winchester City Council’s (WCC) planning committee recommended approval for the scheme at a meeting on 30 October and the committee will formally issue approval over the coming weeks. Designed by LA .... More>>
31 Oct 2018
Leisure "gamechanger": Gateshead greenlights new waterfront destination
Leisure   Gateshead Council is moving forward with plans to expand the iconic Gateshead Quays, a leisure and entertainment-focused development in Tyne and Wear, England. The £200m (US$255m, €225m) expansion, which is being spearheaded by Ask Real Estate and PATRIZIA UK, will see the riverside locale gain a number of .... More>>
31 Oct 2018
£15m investment in cycling to provide 'lasting legacy' from 2019 UCI championships
£15m investment in cycling to provide 'lasting legacy' from 2019 UCI championships   The government has pledged to invest £15m in improving community cycling facilities across the UK, as part of plans to provide a "lasting legacy" from next year’s UCI Road World Championships. Working with British Cycling, the funding will be delivered by Sport England with a focus on building multi-use .... More>>
30 Oct 2018
Initiative launched to produce 140 'board ready' candidates for English sport by 2021
Initiative launched to produce 140 'board ready' candidates for English sport by 2021   Up to £400,000 worth of National Lottery has been made available for a career initiative which will aim to provide English sport with 140 'board ready' candidates by 2021. Designed to increase diversity in leadership roles within sport, the scheme will see training, networking, mentoring, deployment support and .... More>>
30 Oct 2018
Slim pickings for leisure industry in 2018 budget
Slim pickings for leisure industry in 2018 budget   The government's autumn budget – the last fiscal event before the UK leaves the European Union in March – has largely ignored the leisure industry, with none of the major announcements directly affecting the industry's major sectors. While some of the new policies and initiatives will have a knock-on effect – .... More>>
30 Oct 2018
Fiserv Forum praised as first bird-friendly sports arena
Fiserv Forum praised as first bird-friendly sports arena   Fiserv Forum, the new home of the National Basketball Association (NBA) Milwaukee Bucks, has been named the world’s first bird-friendly stadium. The 714,000sq ft Populous-designed venue, which opened to the public on 19 October and was shortly thereafter awarded the Green Building Council’s Leadership in Energy .... More>>
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