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Sport, parks, & leisure 151 to 175 of 12872 stories
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>>
29 Oct 2018
Work begins on £33m Braywick Leisure Centre
Work begins on £33m Braywick Leisure Centre   Construction has begun on a £33m leisure centre and swimming pool at Braywick Park in Maidenhead, Berkshire. Designed by architects Burke Rickhards, Braywick Leisure Centre will replace the ageing Magnet Leisure Centre with a modern facility, which will combine a number of leisure services under one roof. .... More>>
29 Oct 2018
Leicester City chair Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha confirmed dead in helicopter crash
Leicester City chair Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha confirmed dead in helicopter crash   English Premier League club Leicester City has confirmed the death of its owner and chair, Vichai Srivaddhanaprabha. Srivaddhanaprabha died with four others in a helicopter crash shortly after Leicester City's game against West Ham United on Saturday night. The Thai billionaire – owner of the King Power .... More>>
26 Oct 2018
Zaha Hadid and Odlo launch Futureskin sportswear
Zaha Hadid and Odlo launch Futureskin sportswear   Two superpowers – one from the world of architecture, the other from the fashion domain – have teamed up to produce a new line of sportswear called Futureskin. The sleek base layers, which includes tops and leggings for men and women, feature Odlo’s Swiss-engineered 'organic bodymapping' technology. This .... More>>
26 Oct 2018
Campaign launched to ensure all primary school children will learn how to swim
Campaign launched to ensure all primary school children will learn how to swim   The government has pledged extra support and improved guidance for primary schools in England as part of a drive to make sure all children are able to swim confidently. The Department for Education – working together with DCMS and Swim England – has announced extra help for schools to make sure every child knows .... More>>
25 Oct 2018
Funding initiative launched to get more Scottish women into sport
Funding initiative launched to get more Scottish women into sport   The Scottish government and sportscotland have made £300,000 worth of extra funding available for projects that encourage more women and girls to participate in sport and physical activity. The two organisations are calling for applications led by sports governing bodies of sport or local authorities for the .... More>>
25 Oct 2018
Birmingham completes venue plan for 2022 Commonwealth Games
Birmingham completes venue plan for 2022 Commonwealth Games   Nearly every event at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games will take place in a facility which is already open, the organising committee for the games has revealed. The official Sport and Venue Programme – released by Birmingham 2022 officials – shows that the only venue to be built for the Games is the .... More>>
25 Oct 2018
Not exercising 'worse for health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease'
Not exercising 'worse for health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease'   A hard-hitting new study claims that living a sedentary lifestyle is more detrimental to health than smoking, diabetes and heart disease. The findings are based on a retrospective study of 122,007 patients over the course of 23 years, (between 1991 and 2014), which looked at the association between .... More>>
24 Oct 2018
Dublin's Dalymount Park stadium to be turned into 6,000 all-seater stadium
Dublin's Dalymount Park stadium to be turned into 6,000 all-seater stadium   The long-awaited redevelopment of the historic Dalymount Park stadium – home to Irish Premier Division football Club Bohemians – has been given the go-ahead by Dublin City Council. Following a meeting earlier this month, the council announced the stadium will become an all-seater, Uefa Category 3 stadium with a .... More>>
23 Oct 2018
Beat the Street project to expand across England following £3.3m cash injection
Beat the Street project to expand across England following £3.3m cash injection   A community initiative which seeks to turn towns and cities into "giant playgrounds" for children – in order to get them physically active – is set to expand across England. The Beat the Street project has received £3.3m worth of Lottery funding, which will see a further 59 'games' being rolled out across .... More>>
22 Oct 2018
Moving Medicine tool launched to help GPs promote physical activity
Moving Medicine tool launched to help GPs promote physical activity   A new tool has been launched to help healthcare professionals talk to patients about the benefits of physical activity. The Moving Medicine tool is aimed at people working in roles such as doctors, nurses and physiotherapists to provide them with the latest evidence to address "a knowledge and skills gap in the .... More>>
19 Oct 2018
Traditional Chinese Medicine centre to be built for Beijing 2022 Olympic Games
Traditional Chinese Medicine centre to be built for Beijing 2022 Olympic Games   Plans have been revealed to build a Traditional Chinese Medicine (TCM) center for the Beijing 2022 Winter Olympics. As well as providing TCM treatments and medical services during the Games, the centre will house an interactive experience and a training facility. Forming part of the facility mix at the Games, .... More>>
19 Oct 2018
Blackstone acquires live events specialist NEC Group
Blackstone acquires live events specialist NEC Group   Private equity giant Blackstone has acquired UK-based live events venue operator National Exhibition Centre Group from LDC, the private equity arm of Lloyds Banking Group. The deal, believed to be worth around £810m, will see Blackstone take control of the National Exhibition Centre (NEC) in Birmingham, as well .... More>>
18 Oct 2018
First reveal of new This Girl Can campaign
First reveal of new This Girl Can campaign   Speaking at the annual Legend customer day at the NEC today, Sport England’s executive director of mass markets, Dave Newton gave a first reveal of the new This Girl Can campaign, which will go live on 26 October. The campaign will have a new strapline #fitgotreal. The first wave of the campaign will talk .... More>>
18 Oct 2018
Report: women's sport remains ‘barely visible’ in Europe
Report: women's sport remains ‘barely visible’ in Europe   Research by UK-based charity Women in Sport suggests that there remains a lack of visibility of women’s sports coverage even among developed nations. The research, co-funded by the EU's Erasmus+ programme, looked at coverage across five European nations – the UK, Sweden, Malta, Greece and Romania. It found .... More>>
18 Oct 2018
Wembley deal off as Shahid Khan withdraws £600m bid to buy national stadium
Wembley deal off as Shahid Khan withdraws £600m bid to buy national stadium   US billionaire Shahid Khan has withdrawn his bid to buy Wembley, English football's national stadium. Khan, the owner of Fulham Football Club and the Jacksonville Jaguars NFL franchise, made an offer of around £600m (US$828m, €685.6m) for the stadium in April. The deal would have resulted in Khan taking control .... More>>
17 Oct 2018
Bidding for 2026 Olympics could shrink to a two-horse race as Stockholm looks to pull out
Bidding for 2026 Olympics could shrink to a two-horse race as Stockholm looks to pull out   The troubled bidding process for the 2026 could become a two-horse race, after a newly-elected Stockholm City Government said no taxpayer money should be "wasted" on hosting the Games. A new coalition – which includes an environmentalist party – was elected to run Stockholm's city government last month and it .... More>>
17 Oct 2018
Purpose-built gymnastics centre opens in south west London
Purpose-built gymnastics centre opens in south west London   A specialised gymnastics facility has opened at the Elmbridge Xcel Leisure Centre in Walton-on-Thames, Surrey. The purpose-built, £300,000 facility was officially opened by Commonwealth Games champion gymnast Courtney Tulloch and adds to the centre's existing gymnastics offer. Interest in gymnastics has boomed .... More>>
17 Oct 2018
Peloton launches in the UK – celebrates with London pop-up
Peloton launches in the UK – celebrates with London pop-up   US fitness brand Peloton has launched into the UK, marking the occasion with a three-week pop-up store – dubbed 'Peloton House' – in London's Covent Garden. The pop-up offered a series of themed room sets, showing how Peloton's bikes can be integrated into a range of domestic environments, from home offices to .... More>>
17 Oct 2018
Powerleague to 'restructure business' after creditors approve CVA plans
Powerleague to 'restructure business' after creditors approve CVA plans   Five-a-side football centre operator Powerleague will begin restructuring its business after the firm's creditors accepted plans for a company voluntary agreement (CVA). Creditors voted in favour of the CVA yesterday (16 October) and the business will now look to implement a "long-term business plan" with new .... More>>
16 Oct 2018
Birmingham 2022 organisers to involve local communities in Games planning
Birmingham 2022 organisers to involve local communities in Games planning   The Birmingham 2022 organising committee has launched a campaign which will allow local communities to have their say and help shape the city's Commonwealth Games. Members of the public have been invited to attend roadshows and get involved online via social media using the dedicated hashtag #2022voices. “With .... More>>
16 Oct 2018
ukactive Research Institute to speed up the delivery of research to sector
ukactive Research Institute to speed up the delivery of research to sector   The ukactive Research Institute has announced plans to make all academic research it conducts available as 'pre-print articles' to stakeholders in the physical activity sector. The move is part of the institute's strategic objective to make data more quickly available to all physical activity practitioners, .... More>>
15 Oct 2018
Irish government increases investment in Sport Ireland
Irish government increases investment in Sport Ireland   Sport Ireland has received a €6.5m (£5.7m) increase in its annual funding levels. The boost was announced as part of the Irish government's Budget 2019 and the additional funding is designed to help deliver the government's new National Sports Policy, which was published earlier this year. In total, .... More>>
15 Oct 2018
Cox Architecture commissioned to design Sydney’s Moore Park stadium
Cox Architecture commissioned to design Sydney’s Moore Park stadium   Cox Architecture have been selected to design a new stadium at Moore Park in Sydney, Australia. Set to replace the Allianz stadium, which was built in 1988 by the firm’s principal, Philip Cox, the arena is planned to be a 45,000-seat "civic infrastructure" that will provide extensive amenities and services to .... More>>
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