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06 Apr 2018
'Sugar Tax' comes into force – will benefit sports at schools
'Sugar Tax' comes into force – will benefit sports at schools   The Soft Drinks Industry Levy has come into effect today (6 April), in a move which the government says will "benefit millions of children across the UK". Dubbed the 'sugar tax', the levy is a key part of the government’s childhood obesity strategy and was first announced in the 2016 Budget. The UK joins a .... More>>
05 Apr 2018
Sport England's This Girl Can campaign 'goes global' with Australian debut
Sport England's This Girl Can campaign 'goes global' with Australian debut   Sport England's highly successful This Girl Can campaign has made its first outing outside the UK, following the launch of an all-new version in Victoria, Australia. VicHealth, a health promotion foundation, has released a new video as part of its This Girl Can - Victoria campaign, a local version of the .... More>>
04 Apr 2018
Prince of Wales opens Commonwealth Games, described "more relevant than ever before"
Prince of Wales opens Commonwealth Games, described   The 2018 Commonwealth Games have kicked off on the Gold Coast, Australia, with more than 1.5 billion people tuning in to watch the opening ceremony. The ceremony took place at the Carrara Stadium on the Gold Coast in front of a stadium audience of more than 35,000. Held for the 21st time, the Games will run .... More>>
04 Apr 2018
£35m plans for West Wickham to include new leisure centre
£35m plans for West Wickham to include new leisure centre   Bromley Council has unveiled plans to replace its ageing West Wickham Leisure Centre as part of a £35m regeneration project. The council has set out plans to replace the existing centre, which dates back to the 1960s, with a new building split over two levels. The current centre is owned by the council and .... More>>
04 Apr 2018
Swim England to launch performance centre network linked to universities
Swim England to launch performance centre network linked to universities   National governing body Swim England has revealed plans to establish a new network of swimming performance centres across the country. Under the Performance Centre Programme, Swim England will develop centres that link swimming clubs with universities to support the development of young swimmers – both in the .... More>>
04 Apr 2018
Paris Olympic organisers warned of €500m 'overspend'
Paris Olympic organisers warned of €500m 'overspend'   A French government watchdog has warned that the cost of hosting the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games could run €500m (US$615m, £438m) over budget, if "remedial action" isn't taken. The report – compiled by the government's finance, sports and infrastructure inspectors – called for plans for the Olympic .... More>>
03 Apr 2018
Populous designing largest US eports stadium in Arlington
Populous designing largest US eports stadium in Arlington   Populous are working on the largest esports arena in the US – a flexible 100,000sq ft (9,300sq m) venue in the City of Arlington, Virginia. The global sport and entertainment architecture firm are converting the Arlington Convention Center into the Esports Stadium Arlington – a facility designed to draw .... More>>
28 Mar 2018
Architect Dan Meis on designing a new home for Everton FC
Architect Dan Meis on designing a new home for Everton FC   The architect behind Everton FC’s planned new stadium at Bramley Moore Dock in Liverpool has told Leisure Opportunities that his design will “embrace the future of English football without totally forgetting the past” – avoiding the pitfalls that have befallen clubs such as West Ham when moving away from a .... More>>
28 Mar 2018
Paulo Mendes da Rocha and MMBB Arquitetos transform disused São Paulo tower block into vibrant leisure destination
Paulo Mendes da Rocha and MMBB Arquitetos transform disused São Paulo tower block into vibrant leisure destination   Brazilian design studio MMBB Arquitetos and legendary architect Paulo Mendes da Rocha have collaborated on the transformation of a disused tower block in central São Paulo into a vibrant leisure destination for the city. Created for Brazilian non-profit SESC, the 14-storey building, situated on Rua 24 de Maio .... More>>
27 Mar 2018
Founder of sports betting company Betfair, Mark Davies, appointed chair of British Rowing
Founder of sports betting company Betfair, Mark Davies, appointed chair of British Rowing   The founder of sports betting company Betfair and current chair of ArcheryGB, Mark Davies, has been named the new chair of British Rowing. Davies will replace Annamarie Phelps and is set to take up the role on 1 April 2018. He will stay in his role as chair of ArcheryGB until the end of his term in 2019. .... More>>
27 Mar 2018
Golf 'could hold key' to improving lives of the physically inactive
Golf 'could hold key' to improving lives of the physically inactive   A study has found that introducing golf to those who are not meeting the recommended levels of exercise could have a transformative effect on their lives. Research suggests that previously physically inactive people who get into golf are likely to pick it up regularly and become healthier – partly because they .... More>>
26 Mar 2018
Fulham FC wins approval for Riverside Stand revamp
Fulham FC wins approval for Riverside Stand revamp   English football club Fulham FC has announced that its plans to redevelop the Riverside Stand at its Craven Cottage stadium have been approved following a planning hearing at London Borough of Hammersmith and Fulham. Construction work on the new stand, which will raise the overall capacity of Craven Cottage to .... More>>
23 Mar 2018
Japanese researchers develop 'e-skin' display capable of monitoring body stats
Japanese researchers develop 'e-skin' display capable of monitoring body stats   A team of researchers at the University of Tokyo, Japan, has developed a highly flexible, ultra-thin electronic "skin display", which can be used to display the user’s health information. The elastic display that fits snugly on the skin can show the moving waveform of an electrocardiogram recorded by a .... More>>
22 Mar 2018
Conica appoints James Wright as commercial director
Conica appoints James Wright as commercial director   Sports and play flooring specialist Conica has made a senior appointment by naming James Wright as its new commercial director. Wright will be tasked with building the company's UK and Irish business through a strengthening of the company’s sales and marketing activities. He joins Conica from flooring .... More>>
22 Mar 2018
Active Lives study: swimming and cycling numbers fall sharply, overall activity levels remain 'stable'
Active Lives study: swimming and cycling numbers fall sharply, overall activity levels remain 'stable'   Sport England has published its latest Active Lives Adult Survey (ALAS), which shows that 27.7 million people – 61.8 per cent of the adult population in England – are physically active for more than 150 minutes a week. Published today (22 March), the third edition of ALAS also reveals that efforts to .... More>>
22 Mar 2018
First qualifications in trampoline park monitoring handed out
First qualifications in trampoline park monitoring handed out   Forty members of staff at trampoline park operator Oxygen Freejumping have become the first in the UK to gain the new Level 2 Trampoline Park Court Monitor qualification. The first formal qualification of its kind, the training programme has been developed by health and safety experts Right Directions and has .... More>>
21 Mar 2018
Government’s £50m Integrated Communities Strategy fund an ‘opportunity’ for sport
Government’s £50m Integrated Communities Strategy fund an ‘opportunity’ for sport   The government’s new Integrated Communities Strategy Green Paper could present a funding opportunity for the UK’s sports clubs. Published by the secretary of state for communities Sajid Javid earlier this month, the green paper sets out the government’s proposals to build “strong, integrated communities .... More>>
21 Mar 2018
Sport England updates guidance on playing field planning applications
Sport England updates guidance on playing field planning applications   Sport England has updated and relaunched its guidance on playing fields planning applications, with the aim of further protecting the public spaces in which people get physically active. It is the first major update to the guidance since it was first published in 1997, when planning authorities were made to .... More>>
19 Mar 2018
FaulknerBrowns create twisting 'Tardis-like' sports campus in The Hague's historic Zuiderpark
FaulknerBrowns create twisting 'Tardis-like' sports campus in The Hague's historic Zuiderpark   Architecture firm FaulknerBrowns have completed a dynamic €50m (US$61m, £44.4m) sports campus in The Hague’s historic Zuiderpark. Open to amateur and elite athletes and community users, the 34,000sq m (366,000sq ft) facility includes a gymnastics hall, beach sports venue, 3,500 capacity arena and a .... More>>
16 Mar 2018
Sport England grants £1.5m for initiative improving mental wellbeing through physical activity
Sport England grants £1.5m for initiative improving mental wellbeing through physical activity   Sport England has earmarked £1.5m to extend the Get Set To Go scheme, which encourages people with mental health issues to join mainstream sports clubs, go to the gym or take up a new sport. Run by mental health charity Mind, the initiative was launched as a pilot in 2016, and has since provided more than 3,500 .... More>>
16 Mar 2018
Consultation launched on children’s health and physical activity
Consultation launched on children’s health and physical activity   A major new consultation aiming to shape the future of children’s physical activity across the UK has been launched by not-for-profit health body ukactive. The consultation will focus on developing opportunities in three key areas – the organisations and institutions that children and young people experience; .... More>>
16 Mar 2018
ECB director Andy Nash resigns over Test-county payments
ECB director Andy Nash resigns over Test-county payments   Andy Nash has resigned from his role as a director of The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), after accusing the national governing body of bias in the way it treats the 18 First Class counties. Nash, who has been tipped as a potential successor to current ECB chair Colin Graves, resigned as a protest to .... More>>
16 Mar 2018
Has the Greek government found a buyer for Athens Olympic Park?
Has the Greek government found a buyer for Athens Olympic Park?   The Athens Olympic Park could get a new lease of life, if plans by Greek businessman Dimitris Giannakopoulos are given the green light. Giannokopoulos, a pharmaceutical entrepreneur who currently owns the Panathinaikos basketball club, has tabled a bid to buy the Panathinaikos football club – which is currently .... More>>
15 Mar 2018
UFC Gym enters UK and Irish fitness markets with plan for 100 clubs
UFC Gym enters UK and Irish fitness markets with plan for 100 clubs   UFC Gym has revealed plans to open 100 fitness clubs across the UK and Ireland – marking the company's entry into the European market. The US-based chain – a brand extension of the world’s largest mixed martial arts organization, The Ultimate Fighting Championship (UFC) – has signed a 10-year partnership with TD .... More>>
14 Mar 2018
IOC reveals "25 recommendations" to advance gender equality in sport
IOC reveals   The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has taken what it calls "concrete steps" to tackle gender inequality at all levels of sport. The organisation said it will begin implementing 25 recommendations from its recent Gender Equality Review Project, which looked to identify ways to advance women's .... More>>
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