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19 Nov 2019
ukactive CEO calls on Boris Johnson to extend business rate discount for gyms and leisure centres
ukactive CEO calls on Boris Johnson to extend business rate discount for gyms and leisure centres   Huw Edwards, CEO of ukactive, has written to Boris Johnson, requesting that the Prime Minister's proposed business rate discount will be extended to gyms and leisure centres. Edwards wrote the letter following Johnson's speech at the CBI conference on 18 November, in which he unveiled a package of measures .... More>>
19 Nov 2019
National Tennis Academy opens its doors at Loughborough University
National Tennis Academy opens its doors at Loughborough University   The new National Tennis Academy at Loughborough University has officially opened its doors to the next generation of talented British tennis players. Developed by the sport's national governing body, Lawn Tennis Association (LTA), the academy will deliver a professional-style, interdisciplinary training .... More>>
19 Nov 2019
HOK and ERRE design sports and entertainment arena for Valencia
HOK and ERRE design sports and entertainment arena for Valencia   HOK and ERRE have designed a €220m (US$243m, £188m) arena for Valencia that will be used for music, arts, culture and sporting events. Designed for the client Licampa 1617, the facility will house a 1,200sq m (12,900sq ft) multipurpose room, a 1,300-capacity underground and multistorey car park and the .... More>>
18 Nov 2019
Physical activity may protect against depression
Physical activity may protect against depression   Increased exercise levels can significantly reduce the chances of developing depression, even among people who are genetically predisposed to the condition. That is the key finding of a study published in the journal Depression and Anxiety, which showed that individuals who engaged in regular exercise each .... More>>
15 Nov 2019
'Huge public support' for new Everton FC stadium
'Huge public support' for new Everton FC stadium   The designs for Everton Football Club's new £500m stadium have received a "huge vote of support" from members of the public, according to the club. The English Premier League club undertook a public consultation on the plans for the 52,000-capacity, which saw more than 43,000 respondents offer their feedback. .... More>>
14 Nov 2019
Activity Alliance calls on political parties to commit to an 'inclusive, active nation' ahead of general election
Activity Alliance calls on political parties to commit to an 'inclusive, active nation' ahead of general election   Disability sports charity Activity Alliance has called on political parties to commit to giving disabled people "equal opportunities to live full and active lives". Publishing its own manifesto ahead of the 12 December General Election, the charity (previously known as the English Federation of Disability Sport) .... More>>
12 Nov 2019
Pomeroy Studio plan huge sustainable sports development in Singapore
Pomeroy Studio plan huge sustainable sports development in Singapore   Singapore's Pomeroy Studio, Arup and national sporting body Sport Singapore have created a masterplan for an 89ha (220ac) sustainable sports and recreation destination around the site of the existing Singapore Sports Hub. Planned facilities at the Kallang Alive development include a football hub and a tennis .... More>>
12 Nov 2019
Munich to host 2022 European Championships
Munich to host 2022 European Championships   German city Munich will host the 2022 European Championships following unanimous approval of its bid by the participating European sports federations. Held first time in 2018, the multi-sport event in Munich will see European Champions being declared in at least six sports – athletics, cycling, golf, gymnastics, .... More>>
11 Nov 2019
Sport England: 'Spogo was unsustainable, but not a waste'
Sport England: 'Spogo was unsustainable, but not a waste'   Sport England has published an update on its digital strategy, in which the grassroots organisation offers insight into its handling of Spogo, a now defunct online resource which was meant to offer the public an easy way to find sporting opportunities. Spogo was marketed as the cornerstone of Sport England's .... More>>
11 Nov 2019
Tokyo 2020 gymnastics venue completed
Tokyo 2020 gymnastics venue completed   Construction work has been competed on the Ariake Gymnastics Centre, one of the main venues of the Tokyo 2020 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The 12,000-capacity arena will host artistic, rhythmic and trampoline gymnastics events during the Games, as well as being used for boccia during the Paralympic Games. .... More>>
08 Nov 2019
Just 15 min of exercise a day would 'boost world economy by US$100bn'
Just 15 min of exercise a day would 'boost world economy by US$100bn'   A study assessing the impact of physical inactivity on national economies has suggested that if all adults aged 18-64 walked just 15 minutes more a day, the world economy would grow by an estimated $100bn a year until 2050. The figure comes from a global study published by non-profit research institute RAND .... More>>
08 Nov 2019
Miral announces November opening date for new sports-themed Clymb attraction
Miral announces November opening date for new sports-themed Clymb attraction   Clymb Abu Dhabi, the new sports and leisure attraction on Abu Dhabi's Yas Island, is to open on 29 November 2019, according to owner Miral. The US$100m (€89.8m, £77.3m) project will deliver the world's tallest indoor climbing wall at 140ft (43 metres) tall, and its widest skydiving flight chamber, spanning over .... More>>
05 Nov 2019
Tottenham Hotspur and Northampton Saints among IOG award winners for groundskeeping
Tottenham Hotspur and Northampton Saints among IOG award winners for groundskeeping   Groundskeeping teams at English Premier League club Tottenham Hotspur and Premiership rugby side Northampton Saints are among the winners of this year's Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) awards. The awards celebrate the quality standards of grounds care achieved in public and private sports venues and highlight .... More>>
05 Nov 2019
Work begins on Paris 2024 Olympic Village
Work begins on Paris 2024 Olympic Village   Construction work has begun on the Athletes Village for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The 51-hectare site in the Seinte-Saint-Denis district in north Paris will accommodate up to 17,000 athletes and team officials during the Games. The Village will be built close to the Olympic Stadium and .... More>>
05 Nov 2019
Study: any amount of running offers 'substantial improvements' to health
Study: any amount of running offers 'substantial improvements' to health   Any amount of regular running can dramatically reduce the risk of death, according to a study published in the British Medical Journal. A team of researchers looked at 14 previous studies, charting six different groups of participants – totalling more than 230,000 people – who were followed over periods .... More>>
04 Nov 2019
New parasport fund to help get disabled people more active
New parasport fund to help get disabled people more active   Sport England has revealed details of a new £250,000 fund, aimed at helping disabled people to become more active. The "Parasport, powered by Toyota" programme will offer activity providers – who register on the Parasport.org.uk online hub – the opportunity to apply for grants of between £1,000 and £5,000, in .... More>>
04 Nov 2019
HOK and Snow Kreilich's MLS stadium to bring mixed-use regen to St Louis
HOK and Snow Kreilich's MLS stadium to bring mixed-use regen to St Louis   The HOK and Snow Kreilich Architects designs for the planned St Louis MLS team stadium will not only fit in with the surrounding area, but will help to drive regeneration with mixed-use elements too. The development, initial plans for which were revealed earlier this year, will sit on a site of approximately .... More>>
04 Nov 2019
Report: Swimming saving NHS £357m a year
Report: Swimming saving NHS £357m a year   Swim England has called on the government and healthcare professionals to "maximise the benefits" of swimming, after a report suggests that the activity saves the NHS more than £357m a year. According to the Value of Swimming report – published by Swim England – water-based activities are already creating .... More>>
04 Nov 2019
Milan stadium plans in doubt after city council's San Siro decision
Milan stadium plans in doubt after city council's San Siro decision   Milan's famous footballing rivals – Internazionale Milano and AC Milan – will have to go back to the drawing board and reconsider their joint plans for a new stadium. In September, the clubs announced that two teams of architects – Populous and Manica/Sportium – had been shortlisted to design a new 60,000-seat .... More>>
01 Nov 2019
Google enters fitness tracker market – buys FitBit for US$2.1bn
Google enters fitness tracker market – buys FitBit for US$2.1bn   Google has revealed plans to acquire wearable company Fitbit in a deal worth US$2.1bn (€1.88bn, £1.62bn). The sale, which is expected to be finalised in early 2020, was announced in a blog post by Rick Osterloh, Google's senior vice president of devices and services. "We believe technology is at its best when it .... More>>
01 Nov 2019
First two Belfast leisure centres built as part of £105m investment prepare for opening
First two Belfast leisure centres built as part of £105m investment prepare for opening   Two newly-built leisure centres are set to open their doors in Belfast next month as part of the city council's £105m Leisure Transformation Programme. The £20m Lisnasharragh Leisure Centre and the £15m Brook Leisure Centre will both open during December 2019. Facilities at the Lisnasharragh site will include a .... More>>
31 Oct 2019
Project to build major indoor arena next to Manchester City stadium takes a step closer
Project to build major indoor arena next to Manchester City stadium takes a step closer   City Football Group (CFG), the owner of English Premier League champions Manchester City, has moved closer to building a major indoor entertainment venue adjacent to its existing Etihad Stadium in east Manchester. Working together with US-based venue development specialist Oak View Group, CFG has completed the .... More>>
31 Oct 2019
New LimbPower player pathway published to highlight opportunities in disability sport
New LimbPower player pathway published to highlight opportunities in disability sport   A new player pathway resource has been launched to remove the barriers standing in the way for people with a limb impairment who want to play sport. Produced by charity LimbPower – with support from Sport England’s Inclusive Sport Fund and industry body Activity Alliance (previously known as the English .... More>>
31 Oct 2019
Ukactive National Summit kicks off: party leaders challenged to commit to improving nation’s health
Ukactive National Summit kicks off: party leaders challenged to commit to improving nation’s health   The physical activity sector has called for the UK's party leaders to commit to improving the nation's health in their election manifestos. The appeal was made by ukactive chair, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson, during the opening of the annual ukactive National Summit, which is being held in London today (31 .... More>>
30 Oct 2019
HKS Architects wrap adaptable arena in Art Deco and Moderne exterior
HKS Architects wrap adaptable arena in Art Deco and Moderne exterior   The newly opened Dickies Arena in Fort Worth, Texas, has been designed by HKS Architects to not only be very adaptable depending on what events it is hosting but to pay homage to a neighbouring entertainment, sports and livestock complex. The $540m (€486m, £420m) centre sports an Art Deco and Moderne .... More>>
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