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16 Jan 2020
UK Sport performance director steps down just months before Tokyo 2020
UK Sport performance director steps down just months before Tokyo 2020   Chelsea Warr, the UK Sport performance director, has stepped down from her role to join the Queensland Academy of Sport as chief executive later this year. Warr, who is Australian, has been seen as one of the key figures behind Great Britain's successes at the London 2012 and Rio 2016 Olympic Games. She .... More>>
15 Jan 2020
RFL partners with social investor partner to tackle youth crime
RFL partners with social investor partner to tackle youth crime   The Rugby Football League (RFL) has been awarded £660,000 from the Youth Endowment Fund to launch and evaluate Inspiring Futures – an initiative aiming to reduce youth crime and violence. The programme has been designed to prevent young people from getting caught up in violent crime through work at schools, .... More>>
15 Jan 2020
BuroHappold to transform New York State's Erie Canal for leisure and tourism
BuroHappold to transform New York State's Erie Canal for leisure and tourism   BuroHappold will transform New York State's Erie Canal as part of a $300m (€269m, £231m) initiative to grow regional tourism, support outdoor recreation, reduce flooding, restore wetlands and improve irrigation. The project has come out of the Reimagine the Canals Task Force, which is aimed at developing a .... More>>
15 Jan 2020
Research project to chart physical activity needs of families with disabled children
Research project to chart physical activity needs of families with disabled children   A three-year research project will look to provide the physical activity industry with a better understanding of the needs of families with disabled children. The ukactive Research Institute has teamed up with national disability charity Sense for the project, which will explore the barriers and motivations of .... More>>
15 Jan 2020
Australian Open under threat due to smoke from bushfires
Australian Open under threat due to smoke from bushfires   Worries have been raised over the health of players at the Australian Open, after two matches were forced to be abandoned due to the presence of heavy smoke. During a qualifying match on 14 January, Slovenia’s Dalila Jakupovic won the first set, but then suffered a coughing fit, forcing her to retire from the .... More>>
15 Jan 2020
This Girl Can campaign celebrated for featuring 'real' female fitness stories
This Girl Can campaign celebrated for featuring 'real' female fitness stories   The latest edition of the highly-successful This Girl Can Campaign has been celebrated for its "taboo-busting" and "brave" take on what female fitness really looks like. The new body-positive advert is seen as a perfect antidote to what has been described as "unrealistic and negative images of women" often used .... More>>
14 Jan 2020
Barcelona tops football's 'money league' - but Premier League still rules the roost
Barcelona tops football's 'money league' - but Premier League still rules the roost   Spanish champion Barcelona Football Club generated more money than any other club in Europe for the first time in history, overtaking its fierce rival Real Madrid. The Catalan club has claimed top spot in the annual Deloitte Football Money League chart, which lists the top 20 revenue generating football teams .... More>>
13 Jan 2020
Martyn's Law: government backs plans for 'airport-like security measures' at stadiums
Martyn's Law: government backs plans for 'airport-like security measures' at stadiums   Sports stadiums and large entertainment venues could soon be forced to implement airport-style security checks, after the government offered its backing to the controversial "Martyn's Law" proposals. Martyn's Law is a campaign led by Figen Murray, the mother of Martyn Hett, who died in the 2017 suicide bomb .... More>>
13 Jan 2020
Old Trafford looks to improve visitor experience – appoints Merlin veteran as ops director
Old Trafford looks to improve visitor experience – appoints Merlin veteran as ops director   Emirates Old Trafford – the home ground of Lancashire County Cricket Club (LCCC) – has appointed a visitor attraction specialist as its new operations director. The appointment of Steve Davies is part of a strategy to improve the venue's visitor experience and to make it an "all-round destination" – rather than .... More>>
09 Jan 2020
Sport England funds four new appointments at ukactive
Sport England funds four new appointments at ukactive   Sport England is providing ukactive with funding that has allowed the non-profit organisation to expand its management team with four new appointments. According to ukactive, the four new members of staff will "help grow its membership base" and are the result of a growing strategic partnership with Sport .... More>>
08 Jan 2020
Stretchmarks Asia create climbing and social hub in Kuala Lumpur
Stretchmarks Asia create climbing and social hub in Kuala Lumpur   Stretchmarks Asia have designed a new activity park in Kuala Lumpur, Malaysia, that is aimed at not only providing climbing and adventure sports facilities but also at being becoming a social and community space. Beast Park is housed in a 2,000sq m (21,500sq ft), 15m (49ft)-high warehouse-like space in the .... More>>
07 Jan 2020
Government confirms budget date – ukactive calls for an end to 'contradiction in value'
Government confirms budget date – ukactive calls for an end to 'contradiction in value'   The chancellor, Sajid Javid, has revealed that the government will present its budget on 11 March. Javid has hinted that the budget will include measures to ignite a 'decade of renewal' for Britain – and analysts predict that he will announce a string of major investment projects. Among these could be a .... More>>
07 Jan 2020
PSBA and INOONI create canoe-like canoeing centre
PSBA and INOONI create canoe-like canoeing centre   Przemysław Sokołowski Biuro Architektoniczne (PSBA) and INOONI have completed a canoeing centre in Augustow, Poland, with a wooden angular form that is reminiscent of the canoes it houses. The studios were awarded the project after winning a design competition in 2016 and were briefed to create the centre .... More>>
06 Jan 2020
Luton Town clears final legal hurdle to stadium plans
Luton Town clears final legal hurdle to stadium plans   Championship football club Luton Town has cleared the final legal hurdle standing in its way to begin work on a new 17,500-seater stadium. The High Court confirmed that no appeal has been made within the deadline against the pre-Christmas decision to dismiss a call for a Judicial Review on the planning approval .... More>>
06 Jan 2020
STA and Leisure Opportunities extend partnership to promote swimming teaching
STA and Leisure Opportunities extend partnership to promote swimming teaching   The Swimming Teachers' Association (STA) and Leisure Opportunities have extended their strategic partnership. The extension is part of an on-going effort to attract more swimming teachers into the leisure industry and bridge the skills gap. Leisure Opportunities, the jobs and training magazine .... More>>
06 Jan 2020
Swim England's Learn to Swim Programme goes global
Swim England's Learn to Swim Programme goes global   Swim England's Learn to Swim Programme has been adopted by a Lithuanian swimming club – marking the project's international entry. Plaukimo Klubas Banga contacted Swim England in June 2019 with the view to implementing the framework. Following consultations, the programme was introduced at the club in November .... More>>
03 Jan 2020
British Blind Sport launches research project into children's physical development
British Blind Sport launches research project into children's physical development   British Blind Sport is launching a year-long research project, which will investigate the physical development rates of children with sight loss, compared to their sighted peers. Working in partnership with the Thomas Pocklington Trust and the University of Central Lancashire (UCLan), the research will explore .... More>>
03 Jan 2020
Tokyo 2020 main stadium inaugurated during its first official sports event
Tokyo 2020 main stadium inaugurated during its first official sports event   The new National Stadium in Tokyo, built for the 2020 Olympic Games, has been officially inaugurated. The venue, which will host the opening and closing ceremonies at Tokyo 2020, held the final of the Emperor's Cup – seen as the country's flagship football match – on 1 January 2020. Completely rebuilt for the .... More>>
30 Dec 2019
Sue Campbell receives damehood, as sportspeople feature heavily in New Year's Honours
Sue Campbell receives damehood, as sportspeople feature heavily in New Year's Honours   Former UK Sport chair, Baroness Sue Campbell, has received a damehood in this year's New Year's honours list. The long-time sports administrator – who was named as one of the 100 most powerful women in the UK by the BBC in 2013 – became baroness in 2008 in recognition of her successful period at UK Sport. .... More>>
28 Dec 2019
Tokyo 2020 could utilise ‘groundbreaking’ gene testing to catch doping cheats
Tokyo 2020 could utilise ‘groundbreaking’ gene testing to catch doping cheats   A pioneering gene testing method could be ready to use for the first time at an Olympic Games next year. According to Thomas Bach, president of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), the genetic examinations would allow blood doping to be identified several months after banned performance-enhancing drugs – .... More>>
27 Dec 2019
Five sports secure elite funding ahead of Tokyo 2020
Five sports secure elite funding ahead of Tokyo 2020   Five sports have secured additional funding towards their high-performance programmes ahead of the Tokyo 2020 Games. Elite funding agency UK Sport will invest up to £325,000 to support the GB women’s basketball team – in the hope that the team will qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. Team GB is set to .... More>>
23 Dec 2019
Everton FC reveals final Dan Meis designs for new riverside stadium
Everton FC reveals final Dan Meis designs for new riverside stadium   Everton Football Club has revealed the final Dan Meis designs for its planned new stadium on Liverpool's Bramley-Moore Dock, which will be submitted to Liverpool City Council in a planning application today. Initial designs for the stadium were released earlier this year, after which a public consultation .... More>>
23 Dec 2019
Sport England's playfield protection measures 'working in most cases'
Sport England's playfield protection measures 'working in most cases'   New figures show that Sport England's playing field safeguarding measures, designed to protect sports provision in planning applications affecting playing fields, have been successful in '94 per cent of the cases'. Sport England is a statutory consultee for all English local councils on any planning application .... More>>
20 Dec 2019
Radionica Arhitekture house swimming centre in three sunken glass volumes
Radionica Arhitekture house swimming centre in three sunken glass volumes   Radionica Arhitekture (literally Architecture Workshop) have designed a swimming centre for the Dubrava District of Zagreb, Croatia, that is split into three large, glass, sunken volumes. The 5,570sq m (60,000sq ft) facility is located between a residential tower, a church and a meadow, which is being developed .... More>>
20 Dec 2019
Pierre de Coubertin's original Olympics manifesto sold at auction for record US$8m
Pierre de Coubertin's original Olympics manifesto sold at auction for record US$8m   The document which set in motion the foundation of the modern Olympic Games has sold for US$8m (€7.2m, £6.1m) at an auction – smashing the record for a piece of sports memorabilia. The Olympic manifesto, written by International Olympic Committee (IOC) founder Pierre de Coubertin in 1892, outlines detailed plans .... More>>
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