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20 May 2019
Scottish secretary meets with LTA chief to ensure "Murray legacy" is not lost
Scottish secretary meets with LTA chief to ensure   Scottish Secretary David Mundell has met with Lawn Tennis Association (LTA) chief executive Scott Lloyd to discuss plans to develop the sport in Scotland and across the UK. The meeting followed House of Commons exchanges earlier this year, when members of parliament stressed the need to capitalise on the success .... More>>
17 May 2019
gmp Architekten design stadium with translucent roof on China's largest tropical island
gmp Architekten design stadium with translucent roof on China's largest tropical island   German architecture group von Gerkan, Marg, und Partner (gmp) have created a 41,000-seat stadium on the tropical island of Hainan in China. Situated minutes from the coast, Wuyuanhe Stadium is shaped to resemble ocean waves and features a 400-metre running track, lounge areas, and a top floor walkway with .... More>>
17 May 2019
Sportscotland's ambitious new corporate strategy outlines vision for active nation
Sportscotland's ambitious new corporate strategy outlines vision for active nation   Sportscotland has unveiled its new corporate strategy, setting out its approach to delivering an active Scotland where "everyone benefits from sport". The national agency for sport has outlined a vision based on six key principles. These are for the organisation to become "inclusive, accountable, responsive, .... More>>
17 May 2019
£1m ‘Place for Sport’ fund launched to improve Wales’ sporting facilities
£1m ‘Place for Sport’ fund launched to improve Wales’ sporting facilities   Sport Wales has launched a funding initiative called 'A Place for Sport', which will see £1m invested in community sports facilities. Delivered in partnership with Welsh Government, the fund will support projects seeking to improve, protect or create new sporting facilities. Primarily targeted at community .... More>>
16 May 2019
Research: physically active students enjoy better mental health
Research: physically active students enjoy better mental health   Physical activity could be a major tool in battling rising levels of loneliness among young people. A study of college students found that physically active students were 21 per cent less likely to report feeling lonely all the time. The research – by not-for-profit health body ukactive and AoC Sport, the lead .... More>>
15 May 2019
Work begins on £520m Birmingham Commonwealth Games village
Work begins on £520m Birmingham Commonwealth Games village   Construction work has begun on the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Village – the largest infrastructure project directly related to the Games. The £520m development in Perry Barr will provide a home for around 6,500 athletes and officials during the Games and is due for completion in early 2022. Post .... More>>
15 May 2019
BaseballSoftballUK looks for lasting legacy from MLB's London series
BaseballSoftballUK looks for lasting legacy from MLB's London series   BaseballSoftballUK is hoping to use this year's Major League Baseball (MLB) London Series to give the sport a push and increase its popularity across the country. The development agency for baseball and softball will help organise events and activities designed to create a lasting legacy from the two games in .... More>>
15 May 2019
Richard Baker: new lifeguard qualification will 'break industry mould'
Richard Baker: new lifeguard qualification will 'break industry mould'   A new lifeguard qualification will "break the industry mould" by offering employers more flexibility in delivering training to its workforce. Speaking to Leisure Opportunities during the recent Elevate conference, Richard Baker, qualification development manager at the Swimming Teachers' Association .... More>>
15 May 2019
DCMS select committee: use sports, not prison, to tackle knife crime
DCMS select committee: use sports, not prison, to tackle knife crime   Sports should be harnessed to help tackle knife crime and gang violence, according to a report by the DCMS Select Committee. In its Changing Lives: the social impact of participation in culture and sport report, published this week, the cross-party group of MPs said that sporting activities were being .... More>>
14 May 2019
UK Sport's mental health programme to support 'every athlete'
UK Sport's mental health programme to support 'every athlete'   Elite agency UK Sport has launched a mental health education programme aimed at supporting every athlete across the UK’s high-performance system. Operated in partnership with the English Institute of Sport (EIS), the initiative will be delivered to all 43 UK Sport-funded sports and aims to reach all 1,200 .... More>>
13 May 2019
Former Disney and Man Utd executive Andy Anson named British Olympic Association CEO
Former Disney and Man Utd executive Andy Anson named British Olympic Association CEO   The British Olympic Association (BOA) has appointed Andy Anson as its new CEO. Anson, a former chief financial officer at entertainment giant Disney, joins the national olympic committee from small-sided football operator Goals Soccer Centres, where he was chief executive. During his career, Anson has held a .... More>>
13 May 2019
George Foreman III and Studio Troika design luxury boxing studio in Philadelphia
George Foreman III and Studio Troika design luxury boxing studio in Philadelphia   George Foreman III – son of the heavyweight prizefighter – and Boston-based practice Studio Troika have designed the EverybodyFights boxing gym in Philadelphia. Situated in the city's Rittenhouse neighbourhood, the 12,000 sq ft (1,114 sq m) space comprises a full-size boxing ring, multiple classrooms, and an open .... More>>
13 May 2019
Cycling 'not taken seriously' by central or local governments
Cycling 'not taken seriously' by central or local governments   More than three quarters (76 per cent) of British Cycling members do not believe that cycling is taken seriously by their local authority, while 81 per cent say the same of national government. That is among the findings of the first-ever State of Cycling report, published by British Cycling. The report is .... More>>
10 May 2019
Basketball England to train staff in mental health awareness
Basketball England to train staff in mental health awareness   Basketball England has become the first national governing body of sport to train its staff to a Level 2 award in mental health awareness. The move comes after the NGB identified mental health awareness as a key development area for staff working across its talent programmes. The qualification – to be .... More>>
10 May 2019
LPA complete California's largest ice skating complex
LPA complete California's largest ice skating complex   American architecture studio LPA Design have created The Great Park Ice and FivePoint Arena – the largest ice skating facility in the state of California. Located in Irvine, the 280,000 sq ft (26,000 sq m) complex comprises an Olympic ice rink, three National Hockey League (NHL)-size rinks, a multipurpose arena, .... More>>
10 May 2019
Cardiff doctors become first to prescribe free bike hire to patients
Cardiff doctors become first to prescribe free bike hire to patients   Bicycles will be prescribed on the NHS for the first time as part of a pilot campaign to tackle obesity. GPs in Cardiff will be able to prescribe free bike hire subscriptions for overweight patients. The pilot, which is led by Cardiff and Vale University Health Board (CVUHB), is the first of its kind in the UK .... More>>
10 May 2019
Elevate Innovation Awards winners revealed
Elevate Innovation Awards winners revealed   The Moving Medicine initiative and Wattbike were among the winners of this year's Elevate Innovation Awards. Held in conjunction with the Elevate Arena event, the awards saw seven winners picked from a total of 60 entrants, which consisted of innovative products and services designed for the physical activity .... More>>
09 May 2019
Barking's Healthy New Town project to have physical activity 'designed in'
Barking's Healthy New Town project to have physical activity 'designed in'   Physical activity body ukactive has partnered with developer Barking Riverside Limited (BRL) to help create a mixed-use residential project with a focus on healthy, active lifestyles. The Barking Riverside project – described as one of the UK’s most significant housing developments – is being built on land .... More>>
09 May 2019
Bolton set for administration as takeover talks collapse
Bolton set for administration as takeover talks collapse   Bolton Wanderers Football Club (BWFC) is set to enter administration after talks to find a new owner collapsed. Current owner and chair Ken Anderson had been in advanced negotiations to sell the club to entrepreneur and former Watford FC owner Laurence Bassini, but the takeover failed at the eleventh hour. The .... More>>
08 May 2019
Tim Hollingsworth: thinking differently the key to getting all parts of society active
Tim Hollingsworth: thinking differently the key to getting all parts of society active   Sport England CEO Tim Hollingsworth has called for the sport and physical activity sector to rethink the way it addresses the challenge to get people from all backgrounds more physically active. Speaking at the Elevate 2019 Conference at the ExCel Centre in London, Hollingsworth highlighted the need to tackle .... More>>
08 May 2019
Populous breaks ground on HK$30bn multisport development in Hong Kong
Populous breaks ground on HK$30bn multisport development in Hong Kong   Work has begun on the long-anticipated HK$30bn (US$3.2bn, €3.4bn, £2.9bn) Kai Tak Sports Park in Hong Kong. Designed by global architecture practice Populous, the sprawling complex is expected to "set a new benchmark for sports, entertainment, and recreation precincts worldwide". The park will comprise .... More>>
08 May 2019
UK secures two further world championships to add to 'decade of sport'
UK secures two further world championships to add to 'decade of sport'   The UK has won bids for two world championships of sport – adding to a long line of major events to be held in the country between 2019 and 2023. The two events secured by the UK are the 2020 World Skateboarding Championships (to be hosted by London) and the 2023 World Trampoline Championships (Birmingham). .... More>>
07 May 2019
Sally Munday appointed CEO of UK Sport
Sally Munday appointed CEO of UK Sport   Sally Munday, the current chief executive England and GB Hockey, has been appointed CEO of UK Sport. She joins the nation’s high-performance sports agency after having overseen a golden era for the sport of hockey. During her tenure, Team GB women secured their first ever Olympic title at the Rio 2016 Games, .... More>>
07 May 2019
Rugby League's Deloitte partnership to create 'most digitally-connected sports event'
Rugby League's Deloitte partnership to create 'most digitally-connected sports event'   The Rugby League World Cup 2021 organising committee (RLWC2021) has signed a partnership deal with Deloitte and announced a strategic goal of being the most digitally-connected sports entertainment event in 2021. As the tournament's professional services partner, Deloitte will collaborate with RLWC2021 to help .... More>>
07 May 2019
Ministry of Design complete 'ultra-performance' sports lab and boutique in Singapore
Ministry of Design complete 'ultra-performance' sports lab and boutique in Singapore   Architecture practice Ministry of Design (MOD) have completed Durasport – an interactive athletics boutique in Singapore. Situated at the recently renovated Jewel Changi Airport, the 183 sq m outlet, with its chrome-finished, streamlined interiors, was designed to resemble a futuristic laboratory. According to .... More>>
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