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19 Mar 2020
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games still on despite growing concerns
Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games still on despite growing concerns   Japanese officials and the International Olympic Committee (IOC) have said that the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games "would go ahead as planned", despite the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. While sports events at all levels, from national to international, have been cancelled around the world – including crucial .... More>>
18 Mar 2020
Leading industry bodies call for special measures to keep leisure facilities afloat
Leading industry bodies call for special measures to keep leisure facilities afloat   Leading trade bodies representing the physical activity sector have called on the government to introduce "urgent additional measures" in order to keep gyms and leisure facilities afloat during the COVID-19 (Coronavirus) pandemic. The heads of ukactive, the Chartered Institute for the Management of Sport and .... More>>
18 Mar 2020
Sport England begins period of 'significant flexibility' to support physical activity sector
Sport England begins period of 'significant flexibility' to support physical activity sector   Sport England has initiated a three-month period of "significant flexibility" as part of plans to offer targeted support to organisations struggling with the effects of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). As well as helping funded organisations, the grassroots body said it would do "everything it can" to encourage people to .... More>>
17 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: UEFA postpones Euro 2020 by 12 months
Coronavirus: UEFA postpones Euro 2020 by 12 months   Football's European governing body UEFA has postponed its flagship national team competition, Euro 2020, by a year. The event was due to be played in June and July this year, involving 12 cities across Europe. The tournament will now take place from 11 June to 11 July 2021. The decision was made following .... More>>
17 Mar 2020
Redesign of Manchester Arena could make it 'largest in Europe'
Redesign of Manchester Arena could make it 'largest in Europe'   ASM Global has revealed plans to increase the capacity at its Manchester Arena venue to 24,000. As well as an increase to capacity, the initial proposals for a redesign of the arena – drawn up by architects HOK – include the creation of an additional concourse level to house VIP boxes and lounges, as well as .... More>>
16 Mar 2020
Glenn Howells Architects create "dance factory" for English National Ballet
Glenn Howells Architects create   The English National Ballet (ENB) has moved into a new £27m ($33m, €30m) home in London designed by Glenn Howells Architects (GHA). The 93,000sq ft (8,600sq m) building combines a number of previously separate ENB campuses into what it calls "a multi-faceted 'dance factory'". The ground floor is conceived to be .... More>>
16 Mar 2020
Coronavirus: ukactive issues guidance for health and fitness sector
Coronavirus: ukactive issues guidance for health and fitness sector   Physical activity body ukactive has issued guidance and recommendations for how UK fitness operators and facilities should deal with a suspected case of COVID-19 (Coronavirus). It outlines how, in the event that a staff member or customer tests positive for COVID-19 after becoming ill, Public Health England .... More>>
12 Mar 2020
IOG proposes rebrand and name change to Grounds Management Association
IOG proposes rebrand and name change to Grounds Management Association   The Institute of Groundsmanship (IOG) has called an extraordinary general meeting, where members will vote on a resolution to change the organisation's name to Grounds Management Association. All IOG members have been invited to cast their vote on the matter, with a final decision being based on the .... More>>
11 Mar 2020
Budget 2020: Chancellor abolishes business rates for small leisure firms
Budget 2020: Chancellor abolishes business rates for small leisure firms   Business rates in England will be abolished for one year for firms in the leisure and hospitality sectors with a rateable value below £51,000. This means that thousands of small firms – from gyms and sports clubs to small hotels and B&Bs – will not pay any business rates in the coming year. The announcement was .... More>>
11 Mar 2020
Dallaglio RugbyWorks appoints fitness sector veteran Jason Worthy as CEO
Dallaglio RugbyWorks appoints fitness sector veteran Jason Worthy as CEO   Sports charity Dallaglio RugbyWorks has appointed Jason Worthy as its new CEO. Worthy, who until July 2019 was president and CEO of fitness equipment giant Life Fitness, replaces Rachel Roxburgh, who is leaving the role after nine years. Roxburgh has been CEO since the launch of RugbyWorks in 2011. During her .... More>>
10 Mar 2020
Care home staff being trained as physical activators in Scotland
Care home staff being trained as physical activators in Scotland   Staff at sheltered accommodation are being trained to organise and lead their own strength and balance sessions for residents, as part of a project to get those living in assisted housing more physically active. Leisure trust Sport Aberdeen and Paths for All – a charity aiming to increase the number of people .... More>>
09 Mar 2020
£25m Hornchurch Sports Centre to open later this year
£25m Hornchurch Sports Centre to open later this year   A topping-out ceremony has been held at the site of the new £25m Hornchurch Leisure Centre, scheduled to open later this year. The centre is being delivered in partnership by Havering Council, Everyone Active – which will operate the venue – and Metnor Construction. Facilities at the centre will include a 25m, .... More>>
09 Mar 2020
New £1m artistic training facility opens at 'Home of gymnastics'
New £1m artistic training facility opens at 'Home of gymnastics'   Lilleshall National Sports Centre in Shropshire has opened the doors to a new artistic gym following a £1m investment. The launch is part of a three-month refurbishment at the venue – dubbed the Home of British Gymnastics – designed to support and prepare athletes on the road to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games .... More>>
09 Mar 2020
2019 Cricket World Cup delivered £350m boost to UK economy
2019 Cricket World Cup delivered £350m boost to UK economy   The ICC Cricket World Cup has been credited with delivering a £350m economic boost to the UK. An economic impact and benefits analysis, carried out by The Sports Consultancy, shows that the tournament generated a financial impact through money spent in the host economy by event visitors and organisers, business .... More>>
05 Mar 2020
World's biggest cricket stadium, designed by Populous, inaugurated in India
World's biggest cricket stadium, designed by Populous, inaugurated in India   The world's largest cricket stadium, designed by Populous, has been inaugurated in India. The Motera Stadium, officially the Sardar Patel Stadium, located in the western state of Gujarat in the city of Ahmedabad, was constructed over the course of three years at a cost of $100m (€89m, £77m). Andrew James, lead .... More>>
05 Mar 2020
New FA Fives initiative aims to build a legacy from Euro 2020 tournament
New FA Fives initiative aims to build a legacy from Euro 2020 tournament   A national five-a-side football festival aims to use this summer's UEFA Euro 2020 tournament as a catalyst to get people from all backgrounds more physically active. The FA Fives programme will see events take place at more than 120 locations around England in May, with successful sides progressing to regional .... More>>
05 Mar 2020
Questions remain over Tokyo Olympic Games as Coronavirus forces shutdown of sports events
Questions remain over Tokyo Olympic Games as Coronavirus forces shutdown of sports events   International Olympic Committee (IOC) president Thomas Bach has admitted that the escalating Coronavirus outbreak is posing challenges for athletes trying to qualify for Tokyo 2020. The list of sports events being cancelled due to the virus is getting longer each day – and has included many of the elite events .... More>>
04 Mar 2020
Sport Ireland to invest €36m in run-up to Tokyo 2020
Sport Ireland to invest €36m in run-up to Tokyo 2020   Sport Ireland will invest a record €36m in all levels of sport during 2020. The funding will include a €13.8m grant to fund core activities of 58 NGBs, while €9.4m will be earmarked to support high-performance programmes in the run-up to the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games. A further €8.3m will be invested in the .... More>>
03 Mar 2020
Pendulum's modular stadium concept can grow with a community
Pendulum's modular stadium concept can grow with a community   Pendulum have won an award for their conceptual design of a modular stadium complex that is intended to provide a platform for economic development in growing communities. The Future Stadia design won the 'Sports and Recreation Project (Concept)' category of the annual Rethinking the Future awards, which are .... More>>
03 Mar 2020
Dean Horridge steps down as CEO of Fit For Sport
Dean Horridge steps down as CEO of Fit For Sport   Dean Horridge, founder of children’s activity provider Fit For Sport, is stepping down from his role as the company's CEO. "It is with excitement and mixed emotions that I wish to communicate that I have decided to move into a new role within Fit For Sport," Horridge said. "After 29 years of being Founder and .... More>>
02 Mar 2020
Park fitness initiative Our Parks secures funding for coaching network
Park fitness initiative Our Parks secures funding for coaching network   Outdoor activity provider Our Parks, which offers people across England free outdoor exercise and fitness sessions, has secured a £245,000 National Lottery award. Our Parks will use the funding – distributed by Sport England – to create a more representative coaching team and encourage more people to get .... More>>
28 Feb 2020
New Sports Governance Academy set to launch in April
New Sports Governance Academy set to launch in April   A new Sports Governance Academy (SGA), designed to support, develop and connect people working in the sport and physical activity sector, is set to launch in April 2020. Set up in partnership by Sport England and the Chartered Governance Institute (CGI), the SGA will offer those working in the industry a number .... More>>
28 Feb 2020
Sports volunteering 'hugely beneficial' for young people
Sports volunteering 'hugely beneficial' for young people   Children and young people who spend time as sports volunteers are "happier and more satisfied with life". Kristen Natale, Sport England's head of volunteering, said the evidence from social action programmes shows a range of benefits for young people – in addition to them getting physically active. “We’ve seen .... More>>
27 Feb 2020
CIMSPA strikes REPs deal to create a single directory for fitness professionals
CIMSPA strikes REPs deal to create a single directory for fitness professionals   CIMSPA and UK Coaching have signed a deal to combine the Register of Exercise Professionals (REPs) with the CIMSPA Exercise and Fitness Directory. The announcement was made by Sport England CEO, Tim Hollingsworth, at the CIMSPA & QUEST NBS Conference this afternoon (27 February). The move will create a single .... More>>
27 Feb 2020
Hanoi Circuit completed in advance of F1's first ever Vietnam GP
Hanoi Circuit completed in advance of F1's first ever Vietnam GP   Tilke Engineers and Formula 1’s Motorsports Division have completed the construction of the Hanoi Circuit track, which will host the first ever F1 race in Vietnam and the third round of the 2020 championship on the weekend of 3-5 April. Formula 1’s newest circuit is 5.6km (3.5mi)-long and will see drivers .... More>>
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