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London 2012 volunteers needed for Bournemouth University research study

London 2012 volunteers needed for Bournemouth University research study

Posted: Thu, 14 Mar 2013 14:27

Researchers from Bournemouth University are looking to interview Games-time volunteers for a study that will capture their stories from the London 2012 Games.

Tags: Children & Young People, Leicester, Leicestershire, London 2012, London2012, Sport & Physical Activity, Volunteering

London 2012 suppliers eligible to promote Olympic involvement in landmark deal

London 2012 suppliers eligible to promote Olympic involvement in landmark deal

Posted: Mon, 04 Feb 2013 11:04

Suppliers involved in helping stage London 2012 will be able to promote their involvement in the Olympics and Paralympics after a landmark deal was reached between the Government, the British Olympic Association (BOA) and the International Olympic Committee (IOC).

Tags: Business, London 2012

New Leicestershire Legacy Fund Announced

New Leicestershire Legacy Fund Announced

Posted: Mon, 07 Jan 2013 13:28

To support the creation of a lasting legacy from London 2012, Leicestershire County Council, with the delivery support from Leicester-Shire & Rutland Sport (LRS), has committed resources to a new grants scheme for local club and facility development projects.

Tags: Sport & Physical Activity

The Active Together Workplace Challenge is back for 2013

The Active Together Workplace Challenge is back for 2013

Posted: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 13:42

The Active Together Workplace Challenge, aimed at organisations in Leicestershire, Leicester and Rutland, is back for 2013 to promote a more active lifestyle with offers of innovative methods to stay active. It's comprised of three programmes; The Activity Log, Competition Programme and Business Games.

Tags: Business, Sport & Physical Activity

London to host 2017 IPC World Championships

London to host 2017 IPC World Championships

Posted: Wed, 19 Dec 2012 13:16

After staging one of the best and most-talked about Paralympic Games in history this summer, London was announced as the host city of the 2017 IPC Athletics World Championships today. The Championships will be held in July 2017 at the Olympic Stadium, just a month before the same venue plays host to the IAAF World Athletics Championships.

Tags: Sport & Physical Activity

Sport England invests almost £0.5 billion in grassroots sport to keep the inspiration of London 2012 alive

Sport England invests almost £0.5 billion in grassroots sport to keep the inspiration of London 2012 alive

Posted: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 15:21

Sport England today announced a £493 million four-year investment to keep the inspiration of London 2012 alive and help fulfil Lord Coe's pledge that the Games would get more people – young and old, women and men – playing sport, a feat that no other host nation has ever managed to achieve.

Tags: Sport & Physical Activity

Olympians take part in Leicester Parkrun event

Olympians take part in Leicester Parkrun event

Posted: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 14:16

For the second time in almost two years, the Braunstone parkrun field at the weekend included Olympians LisaDobriskey and Ricky Soos. The husband and wife duo took first and second places at their last appearance at the weekly 5k race in February 2011 and, not surprisingly, the GB athletes won their respective categories once again.

Tags: Sport & Physical Activity

Sue & Jim Houghton win the BBC Unsung Hero Award!

Sue & Jim Houghton win the BBC Unsung Hero Award!

Posted: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 13:35

Sue and Jim Houghton have won BBC Sport's 2012 Unsung Hero Award. The husband and wife team spent 25 years helping to transform a derelict Leicestershire sports ground into a popular community facility.

Tags: Sport & Physical Activity, Volunteering

Olympic legacy fund offers vital protection and investment for playing fields in England

Olympic legacy fund offers vital protection and investment for playing fields in England

Posted: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 09:42

Communities across the country can today start bidding for a share of £2 million of National Lottery investment to protect and improve their local sports playing fields. The latest round of Sport England's Protecting Playing Fields fund will help enhance local playing fields or create new sports pitches.

Tags: Sport & Physical Activity

Record number of people taking part in sport

Record number of people taking part in sport

Posted: Mon, 17 Dec 2012 09:36

Record numbers of women and men in England are playing sport every week, according to Sport England's annual Active People Survey. Now in its sixth year, the report shows that 15.5 million people aged 16 and over are playing sport at least once a week, 1.57 million more than when London won the the Olympic and Paralympic bid (in 2005).

Tags: Sport & Physical Activity