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21 Jun 2018
Dallas Cowboys launches 'first-of-its-kind' athletic healthcare facility open to the public
Dallas Cowboys launches 'first-of-its-kind' athletic healthcare facility open to the public   National Football League (NFL) franchise the Dallas Cowboys has partnered with architects Perkins + Will, healthcare provider Baylor Scott & White Health and a local school district to launch a facility dedicated to community health and wellbeing. The 300,000sq ft (28,000sq m) Sports Therapy & Research complex .... More>>
21 Jun 2018
Active Uprising kicks off in Manchester
Active Uprising kicks off in Manchester   Leaders from across the physical activity industry have gathered for the first ever Active Uprising event – organised by ukactive – which is being billed as a "three-day celebration of physical activity". More than 1,200 people are in attendance at today's conference part of the event, where they will hear a .... More>>
20 Jun 2018
Work begins on Aston Villa's new training ground to make space for HS2
Work begins on Aston Villa's new training ground to make space for HS2   Work has begun on relocating Championship football club Aston Villa's training ground, in order to make space for the High Speed 2 (HS2) railway. The club has appointed contractors O’Brien to undertake the multi-million-pound works, which include enabling works for nine natural pitches and one 3G pitch. The .... More>>
20 Jun 2018
Rugby League World Cup launches legacy programme
Rugby League World Cup launches legacy programme   The Rugby League World Cup 2021 (RLWC2021) has launched a legacy programme, which looks to use the tournament, to be hosted in England, as a catalyst to develop the game of rugby league and "engage with the widest possible audience". Called ‘Inspired by 2021’, the programme comprises three key strands: .... More>>
18 Jun 2018
Paralympic sport Goalball appoints John Grosvenor as chair
Paralympic sport Goalball appoints John Grosvenor as chair   Goalball UK has made a high-profile business appointment by naming John Grosvenor – former senior partner at PricewaterhouseCoopers – as its new chair. In a statement, the governing body for the only Paralympic sport said the recruitment was part of plans to "be self-sufficient in order to support the grassroots .... More>>
14 Jun 2018
Luzhniki Stadium reopens to host opening game of FIFA World Cup
Luzhniki Stadium reopens to host opening game of FIFA World Cup   The 21st edition of the FIFA World Cup kicks off today, marking the re-opening of what has been described as the "most high-tech stadium in World Cup history". Originally built in 1956, the Luzhniki stadium in Moscow has been completely redeveloped for the World Cup, as part of a redesign led by Moscow-based .... More>>
14 Jun 2018
Safe standing: Labour offers its support and Aberdeen plans new stand
Safe standing: Labour offers its support and Aberdeen plans new stand   The debate over whether safe standing areas should be allowed in English top flight football is heating up, with the Labour Party offering its backing for safe-standing at all football grounds. The party's new policy goes directly against that of the Conservative government, which last month poured cold water .... More>>
14 Jun 2018
Lawrence Conway named new Sport Wales chair
Lawrence Conway named new Sport Wales chair   Sport Wales has named Lawrence Conway as its new permanent chair. Conway, a career civil servant, has been given the role a year after previous chair, Paul Thomas, was sacked following what Sport Wales described as a "significant breakdown of interpersonal relationships". Conway joined the civil service in .... More>>
14 Jun 2018
Nike inspired by Russia's street football culture for multipurpose World Cup sports park
Nike inspired by Russia's street football culture for multipurpose World Cup sports park   To celebrate the start of the World Cup in Russia, sports giant Nike has partnered with KOSMOS Architects to create an outdoor football court in Moscow inspired by the traditional Russian ‘korobka’ – courtyard cages for street matches. The 4,700sq m (50,600sq ft) Nike BOX Msk in Gorky Park can be used for a .... More>>
13 Jun 2018
Breaking: US, Canada and Mexico to host FIFA 2026 World Cup
Breaking: US, Canada and Mexico to host FIFA 2026 World Cup   A joint bid by Mexico, Canada and the US has been selected to host the FIFA 2026 World Cup, following a vote by the FIFA Congress today. The trio beat a rival bid from Morocco in the final vote, which will see the World Cup being held in the US for the second time. The 2026 event will mark the third time that .... More>>
13 Jun 2018
Leiston leisure centre revamp approved as part of five-year investment strategy
Leiston leisure centre revamp approved as part of five-year investment strategy   Work on a £3.5m redevelopment of Leiston Leisure Centre on the Suffolk coast is set to begin in September, after the works were given final approval by Suffolk Coastal District Council (SCDC). The new facility, designed with the council’s leisure development partner, Pulse Fitness, will include an extension and .... More>>
12 Jun 2018
Activity Alliance launches inclusive programme to get more disabled people into sport
Activity Alliance launches inclusive programme to get more disabled people into sport   The Activity Alliance has launched a new initiative as part of efforts to offer disabled people more opportunities to get physically active. The three-year Inclusive Activity Programme will deliver more than 600 practical, tailored face-to-face workshops and provide access to ongoing learning and development .... More>>
12 Jun 2018
Luxembourg skatepark opens in shadow of UNESCO-listed fortress
Luxembourg skatepark opens in shadow of UNESCO-listed fortress   One of Europe’s largest and most dramatic skateparks has been built in Luxembourg, in the shadow of a UNESCO World Heritage site. The multi-level park has been built beneath the stony Fortifications of Vauban in the Peitruss Valley, which separates Luxembourg's Old and New Towns. French studio Constructo .... More>>
12 Jun 2018
Manchester City FC opens its facilities to kids during Active Uprising
Manchester City FC opens its facilities to kids during Active Uprising   Premier League club Manchester City FC (MCFC) will open its doors to children later this month, as part of the Active Uprising Weekend organised by ukactive. MCFC's City in the Community foundation will host a ‘10@10’ event at the Etihad Campus – the club's new multi-million pound academy – as part of a weekend .... More>>
12 Jun 2018
Architects Cruz y Ortiz reveal stadium design for Morocco's 2026 World Cup bid
Architects Cruz y Ortiz reveal stadium design for Morocco's 2026 World Cup bid   Spanish architecture firm Cruz y Ortiz have designed a 90,000-capacity football stadium as the centrepiece of Morocco’s bid for the 2026 World Cup. The members of football’s world governing body, FIFA, meet tomorrow (13 June) in Moscow decide who will host the tournament in eight year’s time: Morocco or the US, .... More>>
11 Jun 2018
Sports people feature in Queen's Birthday Honours
Sports people feature in Queen's Birthday Honours   A number of sportspeople have been recognised for their work in this year's Queen's Birthday Honours list. Sir Craig Reedie, the president of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) – who was knighted by the Queen in 2005 – has become a knight grand cross, one of the highest honours in the British orders system. .... More>>
08 Jun 2018
More than 9m Brits 'benefit from sports coaching'
More than 9m Brits 'benefit from sports coaching'   Around 9.3 million adults in the UK receive some form of sports coaching each year, according to new research by YouGov. The study – conducted on behalf of UK Coaching – also revealed that a majority of people find coaching to be an "overwhelmingly positive experience", contributing to the improvement of their .... More>>
08 Jun 2018
Richard Scudamore to step down as Premier League chief
Richard Scudamore to step down as Premier League chief   Richard Scudamore will step down as English Premier League executive chair by the end of this year, after 20 years in the post. The 58-year-old was appointed to the position in November 1999 and has played a leading role in establishing the Premier League as the richest football league in the world. .... More>>
08 Jun 2018
Should there be an upper limit for HIIT training?
Should there be an upper limit for HIIT training?   A new study has suggested that there is an "urgent need" for evidence-based guidelines around high-intensity interval training (HIIT) – including the setting of a weekly, upper limit for exercisers. Research into the effects of HIIT, undertaken by Jinger Gottschall, associate professor of kinesiology at Penn .... More>>
06 Jun 2018
Report: Scottish sports participation programmes 'changing lives'
Report: Scottish sports participation programmes 'changing lives'   A new research report into the work of Sportscotland has found that participation programmes supported by the agency are having "a life-changing effect" on those who are taking part. The independent research praised several of Sportscotland's programmes – including Active Schools which, according to the study, .... More>>
05 Jun 2018
Detailed designs for Birmingham 2022 Games Village released
Detailed designs for Birmingham 2022 Games Village released   Designs for The Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games Village, released this week, show that the Games will leave behind both a sporting and a housing legacy. The Games Village – comprising accommodation, dining, medical, transport and essential services for athletes and team officials during the Games – will be .... More>>
04 Jun 2018
UK Sport launches consultation into elite sport funding
UK Sport launches consultation into elite sport funding   The way elite sport is being funded in the UK could be facing a shake-up, following a consultation into how UK Sport distributes National Lottery money. Launched by the high-performance funding agency, the public discussions will look into the UK Sport's future investment principles and how best to "inspire the .... More>>
04 Jun 2018
"Uber for sports coaches" launches in the UK
  A team of entrepreneurs – including double Olympic medalist Roger Black – has launched a new online service which will help connect members of public with sports coaches. Described as the "Uber for sports coaches", the new Coach Cycle service will offer a web-based database of coaches in more than 30 sports. .... More>>
01 Jun 2018
FIFA World Football Museum comes to Moscow with major exhibition to celebrate World Cup
FIFA World Football Museum comes to Moscow with major exhibition to celebrate World Cup   Fifa's World Football Museum is opening a temporary exhibition in Moscow, Russia, through the course of this year's World Cup. To be hosted at the Hyundai Motorstudio in the Russian capital, the major exhibition – called The History Makers – will open on 9 June, five days ahead of the football .... More>>
31 May 2018
Chelsea FC halt stadium project blaming 'unfavourable investment climate'
Chelsea FC halt stadium project blaming 'unfavourable investment climate'   Chelsea Football Club has today (31 May) announced that it has put its new stadium project on hold, blaming “the current unfavourable investment climate.” According to the London club, no further pre-construction design and planning work will occur on the Stamford Bridge project, designed by architects Herzog & .... More>>
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