Tag Archives: sport

If the Sajid Javid wants to make culture accessible to ordinary people, he should get tough with ticket touts

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Touts are pricing people out of live entertainment, writes James Bloodworth.

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‘Sport has the power to change the world’. Madiba’s sporting legacy

Shamik Das looks at Nelson Mandela’s sporting legacy, and the role rugby, cricket and football played in the years following Apartheid.

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Opinion: Another great sporting summer for Britain, but PE lessons need radical improvement

With the news that children are more unhealthy and unfit than ever before it is time that PE lessons lead to a lifelong interest in sport and exercise.

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Olympic Legacy: Twelve months on, is the sun still shining on Stratford?

Twelve months on from the London 2012 Olympics, Shamik Das looks at the legacy for Stratford and the surrounding areas.

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It’s time to admit football has a money problem

Football has a money problem. A first – but significant – step in dealing with financial short-termism in the game is to address the language we use.

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Fears over 2014 Commonwealth Games legacy

MSPs have warned a lack of volunteers and coaches risks the legacyof next year’s Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.

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Comment: The Olympic legacy must be about more than just tourism

Culture secretary Maria Miller delivered a barely-keynote speech on tourism and the Olympic legacy on Tuesday – but surely the legacy is more than just tourism?

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The Tory Olympic legacy? Scrapping protections for school playing fields

School sport: new regulations come in to force on Wedneseday which get rid of the requirement on all schools to have decent sized playing fields.

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GUILTY: After nearly a year, Terry is finally punished for racially abusing Ferdinand

Eleven months after his on-field clash with Anton Ferdinand, and having escaped justice in July, John Terry was finally found guilty of racist abuse today.

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Time to seize upon Murray’s win and Olympic buzz and invest in grassroots sport

Reaction to Andy Murray’s US Open at the end of this most golden summer of glorious British sport.

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