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Leisure Opportunities issue 742, 2018 is now out!

Blogs:

Read blogs by writer:

Liz Terry
CEO,
Leisure Media

Kate Cracknell
editor-at-large,
Health Club Management

Tom Walker
Journalist,
Leisure Media

Our guest writers:

Aleatha Ezra
Director of park member development,
World Waterpark Association

Jennifer Fields
Communications Coordinator,
Association of Zoos and Aquariums

Brad Irwin
Partnerships development manager,
Natural History Museum

Michel Buchel
President of Ecsite and CEO of NEMO, Amsetrdan,
NEMO

Julie Becker
Communications and Events Manager,
Ecsite

Eva McDiarmid
Chief Executive,
ASVA

Kurt Janson
Policy Director,
Tourism Alliance

Peter Ducker
Chief executive,
Institute of Hospitality

Maria Zolotonosa
Project Manager,
Ecsite

Ian Taylor
CEO,
SkillsActive

Ufi Ibrahim
Chief Executive,
British Hospitality Association

John Goodbody
Sports Journalist

Sam Coulstock
Customer Relationship Director,
Springboard

Lucy Schweingruber
Fundraising and Events Manager,
Ecsite

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by John Goodbody
Sports Journalist

The £150m school sport pledge

by John Goodbody

The government's announcement that £150m is to be allocated in each of the next two years towards improving coaching for youngsters in primary schools in the UK has generally been hailed with enthusiasm by national governing bodies of sport. [more...]

2012 games only mid-point of 12-year plan

by John Goodbody

The legacy from the London Olympics and Paralympics is taking many forms. Not the least significant will be Britain's reputation for hosting successful international sports events, already enviable before the Games, but now probably the highest it has ever been. [more...]

The danger of scrapping the DCMS

by John Goodbody

Reports that the Department of Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) faces being scrapped after the Olympic Games has sent a shiver through the sporting establishment. After being set up in 1992 and originally called the Department of National Heritage, it was quickly nicknamed 'The Ministry of Fun' and 'the Ministry of Free Tickets.' [more...]

Are we ready for the Olympic boom?

by John Goodbody

Will the clarion call of Jennie Price that the Olympics will generate a unique opportunity for people to embrace physical exercise be answered? When Sport England's chief executive officer told Sporta at the House of Commons in January that the members of the sports trust association needed to be ready for the boom in interest after the Games, there was much self-questioning. [more...]

Promoting fair play in sport

by John Goodbody

The sentencing of three disgraced Pakistani cricketers for cheating during the Test Match against England in August 2010 has been a reminder of the potential for sports events to be fixed for corrupt betting reasons. [more...]

Ease of access to Olympic Games

by John Goodbody

There is less than a year to go to the opening of the London Olympics and the excitement is palpably mounting. This is only matched by the recognition and surprise that there are few major obstacles, apart from concern over the recent riots, to overcome before the Opening Ceremony on 27 July 2012. [more...]

Independent think tank for sport

by John Goodbody

It's odd that just when this country is on the brink of such a momentous decade of staging international events and when public money has never before been invested so lavishly in sport - that there is no organisation suggesting, let alone charting, long-term future policy in British sport. [more...]

A conflict of use at the Olympic Stadium

by John Goodbody

So we've ended up with an Olympic Stadium that, after the Games, is not ideal for football, nor athletics; or Leyton Orient, certainly not for Tottenham Hotspur and probably not even for the local residents of Newham. [more...]

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