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Sport England (13 June 2013)
Active People Survey 7 results released - More young people playing sport
The figures published by Sport England today reveal that 15.3 million people are playing sport once a week, every week. That is 1.4 million more than in 2005 when London won the bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games and indicates that most of the increase seen following the Games in 2012 has been retained.
When the figures were last published in December 2012 they showed 750,000 more people playing sport than the previous year. Six months on, despite the coldest March for 50 years, growth of 530,000 has been maintained........
There are also more women playing sport, with netball still continuing to attract high numbers of female players. Nicola Adams’ success in the ring also appears to have an inspirational effect, with record numbers of women donning gloves. These have helped to drive a year-on-year increase of 89,900, further narrowing the gender gap in sport.
Although there is still an unacceptable gap between the number of disabled people and non-disabled people playing sport, the figures for disabled people have been rising steadily since 2005. The latest figures show an increase of 46,600 over the past year with Paralympic sports like equestrianism and athletics growing in popularity.........
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UNESCO reports (30 May 2013)
UNESCO conference in Berlin adopts roadmap to clean up sport and make it accessible for all
Participants at the 5th world conference of sports ministers in Berlin (MINEPS V) today adopted an extensive list of recommendations to curb corruption in sport, share the socio-economic benefits of sport more equitably and ensure access to sport for all.
The Berlin Declaration emphasizes that sport is a fundamental right for all, regardless of ethnic origin, gender, age, impairment, cultural and social background, economic resources or sexual orientation. It also underscores the threat to the integrity of sport from transnational organized crime, doping, the manipulation of sports competitions and corruption, which, like sport itself, has become a global phenomenon.....
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You can read the full MINEPS V 'Berlin Declaration' (17 pages)
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Calendar of events - events in 2013
Resources and publications - this is where you will now find details of publications of interest to the sector and links to key sites where information can be sourced.
Latest reports, strategies , etc added:
Game on: The Trailblazers’ report on access to grassroots sport. Report 11 of the Inclusion Now Series. Trailblazers, Muscular Dystrophy Association, dated April 2013, released June 2013 (24 pages)
The Trailblazers’ investigation into access to grassroots sport kicked off after the Olympic and Paralympic Games came to London in the summer of 2012. Many young disabled people have been motivated by the spirit of these recent events, which created the momentum to explore further access to local facilities, sports clubs and organisations aiming to encourage young disabled people to get active. Currently, one in 15 disabled adults plays sport regularly compared to one in six of the overall population. The Government recognises that disabled people are significantly less likely to participate in leisure and sporting facilities compared with non-disabled people.
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The Coaching chain: Reflections of disabled athletes and coaches: A report for sports coach UK prepared by the Research Institute for Sport, Physical Activity and Leisure Leeds Metropolitan University, 17 May 2013 (21 pages)
This report presents the findings from interviews with 15 disabled athletes from different
levels of sport from participation to elite. The research wanted to examine the experiences of participation in sport, the challenges disabled participants face and explore the key factors and circumstances that facilitate participation in sport.
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Tackling racism and discrimination in sport: Guide of Promising Practices, Initiatives and Activities. European Union Agency for Fundamental Rights, May 2013 (28 pages)
This Guide of Promising Practices, Initiatives and Activities provides examples of successful action in the field that are transferable, in some cases inexpensive and can give inspiration to those who engage in the activities and those who support, organise and manage them. While not all the examples received by the Agency could be published for reasons of space and balance, we believe that this Guide reflects the wide-ranging and excellent work being carried out by many organisations and individuals throughout Europe, many of which go unrecognised and many of which impact positively on the communities involved.
It is hoped that this Guide will ignite wider interest and encourage individuals and organisations to seek out and support promising practices, initiatives and activities to combat racism and discrimination in sport.
The Guide is part of the wider project on Racism, ethnic discrimination and exclusion of migrants and minorities in sport: the situation in the European Union.
Equality In Sport News - monthly e-news publication
This edition contains features on:
- Recent LGB developments in sport at home and in the USA
- A round up of disability news
- An international development programme for women and girls
- A look at research into the benefits of team sport
- A variety of general information of interest and new resources of use
- Calendar of forthcoming events
Sports Councils Equality Group
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