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Author Archives: ProfMikeWeed
Why Physical Activity Promotion Policy Isn’t Helping the Fight Against Cancer… Or Why I’m Joining Cancer Research UK’s Dryathlon
PLEASE SUPPORT CANCER RESEARCH UK: CLICK HERE TO SUPPORT MY DRYATHLON Think of research into cancer and the image that comes to mind is of laboratory based research into the biological processes that cause or that might cure cancer, but the … Continue reading
In Singapore in 2005, Lord Coe, the Chair of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, secured the 2012 Games for London with a bid presentation including a promise to inspire a new generation to choose sport. … Continue reading
From the ambitions of the final bid presentation that secured the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games for London in Singapore in 2005, through the legacy promises made in the previous Labour government’s legacy action plan published in 2008, to the … Continue reading
The Difference between What’s Possible and What’s Probable: Why the Centre for Social Justice is Wrong on Olympic Legacy!
The Centre for Social Justice (CSJ) today launches a report “More than a Game: Harnessing the Power of Sport to Transform the Lives of Disadvantaged Young People”, in which it draws a number of conclusions relating to the sporting legacy … Continue reading
In his final annual report On the State of Public Health before retiring from the role of Chief Medical Officer (CMO) in 2010, Sir Liam Donaldson highlighted the health benefits of physical activity, including sport, suggesting that “If a medication … Continue reading
Sport England has recently published summary findings for sports participation in 2009/10 from the Active People Survey under the headline “Cycling and running boom shows appetite for sports participation”, with a growth in netball also highlighted. But what do these … Continue reading
School Sport Partnerships – We’ve heard the opinions and anecdotes, but here’s what the evidence says…
For the last eight years I have been funded to research and evaluate the delivery of various sport initiatives in schools and with young people. This work has been funded by agencies such as the Youth Sport Trust and Sport … Continue reading