23 February 2005

Qatar Sports Academy

The Qatar Sports Academy, ASPIRE, was launched in September 2004. The concept is similar to Singapore Sports School and facilities look very impressive. There are also sports science professionals within the academy.

15 February 2005

46% of UK population involved in sport

WHERE ARE WE NOW: THE STATE OF SPORT TODAY@UK strategy unit

for sport: only 46% of the population participate in sport more than 12 times a year, compared to 70% in Sweden and almost 80% in Finland;

for physical activity: only 32% of adults in England take 30 minutes of moderate exercise five times a week, compared to 57% of Australians and 70% of Finns.

BBC sports channel

BBC SPORTS CHANNEL@sportbusiness

The BBC is reportedly looking to launch its own dedicated sports channel.

14 February 2005

27 % of Australian involved in sport or physical activity

more than one in four in organised sport@Australia

More than one in four (27 per cent) Australians aged 15 years and over were involved in organised sport or physical activity in the year to April 2004, according to figures this week released by the Australian Bureau of Statistics.

12 February 2005

IOC's Athletes' Career Programme

supporting athletes in their professional career@IOC

The programme is designed to facilitate the integration of athletes into the labour market at the end of their sporting careers.

03 February 2005

UK's target sports

SPORT ENGLAND'S £315M FUNDING PLAN@sportbusiness

Sport England has set out its £315million four-year funding plan for 32 priority and development sports in England.