The London 2012 Olympics put sport in the spotlight in this country like never before. We wanted it to inspire a generation and it did.
One of the key legacy ambitions from London 2012 was to get more people playing sport – something that no other host city has managed to do.
It was a privilege to be at the opening of the FA’s National Football Centre, St George’s Park, in Burton-Upon-Trent on Wednesday in what was a big day for football in this country.
With just 42 days to go until the Games, Hugh Robertson looks back at the how the Olympics project has transformed East London and looks forward to the Queen’s official birthday celebration.
After five years and ten visits, the last International Olympic Committee (IOC) inspection visit before London 2012 begins was in town last week
I was woken by the DCMS Press Officer on New Year’s Day to find the media alight with Olympic fever and a story about betting integrity on the front page of the Sunday Times. Hours later, a BBC News crew was standing outside my house to do an interview. It was a definite reminder, not…
Football is our national sport and is a big part of daily life. Whether it’s watching, playing or supporting our favourite teams, football is in our blood.
Last Friday was a fantastic day for British sport as London was named host city for the 2017 World Athletics Championships.
Today is a significant milestone. The Aquatics Centre at the Olympic Park is complete and Jacque Rogge, the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), will officially invite athletes from around the world to compete in London.
Wednesday night rounded off a momentous day for women’s football in this country, with Chelsea Ladies taking on Arsenal Ladies and Lincoln Ladies up against Doncaster Rover Belles.