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Tracey Crouch

Sports, Tourism & Heritage Minister

Tracey Crouch
Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage

Gold rush in Rio

September 16, 2016 — Sport

Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage

It might be a little early to celebrate, as the Paralympics are not yet over, but with four days to go until the end of our time here in Rio, the Great Britain and Northern Ireland team are enjoying an incredible Paralympics. The team has won more gold medals than any Paralympics since Seoul in…

Team GB – the country is right behind you!

August 10, 2016 — Sport

Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage

As you read this it’s likely that I’ll be in the air on the way back from Rio and ready to cheer on Team GB from home. It has been an excellent trip where I have managed to see and hear first hand how record government and National Lottery investment has helped our top athletes…

Maracana, meetings and medals

August 9, 2016 — Sport

Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage

It’s been an incredible last few days in Rio; the Olympic Games have surged into life with world-class sport getting underway against one of the most beautiful backdrops on the planet.

Rio 2016 gets underway

August 5, 2016 — Sport

Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage

As I write this, excitement in Rio and no doubt among sports fans around the world is rising, with only a few hours left before the opening ceremony of the 2016 Olympic Games gets underway.I’ve been in Brazil for two days now to support Team GB and bang the drum for Britain, championing the UK…

Tracey Crouch reflects on sport over 2015 and considers what 2016 will bring

December 30, 2015 — Sport

Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage

2015 has been a rollercoaster of a year for sport. We’ve experienced some dizzying highs, with triumphs at the Ashes, the Davis Cup team and the Tour de France.There have been gold medal wins for Jess Ennis, Mo Farah and Greg Rutherford and Lewis Hamilton has been crowned F1 champion once again.But as well as…

Strengthening tourism in England and the UK

December 14, 2015 — Uncategorized

Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage

The tourism industry makes a huge contribution to our economy and plays a crucial role in showcasing the best of Britain to visitors from home and abroad.So it was right that the spending review delivered good news for the sector with an increase in GREAT funding, a new £40 million Discover England Fund and maintained…

Tracey Crouch: “UK tourism can aim high after significant investment”

November 26, 2015 — Uncategorized

Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage

UK tourism is a global success story and one I am incredibly proud to champion as Tourism Minister.While the overall Spending Review included difficult decisions, significant investments have been made in the sector. I am very grateful to you all for your input, which helped us make a compelling case for tourism.Last year we attracted a…

‘I want sport participation to become part of our country’s DNA’

August 14, 2015 — Sport

Minister for Sport, Tourism and Heritage

It’s no secret that sport has always been a particular passion of mine. I think most people would expect it to be, given that I’m the Sports Minister. When I was growing up, I enjoyed every sport going, graduating from playing in local teams to becoming an FA-qualified football coach and managing, until recently, an…