Tonight I will be one of 200 guests at a reception attending the British Paralympic Association’s 25th anniversary party. It will be a special occasion for me as CEO but I am a newcomer compared to many there, for whom the past quarter century of commitment to the Paralympics has resulted in much of the…
Ten years ago, London hadn’t been selected as host city for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. It didn’t even look like we would be – in late 2004, Paris and Madrid were still leading the running. Our capital was all set to fill the “plucky loser” role played by so many British Olympians throughout…
Youth Media Team member, mentor and aspiring journalist – Glenn Wheeler – describes his experience of being a part of the media team at this year’s Sainsbury’s School Games.
With the race now well underway, British Cycling’s Cycle Sport Membership Director and Olympic, World and Commonwealth medallist Jonny Clay, tells us how the jewel in British stage racing’s crown has gone from strength to strength, and what we can look forward to this year.
Steve Moore, Chief Creative Director of Britain’s Personal Best, explains how the Olympics have inspired him over the years to want to celebrate all those involved in making the Games happen, while recognising the brilliance of the kid who slips away quietly having come fourth…
The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) has just moved offices – from the far end of Whitehall to the heart of Whitehall, now sharing offices with the Treasury, Cabinet Office and other key departments. That saves us £2million a year while bringing us closer to the heart of Government.
With a variety of Paralympic events scheduled for this year, discus champion Josie Pearson talks about the welcome limelight disability sport has received since London 2012.
As British Cycling launches its strategy to get one million more women cycling by 2020, world record breaking track cyclist Jess Varnish tells us about what inspired her and how the new strategy will get more women to take to two wheels.
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.
Six months ago today the world looked on in awe as Danny Boyle’s stunning Opening Ceremony heralded the start of a spectacular London 2012 Games that we will never forget.