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Legacy of London 2012 transforming East London

Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP

, October 24, 2014 — Sport

The Rt Hon Sajid Javid MP was appointed as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport and Minister for Equalities at the Department of Culture, Media and Sport on 9 April 2014.

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…

Tour of Britain goes up a gear

Jonny Clay

, September 17, 2013 — Sport

British Cycling’s Cycle Sport Membership Director and Olympic, World and Commonwealth medallist

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.

Being better never stops

Steve Moore

, August 5, 2013 — Sport

Chief Creative Director of Britain’s Personal Best

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…

Getting more women cycling

Jess Varnish

, March 27, 2013 — Sport

Team GB Women's Cyclist

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 Olympic and Paralympic legacy

Maria Miller

, January 27, 2013 — Sport

Maria Miller was appointed as Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport in September 2012.

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.