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Championing Britain in Rio

, August 19, 2016 — Sport

Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport

What an honour it has been to visit Rio and not only get the chance to promote our cultural interests to one of the world’s key markets, but also have the privilege of seeing Team GB excel.

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…

‘We need to embrace fresh perspectives to galvanise sport participation in the UK’

There are just six weeks remaining before the DCMS public consultation on the UK’s sport strategy closes on October 2nd and I’m really excited to see what new ideas are put forward.With UK sports participation declining, now is the time to be brave and creative. We must embrace all views as we need fresh new approaches to how…

‘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…