Helping Sheffield to Move More

18th September 2015 | 0 Comments

This week, a new National Centre for Sport and Exercise Medicine (NCSEM) site has been officially opened at Concord Sports Centre. Sheffield is one of three partners (along with East Midlands and London) which together form the NCSEM – a London 2012 Olympic legacy commitment to develop Sport and Exercise Medicine as a medical discipline [...]

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Sheffield’s unique landscape sets the scene for sport and wellbeing

17th September 2015 | 0 Comments

Our city has a very distinctive landscape character and strong sporting credentials; we wanted the design for the Olympic Legacy Park (OLP) to represent these strengths. The way that Sheffield has grown around its seven hills and five rivers, with wooded slopes, extensive parks and trees throughout, is pretty much unique within the UK. As [...]

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The Olympic and Paralympic Legacy – inspiring and uniting people

28th August 2015 | 0 Comments

Nelson Mandela famously said: ‘Sport has the power to change the world. It has the power to inspire, it has the power to unite people in a way that little else does’. This quote really resonates with me; it’s stuck in my mind for a long time and I think of it even more now [...]

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Creating a healthy community

17th August 2015 | 0 Comments

When the multi-sport, community arena opens on the Olympic Legacy Park in 2016, it will become the permanent home for the Sheffield Sharks basketball team. The arena, with its eye-catching, arched roof, will host the Sharks’ BBL home fixtures and provide a venue for the development of players through our junior squads. But that’s not where [...]

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Celebrating our winning bid, Beckham’s anniversary and lasting legacy!

6th July 2015 | 0 Comments

It doesn’t seem like two minutes since we were celebrating winning the bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London. Ten years ago today (6 July), I was nervously waiting with Lord Sebastian Coe, Sir Steve Redgrave, David Beckham, Jonathon Edwards and the rest of the GB bid team for the International Olympic [...]

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