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

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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Road to Rio, how the Olympics will lead to legacy

As the Project Lead for a visionary London 2012 Olympic Legacy hub, it’s exciting to watch on as the organisers of the Rio Games countdown to 2016. Ensuring the longer-term benefits and effects of the planning, funding, building and staging of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in summer 2012 was key to London’s bid – in fact it’s […]

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The Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre, innovations that help people move

Explaining the Advanced Wellbeing Research Centre – the AWRC for short – can be complex.  That’s why I’ve tried to get its tag line down to five words: innovations that help people move.   The AWRC is all about innovation: activity sensors, apps for smart phones, sports equipment, the physical environment around us, design, aids for those […]

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Why the Steel City holds its mettle on the international stage

With the arrival of the Olympic Legacy Park (OLP), Sheffield is set to prove itself as an international centre of excellence when it comes to health and wellbeing research and development. However, it’s not just the OLP that’s attracting businesses to the city.  Sheffield City Region is a region of contrasts. From the steel industry […]

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Leisure chief discusses potential of the Olympic Legacy Park

The Olympic Legacy Park (OLP) is aiming to become an internationally recognised Innovation District for health and wellbeing research and learning.    And with the recent addition of two world-class sports venues in the English Institute of Sport Sheffield (EIS Sheffield) and iceSheffield, which are both part of Sheffield City Trust, it is well on […]

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