Olympic Legacy Park inspiration for Kawasaki’s Tokyo 2020 delegation

19th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Kawasaki is a host city for the 2020 Tokyo Olympic and Paralympic Games and will be home to a Team GB 2020 pre-Games training camp.  A delegation from The Olympic and Paralympic Games Promotion Office in Kawasaki City, including Mr Takeshi Yamamoto and Ms Sonoko Sato, toured the Olympic Legacy Park facilities (OLP).   They [...]

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Former sports minister pays tribute to Sheffield golden girl

13th October 2016 | 0 Comments

After announcing her retirement from athletics, Richard, who is leading the delivery of the Olympic Legacy Park, described the world and Olympic heptathlon champion as an ‘exemplar for Sheffield and the nation.’  Richard said: “I want to congratulate Jessica on an outstanding career. She has been a fantastic athlete and a fantastic ambassador for the [...]

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Sheffield sporting stars honoured at gala dinner

7th October 2016 | 0 Comments

More than 600 guests attended the Olympic Legacy Park’s glittering Celebration of Sport event, which was organised to recognise the city’s past, present and future athletes.  Six grassroots sports awards for individuals, groups or teams in the Sheffield City Region were presented on the night:   Sports Woman of the Year was awarded to Olympic [...]

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Lord Coe celebrates Sheffield’s ‘exemplary’ Olympic legacy

6th October 2016 | 0 Comments

Lord Coe returned ‘home’ this week to see first-hand how the city is playing a key role in delivering a sport, health and wellbeing legacy.  The IAAF President toured the facilities being delivered as part of the city’s London 2012 legacy – and officially opened Graves Health and Sports Centre and the new National Centre [...]

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Ruby, Ruby, Ruby, Ruby….anniversary

5th October 2016 | 0 Comments

As it’s SportsAid’s 40th anniversary year, and we’re celebrating with a dinner in Yorkshire, I couldn’t resist a nod to the county’s own Kaiser Chiefs’ anthem to kick-off this blog.  Just consider the changes in day-to-day life since 1976, when SportsAid was founded, let alone in sport.  And yet, the need to support a new, next [...]

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