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  • National Lottery shake-up announced

    Date 04/07/2003

    A major shake-up of the National Lottery has been announced by the Government which could raise more money for sport and involve Olympic athletes sharing their skills on National Lottery Day.

  • 2012 Olympic bid decision put on hold

    Date 30/01/2003

    A decision by the Government on whether to back a London bid for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games has been delayed for at least two weeks, Downing Street said today.

  • Key figures debate London Olympic bid

    Date 23/01/2003

    Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell joined key figures including three-time Olympic gold medallist Matthew Pinsent and London Mayor Ken Livingstone at a debate to discuss whether Britain should bid for the 2012 Olympic Games.

  • Select Cttee publishes Olympic report

    Date 23/01/2003

    The Culture, Media and Sport Committee today published its report on a potential bid for the 2012 Olympics. "It is clearly desirable in principle that London should host an Olympic and Paralympic Games," it concludes.

  • Governing bodies complete the picture

    Date 16/01/2003

    All governing bodies will this week receive a questionnaire from UK Sport designed to provide a toolkit that will enable them to review operations to identify how they might be repositioned or refocused in the future.

  • Lottery could be used for Olympic fund

    Date 16/01/2003

    UK Sport today said that a slight redistribution of Lottery funds among the good causes could result in an additional £1 billion for sport over ten years that could be used to help fund the costs of London staging the 2012 Olympics.

  • 81% of UK in favour of Olympic bid

    Date 15/01/2003

    An ICM opinion poll regarding a potential London bid for the 2012 Olympic Games has revealed that 81% of the nation is in favour of a bid - an increase of 12% since the question was last asked six months ago.

  • Caborn: Transport is key to London bid

    Date 14/01/2003

    Speaking on the eve of the Select Committee hearings into a London bid for the 2012 Olympics, Sports Minister Richard Caborn said that the issue of transport was crucial to whether the Government would give its support.

  • UK Sport looks to the future

    Date 19/12/2002

    UK Sport has welcomed today's publication of the Department for Culture, Media and Sport/Strategy Unit report, which looks at delivering the Government's sport and physical activity objectives.

  • Government backs elite sport

    Date 27/11/2002

    The announcement of £9.4m of new money to support the nation's top athletes and their coaches in their efforts to build on the success of the Sydney Olympics and Paralympics was today welcomed by UK Sport.

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