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Sport participation on target - in 25 years

Amid the welter of failing Olympic Legacies come the latest figures on sport participation which show it will take 25 years for the government to reach its reduced Olympic Legacy target of getting another million people involved in sport three times a week. 14 sports actually showed a statistically significant decrease in the numbers particpating once a week. And that doesn't take into account the effect of the coming budget cuts.

Still, when it comes to jobs the government has allowed itself 30 years to achieve a Legacy of 50,000 jobs, even if that target has to be treated 'with caution'. So adopting similar reasoning in this case, allowing 25 years for its achievement and treating the projections 'with caution', sport participation is on target! We may get somewhere sometime.


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