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Active London returns with in-person conference on 21st September – tickets on sale now
Active London 2022 returns as our first in-person conference since 2019. Tickets are now on sale!
"It's not about participation numbers, it's about the outcome those numbers drive" - says Tim Hollingsworth OBE
An active nation is the key to getting more people playing sport - Tim Hollingsworth OBE.
2021: London Sport’s Year in Review
2021 has been a year of varying restrictions due to covid-19 but the commitment and dedication of the sport and physical activity remained undimmed we have seen, once again, the incredible impact of the capital’s grassroots physical activity and sport sector united in keeping Londoners active. Here, we look back at London Sport’s most memorable moments of 2021.
Meet our London Sport Marathon Runners 2021
On the 3rd of October, more than 40,000 people will run the 26.2-mile (42.2km) marathon through the streets of London. This year, London Sport runners aim to drive down inequalities in physical activity and sport.
Round Up of Day 2 of Active London
Day 2 of Active London, supported by Gympass, saw the number of registered delegates surpass 600 with six more inspiring and informative sessions, as well as a lunchtime workout for delegates with TRX, inspired by #NationalFitnessDay.
Round up of Day 1 of Active London
Six Active London sessions involving more than 20 speakers ensured that the first day of Active London gave the 550 online delegates plenty to consider when it comes to reactivating the capital. Here's our round-up of Day 1.
Sneak Peek: Learn more from Professor Kevin Fenton and Jillian Moore about what to expect from Active London
With less than 24 hours until Active London, keynote speaker Professor Kevin Fenton (London Regional Director at Public Health England) and London Sport Chair Jillian Moore have shared their thoughts on some key topics of the event.
London Sport and Chipotle 6 months in
Bloomsbury Football coach Lucas Capalbo has been named as our fifth Chipotle Community Champion as London Sport and Chipotle celebrate the halfway mark of the first year of the partnership.
Active London 2021: 2 weeks to go
With just two weeks to go until Active London, Events Manager Rachel Rowe provides a taster on what the sector can look forward to as they join us for London Sport’s two-day, free-to-attend digital conference on 21 and 22 September.
Gympass pledge support to London Sport’s We Are Not Spectators campaign
London Sport are thrilled to announce a new partnership with Gympass, the world’s largest corporate wellbeing platform, as they back its We Are Not Spectators pledge to champion grassroots sport across the capital.
Broadcaster and former athlete Jeanette Kwakye MBE to host Active London 2021
TV and radio presenter and former athlete Jeanette Kwakye has been named as host of the London Sport’s Active London conference on Tuesday 21 and Wednesday 22 September.
Active London conference returns as online event in September
Active London – the largest conference wholly dedicated to the physical activity and sport sector in London – will return on the 21 and 22 September 2021 as an online event.
New Active Lives data shows impact of covid-19 on Londoners’ activity levels
Sport England’s latest Active Lives Survey shows the impact of the first eight months of coronavirus on Londoners’ activity levels.
2020 Review of the Year
The year 2020 will be one to remember. There have been challenge but also, positives. At London Sport, we have seen, once again, the incredible impact of the capital's grassroots physical activity and sport sector unite to keep Londoners active. Here, we look back at London Sport’s memorable moments for 2020.
Rise in Londoners using tech to keep active is 'impossible to ignore'
Specialist Advisor for Technology for Participation Alex Zurita believes it is impossible to ignore the boom in people using technology to help them be more active as he reflects on Active London.
New Active Lives data shows impact of covid-19 on London's activity levels
The most in-depth picture yet of the impact of lockdown on Londoners’ activity levels has been published by Sport England with the release of their Active Lives Survey.
Research and insight puts us into someone else's shoes and increases understanding
Senior Insight Officer Laura Green explains how research and insight informs London Sport work and how it can be a useful tool to empower under-repesented communities, getting their voices heard by decision-makers across the capital.
Equality of Access – Challenging Inequality Through Our Community Sport Facilities.
London Sport's Strategic Lead - Facilities & Urban Spaces Operations, Chris Donkin, discusses the inequality of access to the capital's community sport facilities and what we are doing to tackle this issue, starting with our Active London event this October.
Why it's vital we give grassroot sports coaches the support they need
In this exclusive blog, Spond COO, Trine Falnes, explains why the company made the move to become the lead sponsor of Active London 2020.
Inequality is a key factor in our experiences of physical activity – it’s time we got to grips with that
Ambition is one thing the physical activity and sport sector has never lacked. Now is the time to turn those ambitions to face down wider inequalities and ensure we’re working to support all people to grasp the miracle cure, the golden thread and the silver bullet of physical activity and sport.