Charity calls for UK cities of sport to match cities of culture

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  • Spirit of 2012 said concept would boost participation
  • ‘The if you build it they will come approach doesn’t work’

A charity is calling on the government to set up a sport version of UK City of Culture to boost participation, after a two-year inquiry into the legacy of the London 2012 Olympic Games.

The Spirit of 2012 charity said a new UK City of Sport competition would boost the population’s health, increase volunteering and bridge social divides.

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Written by Jessica Murray
This news first appeared on https://www.theguardian.com/sport/2023/jan/23/charity-calls-for-uk-cities-of-sport-to-match-cities-of-culture under the title “Charity calls for UK cities of sport to match cities of culture”. Bolchha Nepal is not responsible or affiliated towards the opinion expressed in this news article.