Top coaches head for London

3 August 2012, 10:09

Events at the Global Coaches House are now in full swing, with many of the world’s leading coaches passing on their knowledge in a series of free seminars and presentations.

Global Coaches House is open to anyone involved in coaching at any level from grassroots to elite standard and if you are planning a visit to the games it is well worth adding a visit to GCH to your agenda.

To give you a flavour of what you can see and learn you can view a short video of some of the events at youtube

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International Sport Coaching Framework to launch at Global Coaches House

31 July 2012, 09:17

On Wednesday, 1st August at 2.30 pm, the International Sport Coaching Framework (ISCF) will be launched at a special event at the Global Coaches House, London.

The purpose of the ISCF is to provide an internationally recognised reference point for the education, development and recognition of coaches.

It will do so by defining the key building blocks of any national or international coaching system by defining coaching, coaching occupations and domains, coaching roles, coaching status categories, and the systemic elements around them that support full development and sustainability.

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The waiting’s almost over, now for the fireworks

27 July 2012, 10:49

After years of planning, the greatest sporting event in the world is about to explode into life as the London 2012 Olympic Games get under way in just a few hours.

Much has been made recently by a certain US politician and presidential hopeful about the apparent lack of interest being shown by the general public in the UK.

What he and other critics fail to recognise is the fact that for the past seven years, people in the UK have been fed an almost daily diet of Olympic stories, not all of them positive and that this kind of media overload has inevitably led to a kind of national fatigue over the event.

However, that is all about to change and tonight’s opening ceremony, while not perhaps matching the jaw dropping scale of Bejing’s extravagant but ultimately rather soulless opening, promises to bring some fun and music back to the proceedings – a kind of Beatles meet Beefeaters.

There has been a growing and palpable sense of excitement and expectation here in the UK over the past few weeks and that is about to erupt as the nation embraces the Games and gets behind its athletes.

Mitt Romney, prepare to be dazzled.

Learn from the best in coaching

4 May 2012, 12:15

Global Coaches House London 2012
The London Campus of Limkokwing University of Creative Technology,
106 Picadilly Place, London

27 July 2012 to 12 August 2012

The International Council for Coach Education Global Coaches House at Limkokwing University of Creative Technology, will bring together the cream of world coaching during the 2012 London Games.

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Beach Volleyball top spectator sport for civil servants

25 January 2012, 16:39

Beach volleyball will be the most popular sport for Government officials at the London 2012 Olympics according to the latest ticket sales.

Figures show that ministers have bought almost twice the number of tickets for Beach Volleyball, than they have for the athletics.

Officials have insisted that there is an entirely innocent explanation, claiming the decision was all about the timing of the events rather than an interest in the outfits worn by the players.

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GB gymnasts vault into Olympics

11 January 2012, 10:13

Britain’s mens gymnastics squad seized their last chance to qualify a full team for this year’s Olympic Games after coming out on top in the final test event at the O2 Arena.

The hosts, who had to finish in the first four of the eight competing nations in order to book an Olympic team place, came into this competition under pressure after their shock failure at last year’s World Championships in Tokyo.

But they held their collective nerve by winning the team event with a total of 358.227 points ahead of France on 350.659, Spain (347.292) and Italy (346.334), as Canada, Brazil, Puerto Rico and Belarus all missed out.

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Athletes warning over 2012 drug tests

5 January 2010, 16:08

Athletes’ representatives have warned that random drugs searches in the Olympic Village at London 2012 would be ‘utterly disasterous’.

British Olympic Association chairman Colin Moynihan has proposed a new bill in the House of Lords to strengthen anti-doping measures by increasing the police’s search powers and allowing them to enter the athletes’ village.

However the British Athletes Commission are against random searches. Chief executive Peter Gardner wants reassurances that ‘stop and search’ tactics will not be used on Olympic athletes at random and will raise the issue at a meeting with BOA chief executive Andy Hunt this week.

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Sports Clubs to get first choice of Olympic Tickets

11 December 2008, 15:53


Members of sports clubs are likely to have first call on tickets to the London 2012 Olympics as part of a plan by organisers to boost participation across the country.

A key element of the ticketing strategy being drawn up by Locog, the organising committee of the London games, will be the distribution of tickets to club members in an attempt to provide an incentive to take part in sport regularly.

The chairman of Locog, Lord Coe, told MPs on the culture, media and sport select committee that it could be a “serious message” that if you want to watch the Olympics you need to join a sports club now.

“If you look at the participation commitments [London has made to the International Olympic Committee], it is clearly important these tickets go to the right people,” Coe said later. “That means making sure they get to supporters clubs is very important to our ticketing strategy and is part of what we are looking at.”

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Team GB funding plans announced

3 December 2008, 14:55


Basketball, synchronised swimming, taekwondo, boxing, archery and hockey are the big winners in UK Sport’s Olympic 2012 funding programme. All six have received sizeable increases in their budgets ahead of London, with basketball getting a huge 136% increase, up from £3.7m to £8.7m. Rowing is now Britain’s best funded Olympic sport, getting £27.5m of the £304m pot available. The big losers include shooting, table tennis, handball and fencing.

UK Sport insists the level of funding builds on the £265m that was provided ahead of the Beijing Games and enables Britain to target a top-four finish in the medals table in London. But its £550m budget is £50m below the £600m that had been pledged and has meant that some sports, like handball, have lost out. “We are gutted,” Paul Goodwin, general manager of British Handball, “I don’t know how we are going to afford our coaches.”

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