Facilities

  • Photo: Duncan Rawlinson/Flickr
    24.02.2017 /
    Instead of public funding for the national Olympic team, a majority of the respondents in a recent survey say they prefer more accessible and affordable public sports centres and playing fields.
  • Photo: G Traveler/Flickr
    26.08.2016 /
    On August 21, West Ham played their first home Premier League match in the newly converted London 2012 Olympic Stadium, but unlike opponents Bournemouth or any other club in the world’s richest league the hosts are getting a free ride courtesy of the British taxpayer.
  • Photo: Visit Melbourne
    By Igor Kovač
    18.12.2015 /
    Choosing permanent Olympic host cities, one on each continent, could help the IOC secure cheaper and more sustainable events while living up to their own Olympic values, argues Igor Kovač in this commentary piece.
  • Photo: Zaha Hadid
    17.08.2015 /
    With the prospect of runaway expenses, the Japanese government last month pulled the brake and launched a new design contest for Tokyo’s new Olympic stadium. But the debate about who is to blame for the fiasco continues.
  • Photo: photopop/Visit Aarhus
    19.01.2015 /
    Nordic Venue Forum will gather professionals in the venue industry for a two-day conference, taking place 14-15 April 2015 in Aarhus, Denmark.
  • 30.10.2013 /
    As much as 85 per cent of Danish and Dutch public investments in sport go into sports facilities like football fields, sports halls and aquatics stadiums. But simply building facilities does not make more people active and knowledge on how to make the most of the investments is sorely needed.
  • 30.10.2013 /
    In Portugal, the local municipality of Leiria is paying 5,000 Euro per day in maintenance costs for a stadium that is now closed. And a further eight percent of the annual local municipality budget is spent repaying the mortgage of the stadium that was built for the European championships in football in 2004.

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