HomeNEWSGENERALOnly 17% of people in Coventry participate in sports February 25, 2014 GENERAL, LOCAL, OTHER, SPORT By Benjamin Craig and Charlotte Dyett Two years ago this summer, London served as the setting for one of the greatest sporting months of a generation. Various sporting organisation leaders, such as Lord Coe hoped this would spark a sharp increase in sport participation nationwide. According to the latest statistics released by Sport England, the sharp increase simply hasn’t happened. Through the past three years the number of people participating in sport once or twice a week is practically the same and although there has been an improvement in the number of people whom take part in sport three times a week, is it really enough to suggest the Olympic Legacy is being fulfilled? http://cf.datawrapper.de/eOCJu/1/ When you look at Coventry, three times a week sports participation is down to 17% and in Lower Stoke, this number is less at only 14% of households participating in physical activity three times a week. There are fears the decline is only going to continue. A fear that has only been heightened by the council announcing plans to demolish the current sports and leisure centre, which includes an Olympic-sized swimming pool, and build a new one with a smaller pool. Share this:Click to share on Twitter (Opens in new window)Click to share on Facebook (Opens in new window)Click to share on Google+ (Opens in new window) Related Leave a Reply Cancel Reply Your email address will not be published.CommentName* Email* Website Notify me of follow-up comments by email. Notify me of new posts by email.