Tuesday, 26 June 2012

Olympics – participation, performance and legacy

3 July 2012, 5pm,
Royal Statistical Society, 12 Errol Street, London, EC1Y 8LX
With the London Olympics about to begin, we recognise the important contribution statistics make in the measurement of sporting participation, the improvement of sporting performance and in measuring the lasting impact of the Games.
The speakers will be:
Andrew Spiers, Sport England
Measuring public participation in sport including the challenges of collecting data for detailed estimates in a social survey
Beverley Hale, University of Chichester
Studies and statistics leading to advances in performance-based knowledge and success in an Olympic Setting
Alex Wilkinson, Department for Culture, Media and Sport
Describing the plans for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Meta-Evaluation which will look across a large number of surveys, programme and project-level evaluations and other studies to measure the impacts and legacy of the Games.
Tea/coffee served from 4.30pm. Attendance is free and open to all, but pre-registration is
recommended. You can register by emailevents@rss.org.uk or by phone (020) 7638 8998.
For further information about the meeting, contact Charles Lound (charles.lound@ons.gov.uk). For directions, see www.rss.org.uk/findus.

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