The promised Olympic "legacy" of increased participation had failed to materialise and fewer people were now active than before the London 2012 Games Shadow culture secretary Harriet Harman said.
"We were all proud to host the Olympics and Paralympic Games in London two years ago but instead of seeing increased participation things have got worse, especially amongst young people, as a result of the Government axing school sports partnerships. "Labour wants to help everybody to do more sport and physical activity - from children to the elderly, girls as well as boys, and people from all backgrounds and regions.
Betting firm profits from horseracing are already subject to a levy which raised £82 million for the sport last year and the Premier League has in place a voluntary 5% levy on television revenues for the grassroots game. But Labour is considering extending the betting levy to gambling - including online - on all sports and measures to pressure the country's richest football clubs into properly meeting their promise.
Artwork from two critically acclaimed artists, 3D Joe and Max has been unveiled at the East Village - former home to the Olympic Athletes during London 2012. The 3D artwork is to celebrate the two year anniversary of London 2012. Members of the public are invited to interact with the installations which feature a vortex view over iconic East London.
In 2012, it was the Olympic venue where dreams came true for some of our best swimmers. But from today, the multi-million pound Aquatic Centre in Stratford is open to everyone. And for those who were there first, there was someone rather famous to give them some pointers, as Luke Hanrahan reports.
Bosses at the Olympic swimming complex are preparing to be swamped when the doors open to the public on Saturday.Read the full story ›
The 50m competition pool where Michael Phelps won four gold medals during 2012 is out of bounds to beginners because it has no shallow end.Read the full story ›
The London Aquatics Centre opens to the public this Saturday.Read the full story ›
Tom Daley told me this morning he is looking forward to training alongside members of the public at the Aquatics Centre.
Designed by internationally renowned architect, Zaha Hadid, the London Aquatics Centre is one of the most recognisable venues from the Games with its unique wave like roof.
16-year-old Michael Ampofo, the first 6th former into the pool, said he was thrilled to be training in an Olympic venue.