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London 2012 Games 'has not boosted sports in school'

The London 2012 Games have so far failed to increase the chances to do sport in schools, a survey has found.

Jessica Ennis won gold at the Games Credit: Owen Humphreys/PA Wir

Half of the 1,006 parents interviewed said the Games had made their child want to do more sport.

However 54% of parents have said their children are doing less than two hours of school sport a week.

A total of 15% said their child now does more sport outside of school grounds while 9% did more sport inside school.

The study commissioned by Chance to Shine also showed 12% of parents claimed their child wanted to do more sport after the Olympics but were unable to find ways of doing it at school.

Just over half of the parents, 54%, stated their children played less than two hours a week of PE or games lessons at school.