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Oliver Dowden pictured in March 2020
Covid pilot scheme data shows mass participation events can be held 'safely'
Euro 2020, British Grand Prix and Wimbledon were among 37 trial events that made up the Government's Event Research Programme.
Aug 20, 18:13
England's Ollie Robinson pictured on June 2, 2021
Ollie Robinson admits he feared for his England future
The seamer bounced back strongly with five wickets against India at Trent Bridge.
Aug 6, 19:46
Oliver Dowden pictured in March 2020
Result: Review calls for independent regulator to protect key aspects of English game
Tracey Crouch has issued preliminary recommendations
Jul 22, 12:47
Ricky Gervais hosting the Golden Globes on January 10, 2020
Ricky Gervais speaks out against Channel 4 sale proposals
The Office creator Ricky Gervais criticises the government's proposals to privatise Channel 4.
Jul 20, 13:43
England's Bukayo Saka looks dejected after missing a penalty against Italy in the Euro 2020 final on July 11, 2021
Boris Johnson condemns "appalling" racial abuse towards England players
Arsenal said they would offer their support to Bukayo Saka, and told him to hold his head high.
Jul 12, 09:57
Channel 4 HQ at Horseferry Road
Government outlines plans to sell off Channel 4
The government outlines plans to privatise Channel 4 in order "to ensure it has the best chance of future success".
Jul 6, 16:35
Oliver Dowden pictured in March 2020
Eight positive coronavirus cases recorded following test events at Wembley
A further six were recorded among more than 10,000 spectators who attended the 17 days of the World Snooker Championship.
Jun 25, 15:41
A general shot of Wembley Stadium in May 2020
Wembley set to welcome at least 60,000 fans for Euros semis and final
The stadium will operate at 75 per cent capacity for the matches.
Jun 22, 16:24
Oliver Dowden pictured in March 2020
England's ODI with Sri Lanka to welcome larger-than-expected crowds
Jos Buttler has missed five Tests in a row since playing his part in a win against India in Chennai.
Jun 21, 10:46
Denmark's Thomas Delaney, Andreas Christensen and teammates stand in front of Christian Eriksen as he receives medical attention at Euro 2020 on June 12, 2021
Famous figures share messages of support to family of Christian Eriksen
The Denmark midfielder dropped to the ground shortly before half-time during his country's Euro 2020 game against Finland.
Jun 12, 19:41
England's James Anderson celebrates his 600th wicket on August 25, 2020
James Anderson: 'England players are trying to improve themselves as people'
Ollie Robinson has been suspended following historic racist and sexist tweets.
Jun 8, 13:41
England's Ollie Robinson pictured on June 2, 2021
ECB investigating claims of second player posting "historic offensive material"
Ollie Robinson was on Sunday evening suspended from all international cricket pending an investigation.
Jun 7, 21:08
England's Ollie Robinson pictured on June 2, 2021
Boris Johnson agrees with Oliver Dowden over Ollie Robinson punishment
Ollie Robinson has been suspended over historical tweets but the Prime Minister agreed with Oliver Dowden's assessment the ECB has gone 'over the top'.
Jun 7, 17:17
England's Ollie Robinson pictured on June 2, 2021
Oliver Dowden criticises ECB over Ollie Robinson punishment
Ollie Robinson has been suspended from all international cricket pending the outcome of a disciplinary investigation.
Jun 7, 10:49
Oliver Dowden pictured in March 2020
Edgbaston Test to welcome around 18,000 fans each day
The stadium will be 70 per cent full for England's second Test against the Black Caps in mid-June after being selected for a Government pilot event.
May 26, 10:14
Liverpool fans protest the planned European Super League outside the stadium before the match. It was announced twelve of Europe's top football clubs will launch a breakaway Super League
What off-the-pitch issues plagued the Premier League this season?
Project Big Picture, the European Super League and the global pandemic all presented serious challenges.
May 21, 12:19
Channel 4 logo
Culture secretary considering selling Channel 4
Culture secretary Oliver Dowden admits that he is open to the privatisation of Channel 4 within the next three years.
May 15, 17:56
Jack Whitehall pictured on February 18, 2020
Brit Awards to welcome live audience as part of government test
The Brit Awards will welcome 4,000 guests to The O2, where there will be no social distancing and no requirement to wear face masks.
Apr 22, 14:57
Prince William and the Duchess of Cambridge pictured on March 11, 2021
Duke of Cambridge keen to "secure the future health of the game at all levels"
Prime Minister Boris Johnson promised that a "root-and-branch" review into the way football is run will consider how to boost the role of fans.
Apr 21, 21:46
Boris Johnson appears at PMQs on December 9, 2020
Boris Johnson promises "root-and-branch" review of football
Former sports minister Tracey Crouch is to investigate the governance of the sport and how supporters can have more say in the running of their clubs.
Apr 21, 17:16
Oliver Dowden pictured in March 2020
Oliver Dowden: 'New football regulator not off the table'
Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden said it was also right to look at how fans can have a stake in their clubs.
Apr 21, 10:18
UEFA President Aleksander Ceferin during the draw in October 2020
Football authorities to consider next move in fight against ESL
The 'Big Six' clubs will be excluded from an emergency Premier League meeting on Tuesday to discuss a response to the proposals.
Apr 20, 08:38
Gary Neville pictured in January 2020
Gary Neville slams "criminal" Super League plans
The former Manchester United defender described the breakaway threat as 'disowning-your-own-club stuff' and was backed by Roy Keane.
Apr 18, 20:28
Oliver Dowden pictured in March 2020
Oliver Dowden sets out plans for sport pilots
Fans were in attendance for day one of the World Snooker Championship on Saturday.
Apr 18, 12:21
A general shot of Leeds Rhinos vs. Salford Red Devils in August 2020
Sean Long backs Leeds to give St Helens "a good crack"
Leeds beat Salford in last season's final at Wembley.
Mar 29, 13:57
Oliver Dowden pictured in March 2020
Oliver Dowden "desperate" to see large crowd at Euro 2020 final
The Culture Secretary looked further ahead on the day grassroots outdoor sport returned in England.
Mar 29, 13:55
New Rugby League generic
Leeds to begin Challenge Cup defence against St Helens
York City Knights will face Wigan.
Mar 29, 11:10
Oliver Dowden pictured in March 2020
Oliver Dowden "optimistic" over large sporting crowds for summer
Monday marked the return of grassroots outdoor sport after nearly three months of lockdown.
Mar 29, 10:12
Britain's Chancellor of the Exchequer Rishi Sunak attends a news conference on the ongoing situation with the coronavirus disease (COVID-19) in London, Britain March 17, 2020
Government announces £300m recovery package for sport in England
Chancellor Rishi Sunak unveiled his Budget in the House of Commons on Wednesday.
Mar 3, 15:00
Oliver Dowden pictured in March 2020
Women's sport to receive more than £10m of funding in survival package
The Government's Sport Winter Survival Package will also help netball, basketball and badminton.
Feb 19, 22:41
Ama Agbeze pictured in 2019
Ama Agbeze and Geoff Thompson appointed to 2022 Commonwealth Games board
Ama Agbeze captained England's netballers to Commonwealth gold in 2018, while Geoff Thompson is five-time former world karate champion.
Feb 16, 11:22
Premier League chief executive Richard Masters pictured in July 2020
Premier League launches No Room For Racism action plan
The plan underpins the Premier League's continued commitment to promoting equality and tackling discrimination.
Feb 9, 18:30
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich pictured in December 2015
Chelsea owner Roman Abramovich vows to fund fight against discrimination
Blues defender Reece James shared vile messages he had been sent.
Feb 1, 17:34
A BBC satellite
Government names Richard Sharp as choice for new BBC chairman
The government announces that former Goldman Sachs banker Richard Sharp is the preferred choice to take over as BBC chairman next month.
Jan 6, 16:56
BBC Bitesize
BBC to roll out daily education programming following school closures
The BBC announces plans to broadcast educational programming on BBC Two and CBBC following the news that schools across the UK must close.
Jan 6, 02:24
A woman wearing a mask walks by the Emirates Stadium after manager Mikel Arteta tested positive for coronavirus and their Premier League match against Brighton on Saturday has been cancelled on March 13, 2020
Elite sport to continue behind closed doors in tier 4
Plans to meet at Christmas were torn up by new tighter rules but sporting fixtures will continue behind closed doors.
Dec 19, 19:51
Oliver Dowden pictured in March 2020
Oliver Dowden hopes sporting stadiums will be at full capacity by next autumn
Small numbers of spectators returned to venues in England from December 2.
Dec 10, 11:38
football pitch
Government to review betting advertising and investigate "evidence of harm"
The review of the 2005 Gambling Act has been announced by Culture Secretary Oliver Dowden.
Dec 8, 17:35
A general shot of a Premier League football ahead of the Premier League clash between Everton and West Ham United at Goodison Park on October 30, 2016
An in-depth look at the Premier League and EFL's bailout package
A deal was done on Thursday.
Dec 3, 15:47
Rick Parry pictured in October 2019
EFL to have access to £250m in funding after rescue package agreed
The bailout package has been months in the making.
Dec 3, 15:46

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