The School Games has given children's sports in the UK a massive boost with latest figures showing nearly 5.5 million school children now eligible to compete; marking a huge increase of over 1.5 million from last year.
Maria Miller, Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport, has reiterated the Government's commitment to increase sports participation across the UK as part of the legacy from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
Helen Grant, a former junior judo champion, has replaced Hugh Robertson as Sports Minister as part of Prime Minister David Cameron's cabinet reshuffle.
London has been awarded the 2016 Track Cycling World Championships with the prestigious event set to be staged at the iconic velodrome on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in Stratford.
Sprint star Christine Ohuruogu, the reigning women's 400 metre world champion, has launched the first ever Compact Athletics Facility which is designed to allow track and field equipment to be built in places where space is limited.
The curtain has fallen on the Sainsbury's 2013 School Games finals in Sheffield with the multi-sport event for the UK's elite young athletes proving a huge success.
The Sainsbury's 2013 School Games finals have begun in Sheffield with the multi-sport event for some of the UK's elite young athletes set to take place from September 12-15.
Three projects funded by Sport England were among the winners of the Prime Minister's 2013 Big Society Awards as recognition for their contribution to their local community through sport.
London 2012 chairman Lord Sebastian Coe said getting young people across the UK more physically active must be a major part of the ongoing legacy story of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The iconic Olympic Stadium in Stratford is set to be the new home of grass roots athletics in the UK for the next 50 years and beyond following a historic deal signed between venue owners E20 Stadium and UK Athletics.