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From this point on, the Community Sport Network team will no longer be sending out articles.

It was established in August 2013 as a free to access news-line on all things happening in Community Sport. It was set up as a small contribution to the legacy of London 2012 which inspired us all and will live long in our memories.

Nearly five years down the track there are now a number of other respected sporting news offerings online, so we thank you for your readership and support which has extended to over 200 countries, and wish you all well in your ongoing efforts to help create a fitter, healthier sporting nation.

Thanks for being a part of it!

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Make sport everyone's game! Support the Rainbow Laces campaign 2017!

SPORT UNITES US. WE CHEER TOGETHER. WE CRY TOGETHER.

It doesn’t matter who you are, sport should be everyone’s game.

Sadly, homophobia, biphobia and transphobia remain a problem at all levels of sport. Our new research finds that:

• 72% of football fans have heard anti-LGBT remarks at games over the last five years

• One in five 18 to 24-year-olds say they’d be embarrassed if their favourite player came out

• Young people are twice as likely to say anti-LGBT language is harmless if it’s just meant as ‘banter’

From a young age, many lesbian, gay, bi and trans people get the message that they are not welcome in sport.

But most sport fans and players do welcome and accept lesbian, gay, bi and trans teammates and fans. We can’t let a small but vocal minority spoil the game for everyone else.

To see more on the Rainbow Laces Campaign 2017, please click here.