Description

Prof Nanette Mutrie and Prof Chris Oliver from PAHRC were interviewed. As many of us think about New Year's resolutions to get fitter, John Beattie looks at why our elite sporting success isn't translating into a healthier population. Our top athletes are winning more medals than ever, but the general population isn't becoming more active. The theory was that mega-events like the London Olympics and Glasgow Commonwealth Games would inspire a generation to become healthier. John hears from elite athletes and ordinary folk about why that hasn't happened and what it might take to get us off the sofa.

Period2 Jan 2017

Media contributions

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Media contributions

  • TitleThe Medal Myth
    Media name/outletBBC Scotland
    Media typeTelevision
    Country/TerritoryUnited Kingdom
    Date2/01/17
    DescriptionProf Nanette Mutrie and Prof Chris Oliver from PAHRC were interviewed. As many of us think about New Year's resolutions to get fitter, John Beattie looks at why our elite sporting success isn't translating into a healthier population. Our top athletes are winning more medals than ever, but the general population isn't becoming more active. The theory was that mega-events like the London Olympics and Glasgow Commonwealth Games would inspire a generation to become healthier. John hears from elite athletes and ordinary folk about why that hasn't happened and what it might take to get us off the sofa.
    PersonsNanette Mutrie, Chris Oliver

Keywords

  • sport
  • physical activity
  • funding