"Has Britain got sport upside down?": PBE welcomes Simon Kuper

"Has Britain got sport upside down?": PBE welcomes Simon Kuper

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The Royal Institution

21 Albemarle Street



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Every gold medal won at the Rio Olympics cost the UK an estimated £5.5 million. However, the average UK citizen in 2017 will do less than 30 minutes of exercise each week.

Every fortnight, the government sells off a school playing field to a corporate household name. Meanwhile, childhood obesity and mental illness in teenagers continue to rise with a growing burden on the public purse.

Has Britain got sport upside down?

Simon Kuper, author of "Soccernomics" and Financial Times columnist, will look at why investment in British sport has become so polarised. Drawing on Simon's extensive knowledge of the UK sports industry, the evening is set to ask some challenging questions on the link between sport, public health and the economy in 2017.

A big thank you to our headline sponsor of the evening, Nomura (www.nomura.com).

With thanks to our co-sponsor for the evening, Weil (www.weil.com).

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