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Source: Sky SPORTS News
You'd have hoped that most, even all would've seen CONSIDERABLE rises in participants.
Overall, as a whole, there has been a rise, numbers-wise, so we should probably desperately cling onto that as reason to justify the obscene money it cost, rather than delve further into the actual facts.
or y'know, the name of the committee that did the research or published the report or sutin
'cos googling just brings up this thread
which i'm sure needy Londoners will use to suit their skewed world view, but...
Basically, significant rises in four middle-class sports, the rest a bit meh all round.
i've got no idea what racquetball or mountaineering is
based on the names?
mountaineering isn't a sport, i looked.
you. also me.
either way, you look a bit daft right now.
in 1900 Britain won olympic gold in cricket. Only two teams entered - Britain and France. The french team sonsisted entirely of the staff of the British embassy
So what you're saying is that teh Guardian are idiots?
and I suspect those five received relatively little coverage in the mass media within the UK during the Olympics - stands to reason really.
You're right, it's six.
Particularly cycling, athletics and tennis
then again, bowls & angling are down - it's a war on the working classes
that's quite a lot of people
people have flocked to the sports which had the most coverage/success throughout the summer?
i'm not overly surprised
thought brusma was going to lead the revolution.
the thread title should actually read "12 of 32 sports reporting that participation numbers have dropped since the London Olympics".
I was so excited about laughing at you all that i completely didn't' even read the article there.
this fucks my graph right up
don't want to have to ban you again, boss.
^ pre-emptive this
Yeah, lets measure Legacy 4 months down the line?!
...although bit strange that table tennis is down given the number of public tables there are these days. Could these figures be skewed by seasonality somehow?