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400,000+ readers leisure opportunities 6 March – 19 March 2012 ISSUE 575 Daily news & jobs: www.leisureopportunities.co.uk Olympic Museum plans revealed


A new Olympic Museum will be built at London’s Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in order to provide a permanent legacy from the 2012 Games. Located adjacent to the


ArcelorMittal Orbit viewing tower, the British Olympic Association (BOA) said the museum will become a major tourist attraction for the capi- tal when it opens in 2014. The Brit ish Olympic


Museum will allow visitors to relive the 2012 Games, with the aim of creating an inter- active experience for people to share Olympic values and inspire future generations. Among the elements pro-


St James Teatre includes a 312-seat auditorium


New theatre to open in central London


St James Teatre is set to become central London’s first newly-built theatre for three decades when it opens on the site of the for- mer Westminster Teatre in September. Te new venue, which has been designed


Te museum will be located adjacent to the ArcelorMittal Orbit (leſt)


posed for the new museum is London and the Olympics - a look at how the capital became the first city in modern history to stage three Olympic Games. Media and the Games will provide a behind-the-scenes look


CGF to undertake ‘major strategic review’


International leisure consulting firm pmplegacy has been appointed to undertake a “major review” of the Commonwealth Games Federation. Te launch of the review process


comes aſter HRH Prince Imran was named federation president and will provide a framework for the future development of the organisation. It is also hoped that the strategic


review will help to ensure that the federation’s activities remain sustain- able in the global sporting sector over the next 10 years and beyond. Details: http://lei.sr?a=g1p1k


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at the London Games, while the Gallery of Champions is planned to provide inspiration for the next generation of athletes. Details: http://lei.sr?a=o6j6A


Les Mills buys back UK business


Les Mills International (LMI) has launched a new company – Les Mills UK – which will become the exclusive distributor for Les Mills group fitness programmes in the UK. Te move follows LMI’s acquisition of the


division of Fitness Professionals (FitPro) which had been responsible for distributing Les Mills programmes for the past 15 years. Jill Tattersall, former CEO of LMI, has been appointed CEO of Les Mills UK to manage the transition. Phillip Mills, CEO of LMI, said: “With this


move, we’ll be able to offer an excellent pack- age directly to our UK club partners, including access to the latest marketing material and resources to maximise class attendance.”


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LMI will distribute its UK group fitness programmes Les Mills programmes are delivered by 90,000


trained instructors at 14,000 clubs around the world. Read more: http://lei.sr?a=e7N2m • Les Mills is currently running a programme of Future of Fitness events. To take part, go to: http://lei.sr?a=B8K5t


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by Foster Wilson Architects, is located in Victoria and has been entirely funded through private sector investment. A 312-seat auditorium, a brasserie and a


bar will be included among the facilities, along with a 100-seat or 150-standing studio for comedy shows and live music. Read more: http://lei.sr?a=P1T7D


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