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Olympic Games 'failed to inspire'

The Olympic Games inspired fewer than one in five people to take part in more sport, according to a new poll.

The survey also found that just 16% of women and 10% of those aged over 55 were inspired to participate in more sporting activities by London 2012.

Over half of the British public (56%) feel there is too much media coverage of football and not enough of other sports, while only 35% have noticed an increase in non-football sports stories since the Games finished.

The survey of over 1,000 people was conducted by ComRes for the Victoria Derbyshire programme on BBC Radio 5 live.


From Belfast Telegraph