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Spaces rapidly filling for Coventry City of Sport launch event

Published on Thursday, 19 September 2019

Cash for Kids, the Free Radio charity, Coventry City Council, Coventry European City of Sport and CV Life have teamed up to bring a unique fundraising challenge to the city.

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Thousands take to the streets for Let’s Ride

Published on Wednesday, 11 September 2019

Thousands of people took advantage of the opportunity to cycle through Coventry’s traffic-free streets, as part of HSBC UK Let's Ride Coventry.

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Commonwealth sports switch at the Ricoh

Published on Tuesday, 03 September 2019

Coventry will now host rugby sevens, judo and wrestling at the Commonwealth Games 2022, but netball has been switched to the NEC.

Pictured: Young athletes and swimmers with the Lord Mayor, her Consort, senior councillors and games sponsors’, Sergio Requena-Rueda Branch Secretary for the West Midlands from Unite and Roger Medwell from Medwell Hyde Ltd.

City recognition for International Children’s Games competitors

Published on Monday, 02 September 2019

A group of young Coventry athletes and swimmers who recently competed in the International Children’s Games (ICG) in Russia have been praised for their efforts in representing the city.

Visitors to sport fest pose to celebrate Coventry being European City of Sport

Thousands get active at this year’s Sports Fest

Published on Friday, 23 August 2019

Sports Fest has broken its record of people taking part, with over 14,500 people having a go at sport during the festival

Cllr Kamran Caan, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Leigh Hunt Leigh Hunt, CityFibre’s City Manager for Coventry

New CityFibre partnership to support European City of Sport festivals

Published on Friday, 16 August 2019

Coventry City Council is pleased to announce a new partnership with CityFibre.  

People having fun at Sports Fest

Sports Fest day one success

Published on Wednesday, 14 August 2019

The first day of Sports Fest 2019 was full of sports, smiles and plenty of fun.

Cllr Kamran Caan, Paul Breed, Cllr Rois Ali and Cllr George Duggins in the new fitness facilities

The Wave's fitness facilities and Mana Spa open on Monday

Published on Friday, 19 July 2019

Monday sees the official opening of The Wave’s fitness facilities and Mana Spa.

Pictured: Cllr Kamran Caan, Cabinet Member for Public Health and Sport with the Young Ambassadors at the Move and Play exhibition .

There’s plenty happening in Coventry this summer!

Published on Wednesday, 17 July 2019

From July through to September, the city has a host of events and activities to keep every member of the family entertained and some of Coventry’s Young Ambassadors had the opportunity to try one of these activities out.

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Sports Fest is back!

Published on Tuesday, 16 July 2019

It's back! This time it’s going to be bigger and better than ever, more activities and more time to enjoy them.


Get ready for MotoFest this weekend

Published on Thursday, 30 May 2019

Two days of non-stop cultural celebration and motoring madness are coming to the UK's Motor City in a weekend of free family fun.

New city residents’ card launched

Published on Monday, 25 March 2019

Go CV is a loyalty card that gives Coventry residents discounts on some of the city’s most exciting attractions and activities.

Festival of Running 2019

The sun shone as Festival of Running takes to the city’s streets!

Published on Monday, 25 March 2019

Over 4,000 runners took part in the GoRun 5k Fun Run and Coventry Half Marathon yesterday as Coventry enjoyed a Festival of Running.

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England men U20s will play the Junior Springboks at Coventry Rugby’s Butts Park Arena on Friday 26 April

Published on Friday, 22 March 2019

The fixture will serve as vital preparation ahead of the World Rugby U20 Championship in June.

Cricket pitches at edgwick park

We’re bowled over about our new cricket pitches

Published on Thursday, 21 March 2019

Hundreds of people enjoyed trying out the new cricket pitches at Edgwick Park this week with the added bonus of getting to see the ICC Cricket World Cup Trophy.

Festival of Running

The Festival of Running is almost here!

Published on Thursday, 14 March 2019

This Sunday (17 March), Coventry’s Festival of Running 2019 will begin, with over 2,000 children taking part in the Toddler Dash and Children’s Mile in Memorial Park.

Emily Crilly preparing for the World Special Olympic Summer Games 
and Group picture: Left to right -  Nuala Cooper, Shona O'Keeffe, Emily Crilly, AJ Marston, Holly Riseborough at the Coventry Empire Gymnastics Club

City gymnast warms up for Olympic entry

Published on Thursday, 07 March 2019

A Coventry gymnast is warming up to compete in the World Special Olympic Summer Games, representing Team GB.

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Cyclists' success at Starley Sportive

Published on Thursday, 21 February 2019

Around 500 cyclists achieved a hat-trick of aims as the city’s Starley Sportive helped raise around £10,000 for charity.

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Guildhall hosts cup draw

Published on Tuesday, 12 February 2019

Two of Coventry’s sporting celebrities performed the draw for Rugby League’s Coral Challenge Cup – at the city’s historic St Mary’s Guildhall.

Coventry sporting heroes to conduct Coral Challenge Cup third round draw

Published on Tuesday, 05 February 2019

Coventry, the 2019 European City of Sport and a RLWC2021 host venue, will stage the Coral Challenge Cup third round draw on Monday 11 February (6pm).

Velo Birmingham

Vélo Birmingham & Midlands launches brand new 42-mile route

Published on Friday, 01 February 2019

Today marks 100 days to go, before Velo Birmingham and Midlands gets underway on Sunday 12 May.

Join the Fun Run

GoRun 5K Fun Run hits over 3,000 runners

Published on Tuesday, 29 January 2019

The GoRun 5K Fun Run, part of the Festival of Running, has reached over 3,000 runners which is fantastic news for the city!

city celebrates world cup announcement

Coventry to host world sporting event

Published on Tuesday, 29 January 2019

Coventry will be a host city when the Rugby League World Cup 2021 comes to England.

Coventry awaits World Cup outcome

Published on Wednesday, 23 January 2019

Coventry could score another sporting success later this month, when the venues for the 2021 Rugby League World Cup are announced.

Starley Sportive event

Starley Sportive will help launch city's year as European City of Sport

Published on Wednesday, 12 December 2018

A mass-participation charity cycle ride from Coventry is set to be one of the city’s first events as European City of Sport for 2019, and could raise thousands for charity.

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City sporting clubs back the Big Ticket!

Published on Thursday, 29 November 2018

To recognise our status as European City of Sport, the Council has teamed up with all the major sporting teams in the city to offer a family the chance to win The Big Ticket.

Local clubs and organisations encouraged to be part of Coventry’s European City of Sport in 2019

Published on Thursday, 08 November 2018

Coventry was named as the UK’s European City of Sport for 2019.

Corporate Games

Coventry awarded the Europe Corporate Games 2019

Published on Thursday, 08 November 2018

Coventry is celebrating yet another spectacular achievement in its sporting calendar as it is proud to announce securing the Europe Games.

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