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Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS)

Culture, Media and Sport: our priorities

Deliver the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics
Deliver a safe and successful Olympic and Paralympic Games in London in 2012, and help to deliver a genuine and lasting legacy throughout the country.

Create a sporting legacy from the Olympic and Paralympic Games
Encourage competitive sport in schools by establishing a new School Games competition, improve local sports facilities and establish a lasting community sports legacy. Promote a sporting habit for life by concentrating investment on creating more opportunities for 14-25 year olds to play sport. Deliver a world-leading elite sport system, deliver major events, and reform the governance of sport.

Create the conditions for growth
Facilitate sustainable growth in the tourism, media, leisure, creative, communications and cultural industries, including by reforming the media regulatory regime.

Boost the Big Society and strengthen cultural organisations
Encourage philanthropic giving, return the National Lottery to its founding principles and foster the development of a new breed of strong local media groups. Reform arm’s length bodies, support a move towards more sustainable business models and support libraries into the next generation.

Facilitate the delivery of universal broadband and improved mobile coverage
Stimulate private sector investment to deliver the best super-fast broadband network in Europe and provide for improved mobile coverage by 2015.