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We improve opportunities to participate, progress and achieve in sport

This outcome is about developing and supporting a world class sporting system at all levels, motivating more organisations and individuals to get involved and enabling the broadest range possible of people to participate, progress and achieve in sport.


Sports Participation - Adults

Adult sport participation
In 2016, 51% of adults reported participating in sport in the last four weeks.
Swimming remains the most popular form of sport at 16% followed by Keep fit/aerobics at 14% and multigym/weight training also at 14%.

Sports Participation - Children

Child sport participation
In 2016, 68% of children participated in sport in the week prior to interview.

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Team Scotland Performance

Team Scotland Performance

At the Glasgow Commonwealth Games, Team Scotland secured 53 medals – 19 Gold, 15 Silver and 19 Bronze ranking 4th in the overall medal table, surpassing their Commonwealth Games target of breaking their previous record 33 medal haul of Edinburgh 1986.

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