Paris 2024: UK Sport to invest £ 352million in UK sport for 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games



Skateboarding has received over £ 1.6million in funding

UK Sport has announced that it will invest £ 352million in British sport for the 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris.

The funding will be split between 43 Olympic and Paralympic sports and represents an increase from the £ 345million allocated for the Tokyo Games.

New climbing, skateboarding and surfing additions have all been funded.

However, some traditional sports like track and field, gymnastics, rowing and swimming have all seen their budgets cut by around 10%.

Sailing, canoeing, horseback riding and the modern pentathlon have also seen declines while badminton has seen a significant increase and GB wheelchair rugby has seen its funding restored. The sport received a total of £ 3million in the run-up to Rio 2016, but all funding was cut after failing to win a medal at the Games.

They have since won two European titles and climbed to fourth in the world.

Great Britain won 67 medals at Rio 2016 and won 64 gold medals at the Paralympic Games.

British Rowing chief executive Andy Parkinson said he was not surprised to see a reduction of around £ 2.4million for the sport in “tough economic times”.

However, her GB Pentathlon counterpart, Sara Heath, said she was “disappointed and puzzled” by the reduction of just over 20%.

In a statement, Pentathlon GB said it intended to appeal, with Heath pointing to a “lack of parity … in sports receiving this crucial funding.”

Regarding the decision to cut funding for a number of sports, UK Sport Managing Director Sally Munday said: “These are pretty tough times in terms of the financial envelope we have and we have looked at the whole room.

“We wanted to reach more sports than ever before so we had to make some pretty tough decisions.

“I believe the sports that have always been successful will continue to be successful with the funding they have received.”

A new additional fund worth £ 3million will also be open for applications from other sports such as station wagon, which is for the first time at the Paris Olympics.

UK Sport is expected to assess the potential for disruption over the next 12 months, as they did when rock climbing, skateboarding, surfing and karate were all added to the Olympic program for the first time.

Who has what?

As the number of sports receiving funding increased from 32 to 43, some of Britain’s top performing sports have lost.

In rowing, funding fell by almost 10%, while swimming (11.4%) and horseback riding (11.6%) also saw significant declines.

However, archery saw its funding more than double, badminton increased by around £ 2.5million (up over 300%) and cycling increased by 12%.

olympic sport Amount granted
Archery £ 2,134,257
Athletics £ 22,175,520
Badminton £ 3,154,358
Boxing £ 11,395,507
Canoe £ 12,108,836
Cycling £ 27,601,684
Diving £ 8,463,542
Equestrian £ 11,085,964
Gymnastic £ 12,510,990
Hockey £ 12,376,622
Judo £ 5,446,804
Modern Pentathlon £ 4,391,183
Rowing £ 22,212,008
Sail £ 21,338,088
Turning £ 5,802,749
To swim £ 16,590,017
Taekwondo £ 7,776,898
Triathlon £ 6,806,550
Paralympic sport Amount granted
Petanque £ 3,473,835
Para archery £ 2,633,644
Para athletics £ 9,065,401
Para-badminton £ 1,106,833
Para-canoe £ 3,032,881
Para-cycling £ 7,829,158
Para-equestrian £ 3,011,243
Para-shooting £ 1,692,915
Para-rowing £ 3,139,577
Para-swimming £ 7,829,247
Para-ping-pong £ 3,717,787
Para-Taekwondo £ 563,162
Para-triathlon £ 3,814,618
Weightlifting £ 1,612,722
VI Judo £ 847,617
Wheelchair basketball £ 4,197,157
Wheelchair fencing £ 1,599,819
Wheelchair rugby £ 2,650,289
Progression sport Amount granted
Basketball £ 1,350,000
Climbing £ 1,562,811
Fencing £ 1,672,485
Skateboarding £ 1,672,485
Surfing £ 1,350,000
Table tennis £ 1,350,000
Bodybuilding £ 1,350,000



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