01 Oct 2019
The Prime Minister has confirmed £50 million to support British athletes to help the UK remain an Olympic and Paralympic powerhouse at Tokyo 2020. The funding will be used to support Britain's elite athletes’ final year of preparation in the run up to the Games. The support will help fulfil UK Sport’s ambition to deliver more medals and medallists to inspire the nation at the Olympic and Paralympic Games next year. For the first time, Para Taekwondo, Para Badminton, Sport Climbing, Karate and BMX Freestyle are all receiving UK Sport funding to help them compete at Tokyo.
UK Sport’s strategic investment over the past two decades has led to record-breaking performances by the country’s National Lottery funded athletes at successive Olympic and Paralympic Games.