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Paula Radcliffe loses her funding for 2012-2013

Paula Radcliffe Credit: PA Pictures

Paula Radcliffe has lost her lottery funding for 2012-2013.

UK Athletics announced the cut in funding earlier.

The track and field governing body have decided to reduce their World Class Performance Programme from athletes deemed capable of making the top eight to those who can win medals.

It means that Radcliffe has been dropped from UK Athletics "Podium" funding list.

The 39-year-old, who is a Loughborough University graduate and the marathon world-record holder, was forced to withdraw from the London 2012 Olympics Marathon because of a foot problem.

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Lord Coe appointed Pro Chancellor of Loughborough University

Lord Sebastian Coe has been appointed Pro Chancellor of Loughborough University.

The former athlete and Chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games, will now be a member of the University's council.

“Lord Coe is among the University’s greatest advocates and is also one of the leading ambassadors for sport in the UK.

“We are delighted that he has agreed to become Pro Chancellor of Loughborough and will be able to help us lead the University forward through its next phase of development.”

– Professor Shirley Pearce, Vice Chancellor of Loughborough

“I have always had very strong links with Loughborough, and I am looking forward to being able to contribute to the future of the University which provided me with such support, as both a student and graduate and also in my athletics career.”

– Lord Sebastian Coe, Chairman of LOCOG
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