Athletes' Rio funding revealed

UK Sport has announced an 11% overall increase in funding for Olympic and Paralympic sports until the Rio Games in 2016, with cuts to swimming and basketball among other sports.

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Volleyball Olympian 'hurt' by Rio funding annoucement


British swimming 'disappointed' with funding award

Overall we are satisfied with the outcome. While disappointed with the award for swimming, we recognise we need to rebuild confidence that we can deliver medals at Olympic level consistently before we can demand more investment.

We had a disappointing Olympics in swimming and we now need to focus our energies on driving the cultural change needed moving forward and this will be built around a no compromise approach underpinned by performance management and strong effective leadership.

– David Sparkes, British Swimming CEO

Handball player 'absolutely gutted' by Olympic funding loss

Handball player Chris McDermott has tweeted:

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Boxing gets biggest increase in UK Olympic sports funding

The biggest increase of any UK Sport Olympic funding goes to boxing, a 44% increase, to £13.8m, though £9.55m is conditional on sport sorting out some internal issues.

Team GB's Nicola Adams became the first woman boxer to be crowned an Olympic champion Credit: Andrew Milligan/PA Wire/Press Association Images

Cycling is up to £30.6m from £26.3m, athletics has a £1.7m increase to £26.8m, rowing up from £27.3m to £32.6m, and gymnastics up from £10.8m to £14.5m.

Investment in Paralympic sport has also risen dramatically, up 43% on London 2012.


Mixed fortunes as £347m Olympics funding pot revealed

UK Sport has announced a record pot of £347m of Olympic and Paralympic sports funding to be distributed in the run-up to the 2016 Rio de Janeiro Games

Cycling, rowing, boxing, athletics and gymnastics have been given increases, but several sports, including swimming, basketball, volleyball and handball, are paying the price for missing medal targets with severe cuts to their income.

Great Britain's medal winners

Swimming funding has been cut to £21.4m from £25.1m, volleyball (down to £400,000 from £3.5m), plus basketball, handball, wrestling and table tennis, which miss out on funding altogether.

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