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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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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.

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