£4m Olympic swimming funding cut ahead Rio Games

UK Sport has announced a decrease in swimming funding ahead of the Rio Games in 2016.

For London 2012, the investment was £25,144,600 but after a disappointing medals haul for the swimmers it will now be £21,400,000 for the next Olympics.

Advertisement

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.