January 18, 2021

Paris 2024: UK sports finance signals move towards greater diversity and win ‘the right way’

Rowing is one of the many sports that has seen funding cuts

Dame Katherine Grainger, the signalman, says the UK game results related to finance for Paris 2024 have moved towards greater diversity and won the “right way”.

British game Will receive The 2 352m is divided into 43 sports for the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Paris.

New additions such as surfing and skateboarding have been funded, and some traditional sports have slashed their budgets.

“This is a very important and wonderful moment,” Granger told BBC Sport.

“There are two main things – broad diversity and broad commitment and success are still important, but how we win is equally important to everyone in the system.

“Everyone is on board to make sure we win the right way and that it is not a good slogan.

“This is not a phase, it is the evolution of the system and how [we win] Being so powerful and popular now. “

Those who do not have the right culture are ‘not welcome’

Announced in 2004 – UK Sport’s “no compromise” approach, which strictly combines funding with medal ability, has been blamed for recent athlete welfare and bullying scandals.

However, a The change in strategy was announced in October, The future funding for the Olympic and Paralympic Games will focus on medal ability over a 12-year period rather than four years, with the aim of building success in a wide range of sports through a “progressive approach”.

“What we have done is take a holistic view of the game when looking at the cooperation of their players and their potential for the future,” CEO Sally Munde told BBC Sport.

“We’ve seen how they run their projects, the cost of running their programs, and how they’re going to make sure the culture is at the center of the actions they do.

“We are very satisfied with the games we invest in and they are determined to have the right culture.

“We will work with the game to make it very clear that you are not welcome unless you are going to put a good positive culture at the heart of what you are doing.”

Former Rover Grainger – Great Britain’s most adorned female Olympian – has been head of the National Financial Institution for the past three years: “We have a duty to do better with public pounds, and to reach as many people as possible in the right way.

“There must be this heart that believes in this firm unity and organization.

“Our sports community should be known internationally for its people-first approach and for maintaining the highest standards of integrity.”

Winners and losers

This funding represents an increase of $ 345 million allocated for the Tokyo Games and expands to 32 to 43 games, some of the most successful games in the UK have lost.

Athletes, gymnastics, rowing and swimming have all slashed budgets by about 10%, while sailing, canoeing, equestrian and modern pentathlon have also been slashed.

Badminton has seen a significant increase and GB wheelchair rugby has recovered its funds. Until Rio 2016 the game had a total m 3 million, but all funds were removed due to failure to win a medal at the Games.

Since then they have won two European titles and advanced to fourth place in the world.

In Rio 2016, Britain won 67 medals and won 64 gold medals at the Paralympics.

Andy Parkinson, CEO of British Rowing, said he was not surprised to see a reduction of about 4.2 million for the game during “tough economic times”.

However, her opponent Sarah Heath in the Pentathlon GP said she was “disappointed and confused” by the 20% drop.

In a statement, Pentathlon said the GB would like to appeal, emphasizing that Heath “gets this important funding throughout the inequality … game.”

Deciding to cut funding for several games, Munde added: “These are very difficult times in terms of the financial envelope we have available, we saw it.

“We wanted to achieve more games than we could before, and as a result we had to make some difficult decisions.

“I believe that consistently successful games will continue to be successful with the funding they receive.”

An additional M3 million worth of new funding will also be open to applications from other sports, such as Breaking It is set to feature for the first time at the Olympics in Paris.

The UK sport is expected to evaluate braking ability over the next 12 months, as climbing, skateboarding, surfing and karate were first included in the Olympic program.

Who got what?

In rowing, finances fell nearly 10%, while swimming (11.4%) and equestrian (11.6%) also saw significant declines.

However, archery saw its funding double, badminton soared to about $ 2.5 million (more than 300%) and cycling increased by 12%

Olympic Games Amount issued
Archery 2,134,257
Athletes 22,175,520
Badminton 3,154,358
Boxing 11,395,507
Canoeing 12,108,836
Cycling 27,601,684
Diving 8,463,542
Horseback riding 11,085,964
Gymnastics 12,510,990
Hockey 12,376,622
Judo 5,446,804
Modern Pentathlon 4,391,183
Rowing 22,212,008
Sailing 21,338,088
Shooting 5,802,749
Swimming 16,590,017
Taekwondo 7,776,898
Triathlon 6,806,550
Paralympic Games Amount issued
Bowl 3,473,835
Para-archery 2,633,644
Para-athletes 9,065,401
Para-badminton 1,106,833
Para-cano 3,032,881
Para-cycling 7,829,158
Para-equestrianism 3,011,243
Para-shooting 69 1,692,915
Para-rowing 3,139,577
Para-swimming 7,829,247
Para-table tennis 3,717,787
Para-Taekwondo 563,162
Para-triathlon 3,814,618
Powerlifting 1,612,722
VI Judo 47 847,617
Wheelchair basketball 4,197,157
Wheelchair fence 1,599,819
Wheelchair rugby 2,650,289
Progressive game Amount issued
Basketball 3 1,350,000
Climbing 1,562,811
Fencing 1,672,485
Skateboarding 1,672,485
Browsing 3 1,350,000
Table tennis 3 1,350,000
Weight lifting 3 1,350,000

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