UK Sport has today (Monday, 13th February) confirmed an additional £4m of funding into summer Olympic and Paralympic sport as preparations gear up for the Paris 2024 Games. They shared the following announcement, published in part below.
The increased investment across 33 sports will support athletes in their preparations for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games, including allowing athletes to attend extra competitions that have been added to the international calendar and are essential to qualification for the Paris Games, in addition to training camps.
Following last year’s significant uplifts of £11.2m of additional investment in summer sports on top of the original Paris cycle awards, the latest round of investments prioritised support on activities and requirements that will have a direct impact on Paris 2024 qualification.
Within the additional £4m of funding, 26 World Class Programmes will benefit from £3.5m of extra investment. A further half a million pounds will be invested across Progression sports, those with identified long-term medal potential and National Squads Support Fund sports, where funding is designed to support the costs associated with forming and fielding squads for competition on the Olympic and Paralympic qualification pathway.
These additional investments come following the summer sports 2022 Annual Review.
The increased funding announced today does not include Athlete Performance Awards, which are managed separately of individual sport investment.Access our support >