UK Sport publishes warning of not only reducing funding but cutting funding for Olympic and Paralympic Sports for Tokyo 2020!
We have an interesting topic of discussion for the SDN members, supporters & followers. Some of you might be aware that UK Sport has published information relating to the reduction and cutting funding completely for various Olympic and Paralympic Sports for Tokyo 2020.
What does this mean? Athletes and the governing bodies for that sport that are unfortunately reliant on this funding could cease to exist.
Will it affect the number of participants? This will possibly mean a reduction in the number of people taking part in these particular sports which include: Archery, Weightlifting and Wheelchair Rugby which are all represented at the Paralympics.
Concerns: The growth of these sports following both the London 2012 games, and more recently the Rio 2016 games has been fantastic from a grass roots level through the pathway to athletes representing their country. We do fear for sports like Wheelchair Rugby that rely heavily on funding for facilities, equipment and for those many individuals that gain the benefits of engaging with a team orientated sport.
The article that has been published by UK Sport can be seen here: http://www.insidethegames.biz/articles/1044909/liz-nicholl-our-mission-is-to-keep-the-good-times-rolling-at-tokyo-2020
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