UK Sport has announced an increase in funding of £4m for 33 sports in preparation for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
This investment will help athletes participate in additional competitions that have been added to the international calendar and are crucial for qualification for the Paris Games, as well as supporting training camps.
The funding is focused on activities and requirements that will have a direct impact on Paris 2024 qualification, with 26 World Class Programmes receiving £3.5m of extra investment and a further £500,000 being allocated to Progression sports and National Squads Support Fund sports.
Progression sports are those with identified long-term medal potential, while National Squads Support Fund sports receive funding to support the costs associated with forming and fielding squads for Olympic and Paralympic qualification pathway competitions.
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