Olympic and Paralympic sports to learn of funding decision for Tokyo 2020

A record £347m was made available for the last four-year cycle, with Paralympic sports receiving a 43% rise
Sports minister Tracey Crouch has written to parliament to say any “uncertainty” around future funding amid a decline in the number of National Lottery players, players will be offset by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.
The body has said its decisions are not based solely on past performances, rather realistic medal opportunities in Tokyo, however rowing was rewarded for a successful London 2012 with the highest funding from the last cycle at £32.6m.
But despite winning three golds and two silver medals, rowing fell one short of its minimum medal target of six for Rio 2016.
Sporting governing bodies have also been warned by UK Sport and Sport England they must bring in more women or lose public funding
Under the new ‘Code for Sports Governance’ it sets out a target of at least 30% gender diversity on boards.
The new code applies to governing bodies who ask for UK government and National Lottery funding from April 2017.
By Chloe Pitman

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