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Sport England Gets Tough On Olympic Funding For Tennis, Swimming
Published December 18, 2012
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CYCLING REWARDED: In London, Roger Blitz reported cycling’s success in increasing participation "has been rewarded with a 30% increase in long-term funding." Cycling is now Sport England’s "most-funded sport," receiving £32M ($52M), compared with £24.7M in the previous four-year period. British Cycling said slightly less than 2 million people were cycling at least once a week, 200,000 more than the number in Oct. '11 (FINANCIAL TIMES, 12/17).
TENNIS ANYONE? In London, Martyn Ziegler wrote tennis has had millions of pounds of funding "put on hold unless the sport can improve its plan to boost participation." The Lawn Tennis Association's four-year plan for increasing the numbers of people playing has been declared "not strong enough" by Sport England and £10.3M ($16.7M) of its £17.4M ($28.4M) total has been "put on hold." For tennis, the overall funding will go down from £24.5M ($39.7M) to £17.4M and the LTA will "have to produce a convincing new, improved plan" for how they will spend the money. Price: "Their plan simply wasn't strong enough to justify the four-year investment. Our hope with tennis is that they do access the full four years" (INDEPENDENT, 12/17).