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U.K. Government Agrees To Cover Anticipated £30M Shortfall From National Lottery

Published in SportsBusiness Daily Global on 12 / 09 / 16

A "rescue package" has been agreed to that will lead to Britain’s Olympic sports "being spared funding cuts in the run-up to Tokyo 2020," according to Martyn Ziegler of the LONDON TIMES. The government has "agreed to cover an anticipated shortfall of National Lottery income" of more than &poun...

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Tags: Leagues and Governing Bodies, United Kingdom

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