U.K. Athletics Will Reveal Athletes Whose Funding Will Be Cut On Monday
U.K. Athletics will reveal on Monday a "reduced group of athletes" who will receive lottery funding for next season, according to the London DAILY MAIL. The emphasis will be on "those with major championship medal potential over the next four years." U.K. Athletics has narrowed the focus for a place on its World Class Performance Program from "athletes with top-eight potential to those who are top-three contenders." The result will be fewer podium-level funded athletes, the highest level of lottery support, which runs from around £13,000 ($20,896) to £26,000 ($41,792) and "is in addition to non-financial help like access to coaches, facilities, medical staff and training camps." The athletes in danger of being cut are those who "failed to achieve the targets set out for them at either the 2011 World Championships or this summer's Olympics" or those not considered medal contenders at the 2016 Summer Olympics (DAILY MAIL, 10/14).