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UK Sport Invests in Seven Beijing Disciplines

It is investing £138,000 into seven sports with the Beijing Support Fund prior to the Winter Olympic Games in China. NEW

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The Fund will be used for training and competition costs.

Figure skating is set to secure support from a choreographer and bobsleigh set to utilise the grant to attend an international training week at the Olympic track in Beijing.

Seven sports applied and all will receive the offer of an award.

The breakdown of investment is as follows, up to:

·       Biathlon – £6,000

·       Bobsleigh – £40,000

·       Figure Skating – £40,000

·       Freestyle Skiing – Aerials – £6,000

·       Luge – £6,000

·       Short Track Speed Skating – £20,000

·       Speed Skating – £20,000

“With less than four months before the start of the Olympic Winter Games in Beijing we are delighted to have set up the Beijing Support Fund for these sports, athletes and teams to benefit from,” said Sally Munday, chief executive at UK Sport.

“This is the first Fund of its kind for winter sports under UK Sport’s new mission, which places an importance on demonstrating our commitment to a wider group of sports, athletes and teams in our high-performance community.

“The Fund will provide crucial support for everyone involved in the final months leading up to the Games as they first aim to qualify and then look to perform at their very best in Beijing.

“We are looking forward to working with these seven sports in helping them achieve success.”

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