Extra £173,000 for GB Snowsport Ahead of 2026 Winter Olympics

It is part of a wider increase of £2.4m for athletes aiming to compete at the Milan-Cortina Games in Italy.

GB Snowsport has welcomed UK Sport’s decision to invest extra money.

The bulk of the new investment will go towards the Paralympic programme following a season of good results, including Scott Meenagh’s Para Nordic World Championships silver medal.

There was widespread success in multiple snowsport disciplines with nine world medals across five Olympic sports, including four golds, and another nine medals in three Paralympic sports.

It was GB’s most successful winter as we reported earlier:

£41,000 has been set aside to support GB Snowsport’s Olympic disciplines in meeting higher costs for summer training programmes as climate conditions make European training camps a significant logistical challenge.

“It has been a record-breaking season at GB Snowsport, with the Olympic and Paralympic teams winning more medals than ever before, including one in every discipline we represent,” said the GB Snowsport CEO, Vicky Gosling.

“This has taken incredible skill and resilience from the team and the additional UK Sport funding will be crucial as we ramp up our preparations for Milan-Cortina.

“We want to give our athletes, like Scott Meenagh, every chance of success and are grateful to the National Lottery for their continued support and investment in such a special group of individuals.”

Bobsleigh has received the largest funding boost with an extra £895,738.

Skeleton has also secured a further £856,088.

“The announcement of additional financial support for five of our Olympic and Paralympic winter sports recognises the incredible potential of our current crop of athletes,” said the Director of Performance at UK Sport, Dr Kate Baker.

“They delivered several extraordinary sporting moments last season, and we are excited to see them back in action later this year as we continue to pursue our ambition to become an ever-greater force in Winter Olympic and Paralympic sport.

“Of course, we wouldn’t be able to continue to invest in these talented young athletes without the incredible support we continue to receive from National Lottery players who power Olympic and Paralympic sport in this country.”

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