‘Posh sports’ face funding cuts in buildup to Paris 2024 Olympics

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  • UK Sport to cut funding for sailing, equestrianism and rowing
  • Basketball and skateboarding among sports to get extra funding

UK Sport is to cut funding from so-called posh sports – including equestrianism, sailing and rowing – for the next Olympic cycle as part of its plans to start helping a more diverse range of sports.

While basketball, surfing and skateboarding will all receive £1.3m of funding as part of new “progression investments” in the buildup to the Paris 2024 Olympics – along with table tennis, weightlifting, climbing and fencing – sports seen as being played more by public schools are being asked to take a stiffer haircut.

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Written by Sean Ingle
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‘Posh sports’ face funding cuts in buildup to Paris 2024 Olympics

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