Government scraps plans to merge UK Sport and Sport England funding following success at London Olympics

The Government has scrapped plans to merge the funding quangos UK Sport and Sport England, it was confirmed today.

New chairs for both bodies are to be appointed, the Department for Culture, Media and Sport has announced, and the organisations are expected to share offices from next year.

It is a change to the merger policy announced by the Government in 2010 but which has been called into question, especially following the success of the British team at the London 2012 Olympics.

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