Olympic funding decision to be made in May as UK Sport hold consultation on possible system changes

A decision on changes to the funding of Olympic sports will not be taken until after the general election in May – but could include team sports being funded in a different way.

UK Sport is holding a consultation exercise on changes to its ‘no compromise’ funding system which funnels public money to those sports winning Olympic and Paralympic medals.

There has been criticism from team sports such as basketball, which now receives no UK Sport money despite being popular in terms of participation, that the system is unfair and favours sports which have many medal chances such as cycling, rowing and swimming.

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