Sports clubs are ‘brought to the brink’ by funding cuts while top athletes are ‘prioritised’

Warning that medal obsession is harming grassroots sport: Critics say officials have done little to improve chances for ordinary people since London 2012.

Despite promises of a ‘legacy’ and a million people being inspired to take up sport after 2012, there was a decrease in participation. Labour politician Lee Waters said sports clubs had been ‘brought to the brink’ by funding cuts while top athletes were ‘prioritised.’ He said: ‘An obsession with medals risks the future of grassroots sports.’

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