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Great Britain’s swimmers receive a huge £1.5m increase in funding for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games

Great Britain’s swimmers receive a huge £1.5m increase in funding for the 2024 Paris Olympic Games after their record breaking performance in Tokyo

  • Swimming has received a huge £1.5million increase in funding for Paris 2024 
  • Team GB collected a total of eight medals in the pool at the Olympics in Tokyo
  • The tally surpassed their previous best haul of seven at the London 1908 Games 
  • Swimming’s funding for 2021 to 2025 as now increased from £16.6m to £18.1m


The record medal success of Great Britain’s swimmers at Tokyo 2020 has seen the sport receive a huge £1.5million increase in funding for Paris 2024.

Team GB, led by Adam Peaty, collected eight medals in the pool at the Olympics in the summer – surpassing their previous best haul of seven at London 1908.

That has resulted in them being the big winners in UK Sport’s revised budget for the next Games in Paris, with their funding for 2021 to 2025 increasing from £16.6m to £18.1m.

The record medal success of Great Britain’s swimmers at Tokyo 2020 has seen the sport receive a huge £1.5million increase in funding for Paris 2024

UK Sport – the elite sport funding agency – yesterday announced an extra £11.2m to be divided between sports following an increase in Government investment.

Cycling, in which Team GB won 12 medals across all disciplines, has received a £1.1million increase in funds. Even rowing, despite just winning two medals in Tokyo, has been given an extra £240,000.

However, athletics, in which Team GB failed to bring an gold medal for the first time since Atlanta 1996, and badminton, are the only two of 18 funded Olympic sports not to receive an uplift.

Team GB, led by Adam Peaty, collected eight medals in the pool at the Olympics in the summer – surpassing their previous best haul of seven at London 1908

Team GB, led by Adam Peaty, collected eight medals in the pool at the Olympics in the summer – surpassing their previous best haul of seven at London 1908

That has resulted in them being the big winners in UK Sport’s revised budget for the next Games in Paris, with their funding for 2021 to 2025 increasing from £16.6m to £18.1m

That has resulted in them being the big winners in UK Sport’s revised budget for the next Games in Paris, with their funding for 2021 to 2025 increasing from £16.6m to £18.1m

Of the Paralympics sports, wheelchair rugby’s funding has increased by £300,000 after their famous gold medal in Tokyo.

UK Sport chief executive Sally Munday said: ‘To now be in a position to strengthen our investment across so many sports for Paris will undoubtedly help us in our ambition to reach, inspire and unite the nation.’

British Swimming chief executive Jack Buckner added: ‘British Swimming is pleased to have received an uplift in funding across swimming, para-swimming and diving for the next two-and-a-half years into Paris 2024.

Of the Paralympics sports, wheelchair rugby’s funding has increased by £300,000 after their famous gold medal in the Tokyo Paralympic Games

Of the Paralympics sports, wheelchair rugby’s funding has increased by £300,000 after their famous gold medal in the Tokyo Paralympic Games

‘Our disciplines enjoyed a memorable Olympic and Paralympic summer in Tokyo, including a historic set of results from our swimmers.

‘The valuable Government and National Lottery funding will also help us offer more places for athletes on world-class programmes.

‘We are hugely excited for the future of British Swimming across our disciplines, and this helps give our athletes, coaches and staff the platform to continue making big impacts, in and out of the pool.’

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