Liz Nicholl reaction to Team GB and ParalympicsGB announcementsSubscribe
UK Sport 25 June 2012
Commenting on the announcements made by the British Olympic Association and British Paralympic Association this week on the selection of 31 athletes from cycling, handball, basketball and tennis* to Team GB, and 31 athletes from wheelchair tennis and sitting volleyball to ParalympicsGB, UK Sport Chief Executive, Liz Nicholl, said:
“Congratulations to the 62 athletes from cycling, basketball, handball, tennis, wheelchair tennis and sitting volleyball who have this week been selected to represent Team GB and ParalympicsGB at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
“It is fantastic to see teams selected in three sports – women’s handball, women’s basketball and sitting volleyball – that will represent Great Britain for the very first time at an Olympic and Paralympic Games.
“Within the women’s handball team, we are also delighted to see two further athletes identified through UK Sport Talent ID programmes selected for the Games in Louise Jukes and Kathryn Fudge.
“UK Sport has invested over £312million of National Lottery, Exchequer and Team 2012 funding into Olympic and Paralympic sports and athletes for the London cycle (2009-13) and we continue to be extremely proud of their achievements as we draw ever closer to London 2012.”
UK Sport investment over London Olympiad (2009-13) in sports announced week commencing 18 June 2012:
Cycling - £26,032,000
Basketball (men and women) - £8,599,000
Handball (men and women) - £2,924,721
Wheelchair Tennis - £809,600
Sitting Volleyball (men and women) - £786,961
*Tennis – UK Sport does not fund tennis
Athletes selected for Team GB week commencing 18 June 2012:
Cycling: (in addition to 18 athletes already selected) Nicole Cooke, Lizzie Armitstead, Lucy Martin, Emma Pooley
Basketball: Dominique Allen, Rose Anderson, Kim Butler, Stef Collins, Temi Fagbenle, Chantelle Handy, Jo Leedham, Julie Page, Natalie Stafford, Azania Stewart, Rachael Vanderwal, Jenaya Wade-Fray
Handball: Sarah Hargreaves, Jane Mayes, Zoe van der Weel, Holly Lam-Moores, Ewa Palies, Kathryn Fudge, Lynn McCafferty, Nina Heglund, Yvonne Leuthold, Marie Gerbron,
Kelsi Fairbrother, Britt Goodwin, Louise Jukes, Lyn Byl,
Wheelchair Tennis: Gordon Reid, Marc McCarroll, David Phillipson, Alex Jewitt, Lucy Shuker, Jordanne Whiley, Louise Hunt, Peter Norfolk, Andy Lapthorne, Jamie Burdekin
Sitting Volleyball: Women: Amy Brierly, Andrea Green, Claire Harvey, Emma Wiggs, Jessica Frezza, Jessica O'Brien, Julie Rogers, Martine Wiltshire, Jodi Hill, Sam Bowen, Vicky Widdup, Men: Anton Raimondo, Ben Hall, Charlie Walker, James Roberts, Justin Phillips, Muzzaffar Jabbar, Netra Rana, Richard Dobell, Rob Richardson, Sam Scott
Tennis: Andy Murray