UK Sport is the nation’s high-performance sports agency, funded by the Government and The National Lottery. Our mission is to work in partnership to lead Olympic and Paralympic sport in the UK to world class success. UK Sport’s investment and strategic direction helped British sports and athletes deliver 65 Olympic and 120 Paralympic medals at London 2012 and four Olympic and six Paralympic medals at Sochi 2014.
UK Sport’s other responsibilities include bidding for and staging major sporting events, increasing sporting influence internationally, and promoting the highest standards of governance, sporting conduct, ethics and diversity in society. UK Sport achieves this through:
- Strategic investment into the World Class Programme
- Developing the people and programmes that support our leading athletes in the areas of coaching, governance, talent identification and, through the English Institute of Sport, sports science, medicine and technology.
- Bidding for and staging events - our Gold Event Series delivers economic and social benefits for the UK, and looks to support our athletes in their Games preparation by hosting important qualification events on home soil.
- We look to build positive working relationships with international federations and sporting bodies.