Historical Funding Figures

Summer Olympic Sports

The table below shows how much each sport has received from UK Sport’s World Class Performance Programme since funding began in May 1997.

Sport Sydney Athens Beijing  London  Rio de Janeiro
Archery n/a £800,000 £2,834,000  £4,408,000 £2,952,237
Athletics £10,600,000 £11,400,000 £26,513,000  £25,148,000 £26,824,206
Badminton n/a** n/a** £8,759,000  £7,434,900 £5,737,524
Basketball n/a n/a £3,694,000  £8,599,000 n/a
Boxing n/a** n/a** £5,005,000  £9,551,400 £13,764,437
Canoeing £4,500,000 £4,700,000 £13,622,000  £16,176,700 £20,043,618
Cycling £5,400,000 £8,600,000 £22,151,000  £26,032,000 £30,267,816
Diving £900,000 £1,400,000 £5,873,000  £6,535,700 £7,467,860
Equestrian £3,000,000 £4,400,000 £11,727,000  £13,395,100 £17,992,600
Fencing n/a n/a £3,074,000  £2,529,335 £4,225,261
Gymnastics £5,900,000 £4,100,000 £9,036,000  £10,770,600 £14,615,428
Handball n/a n/a £2,986,000  £2,924,721 n/a
Hockey n/a** n/a** £9,882,000  £15,013,200 £16,141,393
Judo £3,900,000 £4,100,000 £6,947,000  £7,498,000 £7,366,200 
Modern Pentathlon £1,100,000 £2,000,000 £5,920,000  £6,288,800 £6,972,174
Rowing £9,600,000 £10,600,000 £26,042,000  £27,287,600 £32,622,862 
Sailing £5,100,000 £7,600,000 £22,292,000  £22,942,700 £25,504,055 
Shooting n/a £1,400,000 £5,056,000  £2,461,866 £3,950,888 
Swimming £6,900,000 £6,400,000 £20,659,000  £25,144,600 £20,795,828 
Synchronised Swimming n/a n/a £1,648,000  £3,398,300 n/a 
Table Tennis n/a** n/a** £2,533,000  £1,213,848 n/a 
Taekwondo £600,000 £600,000 £2,667,000  £4,833,600 £8,052,837 
Triathlon £1,400,000 £2,600,000 £5,113,000  £5,291,300 £7,457,977 
Volleyball n/a n/a £4,112,000  £3,536,077 n/a 
Water Polo n/a n/a £3,147,000  £2,928,039 n/a 
Weightlifting n/a  £300,000  £1,686,000  £1,365,157 £1,709,340 
Wrestling n/a  n/a  £2,125,000  £1,435,210 n/a 
Total £58,900,000  £71,000,000  £ 235,103,000 £264,143,753 £274,465,541 

* Figures for the Sydney and Athens Olympiads relate just to Podium level funding. During that time, the home nation sports councils were responsible for supporting Development and Talent level activities

^ On 1 April, 2006 UK Sport became responsible for all Performance funding from Talent to Podium and these figures reflect that total package. These figures also include the cost of sports science and medicine provision not previously incorporated as part of a sport’s funding award

** Prior to 1 April 2006, governing bodies of sports administered on a home nation basis within the UK were funded by their respective home nation sports councils.

Summer Paralympic Sports

Sport Sydney Athens Beijing London Rio de Janeiro 
Boccia £112,122 £229,384 £614,761 £2,333,300 £3,663,781
Disability Football n/a n/a  £170,200 n/a n/a 
Disability Shooting £138,256 £245,951 £576,912 £2,085,000 £3,407,444 
Para Table Tennis £272,446 £401,099 £909,590 £1,699,400 £3,006,850 
Goalball £162,103 £17,975 £115,000 £513,453 n/a 
Para-Archery n/a  £531,000 £1,212,000 £2,147,700 £2,449,947 
Para-Athletics £3,725,679 £3,286,474 £5,454,400 £6,730,000 £10,837,658 
Para-Canoe  n/a  n/a n/a n/a £3,048,816
Para-Cycling n/a £516,000 £1,761,400 £4,198,000 £6,833,000
Para-Equestrian Dressage n/a £1,188,000 £2,404,700 £3,605,500 £3,782,800 
Para-Rowing n/a n/a  £1,303,900 £2,332,300 £3,834,382 
Para-Sailing n/a n/a  £1,228,000 £1,748,900 £3,616,610 
Para-Swimming £3,523,238 £4,445,181 £6,925,196 £10,468,750 £11,756,218 
Para-Triathlon n/a n/a n/a n/a £3,100,803 
Powerlifting £151,006 £339,455 £691,100 £1,092,700 £891,444
Sitting Volleyball n/a n/a  £230,200 £786,961 n/a
VI Judo n/a  £648,000 £725,900 £1,294,400 £2,019,874 
Wheelchair Basketball £1,636,433 £1,835,609 £3,099,200 £4,493,930 £5,379,264 
Wheelchair Fencing £76,133 £100,013 £340,885 £552,892 £194,886
Wheelchair Rugby £223,265 £564,214 £979,528 £2,361,600 £3,037,607
Wheelchair Tennis £54,921 £473,000 £803,000 £809,600 £1,925,270
Total  £10,075,602   £14,821,355  £29,545,872  £49,254,386  £72,786,652

Winter Olympic Sports

Sport Salt Lake City Torino Vancouver  Sochi
Bobsleigh  £1,061,489 £1,773,862 (inc Skeleton) £496,000 £3,304,250
Curling  £95,873 £372,180 (inc W/C Curling) £1,100,000 £2,055,100
Figure Skating  n/a * £496,000 £174,338
Short Track Speed Skating  £269,345 £1,441,636 (inc Figure Skating) £964,000 £2,953,400
Skeleton  £298,579 * £2,100,000 £3,447,600
Ski and Snowboard  £185,000 £1,939,166 £620,000 £1,509,950
Total £1,910,286 £5,536,844 £5,776,000 £13,444,638 


Winter Paralympic Sports

Sport Torino Vancouver Sochi
Para-Alpine Skiing £10,000 £205,000 £405,400
Wheelchair Curling * £445,000 £350,200
Total   £650,000 £755,600


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