Tokyo Funding (2017-21)

World Class Programme
Athlete Performance Award

Olympic medals won since introduction of National Lottery funding


Historical Funding












Athletics is the largest sport at the Olympic Games and is divided into track, field and road events.

At Tokyo 2020 athletes will compete in men's and women's individual events, and men's, women's and mixed team events. Read more on the Tokyo 2020 website.

The National Governing Body is British Athletics, based in Loughborough. Find out more on the British Athletics website.

Performance target for 2019: 7-9 medals at the World Championships

  • Chris Clark


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  • Liz Birchall

    Head of Communications

    Phone: 0121 713 8472 / 07718 526 363


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Funding Partners
  • Department for Culture, Media & Sport
Official Partners
  • BAE Systems
  • BUPA
Strategic Partners
  • British Olympic Association
  • Paralympics GB
  • Sport England
  • Sport Northern Ireland
  • Sport Wales
  • Sport Scotland