At the Atlanta 1996 Olympic Games, GB finished 36th.
Last year at Rio 2016, they finished 2nd.


What caused such an amazing turnaround?

Find out the secrets behind Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic unprecedented success in new book The Talent Lab.

Written by leading journalist Owen Slot and based on the vast experiences of UK Sport Director of Performance Chelsea Warr and (former Director of Performance) Simon Timpson, the book includes fascinating stories from some of the UK's greatest sporting stars as they reveal for the first time exactly how they helped lead how they helped Britain turnaround its Olympic fortunes and become a true sporting superpower.

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