Following the launch of a new policy on eligibility for funding, UK Sport have issued the following statement:
"As a result of the consultation ahead of launching our new eligibility policy, a number of respondents requested examples, to suggest potential actions or behaviours that might, in theory, be considered acts of 'misconduct' or ‘disrepute’. We accept that one of the examples we included was not helpful and has subsequently led to confusion. Therefore we have taken the decision to remove the example. That said the purpose of including the illustrative examples remains, that we expect our elite athletes who benefit from the privilege of public funding to act as role models to inspire the nation."