The Sports

pyeongchang 2018

Thanks to National Lottery funding, UK Sport is able to invest in eight winter Olympic and Paralympic sports. Find out more about them all below:

Figure Skating

UK Sport funding £1,235,593

Training ground Nottingham Ice Centre

Number of Olympic events Five - men's and women's singles, ice dance, pairs and teams

Ones to watch Penny Coomes and Nick Buckland

PyeongChang venue Gangneung Ice Arena

They say "We would like to thank UK Sport and the National Lottery for providing us with the best treatment and support to help us get to these Winter Olympics. We couldn't have done it without them" - Penny Coomes

Short Track Speed Skating

UK Sport funding £4,764,006

Training ground Nottingham Ice Centre

Number of Olympic events Eight - men's and women's 500m, 1000m, 1500m and team relay

One to watch Elise Christie

PyeongChang venue Gangneung Ice Arena

They say "The National Lottery and UK Sport have been there throughout my whole career and I couldn't be where I am now without that support. The training, coaches and equipment are all available because of the backing from the public" - Elise Christie

UK Sport funding £5,655,150

Training ground Stirling

Number of Olympic events Three - women's, men's and mixed doubles

One to watch Team Muirhead

PyeongChang venue Gangneung Curling Centre

They say "National Lottery funding allows us to compete with the best in the world knowing we have prepared and trained to our maximum. We couldn't do it without UK Sport's support and I simply wouldn't be where I am today without it" - Eve Muirhead


UK Sport funding £5,003,476

Training ground University of Bath

Number of Olympic events Three - four-man, two-man, women's

Ones to watch Lamin Deen's four-man bob

PyeongChang venue Alpensia Sliding Centre

They say "The funding from the National Lottery is crucial to sports like bobsleigh and we thank them for their continued support. We are truly grateful for their backing and we hope to repay them with further success in PyeongChang" - Lamin Deen


UK Sport funding £6,549,617

Training ground University of Bath

Number of Olympic events Two - men's and women's

Ones to watch Lizzy Yarnold

PyeongChang venue Alpensia Sliding Centre

They say "I've been a full-time athlete for six years now and I wouldn't be able to commit every day to training hard, eating the right foods and being the best I can be without the National Lottery players. I'm so thankful for everybody's help and support and I hope I do them proud" - Lizzy Yarnold

ski and snowboard

UK Sport funding £5,145,293

Number of Olympic disciplines Four for GB - alpine, cross country, freestyle and snowboarding

Ones to watch James 'Woodsy' Woods

PyeongChang venue Bokwang Snow Park 

They say "We wouldn't be able to do it without the National Lottery. It doesn't just fund us as athletes, it funds the whole team including the physios, coaches and the whole support staff. Without them, we simply wouldn't be able to compete" - James Woods

para ski and snowboard

UK Sport funding £2,771,456

Number of Paralympic disciplines Two - alpine skiing and snowboarding

Ones to watch Millie Knight

PyeongChang venue Jeongseon Alpine Centre

They say "On a personal level, National Lottery funding is amazing but it also helps the whole team behind me and we're very grateful. It makes such a big difference and truly helps to fund our dreams" - Millie Knight

wheelchair curling

UK Sport funding £1,137,767

Training ground Stirling

Number of Paralympic events One

Ones to watch Team Neilson

PyeongChang venue Gangneung Curling Centre

They say "It's been a fantastic season for wheelchair curling and everyone is playing really well... we are delighted to be going to PyeongChang" - Angela Malone MBE

Funding Partners
  • DCMS
  • TNL partners
Official Partners
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  • BUPA
  • IHG logo
Strategic Partners
  • British Olympic Association
  • Paralympics GB
  • Sport England
  • Sport Northern Ireland
  • Sport Wales
  • Sport Scotland