We are delighted to present UK Sport’s Business Plan which explains UK Sport’s role and mission and what we plan to achieve in this next cycle as we build on the achievements of the Olympic and Paralympic Games hosted in London in the Summer of 2012 and the Winter Games in Sochi in 2014.
Since the resounding success of 2012, where as a nation we were all able to share in the success of our sports and athletes who amassed a staggering 185 medals across the Olympics and Paralympics and finished in third place on their respective medal tables, work is well underway to pursue our ambition of doing what no other host nation has ever done and bring home more medals at the next Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games to be held in Rio, Brazil in 2016.
A key role of UK Sport is to make the tough decisions around which sports and athletes have the medal potential to benefit from our strategic investment of Government and National Lottery funding. With a finite resource and high ambitions for further success at elite level we need to rigorously assess our sports and athletes throughout the cycle to ensure that the investment we make into them will deliver more medals. The sports also have to demonstrate that they are fit to govern and be responsible for this public investment to ensure that every penny of National Lottery funding makes a positive difference at the front line.
Download the UK Sport 2013-2017 Business Plan >