UK Sport’s Strategic Review began with UK Sport Board discussions in December 2013 and concluded with the results of a public consultation, which ran for a period of 6 weeks from 29 October and 10 December 2014. The consultation also included a series of three deliberative workshops involving senior sector stakeholders from organisations representative of home nation investors in sport, UK level funded and unfunded stakeholders (predominantly national governing bodies of sports), delivery partners, arms-length decision makers, influencers and our partners in sport more widely.
Key principles of Strategic Review and consultation:
- Whether the primary focus of UK Sport’s investment policy should continue to be delivering medal success as the key outcome and why.
- Whether UK Sport’s investment approach should continue to focus solely on Olympic and Paralympic sports. And if not, whether the approach should be broadened to include other UK-level sports or disciplines and what might be included and why.
- Whether, in maximising the impact of investment, other factors besides medals and medallists could be incorporated into UK Sport’s strategy to demonstrate success in high performance sport.
- Whether UK Sport should consider investing in or supporting sports or athletes who are further down the performance pathway i.e. those who are more than 8 years away from winning a medal, or not, to underpin even longer term success. And if so, on what basis could UK Sport invest or provide support.
- In the context of having finite resources, how should UK Sport prioritise its future investments and what should be UK Sport’s top investment priority following the Rio Olympic/Paralympic Games.
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