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Sports: Finance

Volume 482: debated on Tuesday 11 November 2008

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what assessment he has made of the effectiveness of mechanisms in place for the funding of the development of elite athletes. (233876)

UK Sport have developed an investment strategy, which targets funding primarily at those sports and athletes likely to win medals. Additionally, UK Sport’s Mission 2012 mechanism is in place to monitor and evaluate the effectiveness of that strategy and the investment made in each Olympic and Paralympic sport. The Minister for Sport and his officials regularly meet with UK Sport to review progress.