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Olympic Games: Canada

Volume 506: debated on Monday 22 February 2010

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport whether he met the Snowsport GB team before its departure for the Winter Olympics. (317374)

The Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport did not meet with the Snowsport GB team before its departure to the Winter Olympics.

I, however, attended the launch of Team GB on 26 January.

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport what his policy is on the funding of British teams to participate in Winter Olympics events. (317375)

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport funds UK Sport to deliver sporting excellence, primarily at the Olympics and Paralympics.

UK Sport allocates this funding based on the current performance and future potential of sports, via its successful "no compromise" investment strategy, which uses objective information to make funding awards that reflect each sport's relative ability to win medals on the world stage, whether at the Summer or Winter Olympics.