Fourteen Olympic and Paralympic sports for Tokyo 2020 , Fourteen sports to get funding boost from Aspiration Fund . Fourteen Olympic investment from the new £3m Aspiration Fund to help support their ambitions for Tokyo 2020. Great Britain came third in the medal table at the 2012 Olympics in London and then second at the 2016 Olympics in Rio .
“This £3m fund will give more athletes in more sports the chance to compete at the very top in Tokyo. Sports Minister Mims Davies said: “The Olympic and Paralympic Games are the pinnacle for athletes across the world.
“It will help Great Britain and Northern Ireland continue to be a leading Olympic and Paralympic nation , have the potential not only to inspire through their performances on the field of play but also to inspire new audiences to engage in sport and activity.
UK Sport’s mission to inspire the nation through Olympic and Paralympic success.”while further away from reaching the podium, their performances on the field of play but also to inspire new audiences including 27 golds, at the 2016 Olympics and 147 medals, including 64 golds, at the 2016 Paralympics.This £3m fund will give more athletes in more sports the chance to compete at the very top in Tokyo.
I am sure the athletes that will benefit will inspire the nation and help their sports grow.””This new Aspiration Fund is a fantastic opportunity for these athletes and sports to get on track for the Tokyo Games.