The one time governments are keen to cough up additional funding for sport is when they are about to host the Olympics.
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Sport England have announced an investment of Â£480 million to deliver grassroots sporting opportunities and a lasting Olympic legacy of one million people playing more sport.
For English Gymnastics an increased allocation of Â£11.388M; Mark Gannon, English Gymnastics Chief Executive Officer said,
â€œEnglish Gymnastics is extremely pleased with the increased support given by Sport England. This support will ensure we are able to achieve the key aims within our Whole Sport Plan to grow the number of new participants in our sport, sustain those already involved and increase the talent pool that underpins the British Gymnastics programme that leads to the world stage.â€
46 sports, including all 2012 Olympic and Paralympic sports, have been awarded funding on the basis of their ability to increase the number of people playing and enjoying sport, and to create development pathways for those with talent.
British Gymnastics – English Gymnastics delighted with Sport England funding