Surfing and skateboarding receive huge Olympic boost from UK Sport

Surfing and skateboarding receive huge Olympic boost from UK Sport
 

Britain’s surfers, skateboarders and softball players are to receive official funding for the first time to help them qualify for the Tokyo 2020 Olympics. Surfing will receive £192,500 as part of UK Sport’s new “aspirational fund”, which aims to support sports which do not receive full lottery funding to realise their Olympic and Paralympic ambitions and inspire future generations, with skateboarding getting £162,500 and softball £62,500.
Climbing and karate, the other new sports for the Tokyo Olympics, receive individual athlete funding from UK Sport but have now been backed with... read more

 
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