Increased Olympic funding for British Ski & Snowboard team

There was great news yesterday for British Ski & Snowboard as UK Sport announced that they will be increasing their funding for their Winter Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

After Great Britain’s most successful Winter Olympics and Winter Paralympics ever in PyeongChang, South Korea in February 2018, UK Sport has confirmed that the World Class Programme will receive £24 million in funding for the next Winter Olympics cycle.

Increase of 31% in funding

Beijing will host the Games in 2022 and the investment of £6.75 million gives Team GB an even better chance of securing more medals. This represents an increase of 31% on the PyeongChang cycle.

The Parasnowsport  team have also seen an increase of 26% in funding as their investment goes up to £3.5 million.

GB Park and Pipe Team 2017-18

GB Park and Pipe Team 2017-18

Two medals for Park and Pipe at PyeongChang

In the previous funding cycle, the highly regarded Park and Pipe programme particularly benefited – and delivered with two Olympic medals at PyeongChang, as well as Jenny Jones’ historic medal at Sochi.

The investment in snowsports leading into Beijing will be much broader, focussing on more disciplines, more programmes and more athletes than ever before.

Olympic medal winner Jenny Jones

“It’s a sign of the progression British snowsports has made.”

“This is great news for all of our sports and the athletes themselves,” said Vicky Gosling OBE, British Ski & Snowboard CEO.

“It’s a sign of the progression British snowsports has made…and that UK Sport believe we will continue to generate more Olympic medals on snow.”

Gosling has previously stated that the goal is to be one of the top five snowsports nations by 2030:

“There’s a lot of hard work still to be done, but we’re already getting the right programmes and coaching structures in place to set ourselves up for the best chance of success.”

At Chaletline we wish all the athletes all the best and can’t wait to see how Team GB get on at Beijing 2022.

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