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British Canoeing welcomes UK Sport funding announcement

British Canoeing has welcomed today’s UK Sport funding announcement, which will see a further investment in the paracanoe and Olympic canoeing programmes for the Paris 2024 Games.

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The award follows the recent announcement that the Women’s VL3 event will be included in the Paris 2024 Paralympic Games programme.

The paracanoe team had an incredibly successful Paralympic Games in Tokyo, winning seven medals before winning ten medals at the 2021 ICF World Championships in Copenhagen earlier this year.

The recent announcement from the International Paralympic Committee regarding the addition of the women’s VL3 event to the paracanoe programme increases the total number of medals events for Paris to ten.

The award will also see further investment in key innovation projects across the Olympic programmes.

Keir Worth, Director of Paddlesport at British Canoeing said: 

“British Canoeing is delighted with today’s announcement from UK Sport that the increase in medal opportunities for our athletes at the Paris Olympic and Paralympic Games has been recognised with further funding."

It is great additional investment for our programmes and we would like to thank UK Sport and the National Lottery for their continued support.

– Keir Worth, Director of Paddlesport at British Canoeing

UK Sport has confirmed an additional £11.2m of funding into summer Olympic and Paralympic sport to support preparations for the Paris 2024 Games. 

These investments have been made possible by the increased Comprehensive Spending Review settlement announced by the Prime Minister in the wake of the Tokyo Olympic Games earlier this year. 

The news also means that the indicative funding for Paris, announced in December 2020, can now be confirmed for all sports. 

The increased investment will be spread across 33 sports to help further support preparations for the Paris 2024 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Further details are available on the UK Sport website.