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Old 22.08.2016, 09:31
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Re: The Brexit referendum thread: potential consequences for GB, EU and the Brits in

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So making investments that have a good chance of paying off, I like that as a starting point. The EU could learn a great deal from this.
You don't get a successful elite without a very strong base, if you make sports a matter of medals vs broad participation both are likely to lose in the long run.

From the beeb last year, commenting on the 29% funding rise for UK Sports:
"However, community sport depends much more on local authority funding than it does on Sport England. And with a 24% cut to local government grant funding, non-statutory leisure budgets are bound to continue to dwindle."
"This is a crucial time for sports policy; participation rates have been falling, obesity is rising, and a new national sports strategy will be unveiled in the coming weeks"
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