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Old 22.08.2016, 10:57
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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"
I am not convinced there is a direct link between child obesity and olympic medals.

But I like the idea of fostering grassroots sports and fitness activities, as well as a competitive spirit among young people.

Maybe regional level shows and tournaments would be a better tool here as your average kid might have a more realistic chance of actually being able to take part if they put in the extra effort.
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