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Funding elite sport

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Training and preparing to compete as an elite athlete can take significant financial support. Where does the money to support such athletes in the UK come from? This free course, Funding elite sport, will examine the question of funding in UK elite sport.

After studying this course, you should be able to:

  • recognise how elite sport is funded in the UK.

By: The Open University

  • Duration 2 hours
  • Updated Tuesday 16th February 2016
  • Introductory level
  • Posted under Sport
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Funding elite sport


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Some elite athletes in the United Kingdom are provided with financial support to allow them to train and prepare for competition. Where does the money come from to finance this? This course will examine this question by looking at the funding of elite sport in the UK.

This OpenLearn course is an adapted extract from an Open University course E112 Introduction to sport, fitness and management [Tip: hold Ctrl and click a link to open it in a new tab. (Hide tip)]

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