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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.
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Funding elite sport
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
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Originally published: Thursday, 31st July 2008
Last updated on: Tuesday, 16th February 2016
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