The Department for Culture, Media a Sport (DCMS) and UK Sport have responsibility for elite sport in the UK. To support goals for London 2012, the Government has agreed a package of funding of over Ap700 million, while the DCMS will be required to raise Ap100 million from the private sector. This report follows up recommendations in the Committee's previous report on supporting elite athletes published in July 2006 (HC 898, session 2005-06. ISBN 9780215029768). It was found then that many funded sports had not met their medal targets at the Athens games in 2004. In particular concerns were raised about the way UK Sport measured and reported its own performance and the need for greater clarity about the level of performance required from individual sports in order to secure future funding was highlighted. UK Sport continues to plan on the basis that it will receive all of its funding up to 2012. However there remains a risk that the Ap100 million from the private sector will not all be raised.On the basis of a report by Comptroller and Auditor General (HC 434, session 2007-08, ISBN 9780102953084) the Committee took evidence from the DCMS and UK Sport on their fudning strategy for medial success at London 2012; their setting of targets and monitoring of progress towards the Games; and their approach to securing wider and long term benefits from elite sporting success.In our 2006 Report UK Sport: Supporting Elite Athletes, we concluded that to make and to demonstrate best use of public money, ... ways of assessing progress, including clear and unambiguous targets for medal performance at London 2012. ... up to London 2012, these targets should be reflected in the targets it agreed with individual sports and reviewed in the light ... For example, 0.545 of a second was the difference between winning and not winning five gold medals at the Athensanbsp;...
|Title||:||Preparing for Sporting Success at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and Beyond|
|Author||:||Great Britain: Parliament: House of Commons: Committee of Public Accounts|
|Publisher||:||The Stationery Office - 2008|