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British volleyball in trouble for London

Posted by devo on November 29, 2008

“Minor Sports” such as volleyball could be in trouble as the financial crisis leads to cuts in British funding for their London Olympic teams.

The situation should become clear on Tuesday at a board meeting of UK Sport, the funding agency for elite athletes. It must allocate lottery grants for 2009 to 2013 on the basis of £221 million of confirmed cash available, not the £300 million it had expected. The £79 million funding gap over the next four years has put basketball, fencing, handball, shooting, table tennis, volleyball, water polo, weightlifting and wrestling “below the line” in the funding formula. more@TimesOnline

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