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Rio 2016

The Rio 2016 Olympics and Paralympic Games have arrived! More than 400 SportsAid athletes will be representing Great Britain.


SportsAid Week

SportsAid Week Champions Ellie Simmonds and Louis Smith want you to join them by taking part in the charity's brand new initiative!




SportsAid supports athletes from over 60 sports - most of which are Olympic and Paralympic disciplines.



SportsAid helps more than a thousand young talented athletes across the country every year.



SportsAid's partners include local businesses, global brands and charitable trusts.

Latest news

Ri-oh my days! SportsAid chief executive Tim Lawler looks back on Rio 2016 Olympic Games
24 Aug 2016

Tim Lawler, SportsAid's chief executive, leads the charity's work in helping talented young sports people. Tim has written a blog discussing his expectations ahead of the Rio Olympics, the impact sport has on the nation's mood and the work being undertaken with Sport England to create opportunities for athletes facing 'extreme financial hardship'.

SportsAid athletes win 46 medals in Rio as Team GB deliver most successful Olympic Games for more than a century
23 Aug 2016

SportsAid athletes won 20 gold, 15 silver and 11 bronze medals in Rio as Team GB delivered the country’s most successful Olympic Games in 108 years. The 46 podium finishes claimed by former beneficiaries of the charity came across 17 different sports. Track cycling was the best performing individual sport for SportsAid alumni with seven medals.

'I would love to be part of the Olympic dream one day' – Sabrina Sinha reflects on Rio 2016
22 Aug 2016

Great Britain middle-distance and cross country runner Sabrina Sinha is supported by SportsAid. She recently captained the British Athletics team at the European Youth Championships (Under-18s) in Georgia. She has written a blog for SportsAid about her highlights from the Olympic Games.

SportsAid's support meant so much to me and I’ll always be very grateful for what they’ve done.

Victoria Pendleton
SportsAid alumna




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Sep 2016
NEW: Swim Serpentine The Serpentine Hyde Park London W2 2UH

Swim Serpentine is a exciting new open water swimming festival taking part in central London and organised by the London Marathon events. Held in the beautiful Serpentine Lake in Hyde Park, participants are challenged to take on a one mile open water swim in the same lake that hosted the London 2012 open water swimming competition.


Dec 2016
Champions Tennis Royal Albert Hall

SportsAid is excited to announce it has been confirmed as the official charity partner of this year’s Champions Tennis at the Royal Albert Hall. The event, taking place from 30 November to 4 December, will help SportsAid bring to a close its 40th anniversary celebrations as tennis legends John McEnroe and Pat Rafter headline the season-finale to the ATP Champions Tour.