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SPORTSAID ATHLETE SURVEY 2018/19

Great Britain’s future Olympians and Paralympians are travelling nearly 1,500 miles every month to train and compete, according to SportsAid’s annual athlete survey. The survey highlights the dedication shown by the next generation of athletes as they pursue their sporting ambitions.

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Financial barriers pose the main challenge for SportsAid athletes. They receive no funding, other than that from the charity, which means they rely heavily on their parents to cover their training and competition costs. One-off and regular donations can make a real difference.

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SPORTS

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

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ATHLETES

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

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Latest news

Lutalo Muhammad eyes Tokyo 2020 and reflects on impact of SportsAid support
28 Nov 2019

Having claimed silver and bronze in his two Olympic appearances to date, Walthamstow’s Lutalo Muhammad admits he is already dreaming of completing the set with gold in Tokyo next summer. The 28-year-old taekwondo star - who previously received SportsAid support and finished third at London 2012 and second at Rio 2016 - has suffered with a string of injuries in recent times that cost him a place at this year’s World Championships.

Dame Katherine Grainger 'inspired' by SportsAid's One-to-Watch Award nominees
25 Nov 2019

Five-time Olympic medallist Dame Katherine Grainger believes she has been given a glimpse into the future of British sporting success after presenting SportsAid’s annual One-to-Watch Award. The 44-year-old former rower, who is now the Chair of UK Sport, attended the charity’s Celebrate the Next event, sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada, last week (19 November) as she met the top 10 shortlisted athletes at Sea Containers House.

Para swimming star Ellie Challis crowned winner of SportsAid's One-to-Watch Award 2019
20 Nov 2019

Para swimming sensation Ellie Challis, 15, from Little Clacton in Essex, was named as the winner of SportsAid’s prestigious One-to-Watch Award at the charity’s Celebrate the Next event, sponsored by Royal Bank of Canada, yesterday evening (19 November). She was presented with the award, previously won by the likes of Tom Daley and Hollie Arnold, by Dame Katherine Grainger after an outstanding year of achievements.

With the help of SportsAid, I did my thing. I didn’t come from a wealthy family, and there were times when I thought ‘I need a job’ but I stuck to my swimming. Thankfully it did pay off. It's about gambling and making sacrifices. I put a high risk in myself and invested the time in what was going to make the difference to my swimming.

Adam Peaty
SportsAid alumnus

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UPCOMING EVENTS

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May 2020
Vitality London 10,000 Green Park London SW1A 2BJ

Sign up now to secure one of our limited SportsAid places in the 2020 Vitality London 10,000. The Vitality London 10,000 is known as one of the best road races in the UK for its distance. The race starts on The Mall and the course takes in several famous landmarks, finishing in front of Buckingham Palace.

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Aug 2020
2020 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park London E20 2ST

Secure a place in the 2020 Prudential RideLondon-Surrey 100 - a 100 mile sportive on closed roads around London and Surrey as part of The Mayor of London’s 2020 Prudential RideLondon festival of cycling weekend.