HC Deb 27 February 1976 vol 906 cc364-5W
Mrs. Winifred Ewing

asked the Secretary of State for the Environment if he will give details of sums to be allotted by the Government for the Olympic Games and of the sums allotted to the last Olympic Games and break these figures down among the various sports.

Mr. Denis Howell

The British Olympic Association received a net sum of £6,738 in Government grants for travel costs, freight charges and out-of-pocket expenses in respect of the 1972 Olympic Games at Munich. Sports Council grants to be offered to the British Olympic Association for the Games in Montreal this year are expected to amount to some £107,000, subject to need based upon the results of their own appeal.

Grants to the governing bodies of Olympic sports totalled £710,175 in the four years before the Munich Games, and are expected to amount to £1,928,380 for the four years before Montreal. These grants cover all the work of the governing bodies concerned and international training and participation are only part of their responsibilities. Details are as follows:

Sport 1968–72 1972–76
£ £
Archery 13,285 25,434
Association Football 22,608 25,250
Athletics 155,373 282,284
Boxing 26,385 62,324
Canoeing 54,343 119,676
Cycling 28,682 55,173
Fencing 51,633 102,800
Gymnastics 29,392 128,738
Handball 1,358 12,512
Hockey 28,091 79,916
Judo 20,837 67,975
Modern Pentathlon 7,994 34,580
Riding 37,871 117,405
Rowing 46,909 227,100
Sailing (see note) 44,977 157,994
Shooting 23,574 99,713
Swimming 69,461 170,498
Volleyball 9,823 43,340
Weightlifting 25,666 85,639
Wrestling 11,913 30,029
TOTAL 710,175 1,928,380

Includes grant for non-Olympic classes; as block grants have been made covering Olympic and non-Olympic classes, it is not possible to provide an accurate breakdown.