HC Deb 10 November 2003 vol 413 c67W
Kate Hoey

To ask the Secretary of State for Culture, Media and Sport if she will list the sports that will be given specific One Stop Planning support; and what criteria were used in selecting the sports. [137074]

Mr. Caborn

The following sports will be accorded UK-wide One Stop Planning support:

  • athletics
  • canoeing
  • cycling
  • equestrianism
  • gymnastics/trampolining
  • judo
  • rowing
  • sailing
  • swimming/diving
  • triathlon

The primary criteria against which UK Sport selected these sports were: potential to deliver medals at the 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games, track record of delivery against targets at previous Games, and capacity to provide high quality support for athletes. UK Sport's secondary criteria were public profile, and significance in contributing to wider sports participation targets. These criteria were agreed with the Home Nations Sports Councils.