Another boost for British Skeleton

Another boost for British Skeleton

British Skeleton have received yet another confidence boost after UK Sport announced the current founding structure would continue for the full Olympic cycle.

Britain’s most successful winter sport has been rewarded for yet another remarkable year - a year in which Lizzy Yarnold added World Championship glory to Olympic and European Gold.

Skeleton had been on a four-year funding plan since the last Winter Olympics in Sochi - the second Olympics in which Britain have won Gold and the fourth out of four where they have medalled - and Head of Performance, Danny Holdcroft, believes it stands them in good stead for further success at a fifth Games in PyeongChang.

“Without the support we receive from UK Sport and the National Lottery, we couldn’t do the things we do day in, day out and we wouldn’t have achieved what we have achieved over the last three Olympic Games,” said Holdcroft.

“We were on a four-year cycle from Sochi and we are confident that the processes we have in place would put us in a strong position in PyeongChang, and it’s great that UK Sport have seen that and given us their full backing.”

There was also good news for British Bobsleigh after their own funding structure was extended from a one-year cycle to a three-year cycle, which also runs until the end of the next Olympic Games.