“We have reached a point where the win-at-all-cost approach of UK Sport has had its time.”
“There is too much of a culture of medal winners and non-medal winners which is unhealthy and doesn’t speak well for us as a sporting society….”
“That might lead to some sports that are being disenfranchised still being able to be included in Tokyo funding.”
“Nothing would give a lot of people, including me, greater pleasure than seeing some of the sports that had their funding chopped go to Tokyo and win medals – and be able to stick a metaphorical finger up at those who say right now that they don’t have any chances.”
-UK Athletics head Ed Warner talking about how he thinks Britain’s obsession with medals has gone too far. He’d like to see some lesser sports, which on paper don’t have medal chances, be given 2020 funding.
Does this mean that UK Athletics will get over its own obsession with medals and actually enter a men’s team at World XC, instead of forfeiting like they did last week?
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