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Much to be proud of!

In terms of elite sporting success, Wales has much to be proud of.

We certainly punch above our weight. Our successes in the 2008 and 2012 Beijing and London Olympics and Paralympics illustrate this point. The five medals won at the Beijing Olympics were Wales' most successful for 100 years at that point but Welsh athletes then went on to secure seven medals in total at the London Games (that's nearly 11% of TeamGB's medal total). In Paralympic terms Welsh athletes secured 24% of the gold medals won by Great Britain's Paralympians in 2008 and won a total of 14 medals in London (11.7% of ParalympicGB's medals).

We now have a further opportunity to deliver on the international stage with another of the biggest multi sport events being hosted in the UK at Glasgow 2014.

Our Elite Sport Strategy 2010-16  sets out an ambitious and challenging pathway for sport in Wales.

We, along with out partners, believe that we should continue to challenge ourselves not only to maintain our success but to build on it. We want to measure our success not solely against the other nations in the UK, but ona global elvel and become and example for how success in elite sport can be developed and sustained.

We want Wales to be seen as a nation of champions, where winning is expected, talent developed, and success is promoted and celebrated across a wide range of sports.

Focus 2014 

With Glasgow 2014 under a year away, we support, fund and deliver Institute services to the Ten Elite Welsh sports to deliver medals in the current Commonwealth cycle and oversee their preparation for the next.

We also provide support for any Welsh athlete and their programme that is capable of delivering Olympic, Paralympic or Commonwealth medals in the current cycle at their request.

What support do we provide?Hydropool

Our highly skilled team provide support and advice to welsh athletes in 3 main areas:

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