What we do /
Much to be proud of!
In terms of elite sporting success, Wales has much to be
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
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.
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?
Our highly skilled team provide support and advice to welsh
athletes in 3 main areas:
We pulled together an infographic
in the lead upto Glasgow to showcase just how our sport
science and medicine team are making a difference.