What we do /
Much to be proud of!
In terms of elite sporting success, Wales has much to be
We certainly punch above our weight. Our successes in 2008 at
the Beijing Olympics and Paralympics illustrate this point. This
was Wales' most successful Olympics in 100 years, with five
medals won, and Welsh athletes securing 24% of the gold medals won
by Great Britain's Paralympians.
We now have a unique opportunity to deliver on the
international stage with two of the biggest multi sport events
being hosted in the UK, London 2012 and 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 just over 2 years 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: