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 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: