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Winter sports: British skiers criticize after support stops

Winter sports: British skiers criticize after support stops

Eight sports, including skiing, will share nearly 300 million kroner until the 2026 Winter Olympics, but now GB Snowsport has announced that skiing is deemed uninvestable for UK Sport's highest level of funding, the BBC reports.

– It is extremely disappointing that UK Sport has canceled funding – both for us now and for future Alpine winners from Great Britain, says Charlie Guest in a video.

The video, in which Dave Riding, Billy Major, Lori Taylor and Charlie Raposo also spoke, was posted on the skaters' social media.

“We've all been out on the world stage and consistently achieved record results over the past year,” said Riding, who claimed Britain's first World Cup win in January this year.

The five skaters believe they now need to raise nearly 10 million kroner over the next eight weeks in order to continue their training.

GB Snowsport says it is eagerly looking for other options to continue its training programmes, according to what was reported by the BBC.

UK Sport explains its decision by saying it “aims to become a stronger force in winter sports, while building a wider range of sports and champions that reflect the diversity of British society”.

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