"Our athletes’ Olympic dreams have been jeopardised by ministers’ disappointing inability to attract private investment," said the Liberal Democrat Shadow Sport Secretary, Don Foster.
Commenting on today’s announcement of a sponsorship deal by Visa for Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic athletes, Don Foster said: “Funding for Britain’s top athletes has been in doubt for over a year due to the Government’s mismanagement. Our athletes’ Olympic dreams have been jeopardised by ministers’ disappointing inability to attract private investment.
“It is welcome that Visa has stepped in to plug the gap, but things could easily have been very different. Our goal of coming fourth in the medal table is still alive, but Labour’s mismanagement means we could have been left in the starting blocks.”