Did you know...?
At the 1996 Olympic Games, Great Britain and Northern Ireland finished 36th in the medal table with one gold medal. Then in 1997, National Lottery funding for elite sport began.
At the conclusion of the Tokyo 2020 Games, we had won 1,053 Olympic and Paralympic medals.
All this is made possible by you, National Lottery players. When you play a little, you help our athletes a lot.