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Support for Athletes

Welsh athletes and teams have excelled in high performance sport in recent years, including:

  • A record number of medals at Commonwealth Games in 2014 and 2018.
  • A record number of Welsh athletes winning medals at the 2016 Olympics in Rio.
  • The Wales men’s team reaching the semi-finals of football’s Euros in 2016.
  • A semi-final place at the 2019 Rugby World Cup after a Six Nations title win.
  • Geraint Thomas winning the Tour de France in 2018.

Highlighted Content - Support for Athletes

Talent Cymru

We support talented sportsmen and women across Wales through funding grants and, in some cases, a range…

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Welsh Institute of Performance Science

The Welsh Institute of Performance Science (WIPS) is led by Swansea University in collaboration with…

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Elite Cymru

Sport Wales has a proud history of cultivating the talents of world-class athletes. Some of the biggest…

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Latest News - Performance Sport

Harriet Jones: The Cardiff water baby ready to make a splash

Harriet Jones will be competing in the opening weekend at the Tokyo Olympics but the Welsh 100m butterfly…

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How National Lottery Supports Elite Sport in Wales

Without funding from the National Lottery, much of the support we give to elite athletes in Wales would…

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Where Olympic Dreams Begin

All Olympic dreams start with a more local idea and for Jake Heyward it was wanting to be the fastest…

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