British Olympic Association (BOA)

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By Alex Milton
What is the role of BOA?
BOA selects and manages Britain's
Olympic teams before and during the
games.
 It does this for both the summer and
winter games.
 It has the responsibility for developing
Olympic movement and spreading the
Olympic message throughout the UK.
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Funding for the BOA
The BOA does not rely on government
funding and has no political interest.
 It receives all its funding through
commercial sponsorship and
fundraising.
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The BOA provides a wide range of
support services to selected athletes
These are:
 The Olympic training centre
 The Olympic passport scheme
 The Olympic medical institute
 Planning for success workshops
 The Olympic and Paralympic
employment network
 Performance and lifestyle
 The athlete medical scheme
The Olympic training centre
Provides world class training facilities for
use of British high performance athletes
and coaches.
 Facilities are in Austria and Cyprus
 They cover a wide range of sports.
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Olympic passport scheme

Allows athletes access to national and
local sports centres at reduced cost or
free of charge.
The Olympic medical institute
Based in London.
 In partnership with EIS, provides
medical and rehabilitation facilities to
athletes on the world class programme
or those on the Olympic passport
scheme.

Planning for success workshop
Provide athletes with advice from
experienced Olympians.
 Helps with goal setting and time
management through Olympic cycle.
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The Olympic and Paralympic
network (OPEN)

Helps elite athletes establish a career or
employment opportunities outside of
sport during training and performing.
Performance lifestyle

Programme designed to help athletes
balance other aspects of their life with
their sport.
The athlete medical scheme
Provides comprehensive medical cover
to over 1500 potential Olympians.
 Ensures athletes have access to the
best sports specific medical advice.
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