British Olympic Association (BOA)

By Alex Milton
What is the role of BOA?
BOA selects and manages Britain's
Olympic teams before and during the
 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.
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
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.
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
Planning for success workshop
Provide athletes with advice from
experienced Olympians.
 Helps with goal setting and time
management through Olympic cycle.
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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