Sport in Wales gets £9m boost ahead of London 2012 Olympics


Nine million pounds will be invested in community sport in Wales over the next three years.

The announcement comes with 100 days to go until the opening ceremony of the Olympic Games in London.

The money is part of strategy unveiled by the Welsh government and Sport Wales, with the cash coming from lottery funding.

Chair of Sport Wales, Laura McAllister said the money will go to national bodies, clubs and schools across Wales who create sport opportunities for young people and adults.

Meanwhile, Ieuan Lloyd, 18, from Penarth, Vale of Glamorgan is looking forward to his first Olympics with the Team GB swimming team, taking part in the 200m freestyle relay.

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