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UK Sport launches talent ID campaign: #DISCOVERYOUR GOLD

July 19, 2016

The biggest multi-sport talent identification campaign in British history has been launched with Olympic Skeleton Champion Lizzy Yarnold among those urging you to #DiscoverYour Gold.


Over 20 sports are involved in #DiscoverYour Gold, a partnership between UK Sport, the English Institute of Sport (EIS), and a range of National Governing Bodies, targeting 15-24 year old males and females to be fast-tracked into the exciting world of high performance sport.

The campaign aims to identify talented young athletes who could be challenging for medals at Tokyo 2020 and beyond.

#DISCOVERYOUR GOLD – has five strands:

#DISCOVERYOUR POWER – Cycling, Skeleton, Canoeing

#DISCOVERYOUR PARAPOTENTIAL – All Paralympic sports including Para Athletics, Para Swimming and Para Cycling

#DISCOVERYOUR FIGHT – Judo, Taekwondo and Women’s Boxing


#DISCOVERYOUR FREESTYLE – Freestyle Snowboarders and Skiers

Sir Steve Redgrave, who launched the first talent identification campaign Sporting Giants seven years ago, said: “I have seen the impact of similar schemes after Sporting Giants discovered Olympic Champion Helen Glover but #DiscoverYour Gold is the biggest and best yet.”

Previous UK Sport and EIS talent identification campaigns have been hugely successful discovering Sochi 2014 Skeleton gold medallist Lizzy Yarnold and London 2012 Para-Cycling silver medallist Karen Darke.

You can find out more and sign up for #DiscoverYour Gold at: www.uksport.gov.uk/talent

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