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UK Sport appeals to nation: “we need you” on #EveryRoadtoRio

March 24, 2015

British sports fans are urged to support their athletes at over 30 World and European level events in the UK on the road to Rio 2016. There are over 900,000 tickets available to the British public to support their athletes as they go after up to 85 individual and 10 team Rio qualification spots available to GB.

#EveryRoadtoRio will feature over 30 world class sports events the length and breadth of the UK, including the World Artistic Gymnastics Championships in Glasgow, the European Wheelchair Basketball Championships in Worcester and the Track Cycling World Championships in London. All part of a carefully planned strategy by UK Sport to maximise Great Britain’s chances of medal success at Rio 2016.

Dina Asher-Smith (pictured below), silver medallist at the recent European Indoor Athletics Championships, said:

“There’s no better feeling than racing in front of a home crowd and hearing their cheers can really inspire you. I’m so excited to compete in the UK this year and hopefully use that support to give some strong performances and put myself in the best possible position ahead of Rio next summer.


Fourteen legacy venues from London and Glasgow will stage events over the next 500 days, as well as a host of other locations, and it is predicted that over £37m will be generated for host cities and regions, while over 900,000 tickets will be available to the British public.

Full list of #EveryRoadtoRio events:

Boxing, AIBA World Series of Boxing, April, London
Cycling, UCI BMX Supercross World Cup Series, 18 – 19 April, Manchester
Athletics, IPC Athletics Marathon World Championships 2015, 26 April, London
Aquatics, FINA Diving World Series, 1 – 3 May, London
Triathlon, ITU World Triathlon Series, 30-31 May, London
Athletics, IAAF Diamond League, 7 June, Birmingham
Sailing, ISAF Sailing World Cup, 8-14 June, Weymouth
Aquatics, IPC Swimming World Championships, 13 – 19 July Glasgow
Athletics, IAAF Diamond League, 24 -25 July, London
Boccia, European Boccia Championships, 25-26 July, Guildford
Athletics, IPC Athletics grand prix, 26 July, London
Modern Pentathlon Modern Pentathlon European Championships 2015, 18 – 23 August, Bath
Hockey, EHF EuroHockey Championships, 21 – 30 August, London
Blind Football, IBSA Blind Football European Championships, 22-29 August, Hereford
Wheelchair Basketball, European Wheelchair Basketball Championships, 28 August – 7 September, Worcester
Equestrian, FEI European Eventing Championships, 10 – 13 September, Perthshire
Canoe, ICF World Canoe Slalom Championships, 16 – 20 September, London
Wheelchair Rugby, BT World Wheelchair Rugby Challenge, 12 – 16 October, London
Gymnastics, World Artistic Gymnastic Championships, 23 October – 1 November, Glasgow
Taekwondo, WTF World Taekwondo Grand Prix, 16-18 October, Manchester
Wheelchair Tennis, ITF Wheelchair Singles Masters, 25 – 29 November, London

Badminton, All England Badminton Championships, March, Birmingham
Cycling, UCI Track Cycling World Championships, 2 – 6 March, London
Aquatics, LEN European Swimming Championships, 7 – 22 May, London
Archery, European Archery Championships, 26 – 29 May, Nottingham
Athletics, IAAF Diamond League, June, Birmingham
Hockey, FIH Women’s Champions Trophy, 18-26 June, London
Athletics, IAAF Diamond League, July, London
Athletics, IPC Athletics Grand Prix Final, July, Birmingham

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