UK Sports’ lap-dancing threat to athletes branded ridiculous

New guidelines for eligibility for funding released on Wednesday by UK Sport, which oversees sports funding for Olympic and Paralympic athletes, included a line in its section on misconduct and disrepute which read “attending a lap dancing or strip club regardless of gender”.

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 Olympic gold medallist Luke Campbell branded the threat by UK Sport to remove Lottery Funding from sportsmen and women who attend lap-dancing or strip clubs as “completely ridiculous”.

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UK Sport has later climbed down from their threat of removing funding from athletes who visit lap dancing or strip clubs. UK Sport issued the following statement on Thursday: “As a result of the consultation ahead of launching our new eligibility policy, a number of respondents requested examples, to suggest potential actions or behaviours that might, in theory, be considered acts of ‘misconduct’ or ‘disrepute’.

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