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Have you got what it takes to be an Olympian?

This news article was published under the 2010 to 2015 Conservative and Liberal Democrat coalition government

UK Sport is looking for athletes with raw talent to develop into future medalists

The search is on for athletes with raw speed and power who could become medalists at the Rio 2016 summer Olympics or Pyeongchang winter Olympics in 2018.

Power2Podium is an exciting initiative to find a new wave of Olympic champions with the drive and passion to succeed in athletics, sprint canoeing, sprint cycling, rugby 7s, weightlifting, bob skeleton, bobsleigh and other targeted Olympic sports.

If you’re…

  • aged between 15 and 26 years old
  • fast, powerful and strong
  • competive and mentally tough
  • up for a challenge

…then UK Sport want to hear from you.

How to apply

No prior experience in the targeted sports is required. UK Sport is looking for raw talent with the capacity to develop under the guidance of elite coaches in a world class training environment. Talent assessment events will take place across the UK in September & October 2011.

Take the Power2Podium questionnaire (applications for 2016 closed 29 August 2011).

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