UK Sport, the body that allocates funding for elite British athletes, announced an increase of 11% for the Rio 2016 Olympic Games compared to the amount pledged for London 2012 earlier this month.

Going up | Dressage rider Charlotte Dujardin, a double gold medal winner in London, will benefit from an increase in funding for equestrian. (Image | The Telegraph)

Going up | Dressage rider Charlotte Dujardin, a double gold medal winner in London, will benefit from an increase in funding for equestrian. (Image | The Telegraph)

Certain sports, such as cycling, athletics and equestrian have had their budgets boosted in order to nurture further success in Brazil.

This change appears to be aimed at rewarding the disciplines that were predominant in the capital this summer.

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