The Government provided financial support for LOCOG, who were responsible for the London 2012 test events, and for security and other issues.
The Department has not provided any direct financial support to any other sporting events in either (a) 2010, (b) 2011 or (c) 2012. UK Sport is the Government agency responsible for allocating lottery funds, rather than Exchequer funding, to major events and has supported the UK's Major Sports Events programme.
As the lead Department for Sport, the Department supports major events through co-ordination of cross-departmental discussions to ensure full Government support to major events, as set out in 'A Stage to Inspire' which was recently published by UK Sport. In addition, the Department provides direct funding to four sporting arm's length bodies: Sport England, UK Sport, the Sports Ground Safety Authority (formerly the Football Licensing Authority) and UK Anti-Doping, as set out in our Annual Reports and Accounts.