The British government will provide €272 million in addition to National Lottery funding to support their Olympic and Paralympic athletes for the Paris Games in 2024.

The investment, which represents a 44% rise on the funding received by UK Sport in the run-up to the Tokyo Games, will be used to back aspiring athletes as well as their coaches and support staff.

The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) investment will also support athletes and coaches targeting success at the Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Earlier this month, Team GB won 65 medals across 25 disciplines in Tokyo and finished fourth in the overall medals table. The Paralympic Games are set to begin tomorrow week.

"Team GB showed us the very best of this country in Tokyo - demonstrating sportsmanship, hard work and record-breaking performances," Johnson said in a statement.

"This increased funding will support Team GB to deliver their best possible performances in three years' time in Paris."

Earlier this year the Irish governement pledged to double investment in sport, from €118 million in 2018 to more than €220 million by 2027.

That includes an increase in coaching, support services, facilities and equipment. Ireland claimed four medals in Tokyo.