Coe formally elected BOA chairman

LONDON Wed Nov 7, 2012 10:36pm IST

Sebastian Coe, chairman of the organising committee for the London Olympics speaks at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, central England October 10, 2012. REUTERS/Toby Melville/Files

Sebastian Coe, chairman of the organising committee for the London Olympics speaks at the Conservative Party conference in Birmingham, central England October 10, 2012.

Credit: Reuters/Toby Melville/Files

LONDON (Reuters) - Sebastian Coe, chief organiser for the 2012 London Games, was formally elected as chairman of the British Olympic Association (BOA) on Wednesday.

The double Olympic 1,500 metres champion, who stood unopposed after British hockey chief Richard Leman stepped aside last month, will serve a four-year term.

"Following the tremendous impact of the London 2012 Games, the BOA has an important role to play in ensuring the growth of the Olympic movement throughout the UK and the continued success and support of Team GB at future Olympic Games," Coe said in a statement.

"I am committed to making sure the benefits of hosting the Olympic and Paralympic Games are maximised and this role gives me an excellent platform to continue to serve and promote British Olympic sport both in the UK and globally."

(Writing by Tony Jimenez; editing by Ken Ferris)

Comments (0)
This discussion is now closed. We welcome comments on our articles for a limited period after their publication.

  • Most Popular
  • Most Shared

REUTERS SHOWCASE

Indian Super League

Indian Super League

New league will lift Indian soccer, says Del Piero.  Full Article 

Bidding Adieu

Bidding Adieu

China's Li Na announces her retirement from tennis.  Full Article 

Selangor Masters

Selangor Masters

Anirban Lahiri stays ahead in Malaysia.  Full Article 

Euro 2020

Euro 2020

London's Wembley stadium to host climax of Euro 2020.  Full Article 

Generous Platini

Generous Platini

Platini plans to keep luxury gift, make charity donation.  Full Article 

F1 Radio Ban

F1 Radio Ban

Formula One revises radio ban after team talks  Full Article 

Defending Ozil

Defending Ozil

Don't make Ozil a scapegoat, warns Arsenal boss.  Full Article 

FIFA Probe

FIFA Probe

FIFA ethics judge promises secrecy in World Cup probe.  Full Article 

Singapore GP

Singapore GP

Alonso lifts Ferrari gloom in Singapore F1 practice.  Full Article 

Reuters India Mobile

Reuters India Mobile

Get the latest news on the go. Visit Reuters India on your mobile device.  Full Coverage