Lord Moynihan to Quit as BOA Chairman

August 13, 2012

British Olympic Association (BOA) Chairman Colin Moynihan has decided to leave his post later this year.

Moynihan, who helped steer Team GB to 29 gold medals and third place in the medal table at London 2012,  will step down in November when a successor is elected.

He revealed that his priorities include a smooth hand-over to his successor, ensuring there is a strong sports policy so the momentum from the Games is not lost.

In his letter, Lord Moynihan wrote: “Firstly, I want to congratulate you all on a magnificent Olympic Games and to thank you for all that you have done to ensure their success.

“The last two weeks have united and inspired the whole country and have surpassed all expectations.

“I am enormously proud to be able to say that with your help, Team GB has not only succeeded at London 2012, it has excelled.

“It means that our athletes’ success in Beijing 2008, now built on and furthered during London 2012, can be carried forward with renewed confidence in Rio 2016.

“As a result of the success of Team GB, the reputation of the BOA, its staff and volunteers is rightly at an all-time high. We now have a unique opportunity to capitalise on this success and to build a stronger and even more victorious team in the future.

“Put simply: this was a job outstandingly well done by everyone who works at the BOA, the governing bodies and the volunteers who joined the BOA team in the run-up to the Games and I am exceptionally grateful to you all.

The former Sports Minister will focus on his family and his energy sector business interests after he leaves the BOA.