Grainger back on athletes’ commission for another term

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OLYMPIC gold medallist and former Edinburgh University student Katherine Grainger has been re-elected to the body which governs British athletes.

The rower will serve on the British Olympic Association athletes’ commission for the next four years, having held the role since 2008.

Hockey bronze medallist Kate Walsh and athletics sprinter Christian Malcolm are other members of Team GB who competed in 2012 to be named on the commission.

Andy Hunt, BOA chief executive, said: “We are delighted to welcome back Katherine Grainger for a second term of service.

“The commission is an 
invaluable resource for the BOA, and the expertise and perspective of its members has helped shape the design and delivery of many of the services we provide to support Team GB
athletes.

“The BOA is a much more effective, performance-focused organisation because of the athletes’ commission, and we look forward to the contributions the new members will make.”

Sarah Winckless, chair of the BOA Athletes’ Commission, said: “The London Games have given us great memories, and I was proud of the contribution the athletes’ commission made in preparation for the 2012 Games.”