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05 Aug 2019
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News from the British Olympic Association

Find here the latest news from the National Olympic Committee: events, courses, general assemblies and elections, trophies and much more.

05 august 2019

British Olympic Association
With one year to go until the Olympic Games Tokyo 2020, British athletes gathered to launch a new campaign to inspire the nation to get behind Team GB and showcase the best of British sport around the world. The “Sport is GREAT” campaign will demonstrate the UK’s capacity to inspire millions of people around the globe through sport. New posters and promotional materials featuring the Team GB athletes will be widely displayed and distributed. More info here on the British Olympic Association’s website.

10 december 2018 

The British Olympic Association (BOA) announced the six Olympians elected by their fellow athletes to serve on the 13-strong BOA Athletes’ Commission. Just shy of 800 votes were cast, with over a third of eligible Olympians and potential Olympians voting in the election, and 21 athletes standing for the six positions.More info here.

30 october 2018

The British Olympic Association (BOA) has announced that three-time Olympian and former Team GB hockey captain Ben Hawes has been re-elected as the Chair of its Athletes’ Commission. He will serve a further two years. The Commission has 12 members in total, made up of a mixture of past and present athletes from team, individual, summer and winter sports. Full details here.

1st october 2018

The British Olympic Association announced the launch of a new Get Set+ programme called Think Real, the primary purpose of which will be to inspire young people aged 11-16 to make healthy, informed decisions. The programme was developed by Sport England, UK Anti-Doping, the British Olympic Foundation and the British Paralympic Association, in association with the English Institute of Sport and the National Governing Bodies, to help consider the challenges faced by young people at all levels of sporting involvement.  Think Real addresses the links between various health challenges and approaches healthy habits as a whole – helping young people make the links between their nutrition, recovery and physical activity, to consider their all-round health. More details at

23 July 2018


The British Olympic Association (BOA) informs us that 2008 women’s 4x400m relay team received their bronze medal from the Olympic Games Bejing 2008 during a ceremony held at the Müller Anniversary Games on 21 July in the London Stadium. Christine Ohuruogu, Kelly Sotherton, Marilyn Okoro and Nicola Sanders were awarded their Olympic bronze medal following the disqualification of Russia’s Tatiana Firova in August 2016 and the disqualification of Belarusian athlete Sviatlana Usovich in November 2016 after a positive doping control. More details here.

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