Tag Archives: British Olympic Association

Coe and Ovett’s Olympic debt to bureaucrat who defied Thatcher | Andy Bull | Sport

Former British Olympic Association chairman Sir Denis Follows (centre) insisted sporting boycotts ‘never do anyone any good’, much to the chagrin of Margaret Thatcher.

Sir Denis Follows, 71, short and bald, started every day’s work by opening his post. It was a habit he’d had as secretary of the Football Association, and a habit he kept as chairman of the British Olympic Association. In between the two jobs, he’d been knighted. Which was some …

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Athletes across globe call for Olympic postponement as countries pull out | Sport

Dina Asher-Smith is one of the athletes to have voiced her frustrations with the IOC

The International Olympic Committee is facing almost irresistible pressure to postpone the Tokyo Olympic Games this week rather than wait until its mid-April deadline – with a growing number of athletes, governments and national federations saying it is unfair to keep them in limbo during the coronavirus pandemic. The British …

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