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■■Coward is a former general secretary of the English Premier League

"Athletics is a sport that captures the nation’s imagination every year, but an Olympic year is even more special"

UK Athletics names Nic Coward as interim CEO


K Athletics has

nearly 18 months, following

appointed Nic

the stepping down of Niels

Coward as its

de Vos in September 2018.

interim chief executive. Coward is a former general

stability at the NGB, ahead of

Premier League and CEO

this summer's Olympic Games. "Athletics is a sport

Authority. He has also had two

that captures the nation’s

spells as the acting CEO of the

imagination each and every

Football Association and is the

year, but an Olympic and

current chair of England Golf.

Paralympic year is even

Coward will lead the national governing body until

more special," Coward said. "I’m looking forward to

a permanent appointment is

working with the board

made through the ongoing

and all the team, across the

CEO recruitment process.

organisation, at such an

UK Athletics has been without a permanent CEO for







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