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Andy Hunt to step down as British Olympic Association chief

  • Andy Hunt will step down as British Olympic Association (BOA) chief executive at the end of February, six months after he helped the host nation achieve its most successful Games medal haul in 104 years.

    Britain won 65 medals at the London 2012 Games, 29 gold, 17 silver and 19 bronze, to finish third in the table behind the United States and China.

    "It has been an amazing four years leading the BOA as the host National Olympic Committee for the London 2012 Games," Hunt said in a statement on Wednesday.

    "Now that the Games are over, and the organization's strategy for the next four years is taking shape, the BOA's responsibilities and the job of the CEO are different, and I feel it is the right time for me to move on to another leadership role with breadth and profile similar to the responsibilities I've fulfilled since 2008,” he added.

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