UK Athletics


UK Athletics

Infobox Sport governing body
assocname= UK Athletics

sport= Athletics
abbrev = UKA
founded = 1999
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president = Lynn Davies
chairman = Ed Warner
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womenscoach =
replaced = British Athletics Federation
url = www.ukathletics.net
country

UK Athletics is the governing body for the sport of athletics in the United Kingdom.

UK Athletics was founded in 1999 as a successor to the British Athletics Federation, which had collapsed for financial reasons.

Following Great Britain's worst performance at a European Athletics Championship for twenty years, CEO and former long distance runner David Moorcroft announced on 24 August 2006 that he would step down from his position at UK Athletics: "I am convinced that I am taking the right decision at the right time." The results in Gothenburg (not one individual gold medal being obtained) were the latest in a string of disappointing medal hauls at major championships with the London 2012 Olympics looming large on the horizon [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/athletics/5281328.stm BBC SPORT | Athletics | Moorcroft quits as athletics boss ] ] .

On 9 January, 2007 businessman Ed Warner was named chairman [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/athletics/6244449.stm BBC SPORT | Athletics | Businessman to head UK Athletics ] ] . The president remains Lynn Davies, the former British Olympic champion long jumper.

UK Athletics is also responsible for governing over the countries' Athletics Officials.

UK Athletics has Norwich Union as its principal sponsor.

Athletics clubs, coaches, teachers and competitions can be found at [http://www.ukathletics.net www.ukathletics.net] The official site of UK Athletics.

ee also

*UK records in athletics

References

External links

* [http://www.ukathletics.net Official site]
* [http://www1.powerof10.info/ UK Rankings]


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