- UK Athletics
Infobox Sport governing body
assocname= UK Athletics
abbrev = UKA
founded = 1999
chairman = Ed Warner
replaced = British Athletics Federation
url = www.ukathletics.net
UK Athletics is the governing body for the sport of athletics in the
UK Athletics was founded in
1999as a successor to the British Athletics Federation, which had collapsed for financial reasons.
Great Britain's worst performance at a European Athletics Championshipfor twenty years, CEO and former long distance runner David Moorcroftannounced on 24 August 2006that 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 Olympicslooming large on the horizon [ [http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/athletics/5281328.stm BBC SPORT | Athletics | Moorcroft quits as athletics boss ] ] .
9 January, 2007businessman 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'
UK Athletics has
Norwich Unionas 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.
UK records in athletics
* [http://www.ukathletics.net Official site]
* [http://www1.powerof10.info/ UK Rankings]
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