News 10th February 2016

Third key official quits on London’s IAAF Championships

The organising committee for the London 2017 World Athletics Championships has been rocked by a third resignation in under a week after Managing Director Sally Bolton became the latest member to step down. The flagship event of the crisis-stricken International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) will be staged in London for the first time.

Last week two board members, the Deputy Chair, Heather Hancock, and Audit Committee Chair, Martin Stewart, also stood down amid reports of differences between the board and the London 2017 Chairman, Ed Warner, who is also chairman of UK Athletics (UKA).

In a statement, London 2017 said that Bolton had quit for ‘personal reasons’. She was with the organisation since 2014. She said: “I’m incredibly proud of the work that has been completed in achieving the early milestones that lay the foundations for the event’s success. I wish the team well in what is going to be an exciting 18 months, and I look forward to seeing some amazing sport take place at next year’s championships.”

Warner added: “Sally has successfully laid the foundations for what will be the best ever World Championships next year and we wish her well for the future.”

• This article was originally published on Keir Radnedge’s internet site on 9 February 2016. To access the original, please click here.

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