August 13 - British Olympic Association (BOA) chairman Colin Moynihan has today announced he will be stepping down from the position in November after seven years in the role.
The surprise announcement means that the 56-year-old will vacate the role a year before the end of his second four-year term expires in November 2013.
The former Conservative Sports Minister succeeded Sir Craig Reedie as BOA chairman in 2005 shortly after London won the bid to host the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics as he beat the 1968 Olympic 400-metre hurdles champion David Hemery by a vote of 28 to 15.
He was re-elected unopposed in 2009 but has confirmed he will leave the role just a day after the conclusion of the London 2012 Olympics where he helped steer Team GB to a record medal haul of 65 medals, 29 of them gold.
"Today the press will be looking forward to what lies beyond the Games: to the United Kingdom's sporting future and the delivery of a real London 2012 sports legacy," said Moynihan in a letter to the National Olympic Committee.
"In this context of looking forward, I will let them know that I intend to hand on the baton smoothly and securely to a successor chair.
"I have given this a great deal of thought and I strongly believe that this is the right time.
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He may have some good principles but he handled some issues badly and seemed to fall out with everyone!
Perhaps his departure signals a crucial stage in the power struggles between UK Sport, Sport England, Government, Youth trust etc.? And where does Seb Coe, in his new capacity as Legacy Adviser, fit in? The future direction of our sport is to a large extent governed by these key players. The BOA, however, is no longer a major player and its influence is severely curtailed.