Olympic Games - British Olympic chief Hunt steps down

Andy Hunt has stepped down as chief executive of the British Olympic Association just months after British athletes won 65 medals at the London 2012 Olympics.

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Hunt, who also served as chef de mission for the 2010 and 2012 Games, will step down from his role at the end of this month. The move was widely expected, especially following the resignation of chairman Colin Moynihan, who was replaced by London 2012 chairman Seb Coe, last year. Hunt is the latest member of the organisation's senior leadership team to stand down, with performance director Sir Clive Woodward and commercial director Hugh Chambers also exiting their roles last year. "It has been an amazing four years leading the BOA as the host national Olympic committee for the London 2012 Games," said Hunt. "I will always be proud to have led Team GB at a home Games and of the fantastic performance of the team this summer and the way in which the BOA supported the athletes. "Now that the Games are over, and the organisation’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."

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