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Exclusive: Dame Katherine Grainger appointed new UK Sport chair

Exclusive: Dame Katherine Grainger appointed new UK Sport chair



Dame Katherine Grainger has become the new chair of UK Sport after the Government beat a midnight deadline to appoint her before the General Election.

The Daily Telegraph can reveal that Great Britain’s most decorated female Olympian, who retired from rowing after winning a medal for the fifth successive Games last summer, will succeed Rod Carr as head of the country’s elite sports funding body.

Wednesday’s parliamentary vote to hold a snap election on June 8 meant that, barring an announcement before Saturday, confirmation of Grainger’s appointment would have had to be postponed until after polling day.

That is because midnight marks the start of purdah, the pre-election period during which Government departments and bodies are prevented from making announcements about any new or controversial initiatives.

As revealed by the Telegraph this week, that could result in yet another postponement of the publication of the much-delayed independent report into the climate and culture within British Cycling’s world-class performance programme.

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