Coe shoo-in for chair of British Olympic Association

Lord Sebastian Coe is a shoo-in for the post of chair of the British Olympic Association (BOA) following BOA Board of Directors member Richard Leman’s withdrawal of his own candidacy for election.

Leman was put forward as a candidate in September 2012 as part of the formal nomination process, alongside several other candidates who later withdrew following the announcement of the intent of Lord Coe KBE to stand for election.

With Leman’s withdrawal, Lord Coe remains the only candidate standing for election to the position.

The BOA’s National Olympic Committee will elect the next BOA chair during its regularly scheduled meeting on 7 November. The 43-member National Olympic Committee is comprised of one representative from each of the summer and winter sport National Governing Bodies (34); the four British members of the International Olympic Committee; the chair and two vice chairs of the BOA; and two members of the Athletes’ Commission.

A gold medal-winner for Team GB in men’s hockey at the 1988 Seoul Olympic Games, Leman has been a member of the BOA Board of Directors since March 2007 and he will continue serving the organisation as a member of the Board. He is also president of the Great Britain Hockey Board of Directors, a position he has held since January 2008.