UK Athletics

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UK Athletics is the governing body for the sport of athletics in the United Kingdom. It is responsible for overseeing the governance of athletics events in the UK as well as athletes, their development, and athletics officials.

UK Athletics (UKA) was founded in 1999 as a successor to the British Athletics Federation, which had collapsed for financial reasons.. BBC Sport (2007-01-09). Retrieved on 2009-11-07. Niels de Vos is the current chief executive and Lynn Davies, the former Olympic champion long jumper, is the incumbent president. Charles van Commenee was made the head coach of UKA's Olympic Programme in September 2008.. BBC Sport (2009-09-23). Retrieved on 2009-11-07.. CBC Sport. Retrieved on 2010-06-08.

Following Great Britain's worst performance at a European Athletics Championships for twenty years, CEO and former long distance runner David Moorcroft stepped down from his position at UK Athletics: "I am convinced that I am taking the right decision at the right time." The results in Gothenburg (their sole gold medal coming in the 100 m relay) were...
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