9th July 2012

Greene To Captain Team GB Athletics


09 July 2012

UKA today announced that World, European and Commonwealth Champion Dai Greene will captain the Olympic athletics team in London this summer.

Greene, 26, will take on the captaincy duties of the 78 strong team for the second time, having previously held the position for the European Team Championships in Sweden in 2011.

He said: “It is an incredible privilege to be asked to captain the British athletics team at any time, but to be given the honour at a home Olympic Games is just incredible. We have a great team spirit in the camp, which will make giving my speech much easier.

“I think our team is one of the strongest in history and I believe that we can go out and do Britain proud and I intend to lead by example.

Head Coach Charles van Commenee added: “Dai was a stand out candidate for the London 2012 captaincy. He is a very professional athlete who is both liked and respected by the rest of the team.

“He knows what it takes to win at the highest level and that is a valuable experience to share with the team. I know we can also rely on Dai to inspire his teammates and I wouldn’t be surprised if he raised a few laughs during his speech along the way.”