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Holmes handed Commonwealth role

Commonwealth Games role excites Holmes

Dame Kelly Holmes has been named as the new president of Commonwealth Games England, succeeding Sir Chris Chataway, who had held the post since 1994.

Holmes, a double gold medallist at the 2004 Olympics, represented England at three Commonwealth Games, winning two gold medals and a silver.

"I am absolutely thrilled to be asked to take up this role," said Holmes.

"The Commonwealth Games have a continuing and important role within performance sport."

Commonwealth Games England chairman Sir Andrew Foster said: "Dame Kelly has been an outstanding athlete both for Team England and Great Britain.

"She is a truly inspirational and respected figure in the sporting world and will be a wonderful ambassador for Commonwealth Games England."



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