Monday, 20 September 2021

Olympic champion to take over Regatta?

SIR STEVE REDGRAVE says he couldn’t possibly pass on the opportunity to run one of the world’s great sporting events.

The 52-year old is expected to succeed Mike Sweeney who officially steps down as chairman of Henley Royal Regatta in December.

He is a five-time Olympic champion and won 22 events at the royal regatta, never losing a race except as a sculler.

Sir Steve has been a member of the committee of management since 1999 and has worked as a starter.

He says: “For the committee it is important that there is continuity. The age limit of members is 70, so some of them have no chance.

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