Former Olympians to mentor British athletes
More than two dozen of Britain’s most successful Olympians will
serve as mentors for the country’s athletes preparing for the 2012
Five-time rowing gold medalist Steve Redgrave, two-time middle
distance champion Kelly Holmes and boxing silver medalist Amir Khan
are among the 27 ”ambassadors” who will support athletes and
their families and hold workshops before next year’s games.
The 27 mentors have won 51 medals in total.
Holmes, who won gold in the 800 and 1,500 meters in Athens in
2004, says ”what we can bring is our experience in how we dealt
with the pressures of competing in the Olympics.”
BOA chairman Colin Moynihan said Monday the ambassadors ”will
create an important connection between our Olympic heroes of
yesterday with the stars of today and tomorrow.”