The organisers of the opening stages of cycling’s 2014 Tour de France, to be held in England, appointed Nicky Roche to lead the delivery of the event. Roche, who was director of operations in the UK government’s Olympic Executive for last year’s London Olympics and Paralympics, will head up TdF 2014, the organising committee for the Grand Départ in Yorkshire and the third stage from Cambridge to London.
Simon Clegg, the former chief executive of the British Olympic Association, was appointed by
the European Olympic Committees to help deliver the inaugural European Games in 2015. Clegg will serve as a senior European Games consultant for the event, to be held in the Azerbaijan capital Baku.