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Olympics bomshell


VETERAN sports administra­tor Michael Scott has dropped an Olympics bombshell, leaving Swimming Australia to become Rowing Australia chief executive.

Scott said the opportunit­y was too good to ignore.

He goes from being a high performanc­e director to CEO.

It is a stunning move, coming 18 months before the Rio Games and involving two Olympic sports that are in the midst of rallying from poor London Games campaigns.

“I am a career sports profession­al and . . . opportunit­ies like this don’t come up every day,” Scott said.

“It was difficult to say no — to be the CEO of a major national sporting body, for a career sports profession­al, is something that really attracts me to the role.”

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