Government Wants Coe And Mills To Reform The U.K.'s Sports Administration Set-Up
There is a "government bandwagon starting to roll" for LOCOG President Sebastian Coe and Deputy Chair Keith Mills to form a dream-team double act to "reform and streamline the country's dysfunctional sports administration set-up," according to Charles Sale of the DAILY MAIL. Coe, who has been made a global Games legacy ambassador, "is regarded in Whitehall as the appointment straight from Central Casting" to replace Colin Moynihan as Chair of the British Olympic Association in November. Mohnihan has announced he is stepping down. This would give Coe "a platform to work with his great ally Mills," who is in line to head a new combination of Sport England and U.K. Sport. Coe and Mills would "certainly be singing off the same hymn sheet in shaping a unified policy." This would be a change from Moynihan who has been "at war with LOCOG, the government and U.K. Sport during seven years at the BOA helm" (DAILY MAIL, 8/14).