Tanni Grey-Thompson has been appointed to the Independent Commission investigating the Lance Armstrong scandal and to the Board of the London Legacy Development Corporation.
The Baroness and Paralympian, has been appointed as part of a three person panel investigating the Lance Armstrong drug doping affair and the UCI’s role in it. The panel will include, Malcolm Holmes QC and Sir Philip Otton and will gather evidence on how much the UCI knew about or colluded to, ‘the most sophisticated, professionalised and successful doping programme that sport has ever seen'.
Grey-Thompson has considerable experience in this type of appointment, having experience chairing the UK Athletics’ anti-doping review in 2009 and more recently, leading an inquiry into Universal Credit in the Lords.
Grey-Thompson has also been appointed to strengthen the London Legacy Development Corporation team. The board was set up to continue the work of the Olympic Park Legacy Company and the purpose of the corporation is ‘to promote and deliver physical, social, economic and environmental regeneration in the Olympic Park and surrounding area, in particular by maximising the legacy of the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games’.
Grey-Thompson, who is already a member of the boards for The Transport for London and The London Marathon, will join the team which comprises of a number of varied industry experts with ranging skills including, social enterprise, sports, marketing and finance.
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