UK Olympic chief to step down

Andy Hunt, the Chief Executive of the British Olympic Association and Chef de Mission for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games is stepping down

Boris takes to Twitter to thank UK Olympic chief

London Mayor Boris Johnson has thanked Andy Hunt on Twitter, following the British Olympic Association and Chef de Mission for Team GB's announcement he is to step down.

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. @andyhunt_teamgb Thanks very much for all the work you have done over the last four years. Wishing you all the best for the future @teamgb

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Seb Coe thanks Andy Hunt for his service to Team GB

Commenting on the news that Team GB Chef de Mission Andy Hunt is to step down, Lord Sebastian Coe said: "Team GB had the very best facilities, care and preparation at the London 2012 Games thanks to the tireless efforts and passion of Andy Hunt and his team over the last four years.

Lord Sebastian Coe. Credit: Press Association

"I know I speak on behalf of all Team GB athletes and the BOA Board when I say thank you to Andy for the work he has done, and I wish him all the best in his next endeavour.”

British Olympic Association chief to step down

Andy Hunt, the Chief Executive of the British Olympic Association (BOA) and Chef de Mission for Team GB at the London 2012 Olympic Games, will step down at the end of the month to pursue other opportunities.

GB Chef De Mission Andy Hunt will step down at the end of February. Credit: Press Association

Hunt informed the BOA Board of Directors of his decision at its meeting today.

"It has been an amazing four years leading the BOA as the host National Olympic Committee for the London 2012 Games," he said.

"I will always be proud to have led Team GB at a Home Games and of the fantastic performance of the team this summer and the way in which the BOA supported the athletes.

"Now that the Games are over, and the organisation’s strategy for the next four years is taking shape, the BOA's responsibilities and the job of the CEO are different, and I feel it is the right time for me to move on to another leadership role."