Sir Craig Reedie CBE, former chairman of the British Olympic Association and a Brunel University Honorary Graduate, has been elected as a Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
Sir Craig was elected unopposed from his regular position on the IOC’s 15-member executive board, on which he has served since 2009.
A leading member of the Bid Team which won the right to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in London, Sir Craig has enjoyed a long career in sports administration. As President of both the Scottish Badminton Union and the International Badminton Federation, he was responsible for the admission of his sport to the Olympic Programme in 1985. He became Chairman of the British Olympic Association in 1992, leading the organisation through the Olympic Games of Atlanta, Sydney and Athens and the Winter Games of Lillehammer, Nagano and Salt Lake City, and joined the International Olympic Committee in 1994.
Speaking to Head of Brunel 2012 Programmes Neil Young, Sir Craig commented: “To be elected a Vice-President of the International Olympic Committee is a great honour, but to be elected at the IOC Session in London just before the 2012 Games makes this even more special as I have enjoyed a very long association with this wonderful project.”
Sir Craig was knighted in 2005 and was awarded the CBE in 1999. In 2009, in recognition of his outstanding services to the national and international community, and in particular to sport, he was awarded the honorary degree of Doctor of Laws by Brunel University.