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Sir Craig Reedie


1941 -

Olympic administrator. Born in Stirling, Reedie was educated at Stirling High School and the University of Glasgow. He qualified as a lawyer in 1964 although went on to become a financial advisor. He played badminton at a national and international level (1962-70), however, it is in sports administration where Reedie made his name. Following senior positions in the Scottish Badminton Union (1964-79), he rose through the International Badminton Federation, becoming its President (1981-84).

He was appointed Chairman of the British Olympic Association in 1992 and a Council Member of the World Anti-Doping Agency (1999). Between 1996 and 2002, Reedie served as Deputy Chairman of the UK Sport, the organisation tasked by the British Government with the development of sport in the UK. He is a member of the International Olympic Committee, involved in the organisation of the Athens (2004) and Beijing (2008) Olympic Games. He led the failed bid to bring the Olympics to Manchester (2002) and played a key role in London's successful bid for 2012. He retired as Chairman of the British Olympic Association in 2005.

Reedie lives in Glasgow. He served on the Court of the University of Glasgow and received an honorary degree from that institution in 2001. He was awarded a CBE in the New Year Honours List of 1999 and knighted in 2005.


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