The Olympics at Wimbledon
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that Kit McConnell will be its new Sports Director, taking over the post from Christophe Dubi who will take on the role of Olympic Games Executive Director next year.
McConnell is currently Head of the Rugby World Cup and RWC Tournament Director at the International Rugby Board (IRB) and previously worked as the IOC’s Manager of Sport Operations from 2000-2002.
In his 10 years with the IRB, he has assisted with the delivery of three Rugby World Cups on and off the field. His responsibilities ranged from the management of the RWC Board, stakeholder relations and RWC event delivery to the management of the RWC tender processes and the development and implementation of all RWC-related strategies, including the redevelopment of the event-delivery, commercial and financial models.