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Glasgow appoints head of sport
Thursday, 14 May 2009
Glasgow 2014 Limited, the Organising Committee for the Commonwealth Games to be held in Glasgow between 23rd July and 3rd August 2014, has today announced the appointment of Greg Warnecke as its Head of Sport.
Greg will be responsible for developing the strategies within the sport function taking into consideration the requirements of sport competition, sport policy and operations, including sport services. His role will also involve developing the sports department’s structure and operational planning and instigating processes that will resolve issues that arise during the delivery of the sports programme. Central to this role is the fostering of relationships with national and international sports governing bodies and the Games delivery partners.
Greg is currently General Manager of the 2009 Australian Paralympic Youth Games, where his responsibilities are to implement all event planning to ensure the successful staging of the Games, which are being partnered by the Australian Paralympic Committee. The Games will involve participation from national and international athletes with a physical or sensory disability.
Announcing the appointment, John Scott, Chief Executive of Glasgow 2014 said:
“I am delighted that Greg will be joining the team in this important position. Our ambition is to host an outstanding Games. This role has been one of my priority appointments as we want Glasgow 2014 to provide an unrivalled experience for the athletes and management teams.
"A world-class sports programme is a crucial part of this ambition and Greg’s early appointment will ensure the Organising Committee is on top of all the athletes’ and officials’ requirements in the planning of the venues and the sports programme.”
Greg Warnecke said:
“I am looking forward to planning and delivering a quality sport programme for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow.
"The Games will no doubt provide many opportunities for the City and for the whole of Scotland, from which a legacy of improved sporting facilities and greater community participation will hopefully be an outcome in the years that follow.
"The sporting culture, passion and energy of the people of Scotland will play a major role in ensuring the success of the Games and I look forward to playing my part in that and to living in such a fantastic City as Glasgow.”