UK Sport launches review of UK Athletics

Published 11 February 2020

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UK Sport has today announced that it has commissioned an independent first stage review into UK Athletics to define the key components of a ‘fit for the future’ NGB for Athletics in the UK and recommend areas of change.


It will identify actions for the governing body to help the sport move forward, as well as defining any areas for further review.


This initial discovery phase will consider the strategy, leadership, governance, operation, culture and connectivity of UK Athletics within the context of the sport as a whole. This work will sit alongside independent reviews that have already been commissioned into

safeguarding and UKA’s response to issues surrounding the Nike Oregon Project.

This preliminary work will be undertaken independently by Dame Sue Street, former Permanent Secretary at the Department for Digital, Culture, Media and Sport, who will assess the issues raised and recommend next steps later in the spring.

Sally Munday, CEO of UK Sport said: “Issues raised in recent months regarding the sport are of major concern to both UK Sport and to the leadership team at UK Athletics. Both organisations are committed to delivering long-term improvement and ensuring the sustainability of the sport while acting in the best interests of its athletes, staff and the wider athletics family.


“Our aim in commissioning this first stage review is to ensure we have a full understanding of the priority issues and any next steps required to help the sport move forward.


“I’d like to thank UK Athletics’ Board for their ongoing collaboration and support for this independent work and look forward to working with them in the weeks and months ahead to build a positive future for the sport.”


The Terms of Reference for the review are available here.

Funding Partners
  • DCMS
  • TNL partners
Official Partners
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  • BUPA
  • IHG logo
Strategic Partners
  • British Olympic Association
  • Paralympics GB
  • Sport England
  • Sport Northern Ireland
  • Sport Wales
  • Sport Scotland