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Greene to captain British Olympic Athletics team

india Updated: Jul 10, 2012 11:37 IST
AP
London

Welsh 400-meter hurdler Dai Greene has been appointed captain of the Britain Olympic Athletics team, 18 days before the start of the London Games.

The 26-year-old Greene, who is the reigning world, European and Commonwealth champion, was appointed on Monday. He previously captained the British athletics squad at the European Team championships in Sweden last year.

Greene says, "It is an incredible privilege to be asked to captain the British athletics team at any time, but to be given the honor at a home Olympic Games is just incredible."

UK Athletics head coach Charles van Commenee described Greene, who trains at the University of Bath, as "a standout candidate."