Six sportscotland staff will form part of the support team for Team GB athletes at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.
The sportscotland institute of sport staff appointed to Tokyo positions by the British Olympic Association are:
- Niall Elliott (chief medical officer)
- Jonathan Hanson (doctor)
- Michelle Jeffrey (doctor)
- Irene Riach (nutritionist)
- Oli Davies (physiotherapist)
- Craig More (physiotherapist)
In addition to the sport's own performance staff, Team GB’s performance service members will form an integral part of the Team GB HQ workforce and will be spread across the Olympic Village, as well as Team GB’s own performance venues: Preparation Camp and Performance Lodge.
Team GB’s Preparation Camp will be situated across Keio University (Hiyoshi Campus), Yokohama International Pool and Todoroki Stadium in Kawasaki, while Team GB’s Performance Lodge, a venue for quiet training during Games-time, will be in the Odaiba area, adjacent to the Olympic Village.
In addition to these Tokyo roles, there will be eight performance analysts based in the UK but working on Tokyo time, situated at Team GB’s Cardiff Hub at the Sport Wales Institute, supporting on the ground operations in Tokyo.
Dr. Niall Elliott has been appointed as the Chief Medical Officer (CMO) having most recently performed as CMO for Team Scotland at the Gold Coast 2018 Commonwealth Games.
Niall will be the head of the medical team for the British athletes at Tokyo 2020, which will attend training and competition venues during the event in the Japanese capital and beyond.
He said: “It’s a huge honour to work with the British Olympic Association and be charged with the health and wellbeing of the whole delegation.
"This is the opportunity to work alongside some excellent, experienced and trusted colleagues from across the UK at the pinnacle of sport.”
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