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Helen Grant replaces Hugh Robertson as sports minister


Sport will have a new face in government after Downing Street announced that Hugh Robertson, who was both Olympics and sports minister, is to move to the Foreign Office.

Helen Grant, the Conservative MP for Maidstone & the Weald, will succeed Robertson as sports minister. She had been the justice and equalities minister.

Bill Sweeney, former Puma head of business development, has been named as the British Olympic Association’s new chief executive officer, replacing Andy Hunt.