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Clegg Handed European Games Role
Monday, 12th Aug 2013 13:15

Former Town chief executive Simon Clegg has been handed a new role working on the inaugural European Games which will be staged in Baku, Azerbaijan in June 2015. Clegg, who left Town in February after almost four years at the club, has been named senior European Games consultant.

Speaking about the appointments of Clegg and sports consultant Makis Asimakopoulos, Patrick Hickey, president of the European Olympic Committees, said: “I am delighted we have secured the services of two such experienced and respected international sports professionals.

"I am convinced that both Simon and Makis together will make a major contribution to the success of our inaugural event whilst helping to build the brand for future editions.”

Spyros Capralos, chairman of the EOC’s 2015 European Games Coordination Commission and president of the Hellenic Olympic Committee, said: “Simon Clegg and Makis Asimakopoulos are the best appointments we could have made, both bring considerable experience and skills to this exciting project that will see the best athletes from the 49 European National Olympic Committees compete across 18 different sports.”

Clegg, who also has roles on Madrid’s bid for the 2020 Olympics and as chairman of Great Britain Badminton, added: “I am delighted to have been given this exciting opportunity to help deliver a successful event in 2015 whilst helping to create a dynamic brand for future European Games.

“I look forward to working with the organising committee in Baku and with the Minister for Youth and Sport, Azad Rahimov, to contribute to a memorable event for all 7,000 participants.”

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SuffolkMinotaur added 13:47 - Aug 12
The further Clegg is from ITFC the better !!!

JustSpivvyChops added 13:50 - Aug 12
Should never have left Athletics!

itfc1981 added 13:53 - Aug 12
All this so he can nip over to see Priskin in North Osssetia every now and then in order to establish if he is worth 1.7 million.

Bit extreme I would have thought.

Michael11 added 13:57 - Aug 12
Azerbaijan isn't far enough away from Portman Road for my liking.

itfc1981 added 13:58 - Aug 12

AbujaBlue added 14:10 - Aug 12
Scratch my Baku

baronsdale added 14:26 - Aug 12
Bet he'll make sure they've got the best turnstiles in Europe

itfc1981 added 14:38 - Aug 12
Bit of a cummute from Guam...

blue_moon09 added 15:53 - Aug 12
Why is this news??

OldClactonBlue added 16:46 - Aug 12
Who cares?

BossMan added 16:53 - Aug 12
So lots of athletes turning up after much publicity and then leaving without competing having loved the training facilities ??

eaii added 17:36 - Aug 12
Agree with ALL the anti Clegg comments! As long as he is not near Ipswich then who cares!!!

nitroblue1970 added 18:47 - Aug 12
its all about the brand!....blah blah blah....

itfchorry added 19:09 - Aug 12
Clegg Out !

RegencyBlue added 19:53 - Aug 12
I'm not interested in what this idiot is doing now.

The only thing that matters is that he is no longer anything to do with ITFC.

warkthisway added 22:31 - Aug 12
Great picture of two idiots out of their depth. Surprised twtd doent keep us updated on Jewell .

NITFC added 23:07 - Aug 12
Luckily I intend to be in Brazil for the World Cup next June (if England qualify of course) so I wont need to worry about these games

Kesgraveblue57 added 08:18 - Aug 13
Who cares about this clown, it's nothing to do with the Town

itfc1981 added 12:16 - Aug 13
Guam, Azerbaijan... Kuwait must be next.

Taricco_Fan added 12:21 - Aug 13
Simon who?

sirbenofmorlingshire added 14:08 - Aug 13
@warkthisway - PJ has a cushy little job on Sky Sport News watching TV's and commenting on matches during the Saturday afternoon fixtures. From what I've seen he isn't allowed to or doesn't comment on the Ipswich games. He's fairly uninspiring a TV pundit to boot.

sirbenofmorlingshire added 14:12 - Aug 13
Here’s a little poem I wrote about Mr Clegg… hope you enjoy.

There was a bloke called Clegg
Who lost his job at Town and he said
It's no bother to me, there’s an Olympic committee
So I’ll go waste their money instead.

ChrisMakin2012 added 16:04 - Aug 13
We (TWTD) want Clegg out.

itfc1981 added 18:06 - Aug 13
He has got the opening cermoney sorted:

BlueBadger added 15:51 - Aug 14
His tenure at ITFC during a difficult transitional period has obviously stood him in good stead. Good luck to him in moving on to greater things with his olympic role in Spain and now this Europe-wide post.

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