Dai Greene named Great Britain athletics captain

DAI Greene has been named as captain of Great Britain’s athletics team at this month’s Olympics in London.

The World 400 metres hurdles champion is one of the nation’s favourites for gold on track and will be looking to add the Olympic title to his world, European and Commonwealth titles.

The Welshman, who will skipper a 78-strong team said: “It is an incredible privilege to be asked to captain the British athletics team at any time, but to be given the honour at a home Olympic Games is just incredible.”

Greene has previously captained the team last year at the European Team Championships in Sweden and added: “We have a great team spirit in the camp, which will make giving my speech much easier.

“I think our team is one of the strongest in history and I believe that we can go out and do Britain proud and I intend to lead by example.”

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