British Olympic Association

The British Olympic Association (BOA) is the National Olympic Committee of the United Kingdom of Great Britain and Northern Ireland and represents the Olympic movement in this country. The team has traditionally held under the name "Great Britain " to.

BOA was founded on 24 May 1905 during a session in the House of Commons. The union then consisted of representatives from nine sports: archery, fencing, football, athletics, cycling, roller skating, rowing, rugby and water rescue. The first challenge was the organization of the Olympic Summer Games 1908 in London, who had taken over for Rome short the British.

Today the BOA belong to the British associations of all Olympic sports. The BOA supported the Organizing Committee of the Olympic Games in 1948 and the Summer Olympic Games in 2012.


Each association that represents an Olympic sport, appoint one elected representative. These together form the National Olympic Committee, the legislative body of the BOA. It comes three times a year for one meeting. The Committee shall elect a President, a Chairman and two Vice - Chairman, each for a term of four years.

  • President: Princess Anne
  • Chairman Sebastian Coe (since 2012)
  • Vice Chairman: Albert Woods, John James