Deighton handed Olympics role

Paul Deighton has been chosen as the man to organise the 2012 Olympics in London.

Paul Deighton has been chosen as the man to organise the 2012 Olympics in London.

The 49-year-old has been appointed as the new chief executive officer for LOCOG – the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games.

He will be responsible for the day-to-day running of an operation that has a budget of £2.4billion and will work closely with LOCOG chairman Lord Sebastian Coe.

Deighton has a background in finance with Goldman Sachs, where he has been chief operating officer of its European businesses.

He said: “As a Londoner passionate about sport I am extremely excited about this opportunity. To help stage the Olympic Games in my home city is a dream come true.”

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