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Olympic officials to answer journalists' questions

Regional sports reporters are being given the opportunity to quiz leading British Olympic officials at two special lunches organised by the Sports Journalists Association.

At the first event, on Thursday, June 26, British Cycling performance director Dave Brailsford will be on hand to answer journalists’ questions.

Then, on Wednesday July 23, with the 2008 Games less than a month away, the British Olympic Association’s Lord Moynihan will be available to discuss Team GB’s prospects in Beijing and in London four years later.

To book your places, call Trevor Bond on 01277 651708 or e-mail Trevjanbond1@aol.com.


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