Champion contender

Neil_wood_2TS is currently in training for the Olympics in 2012. The effort of picking up all those free drinks in the corporate troughing enclosures could, after all, cause any gossip columnist to strain a few muscles.

Neil Wood, the London Olympic bid FD and Deloitte partner, also seems to be out on the track. Not unlike his fellow board member Sebastian Coe, Wood is something of a sportsman. He enjoys clay-pigeon shooting and scuba-diving (his wife is a diving instructor), and he also runs (presumably with Coe), and plays squash. He has even qualified as an RFU rugby coach.

The question has always been: will Wood get the top job as FD for the games proper? The question of whether he ends up competing in the games might be more apt…

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