After amassing a wonderful 40 years’ service at the British Olympic Association (BOA), Christine Bower has been awarded an MBE in the Queen’s New Year’s Honours list.
Christine, who is a well-recognised name amongst many hundreds of Olympians who have benefited from her sterling work, has been awarded the honour for her services to Olympic sport.
Working in the Athlete Services department of the BOA, Christine attentively takes care of Olympic athletes’ support requirements in the build up to and after a major Games, coordinating communications to them as well as providing executive support for the British Olympic Association’s Athletes’ Commission – one of the longest standing Athletes’ Commissions in the UK sporting landscape.
She has also devoted many hours to supporting the Olympians’ association, as well as ensuring Olympic athletes remain at the very centre of the BOA as an organisation. Formerly, Christine was PA to Dick Palmer, the BOA’s longest serving General Secretary and Chef de Mission at 10 Olympic and Olympic Winter Games.
Speaking of the honour, BOA Chief Executive Bill Sweeney said: “Christine is one of the BOA’s great unsung heroes and she works tirelessly, diligently and with great care on behalf of the organisation and the Olympians it represents.
“We are delighted Christine has been recognised in this way, and I can think of no more deserving individual.”