Steve Cram to step down as EIS chairman


Steve Cram is to step down from his role as chairman of the English Institute of Sport (EIS).

Cram has spent more than ten years as the head of the organization and a successor to Cram is expected to be announced in the autumn.

The EIS provide sport science and sport medicine to more than 30 Olympic and Paralympic sports and Cram helped the business grow.

He told Inside the Games: "I have thoroughly enjoyed my time as the chair of the EIS and am extremely proud of the way that we have grown it from two people to a world-renowned provider of sport science and sport medicine to elite athletes, employing more than 200 practitioners."

Cram had a glittering career, winning gold in the World Championships over 1500m in 1983. A year later, he picked up a silver medal in the Los Angeles Olympics.

The 52-year-old was also three times Commonwealth champion, winning over 1500m in 1982 and being victorious over the same distance and 800m, four years later.

The current BBC athletics pundit and commentator also won gold on two occasions in the European Championships, both over 1500m, in 1982 and four years later in Stuttgart.

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