Sport will have a new face in government after Downing Street announced Helen Grant will succeed Hugh Robertson.
Grant's promotion is part of a host of ministerial changes revealed on Monday with the Conservative MP for Maidstone and the Weald likely to balance the new role with her old responsibilities of justice and equalities minister.
The 52-year-old lawyer became the Tories' first black female MP when she was elected in 2010 to the seat vacated by Ann Widdecombe.
She has represented Cumbria in hockey, tennis, athletics and cross-country, and is also a former under-16 Judo champion for the north of England and southern Scotland.
Robertson has been at the heart of British sport for over a decade, first as the shadow sports minister and then Olympics and sports minister after the Coalition government was elected in May 2010. He is now set for a post in the Foreign Office.
Apart from his role in helping deliver London 2012, Robertson's achievements have included securing public funding for Team GB athletes at the same level for the four-year build-up to the Rio de Janeiro 2016 Olympics.
He was also integral in the modernisation of the Football Association, even if the pace of reform of the governing body remained a frustration up until his last day in the sports ministry.
Robertson said: "It has been a genuine privilege to have been involved at such an exciting and successful time for sport in this country.
"I have loved every minute of it, with last year's Olympics and Paralympics
being a particular highlight. I wish my successor Helen Grant in one of the best, if not the best, jobs in Government."