Last Updated: July 9, 2012 12:52pm
Dai Greene: Will skipper Team GB's athletics squad
World, European and Commonwealth champion Dai Greene has been named as the captain of the Team GB athletics squad for the Olympics.
The 26-year-old, who previously skippered the squad at the European Team Championships in Sweden in 2011, will lead out the 78-strong squad in London.
And Greene, who will be looking to clinch gold in the 400m hurdles, is delighted to have been handed the position.
He said: "It is an incredible privilege to be asked to captain the British athletics team at any time, but to be given the honour at a home Olympic Games is just incredible. We have a great team spirit in the camp, which will make giving my speech much easier.
"I think our team is one of the strongest in history and I believe that we can go out and do Britain proud and I intend to lead by example."
Head coach Charles van Commenee believes the Welshman will be an inspiration to the Team GB squad.
"Dai was a standout candidate for the London 2012 captaincy," he added.
"He is a very professional athlete who is both liked and respected by the rest of the team.
"He knows what it takes to win at the highest level and that is a valuable experience to share with the team. I know we can also rely on Dai to inspire his team-mates and I wouldn't be surprised if he raised a few laughs during his speech along the way."
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