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Oxford Brookes University honour for man behind British rowing success
10:20am Friday 6th September 2013 in Sport
OXFORD Brookes University will present an honorary doctorate to the performance director of British Rowing today.
Sir David Tanner has been the sport's performance director since 1996, and helped shape the team which won nine medals, including four gold, at last year’s Olympics.
During his tenure, Great Britain’s national team won three medals at the 2000 Olympic Games in Sydney, four in Athens in 2004 and in Beijing 2008 topped the rowing medal table with six.
His degree will be presented at a ceremony at the university at 2pm.
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