Commonwealth Games England hires NBA commercial executive Osikoya as CEO

Team England's Jordan Houlden, Daniel Goodfellow and Jack Laugher with their medals at the Birmingham 2022 Commonwealth Games (Ian MacNicol/Getty Images)

Commonwealth Games England has announced that Mark Osikoya, who currently works for North American basketball league the NBA, will become its new chief executive.

Osikoya has been hired to replace Paul Blanchard, who has led the organisation through two cycles of the multi-sport event, the 2018 Games on the Gold Coast in Australia and the home event in Birmingham last summer.

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