Coronavirus shutdown offers chance to speed up UK Athletics transformation, says new CEO Joanna Coates

Coates also confirmed plans are in place to allow an organised re-opening of Loughborough’s high-performance centre for a select group of athletes by the end of the month, though Standard Sport understands a small number of individuals have already begun to use the facility, in line with government guidelines. “This situation is absolutely awful – for the general population, for athletes that were ready to perform in July 2020,” she said during the Leaders Week virtual conference.