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Redgrave's challenge.

SIR Steve Redgrave says he is prepared to "ruffle feathers" after being appointed as the Government's '2012 Sports Champion' to advise on boosting participation in sport in the run-up to the London Olympics.

Britain's most successful ever Olympian will champion the drive to get more people playing sport.

Redgrave, five times Olympic rowing champion, said: "2012 is a once-in-a-lifetime chance to change the habits of a nation and get across to everyone why sport and physical activity matters.

"This is a great responsibility but a great opportunity as well.

"I want to work with those who have the task of making sure the benefits happen from hosting the Olympics and Paralympics but I won't be afraid to ruffle feathers if I need to."
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Publication:Huddersfield Daily Examiner (Huddersfield, England)
Date:Oct 3, 2009
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