Vincent Hogan: The outsider looks back into the ring
Gary Keegan’s vision and commitment culminated in bittersweet success in Beijing as he watched crowning glory from shadows
Published 04/08/2012 | 05:00
He was in the ExCel Arena last night, a face in the crowd. Somewhere out there in the great bank of bleachers, sitting as he'd sat in Beijing. With the paying customers.
Gary Keegan hoped maybe to snatch a cup of tea with Billy Walsh in the Westfield Shopping Centre today before flying home. He's visited the Games twice already this week, invited by the canoeing and triathlon people. But his work, as director of the Institute of Sport, is essentially at home. And Keegan is not an Olympian. Technically, he never has been.
That much is old news.