Glasgow 2014 appoints Head of Medical Services

Glasgow 2014 has appointed Liz Mendl as the new Head of Medical Services for the Commonwealth Games. Bringing 25 years of Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games experience to the Organising Committee, Liz will oversee the scoping, planning and delivery of all medical services during Glasgow 2014, including the management of the anti-doping programme.

Liz, originally from Edinburgh, will be responsible for the health and wellbeing of 6,500 athletes and officials who will be at Glasgow 2014, as well as catering for the medical needs of the hundreds of thousands of spectators and volunteers who will attend the Games.

Liz joins Glasgow 2014 from the sportscotland Institute of Sport, where she was High Performance Manager, responsible for sport-specific programmes including Paralympic and winter sports.

Glasgow 2014’s Acting Chief Executive David Grevemberg, said:

"Liz’s role will be crucial in ensuring the successful provision and delivery of medical services at Glasgow 2014, helping athletes, officials, volunteers, and spectators to have a positive Games experience. As part of her role, Liz will build key relationships with the medical services community in Scotland, which will be vital in delivering this important remit.

"Liz brings with her a wealth of experience having worked on four Commonwealth Games and four Winter Olympics. Her knowledge of world class sporting events, combined with her background in physiotherapy and high performance sport will be invaluable to us."

Liz Mendl added:

"I can’t wait to get started at Glasgow 2014. Having been involved in international sporting events for the majority of my career, it will be an honour to work in what I know will be a focused and driven team.

"I experienced a home Commonwealth Games in Edinburgh in 1986 and I’m looking forward to helping deliver an outstanding Games in Glasgow in 2014."

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