Medals matter most at 2012, says BOA chief Hunt
BRITISH Olympic Association chief Andy Hunt insists the success of London 2012 will ultimately be judged by the size of Team GB's medal haul.
MEDALS MATTER: BOA chief Andy Hunt believes GB's London 2012 success will be judged on medals
Team leaders, including British Swimming performance director Michael Scott, were brought together by the BOA at the Olympic Park to accelerate planning for London 2012 this week.
The BOA faces a stiff challenge in surpassing GB's 2008 medal count of 47 in London, but with home support, anything less would represent a step backwards.
Hunt, who assumed his role last September, has already seen Simon Clegg - the mastermind behind GB's success in Beijing - leave his post, while Sir Clive Woodward has assumed a similar role - charged with unearthing more goldmines prior to London.
"The British public will judge the success of London 2012 in various ways, but at the top of the list will be the achievements of Team GB," said Hunt.
"That's why the planning and preparation is already under way in earnest and it's also why it's so important that our Team Leaders can unite in this way so we can pool expertise, learn lessons and work together for the common good."
British Swimming's Scott added: "This has been an exciting first step in a journey that we are all going to share together. The sense of the sports coming together as a team is really developing."