Susan Campbell CBE, the Chair of UK Sport; she is also Chair of the Youth Sports Trust and has previously been British Colleges Pentathlon Champion.
David Pannick QC, a barrister specialising in in public law, human rights and sports law. He will be known to readers of The Times for his highly readable columns in the law section.
The House already has members with expertise in the field of sports (including some who have participated in, and won medals – including Gold, at Olympic Games) but clearly this week this expertise is reinforced.
On Tuesday, Lord Jay of Ewelme (incorrectly referred to in the Appointments Commission press release on Monday as Lord Michael Jay) took over as Chair of the Commission from Lord Stevenson of Coddenham. Lord Jay is a former Permanent Secretary of the Foreign and Commonwealth Office and Head of the Diplomatic Service.
Having mentioned that we have some peers who have won Olympic medals, can any readers name them?