Who is Hamilton Bland?
He originally worked at Rugby School before he became the chief coach to the British Olympic team from 1968 to 1972. Bland was employed as a swimming commentator by the BBC from 1975 until they dropped him in 1998. This was due to allegations of corruption arising from his employment by the Amateur Swimming Association as Facilities Advisor. In this position Bland advised bodies such as councils who were planning construction or development of swimming pools, as an example Bland worked as swimming consultant on the Ponds Forge pool in Sheffield. It was alleged that Bland took secret commissions from suppliers who were then recommended by him in his position as facilities advisor. The ASA sacked Bland after they found him guilty of bringing the sport of swimming into disrepute, although Bland himself denies any wrongdoing.
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on July 23, 2013
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