Paralympians' Club

Mike Brace

Mike first represented Great Britain at cross-country skiing in the inaugural Winter Paralympic Games in 1976.

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He then went on to represent his country at three World Championships, six Paralympic Games and two European Championships.

Mike was Chair of ParalympicsGB from 2002-2008 and Head of Delegation for the Games in Salt Lake City, Athens, Turin and Beijing. He also managed the GB cross-country ski team from 1988 to 1994, was Chef de Mission of the GB team at the 1998 Winter Paralympics in Nagano, Japan.

His many sporting achievements include completing two London Marathons, two ski marathons and the 125-mile Devizes to Westminster Canoe Marathon.

Mike is Chief Executive of Vision 2020 UK which is an umbrella organisation which facilitates greater collaboration and co-operation between organisations within the UK, which focus on vision impairment and operate on a national, regional or international basis. He was appointed to the board of UK Anti-Doping in 2009 and was also a board member of the successful bid to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London in 2012.

Mike, who lives in Essex, was made an Officer of the Order of the British Empire 2005 and a Commander in 2009. Also in 2009, he was the first Paralympian to be made an Honorary Vice President of ParalympicsGB.

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