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Olympic gold medallist Dame Mary Peters has accepted the role of patron of the Gibraltar Institute of Sports. She announced her acceptance in The Convent on Wednesday evening at an event hosted by the Governor, and friend of Dame Mary, Vice Admiral Sir David Steel.  To read the Gibraltar Chronicle article (click here).

Lady Mary Peters has praised what she calls the ‘fabulous’ facilities on the Rock.

Lady Mary has toured our facilities, along with fellow gold medalist and accomplished British athlete, Joslyn Hoyte-Smith who will be in charge of a new Gibraltar Institute For Sport. Lady Mary will be its Patron.

Michael Beltran spoke to her and Lady Mary, who won gold in the women’s pentathlon at the 1972 Summer Olympics in Munich, competing for Great Britain and Northern Ireland.

She also represented Northern Ireland at every Commonwealth Games between 1958 and 1974, winning 2 gold medals for the pentathlon, plus a gold and silver medal for shot put.

To view the GBC story (click here).