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11 April 2012, 05:00
A norwich man who works at one of our hospitals has been chosen to be a venue medical manager at this year's Olympics.
Rob Smith from Newton St Faith in Norfolk works at The Norfolk and Norwich hospital as a specialist practitioner in orthapaedic theatres and will be in charge of two teams that will look after the athletes and the crowd at the Cycling Velodrome for 10 weeks for the Olympics and the Paralympics.
Rob will be providing medical assistance people that need it over the Summer with his involvment beginning last summer with the first public test events at the Olympic Park.
Rob, who will be taking a career break for 3 months and relocating to London says: " This is an exciting opportunity and I am very lucky to be appointed to this position particularly at the Cycling Velodrome which combines my love of healthcare and passion for cycling. This will no doubt be the pinnacle of my career as I head towards retirement next September.