Sir Steve Redgrave is to join Telegraph Media Group’s sports team as a columnist and ambassador.
Redgrave, one of only four people to have won five consecutive Olympic gold medals, will join TMG to beef up its coverge of the 2012 Olymptics in London.
Telegraph Media Group chief executive Murdoch MacLennan said: “We are thrilled that Sir Steve has joined us. He will bring unparalleled wisdom and experience to our organisation and a unique insight to our readers.
“We have ambitious plans commercially and editorially for the London Olympics across all platforms and having Sir Steve Redgrave as part of the Telegraph team shows our ongoing commitment to deliver the best sports coverage.”
Redgrave joins fellow Olympic champions Sebastian Coe, rowing partner James Cracknell, Sir Chris Hoy, Ben Ainslie and Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson who also contribujte to the Telegraph.