Former Sports Minister Sir Hugh Robertson is one of those in the race to succeed Sebastian Coe as chairman of the BOA ©Getty Images

The shortlist of nominees to succeed Sebastian Coe and become the next chairman of the British Olympic Association (BOA) has been confirmed.

Two nominees have been put forward to a final vote due to take place in London on November 24.

With Coe relinquishing his position following his appointment as President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF), one of either Richard Leman or Sir Hugh Robertson will take on the position moving forward.

Sir Hugh Robertson is currently the vice-chairman of the BOA Board and a former Minister for Sport and the Olympics.

Sir Hugh, involved with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games in his political role, was appointed as vice-chairman of the BOA 12 months ago. 

Leman is standing for the second time after he initially put himself forward in 2012, only to withdraw.

The President of Great Britain Hockey was part of the Olympic gold medal winning Great Britain hockey squad at Seoul 1988. 

Four years earlier Leman also won an Olympic bronze medal at Los Angeles 1984. 

Great Britain Hockey President Richard Leman is the other candidate running for the position ©LinkedIn
Great Britain Hockey President Richard Leman is the other candidate running for the position ©LinkedIn

"There was encouragement from people for me to stand and a lot have told me just to go for it, which I have," Leman told insidethegames earlier this month.

"I’m not just doing it to be part of the process - I accept Hugh is a much bigger name but I have the Olympic background and I have been working within the organisation for the last 10 years.

"I’m hoping that my strong Olympic background will be a big help.

"I will lobby and speak to all the representatives and I will certainly be taking on the fight."

A small number of applications came under consideration by a Nominations Committee of the BOA Board, who have recommended the pair as the two outstanding candidates.

Both individuals will have the opportunity to produce a short manifesto statement for all National Olympic Committee (NOC) members to consider prior to the election meeting in London.

They will then be able to address the full membership of the BOA, who will vote for their preferred candidate.