Lord (Sebastian) Coe

Lord (Sebastian) Coe


Lord ‘Seb’ Coe competed in the Athletics World Cup in 1981 and 1989 and finished 1st and 2nd respectively. At the Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980 he won Gold in the 1500m and Silver in the 800m a feat which he repeated in Los Angeles in 1984. In all Lord Coe set 12 world records during his athletics career. He retired from competitive athletics in 1990.

Lord Coe is the former Chairman of the British Olympic Association, and was Chairman of The London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Game Limited having previously been Chairman of London 2012 Limited, the London 2012 bid company.

From 2010 to 2019 he chaired the Sport Honours Committee, and from the Autumn of 2012 to 2014 he served within the Cabinet Office as Legacy Ambassador for the London 2012 Games.

Lord Coe has been President of World Athletics (formally International Association of Athletics Federations) since 2015 after serving as a Vice President since 2007 and was elected to become a member of the International Olympic Committee in July 2020.

In 1992, he became a Conservative MP and thereafter Private Secretary to William Hague. In 2000 he was made a Peer and sits in the House of Lords as Lord Coe of Ranmore. He received a Knighthood in the 2006 New Year’s Honours List, and was made a Companion of Honour in the 2013 New Year’s Honours List.

Lord Coe has served in numerous other leadership roles, including,Non-Executive Director of CSM Sports and Entertainment, strategic advisor and ambassador to Vitality Health and Life group of companies, consultant to Chelsea Football Club, senior advisor to Morgan Stanley & Co. International, ambassador to Horometrie SA, special global advisor to Nike International, senior independent advisor to Deutsche Bank, columnist at the Telegraph Media Group and the Evening Standard, member of the IOC Coordination Coordination Commission for the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games, member of the IOC Public Affairs and Social Development through Sport Commission, chairman of the Working Group on Youth of the Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC), member of the executive council of the ANOC, member of the International Olympic Committee, vice president of the International Association of Athletics Federations, chairman of the British Olympic Association, member of the executive committee of the European Olympic Committee, founder and trustee of the Sebastian Coe Charitable Foundation, and chairman of International Inspiration. In 2017, he became Chancellor of Loughborough University having previously served as Pro Chancellor of the University. Lord Coe is passionately committed to the role of sports, athletics and play in the development of children and his involvement with Hell Genius at a Board level will serve to ensure that offline activities, athletic pursuits and physical adventure are a key part of the Hello Genius platform and content.

Sebastian’s business book, The Winning Mind (working title), was published by Headline in 2009. His memoir, Running My Life was published by Hodder to coincide with the Olympics and its aftermath.


Seb Coe @sebcoe

For this year's #AthleticsAwards we're celebrating laureates over the course of an entire week across @WorldAthletics channels.

Gennadii Zuiev has showcased true resilience, coaching his athletes to inspiring performances in light of great challenges.

🏆 https://worldathletics.org/awards/news/coaching-achievement-award-2022-gennadii-zuiev

Extremely pleased to spend some time today with our Athletes' Commission discussing the direction our sport will be taking in the future and the importance our athletes play in growing and promoting athletics beyond our existing fanbase. Thank you for your passion and commitment.

A delight to have @WorldNetball_ President, Liz Nicholl, join me on my Extraordinary Tales podcast, to discuss a first Netball World Cup in Africa, the enduring power of London 2012 & Rio 2016, UK Sport’s ‘no compromise’ strategy and more!

Listen here: https://bit.ly/3tyKXBz

Excited to hear about World Athletics Championships Tokyo 2025 plans for a stadium full of fans, mass races and school initiatives from Tokyo Governor, Yuriko Koike, @jaaf_official and my good friend @KojiMurofushi
#athletics #tokyo #japan #worldathletics

“If race is not talked about then there’s no traction.”

My podcast returns with a truly extraordinary guest. Tune in to hear #NASCAR's newest star @BubbaWallace open up on his unlikely activism, coping with self-doubt and so much more! 🎧

Listen here: https://bit.ly/3Uns4Nw

I had a great time speaking to Discovery Vitality CEO, Adrian Gore, about the power of goals, reflecting on my own life and career.

You can listen to the full conversation below 👇


Delighted to launch the new @SportHumanPerf at the University of Limerick 🇮🇪 with Irish elite athletes Roisin Harrisson @TomBarr247, @sarahlavin_ and to give the annual lecture in honour of coaching pioneer Pat Duffy. Thank you @ULPresident, @teamireland and @Pierceathletics

Great to catch up with European athletics colleagues in Tallin @EuroAthletics convention this w/e. Good conversations, discussions & debates. Delighted also to present 🇺🇦 Iolanta Khropach with the European Athletics Member Federation Award for her dedication to athletics 👏👏👏

On #DayOfTheGirl nothing inspires me more than seeing our athletes take initiative and lead by example in making the world a better place for girls.
Thank you @maryw_ngugi for your vision and dedication.


#WeGrowAthletics by celebrating female role models to inspire girls realise their full potential.

On #DayOfTheGirl and every other day 🫶

When girls are given the opportunity to thrive, their lives and those of their communities can change dramatically.

In celebrating role models in our sport, we help inspire girls realise their full potential.



Good man https://www.bbc.com/news/av/uk-62927306

Her Majesty The Queen understood the power of sport. Her unwavering support & engagement in @London2012 inspired the team - summed up in 3 pix: a tower block roof during the bid overlooking what would become @noordinarypark, to the Torch Relay in Windsor & then at the Games #QEOP

The Queen was such a beloved constant in the lives of so many people over so many years that it is hard to comprehend that she is no longer with us. I will never forget her total commitment to the success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

1.4bn people who run regularly are at risk from air pollution. I AM ONE OF THEM.

This #WorldCleanAirDay, join me and ACT NOW. Together we can reduce air pollution across the world. Sign our declaration: https://buff.ly/3qdUdcy

Because #EveryBreath counts.


Great to see @EBU_HQ report strong numbers from #Munich2022. Particularly proud to see that among 430 million hours of live coverage of the multi-sport event, athletics tops live coverage ratings in Germany, Italy, Norway, Poland, Sweden and the UK.


Always inspired by this team and their GenSec. They’re ambitious & medal hungry but also send such a strong message of hope to young people all around the world, particularly in their own country. @worldathletics will continue to support the team as much as we can. #Munich2022

I was delighted to meet so many bright, articulate, passionate young people @EAYoungLeaders Forum today. I’m hugely optimistic about the future of our sport when we have talent like this coming through athletics #Munich2022

Great to sit & watch athletics with Filbert Bayi @birminghamcg22. It’s one of those friendships that has endured for well over forty years. There is a bond between world record holders of mutual respect. Catch Me If You Can is a good read @sports_meyer. Well done Filbert.

A belated 10 year anniversary catch up with some of the @London2012 team working on @Birminghamcg22. So proud of all they have achieved and are still achieving on the international stage. You continue to inspire me. #inspire2022 #London2012 #B2022