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

There are many great champions in our sport but few leave a legacy like Dick Fosbury. He was passionate about T&F & gave much to our sport beyond his innovative mindset, winning him Olympic gold in 1968. You will be missed, Dick. My deepest condolences to his family & friends 🙏

Early morning run in the snow took me back to my training days in Yorkshire. Maybe a touch slower 🤣 The @WARiga23 World Championship mile course will look a little different in September (hopefully) and the anticipation is already growing. #wariga23 #runriga23 #worldathletics

Breakfast mile with @sebcoe! 👏🏼

We finished the symbolic race this morning, which covered official @WARiga23 mile distance. 😮‍💨

#wariga23 #runriga23 #worldathleticschampionships

Having women in positions of influence is hugely important. It makes you a better organisation.

Proud of the continuous work @WorldAthletics is doing to drive gender equity in our sport.

#WeGrowAthletics when we #EmbraceEquity for women everywhere.

“I always find someone who has a track and field story.”

A pleasure to have my friend and colleague, Max Siegel, on the latest podcast to discuss:

🏅 #LA2028
🎽 The health of @usatf
👥 How organisations can truly shift the dial on DEI

Listen to all that and more, here 👇

Spurs legends one and all - the highlight of my afternoon at Tottenham stadium today!!

With Herb Elliott in Portsea to unveil the World Athletics Heritage Plaque which honours his legendary coach Percy Cerutty. Thanks to Mayor Holland and his teams for making this happen 🙏👏👏 #WorldAthletics #Heritage #legend

Delightful ceremony this afternoon with the unveiling of the Percy Cerutty @WorldAthletics heritage plaque in Portsea at his namesake oval

Herb Elliot with @sebcoe doing the honours - great that WA are recognising the rich history of the sport
#ThisIsAthletics @TraceyLeeHolmes

A great weekend ⁦@WABathurst23⁩ for the #WorldCrossCountry. 🙏 to all the organisers, technical officials, volunteers, media and of course the athletes 👏👏👏

An honour to interview @bubbawallace virtually 4 the @csm_worldwide podcast last year and even better to meet in person. A huge 🙏 for inviting me to @nascar’s Clash @ the Coliseum in LA. A feast for the senses! Best to Bubba and @23xiracing for the season #NASCAR #23XIRacing

Despite arctic conditions, performances at the @NBIndoorGP #WorldIndoorTour were on fire. Fantastic to see flying Dutchwoman Femke Bol break the 500m world best and strong early season form from @LylesNoah, @AleiaBitOfThis, @lauramuiruns and co.

200 days to go … athletes showing some great form @WorldAthletics Indoor Tour … #WorldIndoorTour

"We’re always focused on exercise and health, but having interest in your life is also what’s good for your mental well-being."

Enjoyed my conversation with #TheClubByBamford talking about career, fitness, well-being and my not-so-secret love affair with jazz 🎼

The government is ready to work with the @WorldAthletics to raise the bar of athletics sports integrity in the country. CS @AbabuNamwamba made the pronouncement today during a joint presser with WA Pres. @sebcoe following a meeting with Kenya's President H.E. William Ruto.

Lord @sebcoe reaffirmed the commitment from the @WorldAthletics and the @aiu_athletics to work with Kenya to ensure eradication of doping amongst our athletes.

V grateful to the Government of Kenya - ⁦@WilliamsRuto⁩ & ⁦@AbabuNamwamba⁩ – for meeting me to discuss their plans to end doping in Kenya.  The issue is being treated as a matter of strategic national interest with a cross government & national multi-agency response


Kenya will not spare any efforts in the fight against doping.

President @WilliamsRuto said the Government will go an extra mile in protecting the integrity of athletics.

It was worth working during the holiday 🙂 https://twitter.com/WorldAthletics/status/1609518802164645888

Huge congratulations to @EnglandRugby captain @sarah_hunter8 on being awarded an honorary degree today 👏🎓

The award is in recognition of her contribution to rugby and her achievements.

Read: https://lboro.uk/3j867ES

Delighted to preside over @LboroUniversity graduation ceremony today – 1200 students receiving their #LboroGrad degrees - Doctorate, Master's and Bachelor's. A phenomenal achievement, congratulations 👏. Now go and change the world - we cannot wait to see all that you achieve.