Lord (Sebastian) Coe

Lord (Sebastian) Coe

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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.

 

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Now is the moment to thank the stars of the show – the athletes. For the last year and a half they have shown the most amazing resilience and fortitude and shown us how extraordinary they are ⁦⁦@Diamond_League⁩
#DiamondTrophy💎 photo credit⁦⁦⁦@matthewquine⁩

Unveiling of ⁦@WorldAthletics⁩ Heritage Plaque at Zurich’s Letzigrund Stadium. The contribution of Weltklasse Zurich to the development of international athletics is immense. Since 1928 they have established a reputation for excellence. #Heritage #MuseumOfWorldAthletics

I am beyond sad to hear the news of Jacques passing.  I wrote to Jacques and Anne 2 weeks ago to tell them that all of us @WorldAthletics missed them at the Tokyo 2020 Olympic Games.  I said it wasn’t the same being in the Olympic stadium watching athletics without them … 1/2

⁦Some of my favourite times at our Championships is spent talking to athletes & coaches at the warm up track. 🙏 for your time & for sharing your views ⁦@FMAAmx⁩ @FEcAtletismo⁩ @DrRabaan⁩ @AthleticsBots⁩
⁦@AthleticsSA⁩ @athleticksa⁩ #WorldAthleticsU20

Am reliably informed by ⁦⁦@FEcAtletismo⁩ that Panama Hats originated in #Ecudor Paja Toquilla, indigenous to the coastal regions of Ecuador, is the plant from which Panamas are woven. Their history can be traced as far back as the Incas. 🙏 for our Panama Hats

An absolute pleasure to present this talented ⁦#WorldAthleticsU20 world record holder his 🥇 Félicitations⁩ ⁦@sasha_zhoya⁩ #recordbreaker

Thank you @athletics_kenya and @FirstLadyKenya for being our partner in our air quality goals … 🙏🙏

Such a pleasure to meet, discuss athletics and congratulate the talented athletes from around the world @WAU20Nairobi21. Our sport is in good hands with these promising and passionate next generation athletes #WorldAthleticsU20 #homeofheroes #nairobi #india

Future @WorldAthletics and @Olympics champions line up for the @WAU20Nairobi21 today … best of luck to the 1000 athletes from 100 counties competing this week. 👏👏👏 #WorldAthleticsU20

3/3 “Your dedicated training, practice and participation in these championships present you with an opportunity to pursue your dreams, " the First Lady told the athletes from the 110 participating countries #WorldAthleticsU20 | @WAU20Nairobi21

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2/3 Speaking during the colourful ceremony whose highlight was eight children from around the world lighting the “flame of youth” torch, the First Lady expressed hope that this year’s U20 championship will lay the foundation for more young athletes to grow their talents.

1/3 First Lady Margaret Kenyatta on Tuesday evening officially opened the 2021 World Athletics Under 20 (U20) championship at the Moi International Sports Centre, Kasarani in Nairobi County #WorldAthleticsU20 | #WAU20Nairobi21 | @WorldAthletics @sebcoe @WAU20Nairobi21

Excited to see this year’s second largest athletics event @WAU20Nairobi21 get underway today after meeting athletes, technical delegates, volunteers & media preparing yesterday. Over 100 countries and almost 1000 athletes will be competing over the next 5 days. #WAU20Nairobi21

It's nearly here!

#WorldAthleticsU20 takes place this week, with almost 1000 athletes from more than 110 teams competing in Kenya.

Here’s how you can watch and follow all the action in Nairobi 👇

It was an honour to share a celebration of the athletes with the The President of the Republic of Kenya 👏👏🇰🇪

Joining me for the latest edition of my podcast was British Paralympian and dear friend, @adeadepitan.

In this episode, Ade and I chat #Tokyo2020, athlete activism, the legacy of London 2012 and his proudest achievements. Listen to it here:

Such an honour to present the Olympic Gold Medal to this outstanding athlete at last night’s ⁦@Tokyo2020⁩ Closing Ceremony. Few athletes really transcend sport in the way ⁦@EliudKipchoge⁩ does. Couldn’t be more delighted 👏🥇#athletics

Great team running in the Women’s Marathon this morning. Congratulations Kenya 🇰🇪 #Tokyo2020 #Athletics

Relaying the change of time for the women’s ⁦@Olympics⁩ marathon to the team leaders. Athletes welfare is the priority #Tokyo2020 #Sapporo #Athletics

Nice send off from the volunteers at the airport. Looking forward to watching our @WorldAthletics road events in Sapporo! #Tokyo2020 #worldathletics