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

In my final podcast this year, I was lucky enough to be joined by the man in charge of @csm_worldwide, Matt Vandrau!

From professional cricketer to CEO of CSM, Matt talked me through what has been an extraordinary career so far! Listen to it here: https://apple.co/3mkQTLo

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Many congratulations to all @BAWA_Athletics winners. What a year you have all had. Thank you for the memories 🙏👏👏👏👏

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We have this year celebrated some jaw dropping performances in athletics and are incredibly fortunate to have the most talented athletes on the planet.

Congrats to our athletes, finalists, and winners! 👏 Looking forward to watching you all in 2022.


“Athletics owes you a massive debt of gratitude,” said World Athletics President @sebcoe.

Peter Diamond, Executive Vice President of NBC Olympic programming is the worthy recipient of this year's #WorldAthleticsAwards President's Award.

30 minute countdown …

Please join us for the @WorldAthletics Awards 2021 on Wednesday 1 December at 6pm CET (GMT+1). You can watch live on the World Athletics YouTube channel or Facebook page. Hosted by marathon great Paula Radcliffe and long jump star Jazmin Sawyers 👏👏👏🏆🏆🏆

V sad news. Frank’s passion alongside motor racing was athletics. He was a remarkably good runner who was equally at home trackside at F1 or athletics. I first met him at Crystal Palace in the early 80s, we remained firm friends. A consummate competitor and an extraordinary man.

Delighted to support a great year in athletics in the Balkans. 111 days to go to ⁦@WorldAthletics Indoor Championships Belgrade 2022 and celebrate ⁩Balkans female athlete of the year Ivana Spanovic and two rising stars Ms Adriana Vilagos and Mr Berke Akcam 👏👏👏

This research is disturbing in so many ways but what strikes me the most is that the abuse is targeted at individuals who are celebrating and sharing their performances and talent as a way to inspire and motivate people. To face the kinds of abuse they have is unfathomable …

Thank you to all our member federations for embracing our virtual Convention and Congress. We made some important decisions that will grow our sport still further - the key ones are listed here: https://bit.ly/53rdCongress

So pleased for you and Sue - thoroughly deserved 👏

What was at stake @COP26? For many countries, their very existence. If the current rate of warming continues, as many as a dozen @WorldAthletics members may no longer be inhabitable by 2060 🙏 to the athletes who gave their voice to this critical mission. So much still to do

With the future of our planet being a hot topic over the last 2 wks. Perhaps today, of all days, it is worth remembering those who gave their lives for us and do something for the generations that will follow by fixing our planet. This would take far less sacrifice. 🙏

Celebrating Swiss Athletics 50th anniversary this weekend. Meeting up with great friends, talented athletes & dedicated coaches 🙏 ⁦@SwissAthletics⁩. An absolute honour and 👏👏👏 to all the award winners @UBSathletics ⁦@EuroAthletics⁩ ⁦⁦@WorldAthletics⁩

In my latest podcast episode, I was joined by ex-England cricketer @markbutcher72.

Covering The Hundred, Mark’s unique approach to broadcasting and reflections on his recent docuseries for @SkyCricket, we got through a lot! Listen to it here: https://bit.ly/3nd7lN9

@naomiosaka Lord Sebastian Coe is a 4x @Olympics medallist, President of @WorldAthletics, and the former chair of London 2012.

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To celebrate #InternationalDayoftheGirl, Laureus has brought together leading voices from the world of sport to discuss the development of women's sport across the globe.

Stay tuned to hear powerful dialogue from some of the most innovative leaders and sports advocates 👇