Lord Sebastian Coe is President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Lord Sebastian Coe, Baron Coe KBE (born September 29, 1956 in Chiswick, London) is a British track and field athlete and politician. He led London's successful bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics.
Currently, Lord Sebastian Coe is president of the IAAF, the International Association of Athletics Federations.
Lecture topics Sebastian Coe
- Sport and politics: the geopolitical implications.
- Winning: winning and losing.
- London 2012: A whole nation behind the Olympic Games.
- Athletics, a global sport.
- The Winning Mind: What it takes to become a true champion.
Lectures by Sebastian Coe, coupled with his presentation, is breathtaking and emotionally charged. It is truly an experience not to be missed.
Sebastian Coe won four Olympic medals and improved eight world records over the middle distance, the first in 1979 over 800 m and one mile. His toughest competitor was his compatriot Stephen Ovett, against whom he won the gold medal in the 1500 m at the 1980 Moscow Olympics, also silver in the 800 m.
In 1981, Sebastian Coe ran a world record of 1:41.73 min in the 800 m, which was not to be broken until 16 years later by Wilson Kipketer. His world record over 1,000 m of 2:12.18 min, also set in 1981, was not improved until 1999 by Noah Ngeny of Kenya.
Lord Sebastian Coe - athlete and politician
At the 1984 Olympics, Sebastian Coe won a silver medal in the 800 m and won again in the 1500 m, something that no other athlete has ever achieved.
Lord Sebastian Coe also won a gold medal in the 800 m at the 1986 European Championships in Stuttgart for the first time in his career at an international championship. He also finished second behind Steve Cram in the 1,500 m. He also won silver four years earlier in Athens behind Hans-Peter Ferner of Ingolstadt in the 800 m.
Sebastian Coe: Winning in Business - Winning in Sports - Winning the Olympics!
From 1992 to 1997, Sebastian Coe sat in the British Parliament for the Conservative Party. In 2000 he was elevated to a Life Peer; he holds the title Baron Coe, of Ranmore in the County of Surrey.