Lord Sebastian Coe CH KBE is a former athlete, businessman and politician. He has had a remarkable career, not least with being appointed the President of World Athletics’s governing body the IAAF in 2015. He led the winning bid and ran the highly successful 2012 London Olympic Games.
He has enjoyed an illustrious career, winning four Olympic medals as one of the world’s finest middle distance runners between Moscow 1980 and the Los Angeles Olympics in 1984. Coe held 11 world records between 1981 and 1997, his 800m record standing for 16 years. When he retired from athletics he became a Member of Parliament for the Conservative Party and was made a Life Peer in 2000. He led the successful bid to bring the Summer Olympic Games to London in 2012 and was chairman of LOCOG the Game’s highly successful organising committee.
As a conference speaker Coe talks about his experiences gained as a politician, successful businessman and as an international ambassador for the Olympics. He addresses the various challenges involved in bringing to fruition an extremely complex business plan, resulting in an unforgettable experience for thousands of visitors and spectators around the world.
He is Chairman of the British Olympic Association and President of the IAAF. He is Pro-Chancellor of his alma-mater Loughborough University. In recognition of his contribution to sport and the Olympic Games he was appointed an MBE in 1982, an OBE in 1990, a Life Peer as Baron Coe, of Ranmore in the County of Surrey in 2000, a Lord (KBE) in 2006 and in 2013 the Order of the Companions of Honour (CH) for services to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
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