One of Britain’s greatest athletes. Got the Olympics 2012 to London.
Lord Sebastian Coe OBE is one of Britains greatest ever athletes. On the athletics track he has held world records at 800m, 1000m, 1500m and one mile and has held a total of twelve world records. Topics: Motivation, leadership and teamwork.
Lord Coe is Chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games.
He headed the British bid which finally triumphed over the favourites France in Singapore. Even Le Figaro described the double Olympic gold medallist as having achieved a remarkable feat in leading the London 2012 bid to victory. It was a perfect display of his sporting, political and business skills - and his dogged determination.
Alongside a delegation of sporting luminaries, businesspeople and schoolchildren, Lord Sebastian Coe showed the importance his team placed on supporting athletes, encouraging more young people to take up sport and regenerating a run-down, multi-ethnic region of the capital. Above all, he inspired the IOC with his vision of the legacy the London Games will leave for future generations.
One of the greatest British athletes of all time, he set twelve world records at four distances. He won four gold and three silver medals in European Championships and Olympic Games. After retiring from competitive athletics, Sebastian Coe entered politics as Conservative MP for Falmouth and Cambourne. He served as PPS to Michael Heseltine and as a Government Whip, then as Private Secretary to William Hague.
He is a long-standing advisor to Nike, and founder of the Seb Coe Health Clubs.