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National Treasure: Lord Coe

National Treasure: Lord Coe

Sebastian Newbold Coe, Baron Coe, KBE (born 29 September 1956), Seb Coe, otherwise as Lord Coe is the Chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and former Olympic gold medal winner.

Instrumental to bringing the 2012 Games to London, Coe’s remarkable career began as an athlete. He won four Olympic medals, including a gold in the 1980 and 1984 games for the 1500 meters, along with setting eight outdoor and three indoor world records for middle distance track events.

On retirement from competitive sport, Lord Coe served as a member of Parliament in the Conservative Party from 1992-97.

Coe has been honoured for services to sport with an MBE, OBE  and KBE. In 2000 he was made an honorary Life Peer as Baron Coe of Ranmore, Surrey. 

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