Sebastian Coe

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The Portrait

Sebastian Coe
Photographed by Emma Hardy
21 March 2011, Greenwich Park, London

Seb Coe chairs LOCOG, the company responsible for preparing and staging the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The middle distance runner and double Olympic gold medallist (1980, 1984) chaired the London 2012 bid team. From the outset, Coe’s vision for London 2012 was to inspire the youth of the world through sport. Retiring from athletics in 1990 the twelve-time world record holder became an MP (1992-97). He was made a life peer in 2002, becoming Lord Coe of Ranmore, and was knighted in 2006.

‘I am a runner. It’s what I do.’
Sebastian Coe

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