Sebastian Coe
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"Sebastian Newbold Coe, Baron Coe", , often referred to as "Seb Coe" or "Lord Coe", is a British politician and former track and field athlete. As a middle-distance runner, Coe won four Olympic medals, including the 1500 metres gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1980 Summer Olympics/1980 and 1984 Summer Olympics/1984. He set eight outdoor and three indoor List of world records in athletics/world records in middle-distance track events – including, in 1979, setting three world records in the space of 41 days – and the world record he set in the 800 metres in 1981 remained unbroken until 1997. Coe's rivalries with fellow Britons Steve Ovett and Steve Cram dominated middle-distance racing for much of the 1980s.

Following Coe's retirement from athletics, he was a member of parliament for the Conservative Party (UK)/Conservative Party from 1992 to 1997, and became a Life Peer on 16 May 2000.

He headed the successful London 2012 Olympic bid/London bid to host the 2012 Summer Olympics and became chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games. In 2007, he was also elected a vice-president of the International Association of Athletics Federations. On 25 August 2011, he was re-elected for another four-year term.

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