Former Conservative Party MP Lord Sebastian Coe arrives for the funeral service of British former prime minister Margaret Thatcher at St Paul's Cathedral in central London on April 17, 2013. The funeral of the Iron Lady takes place amid tight security, with Queen Elizabeth II leading mourners from 170 countries in bidding farewell to one of Britain's most influential and divisive prime ministers.
It was a huge achievement because I only had 12 weeks to learn how to use it and it took me 17 days to complete the marathon. But the scariest thing was lighting the Paralympic cauldron, in Trafalgar Square, alongside London mayor Boris Johnson, David Cameron and Sebastian Coe. Lifting the torch up when you only have limited strength isn't easy. I was terrified I might set fire to Boris's hair.
If you look forward 20 years, there is an outside chance that what I would describe as 'old and mature' cities will not be hosting an Olympic Games ... By 2028, it may not be a city that we have even thought about. At the same time, you have got a game that is expanding into hosting nations that are at best 'emerging' and there is a massive potential in that mix. You will find a lot of children come through Sevens.More quotes »
Thatcher had troubled relations with UK sports
understood sport until it migrated -- and sometimes mutated -- beyond the back page, or impacted on other areas of policy," Sebastian Coe , who became a legislator with Thatcher's Conservative Party after winning Olympic titles as a runner, recalled in his Read more »
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Lord Coe sets sights on China as CSM acquires agency
Sports & Entertainment, the division of Chime chaired by Lord Sebastian Coe, has acquired Chinese agency People Marketing. The communications and event management firm was founded five years ago by Irene Cheung and counts the likes of the European Tour, BMW from Sports Pro Media Read more »
Lord Coe refuses to run
Sebastian Coe: Will not be running against Lamine Diack Sebastian Coe has ruled out running against IAAF president Lamine Diack if the international athletics body's leader decides to stand for election again in 2015. Lord Coe announced he would like to stand from Sky Sports Read more »
BOA accepts defeat on lifetime bans
Sebastian Coe has conceded lifetime bans are unlikely to happen The British Olympic Association has finally accepted defeat in its attempts to be allowed to revive its lifetime ban for drugs cheats. The organisation had been forced to drop its lifetime ban from Herald Series Read more »
Local News: Heston residents fear loss of 'Seb Coe greens'
BATTLE to save a green reputedly once used by Sebastian Coe looks set to fail in the final stretch. Campaigners fighting to save two greens on Heston's Brabazon estate from development fear the worst after a hearing to decide their future. They had applied from Hounslow Chronicle Read more »
O'Bama's Got His, Clinton And Tom Cruise Too -- Official Irish Heritage Certificates For One And All
does Barrack Obama have in common with England’s Sebastian Coe and Canada’s former premier Jean Charest, and for that matter New York’s former police commissioner Ray Kelly and Tom Cruise? Answer: they’re now certified and suitable-for-framing Irish — and from Forbes Read more »