Lord Sebastian COE

Entry in the IOC 2020
Born 29 September 1956
Games Participated 1980, 1984 **
Athlete profile
Sebastian COE

Lord Sebastian COE



BSE Honours degree in Economics and Social History, Loughborough University (UK)


Athlete (retired 1990); Member of Parliament for Falmouth and Camborne (1992-1997); Private Secretary to the Leader of the Opposition (1997-2001); Chair, London bid to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games (2004); Chair, London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) (2005-2012); Chair, British Olympic Association (2012-2016); Executive Chairman of CSM Sport and Entertainment (2013-2020); Non-Executive Chairman of CSM Sport and Entertainment (2020-); Vice-President (2007-2015) and then President, International Association of Athletics Federations (now World Athletics) (2015-2019 and 2019-)

Sports practised


Sports career

800m European indoor champion (1977); United Kingdom 800m record (1978); 800m, 1,500m and mile world records (1979); Games of the XXII Olympiad Moscow 1980: gold medal 1,500m, silver medal 800m; Games of the XXIII Olympiad Los Angeles 1984: gold medal 1,500m, silver medal 800m

Sports administration

Chair of the Diamond League AC; Member, Executive Council, Association of National Olympic Committees (ANOC); Chair, ANOC Working Group on Youth; Council, Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF)

Membership of other associations

Member, Laureus World Sport Academy; Founder and Trustee, Sebastian Coe Charitable Foundation CIO

Other activities

Chairman and Director, The Complete Leisure Group (CLG); Non-Executive Director, Vitality Companies; Non-Executive Director, Fortescue Metals Group; Chancellor, Loughborough University; Senior Adviser, Morgan Stanley and Co. International; Strategic Advisor and ambassador for Vitality life and health insurance; Consultant, Chelsea Football Club; Ambassador, Horometrie SA

Awards and distinctions

BBC Sports Personality of the Year (1979); Appointed Member of the Order of the British Empire (MBE) (1982); Appointed Life Peer and took title Lord Coe of Ranmore (2000); Knighthood in New Year’s Honours List (2006); Companion of Honour in recognition of the successful delivery of the Olympic and Paralympic Games London 2012 (2013)

IOC History

Member of the following commissions: Coordination for Olympic and Paralympic Games Tokyo 2020 (2014-2021); Public Affairs and Social Development through Sport (2013-2021); Olympism 365 (2022-)