Lord Sebastian Coe

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Seb Coe not only won the gold medal in the 1,500 metres at the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, but he repeated the performance four years later in Los Angeles. At both events he also took silver medals in the 800 metres. He went on to set nine outdoor and three indoor world records and his 800 metres record lasted from 1981 to 1997. He also finished first in the 1981 World Cup 800 metres final in Rome. He was a Conservative Member of Parliament for Falmouth and Camborne from 1992 to 1997 and became a Life Peer in 2000. He then headed the successful London Olympic bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics and became chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games. In 2007, he was elected a vice-president of the International Association of Athletics Federations, re-elected for another four years in 2011 and In 2015, he was elected president of the IAAF. In 2012, he was appointed Pro-Chancellor of Loughborough University and was then appointed chairman of the British Olympic Association.