Name: Sebastian Coe
Organisation: London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games (LOCOG)
Concerns: Legacy, Athletics
Dates: 06/07/05 – present
Lord Sebastian Coe is well known to the British public as both a world record-setting athlete and later in life, a politician for the Conservative Party. His involvement in the Games begins from the very beginnings of the bid to win the Games for London right through to the present day and he will continue to be a visible figure during the Games.
“Your decision today is critical. It is a decision about which bid offers the vision and sporting legacy to best promote the Olympic cause. It is a decision about which city will help us show a new generation why sport matters; in a world of many distractions, why Olympic sport matters. On behalf of the youth of today, the athletes of tomorrow and the Olympians of the future, we humbly submit the bid of London 2012.” (Evening Standard, 01/09/2008)