Category: 525 - Lecture Series
Event Type: Public
Lord Sebastian Coe – The 2012 Olympics and its Legacy
Lord Coe is undoubtedly the best known graduate of Loughborough University. While still an undergraduate, he set three world records in 1979 before winning gold medals at the Moscow and Los Angeles Olympics. After retiring from athletics, Lord Coe was MP for Falmouth before becoming a life peer in 2000. He is best known among a younger audience as Chairman of the organising committee for the 2012 Olympic Games in London and has been, since 2015 President of the IAAF (International Association of Athletics Federations). Lord Coe was appointed Chancellor of Loughborough University in 2017. His lecture will cover both his own career at the Olympics and reflections on what London 2012 meant for the United Kingdom.