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Sebastian Newbold Coe, Baron Coe, (Coe Sebastian)

Born: 1956 AD
Currently alive, at 58 years of age.

Nationality: British
Categories: Track and Field Athlete


1956 - Born on the 29th of  September in Chiswick, London.

1977 - Coe studied economics and social history at Loughborough University and won his first major race - an 800-metre event at the European indoor championships in San Sebastián, Spain.

1972 - He first ran against Ovett in a schools cross country race.

1978 - Neither won, nor did they win in their first major encounter in the European Championships Prague in an 800 metre race, where Ovett was second and Coe finished third.

1980 - Coe broke Rick Wohlhuter's world record for 1,000-metres with a time of 2:13.40.

1981 - He managed to better with a sterling 2:12.18.

1986 - Coe won a gold medal over 800m at the European Championships in Stuttgart.

1992 - Coe became Member of Parliament for Falmouth and Camborne.

1997 - The Conservative Party, but lost his seat in the general election.

2000 - He returned to politics for a short time as William Hague's 'chief of staff', having taken a life peerage.

2004 - Resignation of chairman Barbara Cassani, Coe became the chairman for the latter phase of the bid.

2005 - In December, Coe was given a Special award at the BBC Sports Personality of the Year awards ceremony. He was appointed a Knight Commander of the British Empire in the 2006 New Year's Honours List for services to sport.


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