Sebastian Coe was born in 1956 in London. As a middle-distance runner, Coe won four Olympic medals, including the 1500 metres gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984. He was also the European Champion in the 800 meters in 1986.
Following Coe’s retirement from athletics, he headed the successful London bid to host the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. In November 2012, Sebastian Coe became chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games. In August 2015, in Beijing, he was elected president of IAAF against Sergueï Bubka.