SEBASTIAN COE

  • Daniel Radcliffe to play Sebastian Coe in 'Gold'? October 31, 2013

    London: Actor Daniel Radcliffe has reportedly been roped in to play the role of Olympic runner Sebastian Coe in a biopic titled 'Gold'. The movie revolves around Coe's worldfamous rivalry with fellow athlete Steve Ovett in the years leading up to the 1980 Olympic Games in Moscow, reports eonline.com. The movie will...
  • Sebastian Coe rejects Sochi Games boycott suggestion August 11, 2013

    Moscow: Sebastian Coe's life was changed by his 1,500m gold medal at the politically riven 1980 Olympics so it came as no surprise to hear him argue on Saturday that a suggested boycott of next year's Sochi Games was misplaced. Coe, along with many other British athletes, defied a government call...
  • IAAF promises aggressive drug testing July 30, 2013

    Moscow: The International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF) is determined to crack down on drugtaking in the sport after two leading sprinters tested positive this month, the ruling body's vicepresident Sebastian Coe said on Tuesday. Coe was speaking in Moscow, the host of next month's world athletics championships, after American Tyson...
  • Coe calls for fouryear bans for drug cheats July 21, 2013

    London: Former double Olympic champion Sebastian Coe wants the ban for athletes failing drugs tests to be increased from two to four years, he said on Sunday. "We have to go back from two years to four years. The move down to two did a lot of damage to my sport,"...
  • We're looking into 'mystery' woman issue: Coe July 29, 2012

    London: London Olympic Games organisers on Sunday said that they were "looking into" the issue of an unidentified woman's presence in the Indian contingent during the march past at the Opening Ceremony, a development which has not only left the Indians angry but has generated a big controversy back home. The...
  • Olympic opening: a spectacle minus surprises July 24, 2012

    The London Olympics opening ceremony will be a grand spectacle but will it be a surprise? In a word, no. Director Danny Boyle wants the details to stay secret and games chief Sebastian Coe has pleaded for insiders to stop leaking details of the extravaganza. But in the age of camera...
  • Great Olympic moments, Part 5 July 20, 2012

    In the countdown to the 2012 London Olympics, we retrace some memorable achievements in the history of the Games. Today, a look at Allan Wells' gold in 1980, Sebastian Coe and Steve Ovett's historic rivalry, Carl Lewis' awesome but arrogant 1984 Olympics and Zola Budd's controversial race in part five...
  • Kalmadi at Olympics: 'It is India's internal matter' July 14, 2012

    Sebastian Coe, Chief of the Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympics at London, has said that Suresh Kalmadi's visit was an issue that India needed to sort out. ...
  • Watch: Lord Coe on Commonwealth Games 2012 December 10, 2009

    The double Olympic gold medalist is on a personal visit to India. ...
  • Commonwealth Games must stay in New Delhi: Coe March 24, 2009

    London: Insisting that Commonwealth Games went to New Delhi "for absolutely the right reasons," Chairman of the London 2012 Olympic Games, Sebastian Coe, has said the Indian capital must be allowed to host next year's event despite concerns over security. "This is the world all big events live in. This was...
  • Coe says Jones's jail sentence a positive step January 13, 2008

    London: Marion Jones's drugs disgrace has been a wakeup call for US athletics, IAAF vicepresident Sebastian Coe said on Sunday. Jones, who has been stripped of the five medals she won at the 2000 Sydney Olympic Games, was given a sixmonth prison sentence on Friday for lying to federal investigators over...