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1979: Sebastian Coe Coe went on to win two Olympic gold medals in the 1500m, in 1980 and 1984, and broke eight world records during his career. After retiring from athletics, he became a Conservative politician and was made a peer in the House of Lords. Coe headed the successful bid for London to host the 2012 Olympic Games.

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Today we highlight four time Olympic medal winner Sebastian Coe. Coe is currently serving as the chairman of the London Organizing Committee for the Olympic Games. Are you related? #genealogy #Olympics

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Sebastian Coe (1.500 m.) Atleta británico especialista en pruebas de medio fondo. Fue campeón olímpico de los 1.500 metros en Moscú 1980 y Los Angeles 1984, batió numerosos récords del mundo y está considerado como uno de los mejores atletas de la historia. En el año 1987 se le concede el Premio Príncipe de Asturias

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from the Guardian

Daniel Radcliffe to play Sebastian Coe in athletics drama

Daniel Radcliffe to play Sebastian Coe in athletics drama Coe's long-running track rivalry with fellow middle-distance runner Steve Ovett...

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