Lord Coe

Lord Coe's C4 News Encounter With Jon Snow Could Not Have Been More Brutal

The Huffington Post UK | Paul Vale | Posted 10.11.2015 | UK Sport

Lord Coe endured a difficult interview with Jon Snow on Monday, the president of the International Association of Athletics Federations insisting he w...

The World's Worst Job: Chairman of the BBC Trust

Paul Blanchard | Posted 01.10.2014 | UK
Paul Blanchard

The job of chairman of the BBC Trust is up for grabs. On paper it looks like a dream job. Not too taxing; perks of being a civil servant; good pay; great working environment; interesting, high-profile, semi-altruistic organisation. However, unless you've been living on Mars for the last 15 years, you'll know that this is, in fact, the job from hell.

George May Get His Former Adviser To Run The BBC

The Huffington Post UK | Asa Bennett | Posted 30.07.2014 | UK Politics

Nick Prettejohn, the City grandee who advised Chancellor George Osborne, is reportedly a top contender to be the next chairman of the BBC Trust after ...

Mehdi's Morning Memo: Is Cable Toast?

Huffington Post | Mehdi Hasan | Posted 29.05.2014 | UK Politics

Here are the five things you need to know on Thursday 29 May 2014... 1) IS CABLE TOAST? The Lib Dems are in the midst of a proper political cris...

Sports Book Of The Year Longlist Announced

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 02.10.2013 | UK Sport

Dennis Bergkamp, Lord Sebastian Coe and Jimmy Connors are in contention for the 25th William Hill Sports Book of the Year Award. Arsenal legend Ber...

Long-Term Strategy, Nor Short-Term Politics, Is Key to Realising London 2012 Legacy

Andrew Hammond | Posted 25.07.2013 | UK Politics
Andrew Hammond

Some good public sector building blocks are already in place. For instance, the Government is in the midst of its biggest ever international marketing campaign, with some private sector support, to secure sustained increases in trade, inward investment, tourism and foreign students. But, more is needed to maximise long-term economic and reputational legacy.

What A Knight

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 07.03.2013 | UK Sport

Lord Coe was awarded a special honour by Princess Anne at Buckingham Palace for helping to stage the London 2012 Games. The London 2012 chairman an...

Hunt Resigns As BOA Chief Executive

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 13.02.2013 | UK Sport

Andy Hunt has resigned as chief executive of the British Olympic Association (BOA). He told a BOA board of directors meeting today that he would le...

Blatter Said English Football Is 'Run By Idiots' - Coe

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 31.10.2012 | UK Sport

Sebastian Coe has claimed in his autobiography Fifa president Sepp Blatter said "English football is run by idiots". In Coe's Running My Life, he s...

Have the Olympics and Paralympics Inspired a Better Cult of Celebrity‏?

Janan Jay | Posted 11.11.2012 | Home
Janan Jay

The past six weeks have been refreshing and maybe we're ready for a long-term change. Once pessimistic and cynical, morale has been sky high throughout Great Britain. We cheered, instead of deriding. Headlines splashed across papers gave use pride.

'A Seismic Effect In Shifting Public Attitudes'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 09.09.2012 | UK

Paralympic organisers today hailed the "seismic effect in shifting public attitudes" to disability sports, claiming the Games have changed public perc...

Lord Coe Slams Football Coverage

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 08.09.2012 | UK Sport

Lord Coe today hit out at the British press for "resorting to type" by allowing England's football win bump the Paralympics off the back pages on Satu...

Blunkett Banned From Paralympics Ceremony... Because He Had A Guide Dog

The Huffington Post UK | Posted 01.09.2012 | UK Politics

Former home secretary David Blunkett has personally written to Olympic chief Lord Coe after he was turned away from his seat at the Paralympics Openin...

Paralympic Torch Relay Underway (PICTURES)

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 24.08.2012 | UK

The Paralympic Games torch relay was kicked off on Friday at a London ceremony attended by the Prime Minister, David Cameron, London mayor Boris Johns...

London 2012- Cherish the Memories

Oliver Roston | Posted 20.10.2012 | UK Sport
Oliver Roston

Whilst I am delighted that the football season is back in business, I cannot stop thinking about the magical 16 days of sport that we had the privilege of hosting in our country's capital.

Boris And Coe? Olympic Success Prompts Questions Over Political Future

The Huffington Post UK | Ned Simons | Posted 13.08.2012 | UK Politics

Boris Johnson and Lord Coe spent Monday basking in success of the Olympic Games, prompting questions over the political future of the pair, as a poll ...

A Day at the Olympics, Pluses and Minuses

Mark Perryman | Posted 30.09.2012 | UK Sport
Mark Perryman

Over the past few days I've lost count of the number of politicians decrying critics of the Olympics. Labour's newly appointed 'Olympic Legacy Adviser' Tony Blair has returned to one of his favourite themes, declaring war on cynicism.

Tickets, Transport and Twitter...

Ros Satar | Posted 29.09.2012 | UK Sport
Ros Satar

Only a few days into the London 2012 Olympics and the one thing that frustrated fans and organisers dreaded was markedly visible for all to see. Allocated ticket spaces empty at venues across all sports.

'Packed To The Rafters?': Locog Release 3,000 Extra Tickets

Posted 30.07.2012 | UK

Locog has released 3,000 extra tickets for the London Olympics - despite claiming most venues are "packed to the rafters." The organising committee...

Empty Seats 'Should Be Filled With Fans'

PA/The Huffington Post UK | Posted 30.07.2012 | UK

Olympics officials should give tickets for empty venues to Games fans, Labour said today. Shadow Olympics minister Dame Tessa Jowell, who held the ...

Troops, Students And Teachers Fill Gaps In Games

PA | Posted 29.07.2012 | UK

Troops, students and teachers could all be asked to fill gaps left in empty Olympic stadiums, Lord Coe has said. Members of the military are being ...

Opening the Games in Style

Ali Gokal | Posted 26.09.2012 | UK Sport
Ali Gokal

Just a few hours ago I was all ready to write a piece damning the Olympics Opening Ceremony. I had read the Guardian's guide to watching the coverage and I was suitably apprehensive. The only question was how I was going to execute the slaughter.

Cameron: Korean Flag Mix-Up 'An Honest Mistake'

PA | Posted 26.07.2012 | UK

David Cameron has said every effort will be made to ensure mistakes such as last night's Olympic flag mix-up never happen again. The Prime Minister...

Beer Full Of 'Banned Substances' Goes On Sale

The Huffington Post UK | Ted Thornhill | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK

For some, the corporate nature of the 2012 Olympics has left a bad taste in the mouth. Lord Coe caused a stir recently when he said that Pepsi T-sh...

It's Fun And Games For Olympics

The Huffington Post UK/PA | Posted 25.07.2012 | UK

London’s Olympic games kick off today amid fears of crippling rush-hour congestion, damaging union strikes and continued concern about security arra...