A Great Read: Lunch with Sebatian Coe (courtesy of Financial Times Lunch with FT.com), by Gideon Rachman, FT, note by Larry Eder

Lord Coe, IAAF Gala, November 2010, photo by PhotoRun.net

Lunch with FT is a regular column in the Financial Times of London, one of my favorite daily reads. The FT gives its readers an intimate view of a writer, musician, philosopher, playwright over lunch with one of the top editors at the Times. The stories are always well done, but one of the things that I enjoy is that, by tradition, the lunch menu is shown on the story page, with accompanying costs.

Lord Coe has much to be happy about this Fall. His successful support of the London 2012 bid, his work with former PM Tony Blair as his personal sport consultant, then, in the final bid, Blair and Coe brought London 2012 to their country. 

The success of the London Olympics can not be underestimated. The success of athletics at the 2012 Olympics should not be underestimated. Sebastian Coe was the face of the Olympics for eight years. Now, as he moves on to new opportunities, it will be fascinating to see how he makes those decisions on where to place his energy over the next decade. 

The interview below appeared on November 3, 2012 in the weekend FT. I thoroughly enjoyed it and believe, that you, dear reader, will as well!  The piece was written by Gideon Rachman, one of FT's top political writers. 


Sebastian Coe, November 2010, IAAF Gala, photo by PhotoRun.net

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