Seb Coe, photo by Dan Vernon
This is one of my favorite photos of Seb Coe. I watched him win his silver medal in 1984 in the 800m in the Stadium, and finally was able to interview him in 1991. Seb is in his perfect job, cheerleading the sport of athletics. He took it over at an absolute crap time, but he has assembled a team that is taking the sport into, we hope, a new era. I like what Lord Coe had to say in Orlando.
ORLANDO (USA): World Athletics president Seb Coe was special guest as the four-day USATF Annual Meeting got under way virtually and in person in Orlando yesterday. Speaking about the outlook for the sport, he said: “We have some years ahead of us that are really massive opportunities. We, of course, have the World Championships next year, we have the 2023 World Championships in Budapest, and our sport is at center stage in 2024. With Oregon22 and the Olympic Games ’28 – bookending, in a way, all the next five or six years – this is really an extraordinary opportunity.”