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Sep 10, 2012

Coe to stand for BOA leadership

LONDON (Reuters) – Sebastian Coe will stand for the leadership of the British Olympic Association (BOA), saying he wanted to show his gratitude to the organisation that helped him to win gold in the 1980s and guide the London 2012 Games to a roaring success.

Coe, twice an Olympic 1,500 meters champion who won his first gold at the 1980 Moscow Games and was appointed the chairman of the 2012 Games, will go for election when current BOA head Colin Moynihan, in charge since 2005, steps down later this year, with a vote likely in November.

Sep 10, 2012

Olympics-Coe to stand for BOA leadership

LONDON, Sept 10 (Reuters) – Sebastian Coe will stand for the
leadership of the British Olympic Association (BOA), saying he
wanted to show his gratitude to the organisation that helped him
to win gold in the 1980s and guide the London 2012 Games to a
roaring success.

Coe, twice an Olympic 1,500 metres champion who won his
first gold at the 1980 Moscow Games and was appointed the
chairman of the 2012 Games, will go for election when current
BOA head Colin Moynihan, in charge since 2005, steps down later
this year, with a vote likely in November.

Sep 10, 2012

Spectacular British sporting summer ends in style

LONDON (Reuters) – Britain’s spectacular summer of sport ended on Sunday with the Paralympic Games closing ceremony led by British band Coldplay as the Olympic Stadium once again hosted a memorable party for athletes and fans alike.

Paralympians rose and joined in with the Mexican waves inside the vast arena in east London even before the extravaganza was underway to signal the end of the 11-day festival of sport.

Sep 9, 2012

Paralympic Games has put disabled sport firmly on map, says Coe

LONDON (Reuters) – The huge popularity of Paralympic Games over the past 11 days shows that disabled sport is fast becoming recognized as elite competition, London Games chairman Sebastian Coe said on Sunday.

An unprecedented 2.7 million tickets were snapped up for nearly 45 million pounds ($72.12 million), exceeding 2012 organizers’ original target of 35 million.

Sep 9, 2012

Disabled sport firmly on map says Coe

LONDON (Reuters) – The huge popularity of Paralympic Games over the past 11 days shows that disabled sport is fast becoming recognised as elite competition, London Games chairman Sebastian Coe said on Sunday.

An unprecedented 2.7 million tickets were snapped up for nearly 45 million pounds ($72.12 million), exceeding 2012 organisers’ original target of 35 million.

Sep 9, 2012

Paralympics closing ceremony ends extraordinary British sporting summer

LONDON (Reuters) – The closing ceremony of the most successful Paralympic Games rounded off a spectacular summer of sport in Britain as the Olympic Stadium once again hosted a memorable party for athletes and fans alike on Sunday.

Paralympians rose and joined in with the Mexican waves inside the vast arena in east London after the end of the 11-day festival of sport in which China finished top of the medal table.

Sep 9, 2012

Pistorius wins final Paralympics track gold

LONDON (Reuters) – South Africa’s Oscar Pistorius brought the curtain down on a summer of thrills in the Olympic Stadium when he won the final Paralympic track gold medal with a dominant display in the men’s 400 metres on Saturday.

It was a happy ending for Pistorius who finished the Paralympic Games with an individual gold after failing to successfully defend the 100 and 200 titles he won in Beijing four years ago. He also won a gold medal in the 4×100 relay.

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      "I'm a Londoner with some Australian, American, French and Guatemalan in me having lived in those countries, and I've picked up a few languages and a passion for all things sport in my 28 years."
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