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Send your questions for Seb Coe and Hugh Robertson

July 7, 2011

To mark the one year countdown to the London Olympics, Thomson Reuters will hold a Newsmaker on July 21 at 18:30 BST with four-time Olympic medalist and chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, Sebastian Coe and Minister for Sport and the Olympics, Hugh Robertson MP.

The event will begin with a speech by Coe, who won gold in the 1500m at the 1980 and 1984 Olympics, followed by a Q&A session with both guests, moderated by me, Global Sports Editor Paul Radford. The Newsmaker will be streamed live to the Reuters website and we’ll provide rolling coverage of the event as it happens.

As well as questions from the audience, you also have the chance to put your questions to Coe and Robertson. Please join us on the day and leave your comments and questions below. You can also post your questions on the Reuters UK Facebook page or send them over Twitter using the hashtag #newsmkr or via @ReutersSports

Image — The Chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), Sebastian Coe, poses with a prototype of the London 2012 Olympic Torch at St Pancras station in London June 8, 2011. REUTERS/Stefan Wermuth


Extremely disappointed not to get any tickets in the first round of the ballot. System crashed midway through purchasing tickets in the second round at 6:02am (it was processing my payment when it crashed and then would not let me try again as it said I’d already requested these tickets). Tried to phone up to discuss it with someone – automated system that charged me, but would not allow me to speak with anyone. Absolutely outraged as I was really looking forward to the Olympics coming to town.

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