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Feature10 Jun 2021

Coe's monumental 800 metres

10 June 1981 remains a red-letter day in the long history of 800m running, for it was in Florence late that night that Sebastian Coe lowered his own world record from 1:42.33 to 1:41.73.

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News05 Sep 2019

Banks, Devers and Coe inducted into Memorial Van Damme hall of fame

Athletics legends Willie Banks, Gail Devers and IAAF President Sebastian Coe were officially inducted into the AG Memorial Van Damme Hall of Fame at a ceremony in Brussels on Thursday (5).

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IaafNews19 Aug 2015

Sebastian Coe elected IAAF President

Sebastian Coe was elected as the sixth IAAF President at the 50th IAAF Congress in Beijing, China, on Wednesday (19).

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IaafNews20 Aug 2014

Liu leads the way at IAAF Kids’ Athletics event in Nanjing

Amid euphoric scenes more typically reserved for pop and rock icons, a six-day project to showcase the IAAF Kids’ Athletics programme was launched today at Wanda Plaza in downtown Nanjing, host city of the Youth Olympic Games.

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Press Release10 Dec 2013

IAAF Global Seminar on Cross Country Running takes place in Belgrade

More than 100 participants from all six of the IAAF Area Associations gathered in the Serbian capital Belgrade for the IAAF Global Seminar on Cross Country Running on Monday (9).

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IaafNews16 Oct 2013

Athletics represented on Tokyo 2020 and Buenos Aires 2018 Coordination Commissions

Athletics has a strong presence on the Coordination Commission for the Games of the XXXII Olympiad ­- Tokyo 2020 and the Coordination Commission for the 3rd Summer Youth Olympic Games - Buenos Aires 2018, whose composition was announced by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Thomas Bach on Wednesday (16).

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News10 Aug 2013

IAAF Ambassadors Press Conference 10 August: Sebastian Coe, Tegla Lorupe and Dwight Phillips

.The IAAF Ambassadors press conference on Saturday (10) began with a question to Sebastian Coe about being back in Moscow, where his Olympic career as an athlete began in 1980.

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IaafNews16 May 2013

Turning the clock back to Moscow 1980

The IAAF World Championships, Moscow 2013, which takes place from 10 to 18 August, will be infused with memories of the last global athletics championship to be staged in the famous Luzhniki Stadium: the 1980 Olympic Games.

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IaafNews12 Mar 2013

Bolt and Ennis among four athletics winners at prestigious world sports awards

Jamaican sprint superstar Usain Bolt and all-round talent Jessica Ennis scooped the main prizes at last night’s Laureus World Sports Awards in Rio de Janeiro.

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News26 Jul 2005

Twenty five years ago today…

Sebastian Coe’s status as Olympic hero is doubly assured. His unrivalled back to back gold medals in the blue riband 1500 metres always meant that he came high on any list of Olympic achievement. And when he masterminded the recent victory of the London 2012 bid, any debate was dispelled. Yet 25 years ago today, Coe was on the verge of Olympic oblivion.

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