Blogtober Day 6: Seb Coe
Seb retired from athletics in 1990, and within two years was elected as Member of Parliament for Falmouth and Camborne for the Conservative Party, a position he held until 1997. In 2000, he was created a Life Peer in Surrey -- I don't know what that even involves, but now he can properly be referred to as Lord Coe AND Baron Coe. (Now, how does he write his name with so many fancy titles? Lord Baron Sebastian Coe? Baron Lord Sebastian Coe? Sebastian Coe, the incredibly successful? #struggles)
to this guy. And following the Olympics, Seb was appointed chairman of the British Olympic Association.
Have other such high-profile athletes gone on to such high-profile positions in the Olympic movement? If so, they're very few and very far between. Seb is an incredibly important sports figure both on the track and off, and it's a shame that he took the world by storm during the boycotted Moscow 1980 Olympics so most Americans had no idea.
Now all he needs is to become a knight.