Sebastian Coe is Chairman of the British Olympic Association, Executive Chairman of CSM Sport and Entertainment and a member of the IOC Tokyo 2020 Coordination Committee.
He was Chairman of the London 2012 Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, having previously been Chairman of the London 2012 bid company.
Seb set 12 world records during his athletics career. At the Olympic Games in Moscow in 1980 he won gold in the 1500m and silver in the 800m, a feat which he repeated in Los Angeles in 1984.
He retired from competitive athletics in 1990 and became a Member of Parliament and Private Secretary to William Hague.
In 2002 he was made a Peer. He received a Knighthood in the 2006 New Year’s Honours List and in 2013 received his Companion of Honour in recognition of the successful delivery of the Olympic and Paralympic Games in London. Seb is also a Laureus World Sport Academy Member.
Born in Turin on July 14, 1923, Nebiolo studied law before a successful business career in construction.
His sporting achievements as a long jumper were relatively modest compared to other IAAF presidents but he quickly gained a reputation as an able administrator, doing much of the work that ensured his native city successfully staged the 1959 World Student Games.
He was elected president of FIDAL, the Italian athletics federation, in 1969 and three years later he was also elected to the IAAF Council before becoming president in 1981.
Nebiolo expanded the IAAF calendar into the form we know it today, especially with the introduction of events such as the IAAF World Junior Championships, as well as moving the show piece IAAF World Championships to a two-yearly cycle.
A pivotal moment in the political history of the IAAF came in 1987 when Nebiolo insisted on changes to the voting structure of Congress, which had been biased towards the 'traditional' powers', to one-member one-vote.
Nebiolo will also be remembered for substantially increasing the sport's finances revenues via commercial sponsorship and developing the IAAF's own television revenues as well as giving much greater attention to the issue of doping in sport and fighting drug cheats.