COE Sebastian (1956) Great Britain / Track and Field
World expert in middle-distance running during the 1980s, Sebastian Coe broke all the records for this discipline and became Olympic champion in the 1500 m at the 1980 Moscow games. He remained unbeaten at this distance for four years, and managed to hold on to his title at the 1984 Los Angeles games. However, Coe had to endure opponent and fellow-countryman Steve Ovett's superiority for the 800 m, when Ovett beat him in Moscow. After becoming a businessman and Member of the British Parliament, Sebastian Coe is now a political advisor.