Sebastian Coe: IAAF’s new president

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In the race for the IAAF presidency, Sebastian Coe got past Ukraine's Sergey Bubka narrowly 115 votes to 92. The election marked the organisation's 50th Congress ahead of the World Championships in Beijing and means that Lord Coe will be in charge for an initial term of four years.
In the race for the IAAF presidency, Sebastian Coe got past Ukraine's Sergey Bubka narrowly 115 votes to 92. The election marked the organisation's 50th Congress ahead of the World Championships in Beijing and means that Lord Coe will be in charge for an initial term of four years.
In the race for the IAAF presidency, Sebastian Coe got past Ukraine’s Sergey Bubka narrowly 115 votes to 92.
The election marked the organisation’s 50th Congress ahead of the World Championships in Beijing and means that Lord Coe will be in charge for an initial term of four years.

Sebastian Coe was elected president of the International Association of Athletics Federations on Wednesday after beating Ukraine’s Sergey Bubka by 115 votes to 92 in a ballot of the governing body’s 50th Congress.

The Briton takes over as head of a sport battling a public relations crisis with the IAAF accused of failing in its duty to address doping amid allegations that blood doping was rife in athletics. Take a look at the man taking charge of the athletics governing body.

 

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