Seb is an exceptional Olympian. He has been an inspiration to many over a number of years, specifically young people aspiring to great achievements in the sport of Athletics. As a middle distance runner, Coe won four Olympic medals, including the 1500 metres Gold medal at the Olympic Games in 1980 and 1984, and set eight outdoor and three indoor world records in middle distance track events (and also participated in a world record relay). Following his retirement from athletics he served as a Member of Parliament for the Conservative Party from 1992-97, and became a life peer in 2000. Seb led the 2012 London Olympic Games bid and following the International Olympic Committee awarding the Games to London, became the Chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG). In 2007, he was also elected a vice-president of the International Association of Athletics Federations. On 25 August 2011, he was re-elected for another four year term.