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October 31, 2013 | By David Wharton
Daniel Radcliffe, the young actor who rose to movie fame as Harry Potter, is set to dump his flying broomstick for a more conventional mode of transport, playing runner Sebastian Coe in a British film about Coe's fierce rivalry with Steve Ovett. "Gold" will follow the athletes through boyhood as they dueled in the 800- and 1,500-meter races as juniors and then became world-class competitors. At the 1980 Moscow Olympics, Ovett won the 800 and Coe took the longer race. An Embankment Films executive described "Gold" as "a movie about an insatiable need to win, fueled by intense ambition, only possible through the support of loving family.
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October 31, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Kevon Looney, who was strongly recruited by Duke, Florida, Michigan State and Wisconsin, told the Milwaukee Journal that he was making a verbal commitment to UCLA. Looney is a 6-foot-9, 220-pound power forward. He is ranked the No. 10 player in the Class of 2014 by Sporting News. Michael DeCourcy, Sporting News' recruiting expert, told the Journal that, "There is not a much more useful power forward in the country than Looney who can move out and hit jump shots, move his feet defensively on the perimeter and near the rim and block shots.
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May 1, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
At the heart of the massive preparations for the London Summer Olympics, beneath the logistics of housing 10,500 athletes from more than 200 countries, providing venues to showcase their skills and transporting millions of people physically and emotionally, lies the personal vision of Sebastian Coe. The chairman of the London Organizing Committee (known as LOCOG) hopes the athletes and spectators who come to his hometown will come to love it as he does, that they will see an ancient city with new sensibilities, a cosmopolitan place with homey touches that will survive past the Aug. 12 closing ceremony.
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October 31, 2013 | By David Wharton
Daniel Radcliffe, the young actor who rose to movie fame as Harry Potter, is set to dump his flying broomstick for a more conventional mode of transport, playing runner Sebastian Coe in a British film about Coe's fierce rivalry with Steve Ovett. "Gold" will follow the athletes through boyhood as they dueled in the 800- and 1,500-meter races as juniors and then became world-class competitors. At the 1980 Moscow Olympics, Ovett won the 800 and Coe took the longer race. An Embankment Films executive described "Gold" as "a movie about an insatiable need to win, fueled by intense ambition, only possible through the support of loving family.
SPORTS
February 8, 1989 | From Times staff and wire service reports and D LONDON
Sebastian Coe abandoned his comeback bid today by withdrawing from the 800 meters at next week's European indoor championships, apparently because of an injury. A British track official said Coe, who holds the world indoor and outdoor record for the distance, still was concerned about a calf injury that caused him to pull out of a recent meeting in Genoa, Italy. Coe has not competed since the national Olympic trials last August when he flopped and was left off the British roster for Seoul.
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September 14, 1989 | From Associated Press
Sebastian Coe, one of the greatest middle-distance runners of all time, today surprised track observers by announcing that he will not retire from track and field until after next January's Commonwealth Games. Coe, who will be 33 on Sept. 29, said the Jan. 24-Feb. 2 games in Auckland, New Zealand, will mark the end of his decade-long career.
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February 17, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
Sebastian Coe, chairman of the organizing committee for the upcoming London Olympics, wasn't merely catering to his audience Friday at the International Olympic Committee's conference on Women and Sport when he said women should be represented at every level of sports. Coe practices what he preaches, working alongside an array of women in senior positions at LOCOG, as the London organizing committee is known. Women serve as LOCOG's director of strategic programs, director of sport, general counsel and human resources director, all key responsibilities.
SPORTS
November 9, 1989
Sebastian Coe, the world 800-meter record-holder and two-time Olympic 1,500-meter champion, will be the starter and spokesman for the Kinney high school cross-country championship race Dec. 9 in San Diego.
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October 31, 2013 | By Diane Pucin
Martina Hingis has been questioned by Swiss police after Hingis' estranged husband said he was attacked by the five-time Grand Slam champion and her family, the Associated Press reported. Hingis, who made a semi-serious comeback in doubles this year, and her mother, Melanie Molitor, and Molitor's boyfriend, Bario Widmer, were interviewed at Swiss police headquarters last week, a spokesman told the AP. Police spokesman Florian Grossmann said the department will decide if further action is necessary.
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May 1, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
At the heart of the massive preparations for the London Summer Olympics, beneath the logistics of housing 10,500 athletes from more than 200 countries, providing venues to showcase their skills and transporting millions of people physically and emotionally, lies the personal vision of Sebastian Coe. The chairman of the London Organizing Committee (known as LOCOG) hopes the athletes and spectators who come to his hometown will come to love it as he does, that they will see an ancient city with new sensibilities, a cosmopolitan place with homey touches that will survive past the Aug. 12 closing ceremony.
SPORTS
February 17, 2012 | By Helene Elliott
Sebastian Coe, chairman of the organizing committee for the upcoming London Olympics, wasn't merely catering to his audience Friday at the International Olympic Committee's conference on Women and Sport when he said women should be represented at every level of sports. Coe practices what he preaches, working alongside an array of women in senior positions at LOCOG, as the London organizing committee is known. Women serve as LOCOG's director of strategic programs, director of sport, general counsel and human resources director, all key responsibilities.
SPORTS
August 15, 1999
Sebastian Coe won track's triple crown 20 years ago today. When the British runner ran the 1,500 meters in 3 minutes 32.1 seconds at Zurich, Switzerland, he became the first man to hold the mile, 1,500- and 800-meter world records simultaneously. That, he said, was "a great achievement--even though I say it myself." In an Oslo meet the previous month, Coe, 22, had run a 1:42.4 800 to set his first world mark, then added a 3:49 mile in the same meet.
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April 10, 1992 | Associated Press
Here are some of the prominent winners in Britain's national election: * Glenda Jackson, 55, a two-time Academy Award winner, won as a Labor candidate in the north London district of Hampstead and Highgate. The district had elected a Conservative for 80 of the previous 85 years. * Olympic gold medalist Sebastian Coe, 35, was the first to the finish line in Falmouth, winning as a Conservative. Coe won gold medals in the 1,500-meter races at the 1980 and 1984 Olympics.
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December 8, 1989 | RANDY HARVEY
As a sportsman and soccer fan, British miler Sebastian Coe realizes that England does not deserve the break it received Thursday when it was designated by the International Federation of Association Football as one of the six seeded teams for next summer's World Cup in Italy. But as a politician, which will become his primary calling upon his retirement from the track next month, Coe also realizes that doing the expedient thing is sometimes as important as doing the right thing.
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November 9, 1989
Sebastian Coe, the world 800-meter record-holder and two-time Olympic 1,500-meter champion, will be the starter and spokesman for the Kinney high school cross-country championship race Dec. 9 in San Diego.
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