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Lord Coe faces questions from London Assembly

Olympics boss Lord Coe prepares to face questions from the London Assembly.

Although London 2012 was hailed a success, this week the organisers of the Games will face tough questions about what they did right, and what they got wrong.

Lord Coe's appearance before the London Assembly comes after criticism about how tickets were allocated this summer.

He will be under pressure to defend his organisation.

He is also likely to be quizzed about the unresolved future of the Olympic stadium.

Watch our Political Correspondent Simon Harris's report.


Lord Coe elected as chair of BOA

Lord Sebastian Coe has been elected as chairman of the British Olympic Association. He is a highly respected international sport leader who was the driving force behind the successful London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

The 43 members of the National Olympic Committee have voted by acclamation to elect Lord Sebastian Coe, the leader of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, as the next Chairman of the BOA.

Lord Coe, a double Olympic gold medallist, stood unopposed and will serve a four year term as BOA Chairman, beginning today.

Coe succeeds Lord Colin Moynihan, who announced in August this year his decision to step down from the position following seven years of leadership.


Seb Coe addresses Tory conference on Olympics

Our Political Correspondent Simon Harris has been tweeting during the address from London 2012 Chairman Lord Coe at the Conservative Party Conference.

Coe urges Olympic legacy consensus

Lord Sebastian Coe watches the last night of the athletics in the Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park, during the Paralympic Games in London. Credit: PA

The Olympic legacy has to be kept safe from party politics, London 2012 supremo Lord Coe said during a celebration of the Games at Labour's party conference.

The Tory peer was given a warm reception by the Labour crowd as athletes, torch bearers and volunteer Games Makers took centre stage.

Lord Coe said the legacy had to be "looked at in a consensual way" as he praised the way the Olympics had not become a "party political property".

But the cross-party consensus was broken as Labour's former culture secretary Dame Tessa Jowell and the PE teacher who mentored double gold medallist Mo Farah attacked the Government's "dismantling" of school sports.

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