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.