New Year Honours 2013: Lord Coe becomes a Companion of Honour

London 2012 chairman, Lord Sebastian Coe, becomes a Companion of Honour in the 2013 New Year Honours.

The order of Companion of Honour is conferred on men and women for recognised services of national importance.
The order of Companion of Honour is conferred on men and women for recognised services of national importance. Credit: Philip Toscano/PA Wire/Press Association Images

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