Coe to stand for British Olympic Association head

  • Sebastian Coe has announced he is to stand to be the next chairman of the British Olympic Association (BOA).

    Lord Coe, the chairman of the London 2012 Games, revealed he had been approached to stand as the successor to Colin Moynihan.

    A BOA committee is currently in the process of compiling a list of candidates to replace Lord Moynihan, who announced last month he would be stepping down after seven years.

    Lord Coe was recently made the UK's Olympics legacy ambassador.

    The 55-year-old, who won gold in the 1500-metre event in 1980 and 1984, led London's successful bid for the 2012 Olympics and took on the post as chairman of Games organizer LOCOG.