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Sebastian Coe elected IAAF president

  • Britain's Sebastian Coe was elected as new International Association of Athletics Federation (IAAF) president at the 50th IAAF Congress on Wednesday.

    Coe, a former Conservative Party lawmaker and a member of the House of Lords, a two-time Olympic 1,500-meter champion and chief organiser of the 2012 London Olympics, beat Ukrainian pole vault great Sergei Bubka and won the vote 115-92 in the IAAF election held on the eve of the world championships in Beijing. (Source: IANS)