From BBC website … By Mark Orlovac
“Lord Coe has won his greatest ever race by bringing the 2012 Olympics to London.
‘This is almost entirely on a different planet to winning the gold medals,’ Coe admitted. His jubilation is understandable as it is his leadership which has been pivotal in helping London claim sport’s biggest prize.
For so long the London bid was regarded as way off the pace and when the five candidate cities were originally shortlisted, London was rated third behind Paris and Madrid. And Paris was universally regarded as such strong favourites that the contest was seen as effectively over.
But with the exquisite timing that he showed so often in an illustrious career, Coe helped London produce the late charge which saw them pip their French rivals.”
Now, like many people in the UK I think this is terrific. And I certainly do not want to doubt Seb Coe’s work here. A great leadership job.
I’d just like to note that it takes an amazing team effort to do things like this … and then an even more amazing team will be needed to deliver the Games itself!