Sebastian Coe named new IAAF president

Lord Sebastian Coe has been elected president of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF). 58-year-old Coe, who took 1500m gold at the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games, was voted in over Ukranian former pole vaulter Sergey Bubka with 115 votes to 92. Coe had been a vice president of the IAAF since 2007.

Coe said "I am deeply honoured that our sport has placed its trust in me. There is no job I want to do more – nor with greater commitment."

One responsibility of Coe's new role will be to tackle the current doping scandal in athletics.