UK Athletics Chairman Ed Warner today congratulated Lord Sebastian Coe on his election as a Vice President of the International Association of Athletics Federations (IAAF).
Mr Warner said Lord Coe’s new role as one of four Vice Presidents would give British athletics a greater voice on the international stage.
He said: “We are delighted by Seb’s appointment as it strengthens Great Britain and Northern Ireland’s position in the world governing body. There can be few people as qualified or as skilled as Seb in fulfilling this important role.
“I am sure he will play an integral part in the development and modernisation of our great sport. It is particularly important in the run-up to London 2012, where Seb will combine his role with that of the chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG).
Four further British officials were today voted onto IAAF committee's at the Congress meeting:
- David Littlewood - re-elected onto the Techinical Committee;
- Peter Marlow - re-elected onto the Race Walking Committee;
- David Bedford - re-elected onto the Cross Country Committee; and
- Bridget Cushen - re-elected onto the Masters Committee.