All 13 results for speaker:Lord Coe

Olympic Games 2012 — Debate (18 Jun 2009)

Lord Coe: My Lords, I am delighted to have secured the opportunity to debate the progress being made towards the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. I am grateful that so many Members of your Lordships' House are contributing—a sign of the importance that this House places on the Games and sport. I look forward to benefiting from noble Lords' rich and diverse experience. First, I declare an...

Olympic Games 2012 — Debate (18 Jun 2009)

Lord Coe: My Lords, I am grateful for the noble Lord's intervention. Of course, the security of the Olympic Games underpins all our thinking. It is a critical issue. It is discussed regularly by the Olympic board and we now have an Olympic Security Directorate under the direction of the Home Secretary. I assure the noble Lord that the question of security is always very close to all our deliberations...

Olympic Games 2012 — Debate (18 Jun 2009)

Lord Coe: My Lords, when the founding father of the Olympic movement, Baron Pierre de Coubertin, mapped that seamless path between sport, culture and education 120 years ago, he was right then and he is right today. He would have been heartened by the quality of the debate that has dignified this place over the past few hours. It was a wonderful debate. It contained passion and insight and, if I may...

Olympic Games 2012: Legacy (17 Jan 2008)

Lord Coe: My Lords, like the noble Lord, Lord Harris, I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Mawson, on securing this timely debate. Having been so intimately involved in the Olympic project over the past two or three years, I can say that the noble Lord's work has become very apparent to my teams, both in the London organising committee and in the Olympic Delivery Authority. I know that they would wish...

Olympic Games 2012: Heritage and Arts Funding (17 May 2007)

Lord Coe: My Lords, I congratulate my noble friend Lord Baker on securing the debate. I declare my interest as chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and the Paralympic Games, an organisation that is charged with the staging of those Games. I remind noble Lords that it is an organisation that raises all its income from the private sector. I will take a few moments today to...

Athletics (18 Dec 2001)

Lord Coe: My Lords, I should declare that I am currently President of the Amateur Athletic Association of England and non-executive chairman of Fasttrack, a company which promotes the commercial interests of British athletics. I rise to address this House for the first time in what, judging by the list of speakers, promises to be a debate of extremely high quality and on a subject obviously dear to my...

National Stadium (26 Feb 2002)

Lord Coe: My Lords, I declare an interest as the president of the Amateur Athletic Association of England. I congratulate the noble Lord, Lord Corbett, on instigating this debate. He was a doughty fighter and advocate for his constituents when he was in another place and no less doughty when fighting on behalf of sport in numerous Select Committees. His case tonight—elegantly made, together with that...

Wembley Stadium (23 May 2002)

Lord Coe: My Lords, in her Statement, the Minister properly referred to the protection of the public and the use of the £120 million of lottery money. She will be aware that that sum was given on the basis that the stadium could properly house football, rugby league and athletics. There has already been talk about a facility costing nearly £12 million to raise a demountable track and we are told that...

Olympic Games 2012 (18 Dec 2002)

Lord Coe: My Lords, I thank my noble friend Lord Moynihan for his timely contribution in getting the debate up and running. As many noble Lords have made clear, time is of the essence. Noble Lords on all sides of the House have presented the arguments for a compelling and powerful series of causes, and they are right to do so. I do not intend to trudge through the same economic and sporting landscape...

The Arts (12 Feb 2003)

Lord Coe: My Lords, I, too, thank the noble Lord, Lord Harrison, for affording the House the opportunity to discuss the role of the arts in the cultural life of this country. I can reassure the noble Baroness the Minister that, on this occasion, she will be spared my regular bleatings about support for the London Olympics bid. In the few moments available to me I should like to focus on a musical art...

Olympic and Paralympic Games 2012 — Motion to Take Note (5 Jan 2010)

Lord Coe: My Lords, first, I thank the Government for the opportunity for this debate and I thank my noble friend Lord Moynihan for his apposite remarks this evening and for so publicly carbon dating me. I declare an interest as the chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games-or LOCOG, as we have become known-and as a member of the Olympic board. Two thousand and twenty...

Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] - Second Reading (25 Jun 2019)

Lord Coe: My Lords, I guess it is quintessentially the human condition to permanently ponder the passage of time, probably more so as the years roll by. It seems barely credible that it is now 14 years since London snuck across the line in Singapore and secured the right to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games of 2012. Only eight days after that momentous decision I witnessed First Reading of the...

Birmingham Commonwealth Games Bill [HL] - Committee: Amendment 1 (9 Jul 2019)

Lord Coe: My Lords, I thank the noble Lord, Lord Rooker, for tabling Amendment 5, which elevates the crucial importance of legacy. I am sure that no noble Lord, on either side of the House, would argue with that concept. We share the sentiment that no Games should ever leave a city or community without leaving an indelible footprint on its infrastructure, society, education or economy. I will make one...

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