Questionnaire Sebastian Coe, Former Athlete

Sunday 11 April 1999 23:02

What did you think of England's first match under Kevin Keegan?

Workmanlike and occasionally exciting.

Which win is more likely - the Tories at the next election or the England football team in Japan in the 2002 World Cup?

I'm looking forward to William Hague hosting the Downing Street welcome home party for the team.

Who generally comes out on top when you practise judo with William Hague?

Our coach - Ray Stevens - Olympic silver medalist 1992.

What book are you currently reading and is it any good?

Reading Jazz, edited by Robert Gottlieb, and yes, it's very good.

Have you seen Shakespeare in Love and do you agree with all its Oscars?

No, not yet.

What more should the Labour government be doing to improve British sport?

Keep away from it!

Chess is now officially a sport (for Lottery purposes). Should darts be next?

No. Whatever next? Ballroom dancing!

How fast can you run the 800 metres these days?

I no longer use a stopwatch but an hourglass.

How do you get on with Steve Ovett?

Very well.

What was the last CD you bought?

The Genius of Lester Young.

If you lost your hair, would you wear a wig?

I'm delighted no one has spotted it yet!

Nick Harris

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