Every year the Today programme hands over the editorship to leading public figures in the week between Christmas and New Year. On the 26 December Olympian and Olympic chief executive Lord Coe edited the programme.
His programme investigated sporting rivalry, the Olympic legacy and sport's relationship with science and literature.
LORD COE'S PROGRAMME
As a former Olympic champion, Lord Coe knows from experience that 1 January 2012, the start of the Olympic year, will be a significant psychological moment for athletes around the world.
His own sporting career coincided with that of his sometime nemesis Steve Ovett. The rivalry between the two captured the nation's imagination, but what role did it play in their successes?
Lord Coe and the veteran sports journalist, Colin Hart
discuss the great sporting rivalries.
And Lord Coe asked us to bring together Lord Donoghue, who headed Harold Wilson's policy unit and William Hague, the Foreign Secretary and biographer of the former prime minister William Pitt the Younger,
to discuss rivalry in politics.
The 1980 Moscow Olympics were where Lord Coe cemented his place as one of Britain's greatest middle distance runners and won his first Olympic gold.
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