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Summer of Seb: Olympic great Sebastian Coe takes center stage at London Games

Sebastian Coe strides onto the outdoor stage like a rock star. With music blaring, cameras clicking and flags waving, he's introduced to the cheering crowd as "the man who is making this all happen."The Olympic torch relay has come to this cathedral city in eastern England and the locals are out in force on a muggy, drizzly evening to welcome the flame — and the former middle-distance running great who is the face of the London Games."Look at this turnout!" Coe says to the adoring audience. "I'm not surprised. We get Olympic sport. We have a great Olympic history. It's a dream scenario."The fans roar, the flame burns brightly and the Olympic party goes on into the night.For Coe, it's the end of a long, grueling round of meetings, speeches and appearances, a day spent traveling by car, Underground and train in his tireless mission to deliver a spectacular 2012 Olympics.His drive to build up Olympic fever seems to be working."Everywhere I go, people say they can't wait for it to start," ...

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