Lord Coe KBE honoured by public relations profession

Gold medallist and Chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games, Lord Coe KBE, is to be awarded the prestigious Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) President’s Medal for outstanding contribution to public relations. The award is in recognition of his role in London’s successful bid for the Olympic Games, his subsequent outstanding leadership during the delivery phase of London 2012 and for his role as an ambassador for British sport.

Previous winners of the President’s Medal , which has been awarded annually by the CIPR since 1966, include HRH Princess Anne and Shami Chakrabarti of Liberty.

Lord Coe
Communication has been central to all aspects of our preparations to stage an Olympic and Paralympic Games this country can be proud of. The vision we set almost a decade ago to inspire young people across the world to choose sport is alive and well today thanks to the millions of voices across thousands of channels in hundreds of countries. The power of communication to create a shared ownership and belief in a vision or a moment is immense and our efforts to inform, engage and inspire the nation and the world to be part of London 2012 will continue until the final race is run. Thank you for recognising our efforts with this prestigious award.
Lord Coe
Sally Sykes, CIPR President
Lord Coe has worked tirelessly for the London 2012 Olympic Games. Firstly, he helped London win the bid by skilfully communicating the fantastic reputation of British sport, of London and of Britain’s dedication to a lasting legacy. Since then he has continued his good work by helping build support, anticipation and excitement as we rapidly approach the opening ceremony in less than three month’s time. There is no-one more worthy of being honoured by the CIPR President’s Medal in the year that all of Lord Coe’s hard work comes to fruition.
Sally Sykes, CIPR President

Lord Coe will be awarded the CIPR President’s Medal at the Excellence Awards dinner on Monday 28 May where he will be joined by compère Colin Jackson CBE and a number of other high profile guests from the world of sport and athletics to be announced in the coming weeks.

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About the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR)Founded in 1948, the Chartered Institute of Public Relations (CIPR) is the Royal Chartered professional body for public relations practitioners in the UK and overseas. The CIPR is the largest membership organisation for PR practitioners outside of North America. By size of turnover and number of individually registered members, we are the leading representative body for the PR profession and industry in Europe.

The CIPR advances professionalism in public relations by making its members accountable to their employers and the public through a code of conduct and searchable public register, setting standards through training, qualifications, awards and the production of best practice and skills guidance, facilitating Continuing Professional Development (CPD), and awarding Chartered Public Relations Practitioner status (Chart.PR).

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