MONACO (AP) — Sebastian Coe and Sergei Bubka are among the 24 inaugural members of the track and field governing body’s Hall of Fame.
The decision to induct the two IAAF vice presidents was announced Monday.
Coe is head of the London Olympics organizing committee. The Briton won 1,500-meter gold and 800-meter silver at the 1980 Moscow Games and repeated the feat four years later at Los Angeles.
Pole vaulting great Bubka is the only athlete to have won six world championships in the same individual discipline, from 1983 to 1999. The 48-year-old Soviet-Ukrainian also took gold at the 1988 Seoul Olympics.