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Lord Coe critical of media coverage



Lord Coe hopes Paralympic sports will continue to get coverage after the Paralympic Games have ended

Lord Coe hopes Paralympic sports will continue to get coverage after the Paralympic Games have ended

Lord Coe has hit out at the British press for "resorting to type" by allowing England's football win bump the Paralympics off the back pages.

Most papers carried England's 5-0 victory over Moldova to lead their sports coverage on Saturday, as Roy Hodgson's men opened their World Cup Qualifying campaign with their biggest away win for nearly two decades.

It came on a relatively barren day for ParalympicsGB, as discus thrower Josie Pearson won Great Britain's tenth athletics gold of the Games - but the only top medal of the day.

Her success came nine years after breaking her neck in a car accident, the 26-year-old setting three world records on her way to claiming the discus title.

Asked how the profile of Paralympic sport could be maintained after the Games, Lord Coe said: "With your (press) help. The future of Paralympic sport in large part lies with you, your editors and the ability of broadcasters to take this beyond the three or four weeks that we've witnessed here.

"It is a challenge for Olympic Sport, it is a challenge for Paralympic Sport."

In an apparent attack on Paralympic coverage in Saturday's newspapers, the London 2012 chairman criticised "the speed with which we reverted to back-page leads for England-Moldova".

He added: "That relegation happened too quickly. We (the Paralympics Committee) could not have done more in the last seven years to move this on. It now sits in a large part with you guys.

"We will go on showing that Paralympic sports is an extraordinary sport. This now sits here.

"The speed with which we resorted to type last night was maybe not a great sign."

15Comments
08/09/2012 19:10
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well  rugrat  show what a prat he his  a girls team could have  beaten moldova  these athletes' train for a long time to get to the olympics i bet if  it was his football team that was knock off the back page so the result of a wheel chair race could be talked about he soon shout about it  football is not  the only sport these game are only on till tonight  the footballs' on for a bloody long time
08/09/2012 21:35
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as normal every thing has to take second place to the mardy over paid footballers nothing new there then why do we have sports channels and then have to put up with it on other channels not every body likes it lets have more like the Paralympics and put football where it be longs on its one Chanel
09/09/2012 00:02
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I have enjoyed the para olympics and also like to watch the football. But but rugrat r's comment about Lord Coe, "he only won 2 gold in 2 games, not a lot to shout about". Are you for real, do you realise how hard that is to do??? Or have I missed something and you are a little known olympic athlete who has won more??
08/09/2012 23:35
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I enjoyed the paralympics very much.Genuine sports men and women.Not a bunch of overpaid footballers who go down with the slightest contact,and then roll around like a 2 year old .

08/09/2012 22:29
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lord coe you pompous **** ! , if you were so concernered about the paralympics why was it only on channel 4 , and not the bbc !  they had all the red button stuff on the olympics , but not on  the paras ! WHY ?? youre out to impress , and doing a **** job of it ! THE PARAS WERE TWICE THE GAMES THE OLYMPICS WERE AND I BET NONE OF THE BRITISH  PARALYMPIC ATHLETES GET A HONOUR !   LORD MY ARSE !!!
10/09/2012 19:09
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hi rugrat you called me a moron what dose that make you when you obversely spend most of your time supporting over paid over spoilt winging football players and then make false comments about real sports men    you have got the right name suggest you grow up don't bother sending any more abusive replies i don't have time for low life   P.S. if you had taken any notice you would have seen that i 'am wearing a wales rugby shirt thats my national sport a MANS game.
09/09/2012 00:30
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Where else in the world could you have had 2 olympic games,packed out every day,amazing performances,from both able bodied and disabled athletes."FANTASTIC".I don't think even the americans could have topped that

08/09/2012 19:58
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seb coe only knows how to whinge, makes himself out to be a great olympian, he only won 2 gold in 2 games not a lot to shout about. never forgave steve ovett for beating him to goldin the 800 metres, he had to go and sulk, a failed polititian, why how he got a peerage i dont know, probably bought,hope after these games he disappeares never to be seen or heard of again.
08/09/2012 19:36
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What a silly comment to make.

England won 5 - 0. Of course we are going to want to read about it as our main sporting news.

Are we going to have a black out on news stories because the Paralympics are being staged?

I enjoyed the wheelchair basketball, swimming and table-tennis, but is he going to say that I should not have been allowed to watch any alternatives to the Paralympics?

Lord Coe has made a thoughtless and stupid comment.

08/09/2012 18:59
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whats that pratt on about , hasnt the paralympics dominated the papers for the last 2 weeks, so the press decided to put the football on the back pages for a change,so the self appointed lord coe should shut the fukk up
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The future of Paralympic sport in large part lies with you, your editors and the ability of broadcasters to take this beyond the three or four weeks that we've witnessed here."It is a challenge for Olympic Sport, it is a challenge for Paralympic Sport."In an apparent attack on Paralympic coverage in Saturday's newspapers, the London 2012 chairman criticised "the speed with which we reverted to back-page leads for England-Moldova".He added: "That relegation happened too quickly. We (the Paralympics Committee) could not have done more in the last seven years to move this on. It now sits in a large part with you guys."We will go on showing that Paralympic sports is an extraordinary sport. 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