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Sebastian Coe wants Games in Africa

Updated: February 7, 2012, 1:01 PM ET
Associated Press

NAIROBI, Kenya -- Sebastian Coe wants to help bring the Olympics to Africa for the first time.

Coe, the middle-distance great who heads the organizing committee for the London Games, said Africa is a powerhouse in running events and deserves to first host a world championships in athletics and eventually the Olympics.

"We want to build a global capacity in sports, and of course the Olympic Games need to come to Africa at some point," Coe told The Associated Press in a telephone interview ...

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