Lord Sebastian Coe was at Ricoh Arena yesterday on a tour of Olympic facilities and left impressed according to reports.
Speaking to the CT, Coe said about the venue which will stage mens and womens football: “It’s already an Olympic-class stadium. “I don’t think there’s any greater tribute than that.
“It supports the city, with wonderful facilities and a football club that is truly part of the community.
“There’s a whole series of reasons why we came to Coventry and quite frankly the most important one is that we wanted to be here.
“I’ve been to a game here before. I know how passionate people are about their sport. It’s in their DNA.
“This is a big boost. Of course football is the national sport
but this is broader than that.
“Very few cities around the world can call themselves Olympic cities.”