12 Facts About Alan Pascoe


Alan Pascoe undertook higher education at Borough Road College, Isleworth, where he received a Certificate in Education, and the University of London, where he received an Honours degree in Education.


Alan Pascoe won medals in the Olympic Games, the European Championships, and the Commonwealth Games.


Alan Pascoe competed in athletics at a time when it was supposed to be an amateur activity.


Alan Pascoe thus needed paid employment during his athletics career.


Alan Pascoe was a teacher at Dulwich College, and a lecturer in physical education at Borough Road College, Isleworth.


Alan Pascoe was able to get financial support during the 1970s from membership of several QUANGOs; the Sports Council, the Minister for Sports' Working Party on Centres of Sporting Excellence, and the BBC Advisory Council.


Alan Pascoe sold API in 1998, then started another company, Fast Track Events Ltd.

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Alan Pascoe criticised the British government for withdrawing from hosting the World Athletics Championships in 2001.


Alan Pascoe claimed that the Prime Minister, Tony Blair, had broken a written undertaking to host the games.


Alan Pascoe believed that the decision amounted to the sport being cold-bloodedly "stabbed in the back".


In September 2003, Alan Pascoe was appointed vice-chairman of the London bid for the 2012 Summer Olympics, which was ultimately successful.


Alan Pascoe was appointed a Member of the Order of the British Empire in the 1975 New Year Honours for services to athletics, and received an honorary doctorate from Brunel University in 1997.