Tell it as it is Lord Sebastian
He said organisers of the French leg of the torch relay through Paris should "get rid of those guys" because the Chinese officials "tried to push me out of the way three times".
"They are horrible. They did not speak English ... I think they were thugs."
A spokeswoman for the London 2012 Olympics confirmed that Lord Coe, the 1980 and 1984 Olympic 1500m champion, had made the remarks.
Doesn't sound too diplomatic.