Sebastian Coe has pulled out of the race to become the next chairman of the BBC Trust.
The London 2012 supremo, who is chairman of the British Olympic Association, was reportedly the Government's preferred candidate for the role but said he did not have the "capacity" for the job.
Other names mentioned in relation to the role include Dame Marjorie Scardino, the former chief executive of the Financial Times, and Channel 4 chairman Lord Burns.
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Lord Patten stood down in May for health reasons.