- Author: Tom Knight,Sybil Ruscoe
- Format: Hardback
- Publisher: John Wiley & Sons Inc
- Published: 19 October 2012
- ISBN: 9781119973140
The magnificent official celebration of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. A glorious keepsake of the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, full of unforgettable images, powerful quotes and fascinating statistics. It traces the whole incredible story, from early preparation through the creation of the Olympic Park, the Torch Relay and the innovative Cultural Olympiad. It explores both Games in detail, revealing how record-breaking athletes, spectators, volunteers and locals have all made London 2012 their own. Beautifully designed and featuring the Games' most evocative photography and a foreword by Sebastian Coe KBE, London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games: The Commemorative Book captures the magical atmosphere of a once in a lifetime event. Tom Knight has worked in journalism for over 30 years and in that time has covered eight Olympic Games and travelled extensively, covering sport for a variety of newspapers and magazines. For 10 years, he was the Daily Telegraph's athletics correspondent, with a portfolio that included sports politics and doping as well as a number of other Olympic sports. As a freelance writer, he has worked for The Times, The Guardian, the Independent, the Mail on Sunday, the Daily Express and the Press Association. Tom was press officer for the London Marathon for five years and was news editor of Running Magazine. Sybil Ruscoe has been a journalist since 1978, working on national newspapers and in national radio and television. Sybil's covered everything from the General Election to the Olympic Games. She worked on The Derby, the Cheltenham Festival, The Open, Six Nations rugby and Test cricket. In 1999, she joined C4 Cricket, where she was part of its RTS and BAFTA award-winning team and became the first woman to present Test TV coverage in Britain. For five years, Sybil presented Ruscoe & Co, the afternoon show on BBC 5 Live, where she interviewed thousands of people from sport, entertainment and politics. A magnificent commemorative volume to capture all the drama and passion of London 2012. Foreword by Sebastian Coe KBE Sporting statistics, records and full tables of medal winners, plus inspiring quotations from victorious British athletes and evocative colour photographs. Firsthand accounts from those who made it happen: elite athletes, Cultural Olympiad performers, architects and builders, volunteers and organisers - unique insight into a great national event. Range and depth reflects scope of 'the greatest show on Earth' - includes both Games, Cultural Olympiad, Torch Relay, iconic venues and the legacy of London 2012. The perfect present for sports fans, lovers of spectacle and anyone who was there - or wishes they had been!