London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

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.

London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Author: Tom Knight

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781119973140

Page: 312

View: 439

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!

London 2012 Paralympic Games

This is an authoritative preview of the Paralympic Games, one of the world's most spectacular events.

London 2012 Paralympic Games

Author: Alex Brooker

Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781847329226

Page: 112

View: 646

This is an authoritative preview of the Paralympic Games, one of the world's most spectacular events. It features a guide to each of the 20 events, a history of the Paralympic Games and a schedule chart that shows who will be competing and when.

London 2012 Paralympic Games

"The London 2012 Paralympic Games: the official book" is an authoritative preview of the Paralympic Games - one of the world's most spectacular events.

London 2012 Paralympic Games

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ISBN: 9781847329226

Page: 111

View: 154

"The London 2012 Paralympic Games: the official book" is an authoritative preview of the Paralympic Games - one of the world's most spectacular events. The Games draws together over 4,000 athletes from nearly 150 countries for 10 days of intense competition and is watched by billions of people worldwide. The book features a guide to each of the 20 events that make up the Paralympic Games, the venues at the Olympic Park and elsewhere, a history of the Paralympic Games and a Paralympics schedule chart that shows who will be competing and when. Full of great action photography, expert analysis of each star athlete and his or her prospects for London 2012 plus great stats and facts, this is essential reading for sports fans everywhere. No other event in the sporting calendar can match the unique spirit, atmosphere and inspiration of the Paralympic Games and the "London 2012 Paralympic Games: the official book" previews this remarkable spectacle in all its glory.

Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Afirsttype was theofficial publication – books that were published with theformal
backing ofthe London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic
Games (LOCOG) through its licensing agreementswith Carlton, Wiley and Time
Out.

Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Author: Vassil Girginov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1136456341

Page: 316

View: 508

The Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the first authoritative and comprehensive account of the world’s greatest sporting and cultural event. It tells the complete story of the 2012 Games from inception, through the successful bidding process and the planning and preparation phase, to delivery, the post-Games period and legacy. Written by a world-class team of international Olympic scholars, the book offers critical analysis of the social, cultural, political, historical, economic and sporting context of the Games. From the political, commercial and structural complexities of organising an event on such a scale, to the sporting action that holds the attention of the world, this book illuminates the key aspects of the 2012 Games, helping us to better understand the vital role that sport and culture play in contemporary global society. The book is divided into two volumes: Volume Two - Celebrating the Games, examines the period of competition and immediately afterwards, covering key topics such as: London welcomes the world - hospitality and the look of the games Experiencing the games -spectators, tourists, volunteers, shoppers, viewers Media and communications Running the games Creating Olympic celebrities Protesting the games Commerce, retail and consumption Documenting London 2012 in films and books The legacy of the 2012 Games for London, the UK and the Olympic Movement Richly illustrated with the personal accounts of key stakeholders, from sports administrators and politicians to athletes and spectators, and including essential data and evocative visual material, this book is essential reading for anybody with a personal or professional interest in the Olympic and Paralympic Games, global culture or the development of sport.

Time Out Shortlist London 2012

Time Out Guides is proud to be the official book publisher of travel and tourism
guides for the London 2012 Olympic & Paralympic Games. In this edition of the
Shortlist, we have included all the information you need to enjoy the 2012 Games
, ...

Time Out Shortlist London 2012

Author: Time Out Guides Ltd

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407012150

Page: 224

View: 654

The pocket-sized Shortlists contain everything you need to plan and enjoy a city visit, in a handy size and easy-to-use map-based format. It includes sights and shops, restaurants and nightlife, arts and culture. The London edition is published annually, allowing it to be bang up to date and cover all the important events for the year, majoring, in the 2012 edition, on the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, including the Cultural Olympiad programme and London 2012 Festival. More than half a million people are expected to come to London to watch the 2012 Games. The Time Out London Shortlist will give them all the essential information they need, from site maps and schedules to information on getting around and where to stay, along with plenty of insider featurettes covering the cultural and sporting scene.

Time Out London 20th edition

LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC AND PARALYMPIC GAMES Time Out Guides is proud
to be the official book publisher of travel and tourism guides for the London 2012
Olympic and Paralympic Games. This guide contains full information for visitors ...

Time Out London 20th edition

Author: Time Out Guides Ltd

Publisher: Random House

ISBN: 1407012266

Page: 416

View: 991

Time Out's resident team helps you get the best from the iconic British capital in this annual guide. Alongside the historic Tower of London, the 21st century Tate Modern and all the other major attractions, Time Out London gives you the inside track on local culture, with illuminating features and hundreds of independent reviews covering everything from West End shows to cosy pubs. And as a London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Licensee, the 2012 edition will be the first guidebook to bring you the latest from the Olympic Park bringing London 2012 to life. Helping visitors and Londoners alike plan where to go and how to get involved in the events taking place in the lead-up to London 2012, including the pick of the Cultural Olympiad and a guide to the sporting highlights.

The Games and the London 2012 Commemorative Book Limited Collector s Box Set an Official London 2012 Games Publication

It traces the whole incredible story, from early preparation through the creation of the Olympic Park, the Torch Relay and the innovative Cultural Olympiad.

The Games and the London 2012 Commemorative Book Limited Collector s Box Set   an Official London 2012 Games Publication

Author: Gallagher

Publisher: John Wiley & Sons

ISBN: 9781118458907

Page: 312

View: 205

This box set is a perfect gift to mark Great Britain′s involvement in the history of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and to celebrate London 2012 and all its stories and events. The Games traces Britain′s great Olympic and Paralympic past through powerful narrative, striking anecdotes and over 250 compelling original images. It captures the individual atmosphere of past Games across the world, from 1930s Berlin to 1980s Moscow, Sydney in the Millennium to Beijing′s Birds Nest in 2008, and explores the explosion of interest in the Paralympic Games. London′s previous roles as host, rescuing the Games in 1904 after Vesuvius erupted and battling with postwar austerity in 1948, are considered both as contemporaries saw them and from a historical perspective, as are individual stories of British medal winners. The final chapter focuses upon the preparations for London 2012 events, from individual athletes to the radical keynotes of sustainability and regeneration, and shows how London 2012 will both strengthen and refresh Britain′s historic Olympic ties. London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games The official commemorative book – 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.

Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

"The Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the definitive, officially-licensed account of the world's greatest sporting mega-event.

Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

Author: Vassil Girginov

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 0415671949

Page: 321

View: 979

"The Handbook of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is the definitive, officially-licensed account of the world's greatest sporting mega-event. It tells the complete story of the 2012 Games from inception, through the successful bidding process and the planning and preparation phase, to delivery, aftermath and legacy. Written by a world-class team of international Olympic experts, sports researchers and writers, the book offers comprehensive analysis of the full social, cultural, political, historical, economic and sporting context of the Games. From the political, commercial and structural complexities of organizing an event on such a scale, to the sporting action that holds the attention of the world for three thrilling weeks, this book illuminates every aspect of the 2012 Games, helping us to better understand the vital role that sport and culture have in contemporary global society. The book is divided into two volumes. This, the first volume, examines the build up to London 2012, covering key topics such as: - the bidding process - planning and decision making - financing the Games - developing the Olympic infrastructure - engaging national and international governing bodies of sport - engaging the UK public - engaging a global public - developing a legacy programme - the cultural Olympiad. Richly illustrated with the personal accounts of key stakeholders, from sports administrators and politicians to athletes and spectators, and including essential data and evocative visual material, this book is essential reading for anybody with a personal or professional interest in the Olympic Games, global culture or the development of sport"--

London 2012

Contains what you need to plan and enjoy a city visit, in a handy size and easy-to-use map-based format. This title includes sights and shops, restaurants and nightlife, arts and culture.

London 2012

Author: Time Out Guides Ltd.

Publisher: Time Out

ISBN: 9781846702914

Page: 223

View: 197

As Britain's booming capital prepares for the 2012 Olympics, a new energy can be felt throughout the city. As well as covering visitor essentials, Time Out Shortlist London takes travelers to new museums and independent boutiques, down tourist-free historic alleys, through its thriving art scene, and into the new British cuisine. Packed with inside information from the publishers of London's definitive weekly magazine and written by a team of contributors who revel in their city, it is the best informed, most opinionated, and freshest guide available.

London 2012 Games Activity Book

With more than 20 scenes to colour in - featuring star athletes and exclusive London 2012 imagery, such as the official mascots Wenlock and Mandeville, this colouring book is a junior companion to the London 2012 Games.

London 2012 Games Activity Book

Author: Bronagh Woods

Publisher: Carlton Publishing Group

ISBN: 9781847328960

Page: 16

View: 921

The official junior activity book of the 2012 Olympic Games Get creative with this fun activity book celebrating the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. It provides puzzles to solve, games to play, and lots of drawing activities in the company of official mascots Wenlock and Mandeville. Activities include trivia, word searches, photo puzzles, maze challenges, spot-the-difference, quizzes, and 50 stickers of Games action, flags, star athlete portraits, and official London 2012 Games imagery—including Wenlock and Mandeville.

The Olympic and Paralympic Effect on Public Policy

Set against the backdrop of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, this book examines the impact on public policy from broader political decisions taken in relation to Olympic- and Paralympic-related policy.

The  Olympic and Paralympic  Effect on Public Policy

Author: Daniel Bloyce

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317606566

Page: 160

View: 150

Set against the backdrop of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, this book examines the impact on public policy from broader political decisions taken in relation to Olympic- and Paralympic-related policy. It considers the major political justifications for hosting these global sports events, evidence for their expected impacts, and topical issues including environmental protection and sustainability, the use of technology, and political protest. The book will be essential reading for anyone with an interest in sport policy and politics, and how broader political decisions come to impact on the development of Olympic and Paralympic sport. This book was published as a special issue of the International Journal of Sport Policy and Politics.

The Paralympic Games Explained

The Paralympic Games Explained is the first complete introduction to the Paralympic phenomenon, exploring every key aspect and issue, from the history and development of the Paralympic movement to the economic and social impact of the ...

The Paralympic Games Explained

Author: Ian Brittain

Publisher: Routledge

ISBN: 1317404157

Page: 234

View: 624

The Paralympic Games is the second largest multi-sport festival on earth and an event which poses profound and challenging questions about the nature of sport, disability and society. The Paralympic Games Explained is the first complete introduction to the Paralympic phenomenon, exploring every key aspect and issue, from the history and development of the Paralympic movement to the economic and social impact of the contemporary Games. Now in a fully revised and updated second edition, it includes new material on hosting and legacy, Vancouver 2010 to Rio 2016, sport for development, and case studies of an additional ten Paralympic nations. Drawing on a range of international examples, it discusses key issues such as: • how societal attitudes influence disability sport • the governance of Paralympic and elite disability sport • the relationship between the Paralympics and the Olympics • drugs and technology in disability sport • classification in disability sport. Containing useful features including review questions, study activities, web links and guides to further reading throughout, The Paralympic Games Explained is the most accessible and comprehensive guide to the Paralympics currently available. It is essential reading for all students with an interest in disability sport, sporting mega-events, the politics of sport, or disability in society.