Since the spectacular opening ceremony, when the eyes of the world were on London, the nation has been gripped by Olympic fever. We have witnessed the highs and lows of the world’s top athletes, watched the fastest man in the world sprint into the history books and heard inspirational stories from the volunteers who have worked tirelessly behind the scenes to ensure that history was made at London 2012.
Team GB, swept the board with a phenomenal:
29 gold medals
17 silver medals
19 bronze medals
Wiley, an official publisher for London 2012, is set to publish two books that are set to become historic keepsakes of this momentous occasion. The books, which are published in October, will capture all the magic and excitement of the 2012 experience.
The Official Commemorative Book – this definitive memento will trace each stage of the Olympic story, from winning the bid and the creation of the Olympic Park, through to the journey of the Torch Relay, the cultural Olympiad and the sporting victories that made history at London 2012. From the spectacular opening ceremony to record breaking moments from the likes of Chris Hoy, Jessica Ennis, Usain Bolt, Helen Glover and Heather Stanning, this beautifully illustrated book will include the triumphs and nail biting conclusions that have made the London 2012 Games a part of the nation’s history.
Tom Knight, co-author of The Official Commemorative Book, comments, ‘London 2012 has more than lived up to its promise in every respect. The venues are stunning, the crowds have been sensational – particularly in Hyde Park, Eton Dorney and Weymouth – and performances have reflected the effort and investment that has been put into Olympic sports in Britain. Even the weather has relented – who would have thought that an 800m world record would have been possible in a British stadium? The whole thing has been amazing.’
Making History at London 2012 – There have been a number of Olympic firsts and defining moments during London 2012. Saudi Arabia entered a female Olympic athlete for the first time, Felix Sanchez became the oldest-ever winner of an Olympic Games sprint event, and Nicola Adams picked up the first female boxing gold medal for team GB. This anthology will feature 25 iconic moments from the Olympic and Paralympic Games, including historic defeats as well as heroic wins. Together, these narratives will celebrate the moments that will become part of the Olympic legacy.