Book review: London 2012 Olympic Games

London 2012 Olympic Games looks at each day of the Olympic Games held in London in 2012. Each day is covered by about six pages and starts with the medals available each day. The big medal story of the day is then covered at the start, with a round-up of other medals won following. Each day is then brought to a close with a selection of photographs, a list or World and Olympic records set on the day, the Olympic moment of the day and the Team GB moment of the day.

Despite taking a brief overview of the day, I found that there was more than enough information in there to remind me about the Olympics of 2012. The photographs cover a wide range of sports and athletes and show the joy of victory and the despair of defeat. The opening and closing ceremonies were also included, with quotes from those who made speeches; the quotes from the closing ceremony provide a reminder of just how successful an Olympic Games London held.

The book finishes with a list of the all the medal winners for every event at London 2012. I enjoyed reading about an Olympic Games I enjoyed and that had the country gripped, whilst the range of photographs really added something to the book. A brief section of the work that had gone into preparing the Games (including the bid) would have been nice, instead of just focusing on the (superb) final product; the sport and competition is justifiably the focus.

Rating (out of 5): ****


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