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London 2012 Olympic Games: An Official London 2012 Games Publication [Paperback]

Foreword by Sebastian Coe KBE
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Book Description

12 April 2012 London 2012
The Olympic Games comes to London in 2012 and London 2012 Olympic Games The Official Book is a stunning illustrated guide to the world's greatest sporting event and essential reading for sports fans everywhere. Packed with glorious photography and expert analysis of the star athletes and their prospects at the Games, The Official Book is an authoritative and comprehensive preview of the 30th Olympiad. The book features a guide to each of the Olympic Games sports and venues, a brief history of the Games and the competition schedule to ensure you won't miss a moment of the Games. Whether you are watching the Olympic Games live in London or from the comfort of your own living room, this is the preview for you.

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  • Paperback: 126 pages
  • Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd; Original edition (12 April 2012)
  • Language: English
  • ISBN-10: 1847329241
  • ISBN-13: 978-1847329240
  • Product Dimensions: 1 x 18.3 x 23.8 cm
  • Average Customer Review: 4.4 out of 5 stars  See all reviews (25 customer reviews)
  • Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 144,415 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
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Less breezy and irreverent in style, The London 2012 Games Official Book is the pick of the other guides, providing a day-by-day schedule, comprehensive venue details and event previews in large, full-colour format --Independent

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Press Association Sport is part of the Press Association, the UK's leading national news agency. It has a dedicated team of sports journalists reporting on almost every major sporting event in Britain, and will have journalists covering the entire London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

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9 of 9 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars A good way to remember the games 29 July 2012
By NL1234
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The official Olympic book goes through every single sport in the Olympic games in high detail. It is a wonderful way to remember the games and the book might even be worth something in the future. The foreword by Sebastian koe is also good to read. If you are interested in sport and particularly the Olympics then this is a must have.
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31 of 38 people found the following review helpful
2.0 out of 5 stars nice but not worth the money 4 May 2012
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This is a nice book; colourful, well laid out and packed with good photos. Sadly it is a book lacking in information; if you don't know much about any particular event your not going to learn much more from this book. Many events have just one page, Judo for example is coverd in just six short paragraphs; three of those covering the history of the sport.
The so called 'Games Schedule' is a joke really. Every athletics event (apart from the marathon and walking events) are bundled together on one line of the schedule. Look down the schedule for any given day and you can see if there is athletics, swimming or track cycling, for instance,taking place that day but that's as detailed as it gets, if you happen to be a fan of the javelin, for example, this book doesn't tell you when it's on. The men's 100m final is probably the most anticipated event of the Olympics; this book doesn't tell you when it is, which is a disgrace, really, for 'The Official Book'. There are dates given for each event on the events own page(s) but they are vague. Take track cycling for example, the book tells us that all the events take place between the 2nd and 7th of August but if you want to know when the sprint final is, you won't find it here.
There are no lists of former medal winners, there is no list of previous host cities. There is so much information missing that should be in this book. When it arrived the packet was so slim that I didn't think it could be this book and I was trying to remember what else I had ordered. I really expected something about three times as thick, unfortunately it is so slim because it lacks content.
As I said earlier, though, it is a nice book.
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10 of 13 people found the following review helpful
5.0 out of 5 stars Good guide to the 2012 Olympics 1 May 2012
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My children (age 6 and 8) both love this guidebook. Gives a reasonable amount of facts about each sport and some general info about the 2012 Olympics. All in all a good guidebook to the Olympics.

My advice is buy this one not the "Countdown" book because the "Countdown" one has few actual facts about each sport and I found it very disappointing.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great British Book to be proud of. 11 April 2012
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I'm delighted with this book. It is exactly right for a taster of the Olympics, it has whetted my appetite even more and I can barely wait for the games to begin. It's golden, it's colourful and cheery inside, the photos are excellent,there is just enough information contained to make you want to watch the lot and find out more, I love it and I know you will too. It makes me hope for a post-olympic book, I am on tenterhooks. Go on, buy one, you will love it too.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Good read - lots of great facts. 14 Feb 2014
By Tim
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Thoroughly enjoyed reading this - mainly because I was there, both in the Opening Ceremony and then doing IT at Horse guards Parade.

Loved reading about all the events, people and locations.

Well done one and all.
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5.0 out of 5 stars Great book 22 Jan 2014
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An excellent book bought for my 8 year old son to read in the build up to the Olympic Games. Very informative & a good read for all ages.
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4.0 out of 5 stars 2012 Olympic 22 Dec 2013
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Book was chosen as a Christmas present. Very disappointed in the condition of the cover. Looks as if it has been knocking about on a dusty shelf somewhere.
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5.0 out of 5 stars great 10 Dec 2013
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this book was for my 11 year old son who loves the olympics,this was perfect for his collection on london 2012
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Most Recent Customer Reviews
5.0 out of 5 stars Olympic Book
A really well illustrated book with plenty of facts and figures about the sports and the Olympians who are taking part in the games
Published 16 months ago by Evsy72
5.0 out of 5 stars Most helpful guide
This is a most interesting booklet, and is well written. I am sure that it will come out again for many Olympics to come
Published 17 months ago by Brian M
1.0 out of 5 stars Pointless
This book was published before the games started. So it's pictures of Beijing and Athens to illustrate. Read more
Published 18 months ago by A. Scott
5.0 out of 5 stars Great momento
Item received quickly and in very good condition, thanks. This item is another to add to my valued memorabilia of an Olympic year
Published 18 months ago by Anne Dingley
5.0 out of 5 stars Good Book
brings back the thrill and spectacle of the Games. If you were not lucky enough to get tickets, get the book. The photos of the night I was at the Para's are superb.
Published 18 months ago by hfc
4.0 out of 5 stars London 2012 Olympic Games: An Official London 2012 Games Publication
A very nicely produced and informative publication. Not only did it give background info about different disciples but in each case also mentioned some of the most prominent... Read more
Published 23 months ago by Mrs A.
5.0 out of 5 stars A good souvenir
A nice overview of the London 2012 Olympic games, a lovely souvenir to hang on to. Full of interesting facts.
Published 23 months ago by Claire H
5.0 out of 5 stars informative and a collectors item
I bought this for my son, who is an avid Olympic fan. I did have a quick look before handing it over and was pleasantly surprised at the content of this book. Read more
Published on 9 July 2012 by Neesey
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