Britain and the Olympic Games: Past, Present, Legacy Hardcover – 1 Nov 2010
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Meaningful and wide in scope. Not only does the book show how the Olympics changed Britain, it also celebrates how Britain improved the Olympics. One for sporting types and social historians, this book will inspire hope and pride in all those looking forward to London 2012. --Family History Monthly
A unique book --International Olympic Committee Olympic Review Magazine
This is a well written and thoroughly informative book, which deserves to find its place on many Olympic bookshelves --International Society of Olympic Historians
About the Author
Matt and Martin Rogan are a Father and Son combination with a collective 80 years' experience of watching, playing and discussing British sport. Matt is a Board Director at Lane4, an organisational development consultancy with a heritage in Olympic sport and a Cambridge graduate who has fifteen years experience of working in and around the Olympic Games, Premier League football, NBA Basketball and also for MTV. He is also a Board Director of the European Sponsorship Association. Martin Rogan has been involved in British sport for fifty years, as a participant in his own right (football and marathon running), Father to three sporting children and an avid fan. Now retired after a senior career at Nortel, he combines writing, helping his less than able children do up their homes, running daily and a keen interest in family genealogy. Martin's wife, and Matt's Mum, Marion have taught tennis to local juniors for 20 years. Together Martin and Marion have more than 40 marathons to their names.
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on 31 December 2010
Definitely in my top 3 reads of the year! Never realised quite how pivotal Britain has been in the Olympic movement. It was great to read some of the stories from those involved in 2012, and the photography is also excellent.
on 31 December 2010
A very enjoyable read - uses the context for London 1948 to set the scene for London 2012. I read a lot about sport, but this taught me a lot I did not know...in a very readable style. High quality production..recommended...bring on London 2012!
on 24 November 2010
I was looking for a Christmas present for my Dad, who is a sports fan, and am very pleased with this book. It is a varied and interesting look at what the Olymipcs mean for Britain and vice versa. Perfect Christmas present - hopefully not too badly thumbed.