London 2012 Olympic Games: The Greatest Show on Earth: An official day-by-day photographic celebration Paperback – 13 Sep 2012
- Choose from over 13,000 locations across the UK
- Prime members get unlimited deliveries at no additional cost
- Find your preferred location and add it to your address book
- Dispatch to this address when you check out
Frequently Bought Together
Customers Who Bought This Item Also Bought
Enter your mobile number below and we'll send you a link to download the free Kindle App. Then you can start reading Kindle books on your smartphone, tablet, or computer - no Kindle device required.
Getting the download link through email is temporarily not available. Please check back later.
To get the free app, enter your mobile phone number.
A magnificent memento of the XXX Olympiad --Good Book Guide
About the Author
Jon Mattos is a chief writer with Press Association Sport, the Host National Agency for the London 2012 Olympic Games and one of the world s leading national news agencies. PA Sport will have journalists covering every session of each sport at the London 2012 Olympic Games and London 2012 Paralympic Games.
What Other Items Do Customers Buy After Viewing This Item?
Top Customer Reviews
What this one does is focus solely on chronicling the sporting events on a day to day basis. That's part of the title's remit, of course, and it's entirely successful in that respect. On top of the writes-ups for each day is a complete index to every medal winner. The layout can be appreciated by all ages and in years to come. As memories begin to fade, it will be a guide worth having around and looking back on. Naturally Team GB is given star billing but the rest of the world is not forgotten. The likes of Korean weightlifters and American beach volleyballers (female beach volleyballers, if you must know) get full page photos accompanying their achievements.
Fans of photography books will be served less well. It's certainly not lacking in shots and all the big names are there but some of the most iconic images, already part of London 2012's folklore, are missing. There's no Bradley Wiggins sitting on his throne, no Mo doing the Mobot (although there is one of Bolt doing it beside him) and no Victoria Pendleton doing the heart shape hands gesture on the podium.Read more ›
It's a very sturdy book, solid, nice and glossy, and the production values are very high too. As a piece of history/keepsake, it's very good, but I feel the other official Olympics book is the real collectors edition here. Think of this as the spin off book. It's the perfect definition of a coffee table book, leave it lying around at Xmas and you'll see it being passed around more than a box of chocolates.
A lovely momento
Loved reading about all the events, people and locations.
Well done one and all.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Not read it all yet , but like the dvd's a great reminder of a truly great Olympics , all our athlete's did the country PROUD.Published on 13 Jan. 2014 by steve
this book was for my 11 year old son who loves the olympics,this was perfect for his collection on london 2012Published on 10 Dec. 2013 by david hurley
This is guarenteed to being back the glory days of the the 2012 London Olympics. Relax and wallow in everything that was GREAT Britain!Published on 10 Nov. 2013 by Kathryn Gower
This book summarises the main events of the 2012 olympics very well as a day by day diary. also includes a section on athe various medal winners and has good images throughout.Published on 1 Nov. 2013 by Jaguar enthusiast
This is a very good present for all people who could not attend London Olympic games with lot of pictures.Published on 22 Oct. 2013 by Lauris Zumbergs
One of many commemorative books from last summer's little sporting event, good pictures of many different events from London 2012Published on 10 Aug. 2013 by Anthony Bell
Cannot give it enough praise .......
Will always be kept to remember a good week-end at the Games and the success it had