- Paperback: 160 pages
- Publisher: Carlton Books Ltd (13 Sept. 2012)
- Language: English
- ISBN-10: 1847329330
- ISBN-13: 978-1847329332
- Product Dimensions: 26 x 1 x 19.3 cm
- Average Customer Review: 4.7 out of 5 stars See all reviews (43 customer reviews)
- Amazon Bestsellers Rank: 299,278 in Books (See Top 100 in Books)
London 2012 Olympic Games: The Greatest Show on Earth: An official day-by-day photographic celebration Paperback – 13 Sep 2012
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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.
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.
I'm very much looking forward to giving this book as a present for Christmas. I think that this book is a really great thing to remember the London 2012 Olympic Games by.
Most Recent Customer Reviews
Very disappointing it had nothing about handball, only one photo and that’s was of a player from another country. Read morePublished 8 months ago by Stephen Alan Goodwin
A great book which I bought after the Olympics as a gift for my daughters, who were lucky enough to be at the Opening Ceremony. Read morePublished 10 months ago by H. Carcas
Thoroughly enjoyed reading this - mainly because I was there, both in the Opening Ceremony and then doing IT at Horse guards Parade. Read morePublished on 14 Feb. 2014 by Tim
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