In our latest sponsor 123 feature we talk to Gilles Albaredes, the managing director of Crystal CG International, about his excitement in helping to bring the London 2012 Opening and Closing Ceremonies to life and look back on his fond memories of watching fellow Frenchman Guy Drut win gold at Montreal 1976.
Chris English, McDonald's head of Olympic volunteering, talks us through the Games Maker programme and his joy at watching Britain's coxless four clinching gold at the Athens 2004 Games in our latest sponsor 123 feature.
This week, to celebrate McDonald's renewing its worldwide sponsorship of the Olympics until 2020, we turn the focus on Don Thompson, the company's President and chief operating officer, for our 123 feature.
In this, our first sponsor 123 feature, we put Simon Langford, GE UK's manager of corporate communications for London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, and city infrastructure programme under the spotlight to get his views on the Olympic and Paralympic Movement.
In the men's Olympic hockey final at Munich 1972, Michael Krause's goal in the 60th minute gave hosts West Germany a 1-0 victory over defending champions Pakistan. Pakistan's players complained about the umpiring and claimed goal should be disallowed. After the match, Pakistani fans ran onto the field in rage; some players and fans dumped water on Belgium's Rene Frank, then President of the International Hockey Federation. During the medals ceremony, some of the players turned their backs on the West German flag.
Cycling has enjoyed a revolution in recent times in Britain and London’s Design Museum has charted the progress with their latest exhibition. Michael Pavitt looks at four tribes of bike users, how cities are changing to accommodate cyclists and what the exhibition tells us about how bicycles are continuing to evolve.