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.
The idea of holding the South Pacific Games originated with Dr A.H. Sahu Khan, one of Fiji's representatives at a meeting of the South Pacific Commission held at Rabaul during 1959. The idea was adopted and led to a meeting of nine Territories, held in Nouméa during March 1961, which awarded Fiji the honour of hosting the very first Games in 1963. The event changed its name to the Pacific Games in 1998 when it took place in Santa Rita, Guam.
Volleyball England is the recognised National Governing Body for Volleyball, Beach Volleyball and Sitting Volleyball in England. Volleyball England is responsible for the development, promotion and delivery of Volleyball across England.
A bid race between Almaty and Beijing for the 2022 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, which has mostly failed to capture the imagination, reaches its conclusion in Kuala Lumpur on Friday. This, however, is not the first occasion there has been only two bidders for the Games and the last time it happened it turned out to be a pivotal moment in the future of the Olympic Movement. Philip Barker looks back more than 30 years too when Seoul was awarded the 1988 Olympics