Lasting a total of 187 days, or six months and four days, London 1908 was the longest in modern Olympics history. They were opened on April 27 by King Edward VII and finally closed on October 31. They were held alongside the Franco-British Exhibition, an event that attracted eight million visitors and celebrated the Entente Cordiale signed in 1904 by the United Kingdom and France and which initially attracted more interest among the public and media.
With September 27 marking the first year anniversary of Brian Cookson's leadership of the International Cycling Union, the President reflects on some of his most significant changes at cycling's world governing body and explains why it is now "the leading sport in terms of anti-doping". Mike Rowbottom reports.