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.
The British Paralympic Association (BPA) is seeking a highly skilled and experienced Director of Finance and Corporate Services. The successful candidate will lead the BPA's financial strategy, reporting, management control and accountability.
Baku had only two-and-a-half years to organise the inaugural European Games in 2015 but the signs are that it is set to put on an event will one day help the Azerbaijani capital achieve its ambition of one day hosting the Olympics. Mike Rowbottom reports from Baku.