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 first European Games will take place in Baku, Azerbaijan in June 2015, and will include over 6000 athletes, participating from 49 European Countries across 19 Sports. We are looking for a highly focused leader, whom is able to manage the wide variety of clients that a multi-sport event of this calibre brings.
An International University Sports Federation (FISU) delegation has completed a 12-day visit to 2017 Summer Universiade hosts Taipei during which officials visited competition venues and discussed progress and preparation with local organisers.
October 27 - A row has broken out over the budget for the 2017 Summer Universiade in Taipei with the Council in the Taiwanese capital being accused of misusing public funding and guilt of extravagant spending on the event.
It seems hard to believe now but 30 years ago the Olympic Movement was in big financial trouble and beset by boycotts. Enter little-known travel agent Peter Ueberroth, organiser of the 1984 Olympics in Los Angeles, and David Owen discovers that the rest, as they say in Hollywood, is history.