Torchbearer Lord Sebastian Coe carries the Olympic Flame through Sheffield. He went on to have a hugely successful career, winning four Olympic medals including the 1500m gold at the 1980 and 1984 Olympic Games. Before heading the bid to host the Olympics in London, and going on to become the London 2012 Organising Committee Chair, he served as an MP from 1992 to 1997 and was made a life peer in 2000.
Last Enchantments - Will Baker had just spent every spare moment pushing John Kerry forward in his presidential bid, but when the election doesn't come out in his favor, Will is without a job. Leaving politics, Will heads to Oxford, and The Last Enchantments tells the story of being 25 and living abroad. It follows his relationships, his loves, his sorrows, and the remarkable tale of finding oneself. Really beautiful and lyrical read.
London wins bid to host 2017 World Athletics Championships. London has beaten Doha to the 2017 world athletics championships, leading Lord Coe and the bid team to claim their victory would have far-reaching benefits for the sport and the Olympics legacy.