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 road cycle race at the 1948 Olympic Games in London was moved to Windsor from its originally planned venue at Richmond Park when it was discovered that any activity at more than 20 miles per hour was prohibited. The race was held on Friday August 13 and was started in a torrential downpour on Smith's Lawn in Windsor Great Park by HRH Prince Philip, the Duke of Edinburgh. The race distance was 120 miles, comprised of 17 laps which took the leaders approximately 18 minutes each to complete. The individual race was won by France's José Beyaert, while Belgium took the gold medal in the team event. Beyaert remains the last French cyclist to win the Olympic road race.
We’re introducing this role to contribute to the successful operational planning and delivery of identified venues; establishing effective and positive relationships with key internal and external stakeholders to deliver the platform for all Teams to be able to perform at their best.