Monday, 5 March 2012

London 2012 Olympic Marathon

In all the coverage of the London 2012 Olympics it is easy to miss some of the pieces about previous Games held in London, in 1908 and 1948.   Simon Burnton had this piece in the Guardian about the quirky start and the dramatic finish of the marathon at the 1908 Games. 

The site of the old Olympic stadium in White City is now the BBC’s Media Village.   An appropriate plaque marking this fact was created on the face of one of the new BBC buildings, unveiled by IOC President Jacques Rogge in May 2005. 

Impressive to see that Great Britain topped the medal table.

Nearby, a mark and inscription in the paving marks the finish line.

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