Wednesday, 25 July 2012

The Olympic Games. It's A London Thing

It’s a London Thing is our Wednesday series in which we turn the spotlight on a unique aspect of London – perhaps a curious shop, sometimes an eccentric restaurant, a hidden place, book or oddity. The subject matter will be different every week. The running theme, however, will remain constant: you have to come to London to enjoy it. It’s A London Thing.

The Olympic Games: a Greek thing, historically speaking. We can’t argue with that.

The Olympic Games: a French thing, in terms of the modern Games being the brainchild of Pierre Frédy, Baron de Coubertin. Absolument.

But by 12th August 2012, the Olympic Games will be indisputably A London Thing. Because by then no city will have staged the event as often as London – three times…

This Strand magazine (above) was published on the day the Olympics opened in 1948…

You can read the rest of this post in the It's A London Thing eBookavailable from the Amazon Kindle Store now.


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