|Title:||The Race for the 2012 Olympics|
|Authors:||Prof Mike Lee|
|Number of pages:||240|
London's victory in the campaign for the 2012 Olympics on 6 July, 2005 was one of the biggest surprises in the history of the modern Games. Paris was regarded as the firm favourite but the London team never gave up on the dream of bringing the world's most prestigious sporting event back to Britain.