Delivering London's Olympic Dream: A Long Life in Sport

Author(s): Craig Reedie

ISBN: 9781781558836
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27th July 2022 marks the 10th anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic Games. There is no better time to hear the full inside story: from the long and uncertain build-up to the 2005 London bid, to the phenomenal delivery of the Games themselves in July 2012, eruditely told by the man who masterminded it: Sir Craig Reedie.
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“Without his experience and wisdom, our bid would never have succeeded.”
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“Craig Reedie was a constant source of wisdom and advice throughout the extraordinarily complex business of delivering the Games.”
SEBASTIAN COE

  • This year marks the 10th anniversary of the 2012 London Olympic Games

  • This book tells the story of how it happened - by the man at the very centre

  • Sir Craig Reedie provides a unique insight into the world behind world sports

27 July 2022 marks the tenth anniversary of the London 2012 Olympic Games. There is no better time to hear the full inside story: from the long and uncertain build-up to the 2005 London bid, to the phenomenal delivery of the Games themselves in July 2012, eruditely told by the man who masterminded it: Sir Craig Reedie. 

Delivering London’s Olympic Dream: A Long Life in Sport gives a fascinating insight not just into the Olympics but also provides reflections, humorously told, of Sir Craig’s life and how politics, business, and ambition—both personal and national—are inextricably connected in World Sports.

Reedie—a former Badminton Doubles Champion—was instrumental in calling out and sanctioning the 2016 Russian doping scandal during his tenure as president of the World Anti-Doping Agency. He was of the view that the 2-year ban (reduced from 4 years) from competition was too lenient. As president of the International Badminton Federation, Reedie was responsible for elevating Badminton to an Olympic sport in 1985.

In 1992 Reedie became chairman of the British Olympic Association. He joined the International Olympic Committee in 1994 and became President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in 2013.


BOOK ISBN 9781781558836
FORMAT 234 X 156 mm
BINDING Hardback
PAGES 432 pages
PUBLICATION DATE 1 July 2022
TERRITORY World
ILLUSTRATIONS 103 colour photographs

 

 






Craig Reedie—a former Badminton Doubles Champion—was instrumental in calling out and sanctioning the 2016 Russian doping scandal during his tenure as president of the World Anti-Doping Agency. He was of the view that the 2-year ban (reduced from 4 years) from competition was too lenient. As president of the International Badminton Federation, Reedie was responsible for elevating Badminton to an Olympic sport in 1985.

In 1992 Reedie became chairman of the British Olympic Association. He joined the International Olympic Committee in 1994 and became President of the World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA) in 2013.

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