John Goodbody will be covering the London Olympics for the Sunday Times—his 12th successive Summer Games. He was sports news correspondent for the Times for nearly 22 years, winning journalistic awards in every decade with the paper, most recently being voted Sports Reporter of the Year in 2001 and getting the prize in 2002 for the Sports Story of the Year. He covered his first Games in 1968, alongside Barry Davies, and has subsequently written several books on the event, including The Olympic Movement for the International Olympic Committee. Since November 2010, he has been editor of The Olympian, the newsletter for former British competitors at the Games. As a competitor, he broke British junior weightlifting records, was a member of the national judo squad in 1970, was Cambridge University’s No1 shot-putter and in 1991, aged 48, he became the oldest Briton for 18 years to swim the English Channel.