The National Archives holds a range of records on the modern Olympic and Paralympic Games and Cultural Olympiad, from 1896 to the present. We have made these available online for the first time, providing you with access to this rich resource on sporting and cultural history.

  • Our timeline includes selected records from our collections, as well as additional resources for each year of the modern Games. Browse our timeline to preview and download our records.
  • We have brought together a picture of the sporting, cultural and other activities which happened across the UK to present a record of what happened before, during and after London 2012.

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