Lord Sebastian Coe, who brought us a successful Olympics and Paralympics, outlines his career in his new autobiography.
A couple who run a gym in Crayford are to receive OBE's. Len and Yvonne Arnold were nominated in the Queen's Birthday honors.
Mayor Boris Johnson has topped the Evening Standard's list of the 1,000 most influential people in London, for the third year running.
Lord Coe has thanked a couple who sold their home to pay for an Olympic-standard gym in south-east London.
Speaking to the Conservative Party Conference, he was naming some of the inspirational people he met in the lead up to the games.
Our Political Correspondent Simon Harris has been tweeting during the address from London 2012 Chairman Lord Coe at the Conservative Party Conference.
The Olympic legacy has to be kept safe from party politics, London 2012 supremo Lord Coe said during a celebration of the Games at Labour's party conference.
The Tory peer was given a warm reception by the Labour crowd as athletes, torch bearers and volunteer Games Makers took centre stage.
Lord Coe said the legacy had to be "looked at in a consensual way" as he praised the way the Olympics had not become a "party political property".
But the cross-party consensus was broken as Labour's former culture secretary Dame Tessa Jowell and the PE teacher who mentored double gold medallist Mo Farah attacked the Government's "dismantling" of school sports.
London 2012 chairman Lord Coe says he believes it is within the "wit and wisdom" of decision-makers to keep a track and field legacy at the Olympic Stadium.
The final decision hasn't yet been made on who will occupy the 80,000-seat stadium after London 2012, with West Ham among four bidders.
The process has been hit by a series of delays and legal wrangles while there has also been a focus on keeping to the original promise of an athletics legacy at the venue.Lord Coe says: "I only tend to interfere when I get irritated about things.
"I was very committed to the Olympic legacy. I felt very strongly that it was a commitment I made, and I made it to a lot of people in international sport. I certainly wasn't going to walk away from that.
"I still think it is perfectly within the wit and wisdom of all of us to make a multi-purpose sporting arena work for track and field."The rest of it is now firmly in the lap of the Olympic Park Legacy Company."
Lord Coe oversaw the bid to host the Olympics in 2005 and, in the following seven years, the mammoth process of preparing for the Games.
In his final interview before that Closing Ceremony, Nina Hossain asked him if he was proud of London and its people.
It's been an historic week for London. Earlier at a press conference Lord Coe looked back on the Games so far:
Athletics legend Sir Roger Bannister returned to the site of his greatest sporting achievement as he started today's journey of the Olympic flame.
Sir Roger was joined by London 2012 chairman Lord Coe at the Iffley Road track in Oxford to begin day 53 of the torch's journey.
A host of sporting celebrities will carry the flame today as it travels 87 miles and is transported by 111 torch bearers in total.
The flame will travel from Oxford via Henley-on-Thames where five-times Olympic gold medallist Sir Steve Redgrave will carry it in a boat to the Leander Club, the prestigious rowing club.
This afternoon the Queen and Duke of Edinburgh will watch Lord Coe carry the torch at Windsor Castle.
With just seven test events to go before the Olympics, London 2012 Chairman Lord Coe has visited the Olympic Park where the British Universities and Colleges Sport championships are being held this Bank Holiday weekend.
The event is doubling as a test event for London's Olympics. Lord Coe says the trial events will provide the perfect opportunity to test issues such as security and crowd flow.