Road to 2012 Changing Pace

As the countdown for the London Olympics continues, this set of specially commissioned photographs tells the behind-the-scenes story so far.

Images by Emma Hardy and Finlay Mackay focus on medal hopefuls in sporting scenarios as well as famous athletes and the key organisers, such as Lord Seb Coe.

National Portrait Gallery, St Martin’s Place, WC2H 0HE.
Until Sept 25. Free 
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