Olympic moments that stopped the world
By Eleanor Oldroyd:
When we ran our 'Olympic Moments that Stopped the Nation' programme on 5 Live Sport last July, with a year to go until London 2012, we had a fantastic response from listeners. It was a reminder of a very important fact - the glory of the Games is all about the sport.
It's so easy to get bogged down in gripes about ticket availability, traffic concerns and questions about long-term legacy, and to forget the sheer human endeavour and inspiration that lives so long in our collective memories.
So, as the countdown clock ticks into double figures, we're telling more incredible stories of past Games, and this time taking a more global view, with our Olympic Moments that Stopped the World.
I've spent the last few weeks talking to people who were there as history was made.
Moments of sheer, jaw-dropping talent - like Nadia Comaneci's perfect 10's in Montreal '76, Michael Johnson's total demolition of the opposition on the track in Atlanta '96, Bob Beamon's mammoth leap in Mexico '68, or Cathy Freeman, who met her destiny head on and fulfilled it as the world held its breath in Sydney 2000.
Moments which reflected a turbulent period in world history - like the Black Power salute, also in Mexico '68, or the so-called Blood in the Water match in Melbourne '56, when the world-beating Hungarian waterpolo team took on and beat the USSR, whose countrymen in the Soviet Army were at the time brutally suppressing the Budapest uprising.
Moments of controversy - more Cold War undercurrents as the USA v USSR basketball final in 1972 ended in judging chaos and farce, and the 100 metres final in Seoul in 1988, known by some as the dirtiest race in history, as Ben Johnson cheated his way to gold.
Moments of tragedy - I will always be haunted by my conversation with Dan Alon, an Israeli fencer who fled from the terrorists who invaded the Olympic Village in Munich '72, but then watched in tears as his team-mates and colleagues were flown to what he correctly guessed would be their certain death.
We'll also hear from the man who has choreographed some of the most extraordinary spectacles in recent Olympic history - the so-called Master of The Ceremonies, Ric Birch, and Antoni Rebello, who shot an arrow into the Barcelona night sky in 1992, and sparked two decades of debate.
Barry Davies, who incredibly will cover his twelfth Olympics this year, will join me in the studio, as will Matthew Syed, who hasn’t clocked up quite as many yet, but is a keen observer of the sporting and political history of the Games.
And if we were making this programme in Nairobi, Budapest or Tokyo, we would undoubtedly be talking about incredible Kenyan long distance runners, Hungarian fencers or Japanese judokas.
So feel free to add your own nominees - but we can promise you some of the most compelling Olympic stories you will hear anywhere.
Read more about famous Olympic Moments on BBC Sport.