The power of female athletes to draw audiences in London 2012 highlights the appetite for women's sport. However, the current lack of coverage is creating a glass ceiling effect. The lack of exposure on the playing field is reflected in the boardroom with few women in senior positions at sports clubs and governing bodies.
We Brits certainly know how to party. Sunday's closing ceremony for the London 2012 Games was a truly foot-tapping, arm-waving musical celebration. I was lucky enough to be there and it was not unlike the best of Glastonbury but with seats - and no mud! The evening was a fitting end to a festive fortnight in the global spotlight: a tribute to the uplifting spirit of the games, to the world's athletes and to our friendly volunteers - the face of the games.
Expectations were high. London 2012 was expected to deliver the most sustainable Games ever. But will there be a legacy? I have always seen London 2012 as a sustainable regeneration project interrupted by a few weeks of sport. This is a view developed by the political leaders at the time and led to the concept of the sustainable Games.