Wouldn’t it be amazing if the real legacy of London 2012 was the Olympic spirit, as demonstrated by the athletes, the spectators and the volunteers? Instead, we’re probably doomed to a few years of endless proposals, counter proposals and arguments by politicians about finance, bricks and mortar, the environment and sustainability. I can’t help feeling that when it comes to major events on a global scale, success is down to the grass roots efforts of the population pulling together. But we need leaders, not politicians. Despite some gaffs, Seb Coe provided that leadership and delivered what he promised.