Isabel Reynolds

Isabel Reynolds is a political reporter at Bloomberg and president of the Foreign Correspondents’ Club of Japan.


Cover Story March 2012

Lord of the Rings

Lord Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games organising committee, offered Tokyo some advice on how to bid successfully for the 2020 event: focus on the why, not the how. Coe’s moving 2005 speech, about how the Olympics inspired his own sporting career, is often credited for tipping the balance in favour of the UK capital’s bid to host the games.