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Olympics News Archive - October 2006

On this page we have archived news items from October 2006. Please note that we are not responsible for the content of external sites and some of the pages on these sites may have been changed or removed since we added them here.

Sport England appoints new Chair
Sport England's newly appointed Chair aims to develop community and grassroots sport ahead of the 2012 Games.
4th October 2006

Milestone 2012 partner process announced
The process for companies to become official London 2012 domestic partners was announced today.
4th October 2006

2012 launches online education resource
London 2012 today launched 'On Your Marks!', a new online education resource for 7-14 year olds.
4th October 2006

South West welcomes Coe
Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee Sebastian Coe yesterday encouraged young people in the South West to get involved in sport.
6th October 2006

Olympic stars launch Newham academy
A new academy aiming to develop 2012 champions officially launched today in London Host Borough Newham.
9th October 2006

London 2012 registers 100,000th volunteer
The number of people hoping to volunteer for London 2012 hit the 100,000 mark this week.
10th October 2006

Dream Number players clean up
Double Olympic gold medallist Dame Kelly Holmes has presented winners of the top Dream Number lottery prize with a cheque for £500,000.
16th October 2006

Youth Ambassador scheme launches in Host Borough
New Waltham Forest Youth Ambassadors met Paralympic medallist Ade Adepitan at the programme's launch this week.
16th October 2006

Arsenal Stadium team negotiates for 2012
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has announced it will start negotiations for the design and build of the showpiece 2012 Olympic Stadium with the team who delivered the new Arsenal Stadium.
16th October 2006

Lemley steps down
Jack Lemley today resigned as Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA).
18th October 2006

2012 taskforce tackles child poverty
Two major initiatives have been launched to use the 2012 Games to help tackle worklessness and child poverty in the capital.
18th October 2006

Edwards inspires 2012 Host Borough
Olympic gold medallist Jonathan Edwards has spent a day in a 2012 Host Borough discussing how to maximise the potential of the Games.
21st October 2006

Tweddle wins first ever GB gold
Gymnast Beth Tweddle has won Britain's first ever gold at the World Championships in Denmark.
24th October 2006

Olympic Park neighbours invited to have their say
Local residents are being invited to have their say on plans for the Olympic Park site.
24th October 2006

2012 appoints Equestrian course designer
London 2012 has appointed Sue Benson to design the Equestrian Cross Country course for the 2012 Games.
26th October 2006

BOA launches 'one stop shop' for Olympians
The British Olympic Association (BOA) has launched a new website giving easy access to British Olympians for inspirational after-dinner talks, motivational speeches and events.
27th October 2006

Route of 2007 Tour de France announced
Mayor of London Ken Livingstone has pledged Londoners will give the Tour de France its greatest ever send-off as the 2007 route for the Cycling event was announced yesterday.
28th October 2006

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