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Olympics News Archive - May 2006

On this page we have archived news items from May 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.

New HR Director appointed
London 2012 today announced the appointment of Jean Tomlin as Director of Human Resources. London 2012 currently has a staff of approximately 80 people which will increase to 3,000 in the run-up...
15th May 2006

Lottery fundraising ahead of schedule
Sales of scratchcards to raise funds for the 2012 Games have exceeded their target by 16.4 per cent. The National Lottery operator Camelot announced today that sales have reached £16.3 mill...
15th May 2006

Tour takes to 2012 road race course
Parts of the 2012 Road Cycling course are to be trialled in this year's Tour of Britain. The final stage of the prestigious event will take in Regent's Park and elsewhere on the planned Olympic ...
15th May 2006

Coe opens new Gateshead Stadium
London 2012 Chairman Sebastian Coe has opened the new Gateshead International Stadium. The new stadium, in the North-East of England, boasts top quality sports facilities, a community based spor...
15th May 2006

Omega signs for London 2012 Games
London 2012 Chairman Sebastian Coe has welcomed today's announcement that watchmaker Omega has extended its partnership with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) to include the London 2012 ...
16th May 2006

Lower Lea Valley Regeneration Strategy launched
London 2012 welcomed today's launch of the Lower Lea Valley Regeneration Strategy in Canary Wharf. The regeneration strategy, launched by the London Development Agency and Thames Gateway Develop...
16th May 2006

Olympic Delivery Partner shortlist announced
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today announced the shortlist for the Delivery Partner contract. The Delivery Partner will work with the ODA to deliver the infrastructure in the Olympic Par...
18th May 2006

London 2012 inspires 'Water City'
The home of London 2012 will be transformed into the 'Venice of the East End' according to a strategy launched today. The 'Water City' initiative aims to use the 2012 Games as a catalyst to brin...
22nd May 2006

Daley Thompson to train young athletes
London 2012 Ambassador Daley Thompson has been called upon to whip young British athletes into shape for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. The double Olympic champion will visit athl...
23rd May 2006

Higgins: partnerships key to Games success
Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) Chief Executive David Higgins has spoken about the importance of partnerships in ensuring the success of the London 2012 Games. He was speaking at the ODA's fir...
26th May 2006

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