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Olympics News Archive - January 2007

On this page we have archived news items from January 2007. 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.

Stratford Station upgrade on track
Network Rail will help the Olympic Delivery Authority to deliver the £104m upgrade to Stratford Regional Station.
3rd January 2007

Stratford Regional Station upgrade on track
The second phase of the Olympic Delivery Authority's (ODA's) £104m scheme to boost capacity and accessibility at Stratford Regional Station was successfully completed on time.
3rd January 2007

UK Athletics appoints new Chair
Edmond Warner has been appointed as Chairman at UK Athletics, the organisation leading the development of UK talent.
9th January 2007

Weymouth and Portland's Olympic challenge
As developments begin, Weymouth and Portland are facing an Olympic challenge: to be ready for the world's top yachtsmen, and the thousands of fans who will come to watch them.
10th January 2007

Honour for former 2012 chief
Former Chair of London's successful 2012 bid Barbara Cassani today received an honorary CBE for her role.
10th January 2007

Coe provides inspiration to 2012 hopefuls
London 2012 Organising Committee Chair Sebastian Coe has given encouragement and top training tips to some of Britain's elite young talent, ahead of the Australian Youth Olympic Festival (AYOF) in Sydney.
11th January 2007

London 2012 - Fencers aim for 2012 medals
A new programme has been launched with the aim of getting British Fencers onto the winners' podium in 2012.
12th January 2007

Disability Transport Law Update
(Audio) Legal loophole closed - extension of Disability Discrimination Act. Disabled people and those with long-term health conditions now have the legal right to be treated fairly on public transport.
12th January 2007

Paralympians get first taste of Beijing Games
Paralympic athletes and coaches are travelling to pre-Games training camps in Macau and Hong Kong this week in preparation for Beijing 2008.
18th January 2007

London 2012 - ODA releases Equality and Diversity draft strategy
The Olympic Delivery Authority has invited comments on its plans for ensuring equality and diversity in all its work.
19th January 2007

Olympic stars back 2012 in Medway
Four Olympic sports stars have been in Kent to help Medway Council launch its bid to be part of the London Olympics.
23rd January 2007

London 2012 - Sustainability strategy launched
Low Carbon, low waste, green transportation and high re-use of materials during construction are at the fore-front of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) strategy.
23rd January 2007

Greenest Games ever
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today announced ground-breaking plans to ensure the 2012 Games are the 'greenest' ever.
23rd January 2007

London 2012 - BPA launches fundraising appeal
The British Paralympic Assosication (BPA) yesterday kicked off a campaign to boost Paralympic athletes training for Games success.
24th January 2007

London 2012 - Britain's young athletes triumph in Australia
Team GB has scored a resounding success at the Australian Young Olympic Festival (AYOF) in Sydney.
25th January 2007

London 2012 - Countdown milestone inspires UK communities
This week's milestone of 2,012 days to go before the 2012 Games has inspired a flurry of activity around the UK.
26th January 2007

London 2012 - 2012 planning body opens public office
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) Planning Committee has opened a public planning office in Burford Road, Stratford, providing
29th January 2007

London 2012 - Olympic Park planning body opens public office
The Olympic Delivery Authority will today open its public planning office in Burford Road, Stratford.
29th January 2007

London 2012 - Legacy in the lead
Work is already well underway to ensure the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games deliver a lasting legacy, sporting delegates from around the world were told today.
30th January 2007

London 2012 - Games with a lasting legacy
Seb Coe has described how the 2012 Games will leave a lasting legacy for decades after the event, during a speech at a major sporting conference today.
31st January 2007

New chief for UK Athletics
UK Athletics (UKA) has appointed a new Chief Executive, Neils de Vos, to lead the development of the sport to London 2012 and beyond.
31st January 2007

Venues bid to train Olympic teams
Venues across Kent and Sussex have put forward bids to be used as training venues for the 2012 Olympics.
31st January 2007

Sport - A hidden social worker to help young people and society
Sebastian Coe said London 2012 Games organisers planned to use the Games to secure a wide-range of social, economic and environmental benefits to help create healthier communities.
31st January 2007

University to make Olympic effort
The University of Ulster believes its campuses at Jordanstown on the outskirts of Belfast and at Coleraine can provide ideal training facilities for aspiring 2012 Olympics gold medallists.
1st February 2007

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