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Olympics News Archive - October 2007

On this page we have archived news items from October 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.

Planning permission granted for Olympic Park
Formal planning permission has been granted for the Olympic Delivery Authority to construct the venues for the London 2012 Games and create Europe's largest urban park in 150 years.
2nd October 2007

No truth in Red Arrows rumour
London 2012 has responded to reports that the Red Arrows have been banned from the Opening Ceremony of the Games, describing the rumours as 'utter nonsense'.
2nd October 2007

London's transport - 'best in the world'
London's transport has been voted the best in the world for a second year in a row. As well as taxis and the underground being voted the best among the world's major cities, London's transport network was hailed the safest in the survey by an online trave
3rd October 2007

London a 'great opportunity' for Paralympic Games
The International Paralympic Committee (IPC) is 'pleased' with London's progress in preparing for the 2012 Games following a two-day project review meeting held in the capital.
4th October 2007

Big boost for disability sport
'Coach-ability' a new initiative run by the London Sports Forum has been launched to help 150 disabled Londoners work towards becoming qualified sports coaches.
4th October 2007

Funding boost for skills and training
A multi-million pound investment package to improve skills and training opportunities for Londoners in the lead-up to the Games was welcomed today by the Olympic Delivery Authority.
4th October 2007

Work accelerates on Olympic Stadium site
Nearly half of the buildings on the site of the Olympic Stadium have now been demolished. Sixteen buildings have been knocked down since July, with the rest due to be demolished by the end of the year.
4th October 2007

Broxbourne venue update
The Olympic Delivery Authority today announced that an alternative site is being considered as the potential replacement venue for the Canoe Slalom events for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
8th October 2007

Orient Way works start
Work has started on a major project that will open up a vital area within the Olympic Park for redevelopment. The work involves building a new railway sidings facility at Orient Way, just outside the north west boundary of the Olympic Park.
9th October 2007

City's bid to host Olympic team
A Staffordshire city is bidding to host an Olympic team when London stages the 2012 Olympic games. A delegation from Stoke-on-Trent is travelling to the Pakistan High Commission to persuade the country's Olympic team to stay in the Potteries.
9th October 2007

Show jumping's new breed
Daniel Neilson has bucked the trend by establishing himself as one of the rising stars of British show jumping. He has been identified by the British Equestrian Federation as a potential London 2012 Olympic medallist.
10th October 2007

Preferred bidder announced for energy centres
Elyo has been named the preferred bidder for the Olympic Park and Stratford City energy centres. The two energy centres will serve the Olympic Park and Stratford City during the Games and the local communities that will develop after 2012.
10th October 2007

New recycling machine boosts clean-up of Park
A new recycling machine is boosting the clean-up of the Olympic Park. The 35-tonne machine is sorting 70,000 cubic metres of industrial and domestic waste from a 100-year-old tip under the sites of the VeloPark and Olympic Village.
10th October 2007

Seb Coe hails Scottish Olympians
Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee Sebastian Coe visited Scotland yesterday, meeting Scottish Olympians and London 2012 hopefuls.
17th October 2007

Low-level radium contamination in 10cm gauge dial found on site
An instrument painted with radium-based luminous paint has been found in the north of the Olympic Park site. A number of businesses between the 1930s and 1960s used radium paint to highlight the dial on watches and clocks.
18th October 2007

Good luck England!
Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee Sebastian Coe has written to the England Rugby team wishing them luck ahead of the World Cup Final in France tomorrow.
19th October 2007

Winner announced in Olympic Park footbridge design competition
The Olympic Delivery Authority today announced the winners of the competition to design the 26 metre long, 55 metre wide footbridge in the heart of the Olympic Park.
19th October 2007

Plans promise 'public transport Games'
London 2012 today released plans for a 'public transport Games' that will leave a legacy of world-class transport links.
23rd October 2007

World conference on sport and the environment underway
Centred on the theme 'From plan to action', the three day conference is organised by the International Olympic Committee (IOC) and the Beijing 2008 Organising Committee (BOCOG), in partnership with the United Nations Environment Programme (UNEP).
25th October 2007

Londoners achieve Personal Best
Funded by the London Development Agency and Learning and Skills Council , the 'Personal Best'programme will help participants find jobs and training opportunities. Graduates will also be offered an interview to be a volunteer during the 2012 Games.
30th October 2007

Creative Director appointed
Stephen Powell has been appointed as London 2012's Creative Director for the Handover Ceremonies at the Beijing 2008 Games.
1st November 2007

Powerlines work clears way for Olympic Village
Work began this week to divert powerlines in the Olympic Park to temporary pylons, unlocking a key area of land and moving the construction of the Olympic Village a step closer.
1st November 2007

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