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Olympics News Archive - February 2007

On this page we have archived news items from February 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.

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

Olympic Park moves to next phase
The planning application for the Olympic Park was submitted today, marking a major step in the transformation of the site.
6th February 2007

£17m sports lake given go-ahead
Plans for a £17m sports complex near Cambridge have been approved. The Cambridge Sports Lake will be built between the villages of Milton and Waterbeach in Cambridgeshire.
7th February 2007

2012 Games good for business
According to an independent survey, 81% of businesses in London and 77% nationwide believe the Games will have a positive impact on east London.
7th February 2007

Industry hears plans for Aquatics Centre
Potential construction contractors had a chance to look at plans for the London 2012 Aquatics Centre at a special industry day held today.
7th February 2007

Montenegro becomes 204th National Olympic Committee
Montenegro, the tiny Balkan nation, is set to become the 204th National Olympic Committee following approval by the International Olympic Committee (IOC).
8th February 2007

Work begins on £18m Olympic pool
Work has begun on an £18m Olympic-sized swimming pool with a fitness centre and water leisure facilities in Northants. The complex in Corby aims to become a centre of excellence for swimming, diving and synchronised swimming.
12th February 2007

London 2012 gets ready to welcome the world
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games today hosted an "Arrivals and Departures" seminar for airport operators and other ports of entry about plans for the 2012 Games.
12th February 2007

London Organising Committee appoints Chief Medical Officer
The London Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games has appointed Dr Richard Budgett OBE as its Chief Medical Officer.
13th February 2007

Plans unveiled for 2012 Sailing
Detailed plans for regenerating Osprey Quay and Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy ahead of the 2012 Games have been unveiled.
13th February 2007

Olympic Delivery Authority and London Citizens agree to work together on London Living Wage
The Olympic Delivery Authority and London Citizens have agreed to work together to promote decent wage levels within ODA contracts to deliver the venues and infrastructure for the London 2012 Games.
15th February 2007

Gearing up for 2012
Olympic 2012 hopeful, Caroline Hallows from Bramhall near Stockport is ranked 18th among Britain's women table tennis players and an impressive fourth among the under-18s.
15th February 2007

Cycle venue design set in motion
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today opened the competitiion to design an innovative VeloPark for London 2012 Cycling events.
15th February 2007

Olympic transport plans on track
The Olympic Delivery Authority said that it is on track to ensure that the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games will make the Lower Lea Valley one of the best connected areas of the capital.
19th February 2007

Lord Coe opens athletics centre
Lord Coe has opened a £800,000 sports centre at Ashfield School in Kirkby-in- Ashfield in Nottinghamshire. The centre is bidding to become a training base for an athletic team for the 2012 Olympics in London.
22nd February 2007

Seb Coe: Sheffield Legend
Sebastian Coe, Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee, has been named a 'legend of Sheffield'.
22nd February 2007

2012 days to go to the London Paralympic Games
This Sunday (25 February) marks exactly 2012 days to go to the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
23rd February 2007

Media statement - IOC visit
The information in today's Evening Standard about the International Olympic Committee visit with the London 2012 Organising Committee later this week is misleading.
26th February 2007

New lock announced for Park waterways
Funded by British Waterways and partners including the Olympic Delivery Authority, the new Prescott Lock and water control system will allow large river barges to access the site.
27th February 2007

Trade unions support London 2012 progress and legacy
ODA CEO David Higgins today told senior trade unionists that significant progress had been made in preparing for the London 2012 Games and stressed the importance of their support.
28th February 2007

Olympic Park Infrastructure Opportunities unveiled to construction industry
Opportunities to deliver the structures, bridges, highways and associated infrastructure for the Olympic Park, in Games time and in legacy, were showcased to potential construction contractors today (Wednesday).
28th February 2007

London 2012 'Public Transport Games' Plan launched
Detailed plans to ensure that the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games are the best connected ever were unveiled by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today.
28th February 2007

Future Paralympians shortlisted for London sports awards
A group of London's most outstanding Paralympic athletes has been shortlisted for prestigious sporting awards.
1st March 2007

Beijing 2008 Mascots visit London
The Fu Wa ('Friendlies'), the official Mascots of the Beijing 2008 Olympic and Paralympic Games flew into London yesterday on the second stop of a world tour.
1st March 2007

IOC impressed with 2012 progress
This week's London 2012 Project Review has ended today with the IOC 'assured and impressed' by Games progress.
1st March 2007

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