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Olympics News Archive - March 2007

On this page we have archived news items from March 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.

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

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

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

Seb thanked on Birmingham visit
Seb Coe was presented today with a specially commissioned silver baton to thank him for his efforts in bringing the 2012 Games to the UK.
2nd March 2007

ODA launches procurement policy
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) launched its procurement policy today.
7th March 2007

Blair praises 2012 culture plans
Speaking at an event at the Tate Modern yesterday, Mr Blair said the 2012 cultural programme will provide the opportunity to showcase London as the cultural capital of the world.
7th March 2007

Drinkhall targets Olympic glory
New British champion Paul Drinkhall says he can challenge for table tennis gold at the London Olympics in 2012.
8th March 2007

ODA seeks proposals for media centre legacy use
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has invited companies and organisations to send their proposals for using the London 2012 broadcast and press centre as a work and business space after the Games.
9th March 2007

ODA shortlists for Park walkway design
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today announced a shortlist of five practices bidding to design a main public walkway in the Olympic Park.
13th March 2007

Lloyds TSB announced as first domestic partner
The London 2012 Organising Committee for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today announced Lloyds TSB as its exclusive Banking Partner.
14th March 2007

Construction bidding opens for Aquatics Centre
Construction companies were today invited to bid to build the London 2012 Aquatics Centre. Companies will build the venue according to the Zaha Hadid designs revealed last year.
15th March 2007

Former Games Bank sponsors congratulate Lloyds TSB
Former Banking sponsors of the Athens 2004 and Sydney 2000 Games have sent messages of congratulations to London 2012 and Lloyds TSB following this week's partnership announcement.
16th March 2007

ODA starts search for Olympic workforce healthcare
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today announced it will be offering wide-ranging healthcare services to the workers building the venues and infrastructure of the Olympic Park.
22nd March 2007

London 2012 appoints new Head of Education
London 2012 has today announced the appointment of Nick Fuller as Head of Education.
27th March 2007

ODA experts solve a knotty problem
A team of specialists has started work clearing a small part of the Olympic Park site affected by Japanese knotweed.
29th March 2007

Weymouth and Portland planning applications submitted
Games organisers have today submitted planning applications to upgrade one of the first venues ready for the London 2012 Games.
30th March 2007

I want the Olympics to be drug free
The most successful Olympic Games are those that are remembered for their magnificent sporting triumphs. Dr Budgett, a gold medal winner in rowing in 1984, is passionately anti-doping.
1st April 2007

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