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Olympics News Archive - April 2007

On this page we have archived news items from April 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.

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

Network of representatives for the Cultural Olympiad announced
A network of experienced regional representatives will be set up to move forward plans for an inspiring Cultural Olympiad in the run-up to the 2012 Games.
2nd April 2007

Equestrian legacy plans revealed
The Federation's Legacy for London Advisory Group has set out key recommendations for how the 2012 Games might be used to increase facilities and opportunities for Equestrian sports in London.
3rd April 2007

Key tunnelling milestone reached
With the completion of the first underground tunnel on the Olympic Park site today, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has set out the next phase of its work between now and 2008.
4th April 2007

£11m fund for skills
An £11m skills fund to help Londoners take advantage of the London 2012 Games was announced today by the Mayor of London and the London Development Agency.
11th April 2007

eTendering service launched
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has launched a new eTendering and planning service to help businesses compete for up to 2,000 Games contracts.
12th April 2007

Progress continues on Olympic Park
In February the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) submitted its Planning Application for the Park, a major milestone in the development of the site.
12th April 2007

Britain appoint taekwondo coaches
Great Britain have appointed three new taekwondo coaches to see the team through to the 2012 Olympics in London. Nelson Miller is the team's new high performance coach and will be supported by Paul Green and Stephen Jennings.
16th April 2007

London 2012 seeking the UK's 'Olympic Spirit'
Your chance to appear in a film for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games…
17th April 2007

Park clean up beating green targets
Over 95 percent of demolition materials from the Olympic Park site is being reused or recycled, beating the 90 percent target set out in the Olympic Delivery Authority's (ODA) Sustainable Development Strategy.
17th April 2007

Ecology work gets underway in the Olympic Park
Fish on the Olympic Park site will be moving to a new home as the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) begins its ecology plan today.
18th April 2007

IOC receives top environmental award
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has today received a prestigious award recognising its contribution to environmental awareness.
19th April 2007

London gets set for Marathon
Athletes are gearing up for the London Marathon, taking place this Sunday, 22 April. Legendary Olympian Haile Gebrselassie is one of the favourites to win the Men's elite race, something he has never done.
20th April 2007

Brits claim double gold in London Marathon
Paralympian David Weir retained the men's title and 20-yr-old Shelley Woods beat world record holder Francesca Porcellato by 9 minutes to claim double gold in the London Marathon Wheelchair Race yesterday.
23rd April 2007

Samsung lined up for London
London 2012 welcomed the news that Samsung has renewed its contract with the International Olympic Committee (IOC) as a TOP sponsor of the Olympic Games, taking it through to 2016.
23rd April 2007

Youth encouraged to get active online
Sebastian Coe has spoken about how London 2012 will use digital technology to 'engage young people with the world of sport' at the Sport Accord conference in Beijing.
25th April 2007

Olympic gold medallist to judge VeloPark design
Olympic gold medal cyclist Chris Hoy will sit on the panel choosing the design for the 2012 VeloPark.
25th April 2007

No change to Park open space
The proportion of open space in the Olympic Park has not changed since the original bid application, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) said today.
25th April 2007

London to welcome Olympic Torch in 2008
London will be part of the 2008 Olympic Torch Relay leading up to the Beijing Games. The Torch Relay route covers 22 cities from around the globe, mainland China and the top of the world - Mt Qomolangma.
26th April 2007

London 2012 appoints Head of Culture
London 2012 today announced Keith Khan as Head of Culture for the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
26th April 2007

Archaeologists to chart Olympic Park history
Archaeologists from the Museum of London today began investigating the history of the Olympic Park site. They expect to find evidence dating back to prehistoric London, through Roman, Viking and medieval times and up to the Second World War.
27th April 2007

Battling horsewoman's Olympic bid
A horsewoman who returned to her sport shortly after losing her lower legs is hoping to compete in the dressage event in the 2012 London Olympics. Alison Betteley, of Burnham-on-Crouch, Essex, was struck down with the streptococcus bacteria in 2004.
30th April 2007

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