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Olympics News Archive - May 2007

On this page we have archived news items from May 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.

Park clearance on track to meet targets
Almost a quarter of the Olympic Park site has now been cleared, with the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) well on track for its target of clearing the most of the site by 2008.
2nd May 2007

Seeking temporary venues with flair
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today launched a search for designs with 'flair and innovation' for temporary venues of the 2012 Games.
3rd May 2007

Coe commits to sustainable legacy
Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee Sebastian Coe yesterday emphasised the commitment to creating a Games to benefit generations for years to come.
4th May 2007

Communities have their say on Park plans
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) Planning Decisions Team today began a one-month round of consultation on the Park Planning Application after a first set of amends.
8th May 2007

Olympic Delivery Authority appoints Chair
John Armitt CBE has been appointed as the Chair of the Olympic Delivery Authority. He will lead the organisation over the next five years, delivering the infrastructure and venues for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
9th May 2007

Sailing by
What is it that leads people to expend so much time and energy on the water. And how on earth does anyone get started. Local lad and Olympic hopeful Andy Joseph, spells it out for us.
10th May 2007

Coe opens Sir Roger Bannister track
Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee Sebastian Coe today opened a newly refurbished running track in Oxford named in honour of athletics legend Sir Roger Bannister.
10th May 2007

Earthworks start in the Olympic Park
The first earthworks have started in the Olympic Park this week with the excavation of the site for the London 2012 International Broadcast Centre and Main Press Centre.
11th May 2007

London 2012 provides work opportunities for school leavers
Ten school or college leavers between the age of 16 and 18 will be chosen to take up placements in London 2012 headquarters in September. Applicants for the scheme will need to meet set requirements and have GCSE, A-levels or equivalent.
11th May 2007

Search starts for Velodrome construction company
Construction companies are being invited to bid to build the world-class Velodrome, one of the 'Big 4' permanent venues in the Olympic Park.
14th May 2007

Local people have their say on post-Games plans
A group has been set up to ensure local people can give their views on the way the area in and around the Olympic Park site will be used after the 2012 Games.
14th May 2007

Dame Tanni retires
Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson ended her exceptional competitive career yesterday at the Paralympic World Cup in Manchester.
14th May 2007

Media Centre shortlist announced
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today announced the shortlist of candidates to create a state-of-the-art media centre in the Olympic Park.
16th May 2007

World-class contractors bid for Aquatics Centre
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) announced that Balfour Beatty, Eiffel and Hochtief have been selected to take part in the next stage of the competition to win the London 2012 Aquatics Centre construction contract.
17th May 2007

Olympic standard bike trail opens
A new Forestry Commission 34-mile (55km) mountain bike trail officially opens in the Dalby Forest in North Yorkshire. It has been lined up as a possible training venue for mountain biking events in the run-up to the 2012 London Olympics.
22nd May 2007

BOOST for east London jobseekers
Today marked the launch of BOOST, a new scheme which is helping east Londoners find Games-related jobs. Those registering will be offered a tailored package of support, helping them apply for job vacancies and for business opportunities.
23rd May 2007

Concreters bid to cement ODA deal
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) is searching for a company to supply all of the ready-mix concrete needed for the construction of the Olympic Park venues, infrastructure and associated works.
23rd May 2007

Kayak to Beijing?
Jon Schofield is a bona fide British sporting success story - the undoubted king of wild-water sprint canoeing. The overall World Cup winner in 2006, he recently added a European sprint title to his long list of racing honours.
25th May 2007

Sporting legends pick hot prospects for Team Visa
Sixteen of the UK's most talented young athletes have been selected by Sir Steve Redgrave and Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson to receive Visa sponsorship, helping them prepare for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
29th May 2007

Park walkway construction starts
Construction started today on The Greenway - the main walkway through the heart of the Olympic Park. Currently in a bad state and underused by local residents, a first stage of work will fill potholes and improve lighting.
29th May 2007

London 2012 announces Summer Roadshow
London 2012 is encouraging people around the UK to 'Join In' during its 10-week Roadshow this Summer. A specially-branded bus will stop at 27 locations, ending at Stoke Mandeville to mark five years to go to the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
30th May 2007

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