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Olympics News Archive - July 2007

On this page we have archived news items from July 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.

Roadshow arrives at London Youth Games
Four-time Olympic gold medallist Matthew Pinsent and athlete Harry Aikines-Aryeetey were hoping to discover a few sporting stars of the future as the London 2012 Roadshow bus pulled into Crystal Palace and the London Youth Games.
1st July 2007

Footbridge design shortlist announced
A mix of established designers, engineers and emerging young practices have made the shortlist in a design competition for a major footbridge in the centre of the Olympic Park.
3rd July 2007

Sochi to host 2014 Games
The Russian city Sochi has won the bid to host the 2014 Winter Games. International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge announced the decision last night at the IOC session in Guatemla City.
5th July 2007

Green light for Youth Games
Talented young athletes will have the chance to compete on a world stage at the new Youth Olympic Games. The International Olympic Committee (IOC) voted in favour of holding the Games for 14-18 year olds every two years.
6th July 2007

Roadshow joins Tour de France
Sebastian Coe, Sally Gunnell, Roger Black and Victoria Pendleton will be among the famous faces encouraging people to join in with the London 2012 Roadshow at the Tour de France Grand Depart this weekend.
6th July 2007

Roadshow heads south
The London 2012 Roadshow bus was heading south today as the sporting showcase arrived in Kent. The specially-branded bus is currently on a whistle-stop tour of the UK, promoting the London 2012 Games and encouraging everyone to join in.
12th July 2007

Lasting cycling legacy at heart of VeloPark designs
The design team for the London 2012 VeloPark has been announced today. The design competition was judged by leading names from the world of architecture and design as well as Olympic gold medal-winning cyclist Chris Hoy.
12th July 2007

Roadshow reaches RISE
Paralympic Basketball star Ade Adepitan and Midnight Madness basketball players joined the London 2012 Roadshow at the RISE anti-racism festival in London yesterday.
16th July 2007

Head of Accommodation appointed
London 2012 has appointed Donna Taylor as Head of Accommodation. She will be responsible for managing accommodation arrangements for the thousands of people being welcomed to London for the Games.
19th July 2007

ODA on track to deliver
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today published its Annual Report and Accounts for 2006 - 2007, showing it has achieved significant milestones within the period.
19th July 2007

Roadshow hits Northumberland
Paralympian club thrower Stephen Miller and athletes Nick McCormick, Jo Jackson and Glenn McCory were encouraging everyone to 'join in' with the London 2012 Roadshow as the branded double decker bus arrived at the Northumberland Street Games.
19th July 2007

County appoints Olympics officer
An Olympics 2012 project officer has been appointed to make sure the county of Suffolk gets the full benefits of the games.
19th July 2007

Olympic Park infrastructure contracts shortlisted
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today announced a shortlist of teams competing to supply structures, roads and bridges in the Olympic Park.
20th July 2007

Coe welcomes North East plans for 2012
Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee Sebastian Coe this week welcomed the North East region's plans to make the most of the 2012 Games. He was on hand for the plan's launch at Gateshead International Stadium.
20th July 2007

Rachel Stringer Norfolk athlete eyes London 2012
Rachel Stringer, a 17 year old City of Norwich athlete, has got her sights firmly set on the London 2012 Olympics after claiming gold in the English Schools Championship.
21st July 2007

Next step for Olympic Stadium
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today announced it has signed a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Sir Robert McAlpine, marking the next step in the process of designing and building the Olympic Stadium.
23rd July 2007

Park clean up picks up pace
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today started remediation work on the site of the Aquatics Centre in the Olympic Park. A 50 tonne machine will wash, sieve and shake contamination out of the soil.
25th July 2007

EDF announced as London 2012 sustainability partner
Leading energy company EDF was today announced as London 2012's next Tier One domestic sponsor and a sustainability partner.
25th July 2007

London 2012 makes five key appointments
London 2012 has announced the appointment of its Head of Ceremonies in the week marking five years to go to the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony.
25th July 2007

2012 holds first de Coubertin lecture
London 2012 is hosting the first annual De Coubertin lecture tonight. This lecture will examine the power of the Games to inspire significant change in the economy, culture, infrastructure and image of a city.
26th July 2007

Five years to go
Today marks five years to go to the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games. 205 people working on the project came together on the site of the Olympic Village to mark the moment - representing the 205 nations participating in 2012.
27th July 2007

New £1m astro turf pitch opened
A £1m international-standard astro turf pitch has opened in Wrexham. It is hoped the facility could have a role to play in providing training facilities in the 2012 Olympics.
30th July 2007

Work begins on key bridge in Olympic Park
The 45-metre temporary bridge will span the River Lea and link the construction sites of the VeloPark and International Broadcast Centre/Main Press Centre in the north-west of the Park.
1st August 2007

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