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Olympics News Archive - August 2007

On this page we have archived news items from August 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.

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

Design teams sought for new sporting hub
The contract to design a key cluster of venues and facilities in the north of the Olympic Park was put out to tender by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today.
3rd August 2007

One year to go to Beijing
Preparations are well on track for the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games, with three of the new venues already complete and ready for test events and all competition venues apart from the main National Stadium due to be ready by the end of the year.
8th August 2007

Lord's proves Archery credentials
Lord's Cricket Ground showed it's on target for a great 2012 Olympic Games as the Marylebone venue played host to its first international Archery tournament.
8th August 2007

Wildlife protected and given new homes
Details of the work being undertaken to preserve the range of wildlife found by ecology experts on the 2.5 sq km site were revealed today by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA).
9th August 2007

Roadshow hits the beach
There was a full sunshine welcome yesterday as the specially-branded 2012 Roadshow double-decker bus hit the beaches of Cornwall.
10th August 2007

ODA welcomes Olympic Park planning recommendations
News that the planning applications for the Olympic Park have been recommended for approval by the Planning Committee was welcomed by the Olympic Delivery Authority today.
15th August 2007

Jonathan Edwards welcomes 2012 Roadshow to West Midlands
Sporting fans from across the West Midlands had the chance to meet Olympic Triple-Jump champion Jonathan Edwards and Commonwealth swimming gold medallist Adam Whitehead when the London 2012 Roadshow arrived at The Main Event in Stafford.
15th August 2007

New sponsorship category announced
A new Tier One category, 'clothing and homeware', has been added to London 2012's Commercial Sponsorship Programme. The new category means there are currently six live sponsor categories: telecoms, automotive, airline, sportswear and oil & gas.
21st August 2007

Design teams shortlisted for temporary venues
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today announced a shortlist of ten world-class multidisciplinary design teams for two of the temporary arenas for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
22nd August 2007

Coe appointed IAAF Vice President
Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee Sebastian Coe has been appointed as a Vice President of the international athletics governing body, the IAAF.
22nd August 2007

UK School Games underway
The most talented young athletes in the UK are currently competing in the UK School Games in Coventry. During the four day event 1,300 competitors will enjoy a 'major event' environment, like the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
24th August 2007

Five years to go to Paralympic Games
Top Paralympic stars joined the 2012 Roadshow to mark five years to go to the London 2012 Paralympic Games. Tanni Grey Thompson, Ade Adepitan, Lloyd Upsdell and Pete Norfolk celebrated the occasion in Stoke Mandeville, home of British wheelchair sport.
29th August 2007

First UK gold to east London sprinter
Christine Ohuruogu has claimed Britain's first gold medal at the World Championships in Japan with a victory in the women's 400m.
29th August 2007

Handball Arena design teams shortlisted
The Olympic Delivery Authority today announced a shortlist of seven world-class design teams for the Handball Arena for London 2012.
30th August 2007

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