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Olympics News Archive - September 2007

On this page we have archived news items from September 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.

Panasonic renews sponsorship
Panasonic has extended its sponsorship of the Olympic Games from 2009 to 2016, covering the London 2012 Games.
4th September 2007

Park opens up for London Open House weekend
London 2012 is offering tours around the Olympic Park during the London Open House Weekend on 15 and 16 September. On one weekend every year buildings and spaces across London are opened up for the general public to view and experience.
5th September 2007

Celebrities mark one year to Beijing Paralympic Games
Paralympians Tanni Grey-Thompson, Ade Adepitan and Giles Long and TV stars Giles Vickers-Jones and Gladiators star Hunter took part in a dragon boat race today on the waters of Surrey Docks in London to mark one year to the Beijing Paralympic Games.
6th September 2007

Norfolk gears up for the London 2012 Olympics
Norfolk is all set to play its part when the Olympic Games come to Great Britain. In addition to boasting several talented youngsters with an eye on 2012, several of the county's sporting venues are to get involved.
7th September 2007

2012 design competition launched for UK schools
'VeloDream' - a competition for UK schoolchildren to design their own dream Cycling venues for future Games - was launched by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today.
7th September 2007

London 2012 gets set for schoolleavers
London 2012 today welcomes ten school and college leavers as they start their careers at the London 2012 Organising Committee.
11th September 2007

Partnership agreed for high employment standards
A Memorandum of Agreement has been agreed with Unite, GMB and UCATT which includes important principles and commitments that guide how the ODA and its contractors will work with trade unions on areas such as employing and training local people.
11th September 2007

World-class contractors compete to build velodrome
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has announced a shortlist of six construction companies to build the Velodrome for the London 2012 Games.
14th September 2007

Olympic Park opens to public for first time
Almost 2,000 members of the public had the opportunity to look at the cleaning and clearing of the Olympic Park site first hand at the weekend.
17th September 2007

First Olympic Park construction bridge lifted into place
The first of many construction bridges in the Olympic Park was put in place this week. The first of many construction bridges in the Olympic Park was put in place this week.
19th September 2007

Opportunity to walk away with new ODA contract
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) is looking for the right company to take on the task of regenerating and constructing the 'Greenway' - the major public walkway running through the heart of the Olympic Park.
19th September 2007

Construction shortlist announced for 2012 Sailing
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has announced the five companies shortlisted to construct the world-class Sailing venue at Weymouth and Portland. The site is set to be one of the first venues ready for the London 2012 Games.
19th September 2007

Aquatics Centre work surges ahead
Ninety per cent of the buildings on the site of the Aquatics Centre have now been demolished, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) announced today.
20th September 2007

adidas welcomed as Tier One Partner
Top sports stars were in London today to celebrate the announcement of adidas as the latest Tier One Partner for London 2012, in the sportswear category.
20th September 2007

Olympic Village legacy vision revealed
Plans for the creation of a new community next to the Olympic Park in the heart of east London were welcomed today by the Olympic Delivery Authority.
21st September 2007

Support for future sports stars
Potential athletes will get a helping hand with free access to sports facilities in Berkshire. Eight sports centres have launched a partnership with Reading Borough Council to support residents who compete at a national level.
25th September 2007

Visa launches 'Olympics of the imagination'
Olympic Games sponsor VISA have launched their 'Olympics of the Imagination' art competition today. Young people aged 10 to 14 are being encouraged to send in artwork based around the theme 'One Planet, One Dream'.
27th September 2007

Dive in and support the Games
The National Lottery has just launched 'Prize Dive', their new 2012-themed instant win game. In the game you take a dive to score a win of up to £15,000.
27th September 2007

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