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Olympics News Archive - November 2008

On this page we have archived news items from November 2008. 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.

Mayor of Newham Sir Robin Wales signs pledge Partnership sends 2012 spirit north
The spirit of the London Olympics is heading north, thanks to a partnership between two councils. The London Borough of Newham has joined up with Barnsley Council in South Yorkshire, to share expertise in a wide variety of fields.
3rd November 2008

Town twinning promotes 2012
Barnsley has been twinned with Newham in east London to promote the 2012 Olympics, and its benefits, in Yorkshire. - Video
3rd November 2008

King points to a brighter future
Paul King, the chief executive of the Amateur Boxing Association, believes the European Championships will act as a springboard for upcoming talent.
5th November 2008

Londoners Get Set for the Games
Over 40,000 Londoners showed their support for the 2012 Games visiting the Get Set London roadshow over the summer and autumn.
5th November 2008

Designs unveiled for new permanent London 2012 venue
Designs have been unveiled for the London 2012 Handball Arena that will become a new multi-use indoor sports centre after the Games.
5th November 2008

Plans for 21st Century Park unveiled
New plans have been unveiled for the London 2012 Olympic Park. They will combine centuries of British park design with ground-breaking green technology to create a 21st Century park.
6th November 2008

Firms win £3.5bn of Olympics work
More than 800 firms have won £3.5bn of work in preparation for the London 2012 Olympics, it has been revealed.
11th November 2008

Station progress gathers momentum as new hoardings unveiled
New hoardings have been unveiled at Stratford Regional Station showing the history of the station and its important role within the community.
11th November 2008

London 2012 providing golden opportunities for businesses
Hundreds of UK businesses are winning millions of pounds of work as a result of the London 2012 Games, according to new figures published today.
11th November 2008

Young Sports Personality: The top 10
A video clip, wherein former winners Kate Haywood and Harry Aikines-Aryeetey talk about this year's tough judging for Young Personality
12th November 2008

Capello admits 2012 Olympic dream
Italian Fabio Capello has spoken of his "Olympic dream" as he contemplates life after his contract as England boss ends in 2012 - just before the London Games.
12th November 2008

Fifa says Team GB 'poses no risk'
A British Olympic football team would not jeopardise the international status of the home nations, it is claimed.
12th November 2008

Olympic Park sites unlocked as pylons are dismantled
Work to remove the first of 52 pylons on the Olympic Park has started. Removing the pylons will transform the landscape of the Park and allow construction work to take place on keys areas of the site.
13th November 2008

Thailand signs up with Northwest
Thailand has become the first country committed to training its athletes at sports facilities in Northwest England ahead of the London 2012 Games.
13th November 2008

Crane starts £13m canoe centre
A giant crane is to start building work on an Olympic-standard pumped canoe slalom centre - the first of its kind in the UK.
14th November 2008

Recycling plan to fill 2012 seats
Wimbledon-style ticket recycling should be used to fill empty seats at London's 2012 Olympics, events promoter Harvey Goldsmith has said.
14th November 2008

City of Sanctuary 2012 goal
Calls for London to become the first Olympic City of Sanctuary have been backed by Walthamstow's MP, Neil Gerrard. The movement, which began in 2005, aims to foster a culture of hospitality for refugees and asylum-seekers coming to the UK.
14th November 2008

Timber supply contract awarded
The group of companies that will supply all the timber for the construction of the venues and infrastructure for the London 2012 Games has been announced by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA).
14th November 2008

Kent divers take 2012 plunge
A group of Kent divers have been selected for an elite training group aiming for the London Olympics. - Video
18th November 2008

London 2012 publishes Sustainable Sourcing Code
The London 2012 Organising Committee today published the first edition of an online 'Sustainable Sourcing Code', continuing its commitment to making sure the 2012 Games are as sustainable as possible.
19th November 2008

Basketball stays in Olympic Park
The basketball event at the 2012 Games in London will not move away from the Olympic Park, organisers have said.
19th November 2008

Regeneration is name of the game
Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) Chairman John Armitt last night told business leaders that London 2012 will 'deliver a transformational change to east London'.
19th November 2008

Olympic Board Statement
The Olympic Board met today and discussed the initial findings of a KPMG review of temporary venues, commissioned by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) earlier this year.
19th November 2008

Olympics minister visits the East
Sports people and firms in the East of England have been told to claim a share of £8bn worth of business being generated by the 2012 London Olympics.
20th November 2008

Coulson targets London 2012 Games
Britain's Amanda Coulson is targeting a place at the London Olympics in 2012 despite losing to Canada's Mary Spencer at the women's World Championships.
23rd November 2008

Grainger ready to aim for London 2012
Advertisement Rower Katherine Grainger discusses her career with Edi Stark on BBC Radio Scotland's Stark Talk and admits she may continue until the next Olympic Games in London in 2012.
23rd November 2008

Mayor outlines key culture plans
London Mayor Boris Johnson has pledged to improve access to and provision for cultural events in outer boroughs and cut red tape for grassroots groups.
24th November 2008

Local residents have their say on West Ham plans
Local residents and commuters are being asked to comment on plans to improve West Ham Station, which have been released by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA).
24th November 2008

Millions of children around the world benefit from 'International Inspiration'
The London 2012 vision to inspire young people around the world through sport took another step forward today, with the announcement of five more countries and a further £16 million of funding for the 'International Inspiration' programme.
26th November 2008

London's Olympics to be 'secure'
The head of London's 2012 Olympics has vowed the event will be "secure" following the terror attacks in Mumbai.
27th November 2008

Latest Olympic Park images released
New aerial images of the Olympic Park have been released showing the rapid progress being made on the Park and how it is changing east London's skyline.
27th November 2008

London learns from Beijing Games review
London 2012 has learned valuable lessons during a week of in-depth sessions at the International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Beijing 2008 review.
27th November 2008

2012 Olympic venue unveiled
(Video) The first sporting venue for the London 2012 Olympics has been completed with the end of construction at the Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy. The BBC's Alison Harper took a guided tour around the venue.
28th November 2008

Weymouth & Portland sail to Gold as ODA completes construction on first London 2012 venue
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has completed its construction work on the first venue for the 2012 Games as work was completed on new enhanced sailing facilities at the Weymouth & Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA).
28th November 2008

First 2012 Olympic venue unveiled
The first purpose-built sporting venue for the London 2012 Olympics has been completed with the end of construction at Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy.
28th November 2008

Ohuruogu scoops UK Olympic award
Olympic champion Christine Ohuruogu has been named the British Olympic Association's athlete of the year at the UK Athletics' awards in Solihull.
29th November 2008

Facilities invited to register interest to be Games-time Training Venues
The London 2012 Organising Committee is inviting sports and leisure facilities and venues to express their interest in being Olympic and Paralympic Games-time Training Venues.
1st December 2008

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