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Olympics News Archive - December 2008

On this page we have archived news items from December 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.

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

Women encouraged to work and train on the Olympic Park
Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell today attended a taster session to help women access training and jobs in construction.
2nd December 2008

Romero tempted to try third sport
Olympic gold medallist Rebecca Romero has not ruled out bidding for a medal in a third sport at the London Games.
2nd December 2008

Funding boost for GB Paralympians
Britain's Paralympic sport boss Phil Lane welcomed the £16.1m increase in funding ahead of London 2012.
3rd December 2008

Editor's Blog - Behind the scenes at BBC Sport
Roger Mosey, Director of BBC Sport, from a lecture to Lincoln University.
3rd December 2008

'Shot in arm' for UK businesses
The London 2012 Games are already delivering a 'shot in the arm' for UK companies, said ODA Chief Executive David Higgins at a conference today.
4th December 2008

Over 3,000 workers now on Olympic Park
New figures released today by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) show that more than 3,000 workers are now employed on the Olympic Park site.
5th December 2008

London 2012 invests in transport upgrades
London 2012 is investing £80m in the Docklands Light Rail (DLR) allowing an extra 33 million passengers a year to travel.
8th December 2008

Olympic Park 'powerlines' project powers to the finish
The project to move energy cables underground and remove pylons from the Olympic Park has been completed - on time and to budget.
9th December 2008

Poll shows UK support for London 2012
A new UK- wide survey shows public support for London 2012 at 78 per cent. The poll also reveals a high level of confidence (76 per cent) that the UK will stage successful Games in four years time.
9th December 2008

The Chairman's Club meets for the first time
The inaugural meeting of 'The Chairman's Club'- made up of London 2012's commercial partners, which has been created by London 2012 sponsor Deloitte was hosted today by the Prime Minister Gordon Brown at 10 Downing Street.
9th December 2008

Art in the Park
Martin Richman and Jason Bruges Studio have been selected to produce a series of work for the Olympic Park. They will develop ideas for a series of new bridges and underpasses being built on the Park.
10th December 2008

London 2012 given venues deadline
The International Olympic Committee wants London 2012 Olympic Games organisers to have finalised the venues for all sports by March next year.
10th December 2008

VeloPark preparations cranked up for start of construction
New images have been released showing the Velodrome 'bowl' beginning to take shape. Around 48,000 cubic metres of material has been excavated from the site to create the bowl, enough to fill approximately twenty 50m swimming pools.
10th December 2008

Olympic pool site chosen in city
A site has been earmarked for the West Midlands to have its only Olympic-sized swimming pool. Birmingham City Council is to consider building a 50-metre pool on land behind the NIA in Ladywood in the city.
11th December 2008

London People: John Armitt
Interview with John Armitt, Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority, the man in charge of making sure London is ready for 2012.
12th December 2008

Sports Personality 2008 - Chris Hoy
Olympic cycling champion Chris Hoy has been named 2008 BBC Sports Personality of the Year. The Scot, who won three gold medals in Beijing, beat Lewis Hamilton and Rebecca Adlington to the honour.
14th December 2008

Sports Personality 2008
Britain's Olympic cycling team have been named BBC Sports Personality's Team of the Year and Dave Brailsford won the Coach of the Year honour.
14th December 2008

New Aquatics Centre images reveal waves of progress
New images showing the Aquatics Centre starting to take shape have been released by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA).
15th December 2008

Cooke sure of new team's future
Olympic and world road cycling champion Nicole Cooke says her new team will compete on the international circuit next year, despite lacking a sponsor.
17th December 2008

Calling children born on 20/12 2004
On the eve of their fourth birthday, London 2012 has a issued a last call for children born on 20 December 2004 to be registered on the Children's Promise scheme.
19th December 2008

Further work to consider Shooting location
Following the meeting yesterday, the Olympic Board agreed that further work to assess the venue for the Shooting Event at the London 2012 Olympic Games would be carried out by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) and LOCOG in the New Year.
19th December 2008

Sixth set of million hours safely worked on Olympic Park
Workers on the Olympic Park have achieved a million hours worked without a reportable accident for the sixth time, since the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) gained possession of the site in July 2007.
19th December 2008

2,000 trees sought for Olympic Park
Around 2,000 mature and semi-mature trees are being sought to form the 'roots' of the 100 hectare London 2012 Olympic Park.
24th December 2008

BBC SCR's sporting look at 2008
It was another hugely successful and eventful sporting year for Sussex, Surrey and North Hampshire athletes. More than a dozen of the 46 local athletes who travelled to the Olympic and Paralympic Games in China returned with medals for both GB teams.
28th December 2008

London 2012 congratulates athletes named in New Year honours
London 2012 Organising Committee Chair Seb Coe has congratulated the athletes named in the New Year honour list.
1st January 2009

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