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Olympics News Archive - February 2008

On this page we have archived news items from February 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.

Local community have their say on the Aquatics Centre
A series of targeted public consultations has been completed to ensure the Aquatics Centre meets the needs of the local community after the Games.
4th February 2008

BA to sponsor London 2012 Games
British Airways (BA) has become the fourth official sponsor for the 2012 Olympics Games in London.
5th February 2008

New handball coach for GB women
The British Handball Association has appointed Danish coach Jesper Holmris to take charge of the women's side.
5th February 2008

British Airways announced as Tier One Partner
A firm supporter of the London 2012 bid, British Airways will now have marketing rights to the London 2012 Games and provide flights to athletes for the Beijing Games this summer and the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games.
5th February 2008

Stadium site starts to take shape
Over 700,000 tonnes of earth has been excavated on the Olympic Park site in preparation for the start of construction this summer.
7th February 2008

Stadium site starts to take shape
Over 700,000 tonnes of earth has been excavated on the Olympic Park site in preparation for the start of construction this summer.
7th February 2008

International Paralympian Ambassador Programme launches
Britain's Tanni Grey-Thompson is amongst eleven athletes from around the world who have been chosen for the International Paralympic Committee's new Ambassador Programme.
7th February 2008

Olympic Park cats safe and sound
The Celia Hammond Animal Trust (CHAT) has been given special access to the Olympic Park on over 54 occasions since June 2007, resulting in 168 feral cats and kittens being removed and taken into care.
8th February 2008

Paralympic Games great opportunity for sponsors: Coe
Sebastian Coe has spoken about the huge potential the Paralympic Games can offer commercial partners at a recent visit to the International Paralympic Committee.
8th February 2008

Sustainable substation designs released
Designs for a primary electrical substation to be built in the west of the Olympic Park have been unveiled. Sustainability is at the heart of the design, which will be built using recycled and reused materials from the site.
12th February 2008

London 2012 on track to be the 'Regeneration Games'
Olympic Delivery Authority Chair John Armitt has spoken about how the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are already starting to deliver real post-Games benefits for east London.
13th February 2008

New bridge in place on Olympic Park
Work to build new temporary roads and bridges for construction vehicles is nearing completion. The fourth of five temporary bridges, which measures 55 metre-long, has been lifted into place in the west of the Park.
13th February 2008

Students consult on Olympic Park designs
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) ran a day-long workshop at the Royal College of Art (RCA) with almost 50 students from the Royal College, London Metropolitan University and the University of East London.
14th February 2008

Olympic Park lab helps site clean up
A high-tech laboratory has been set up on the Olympic Park to help clean up the site. Over 800,000 cubic metres of soil, taken from the 2.5sq km site, is being cleaned so it can be reused to help create the landscape of the Olympic Park.
14th February 2008

Get Set London on the road
The Get Set London roadshow has completed has completed its first month in the capital. This weekend is jammed-packed, with stops at Harrow on Saturday and Redbridge on Sunday, before a visit to Host Borough Waltham Forest on Monday.
15th February 2008

IOC to announce Youth Games Host City online
IOC President will make the announcement on the IOC website at 11.00am, this Thursday, 21 February. The 2010 Games will take place in either Moscow or Singapore - the finalists from an initial nine candidate cities.
18th February 2008

Sustainable energy key to Olympic Park plans
Designs for an Olympic Park Energy Centre to be built in the west of the Olympic Park have been unveiled. The latest designs of the energy centre have now been released as part of public consultation to allow local residents the opportunity to comment on
18th February 2008

Olympians, celebrities and young people to carry Olympic Torch through London
Double Olympic champion Dame Kelly Holmes and Sir Trevor McDonald will be among the 80 sports stars, actors, musicians and young people to carry the Beijing Olympic Torch through the streets of London.
19th February 2008

Prime Minister heralds London 2012 jobs
The Prime Minister Gordon Brown today welcomed new employment figures, published today by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA). There are currently 2,275 people working on the Olympic Park, a fifth of these are local residents.
19th February 2008

Scottish companies urged to compete for London 2012 work
Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) Chairman John Armitt, today encouraged Scottish businesses to bid for contracts on the Olympic Park.
20th February 2008

GB archers at Lord's
Photos of Team GB's training camp in London as Olympic selection hots up.
21st February 2008

Suffolk's Paralympians of the future?
The charity Optua has launched an academy for the county to try and provide disabled sporting stars for London 2012. The idea is still in the planning stages but it's hoped a county-wide strategy can be put in place.
21st February 2008

Singapore to host first Youth Olympic Games
Singapore will host the first Summer Youth Olympic Games, the International Olympic Committee (IOC) announced yesterday.
22nd February 2008

Health and safety workshops for local children
As part of their commitment to health and safety, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) is today running a day-long workshop which will use drama to help teach 30 children from the Waterden Crescent Travellers' community about the dangers of construction s
22nd February 2008

Pupils prepare for 'Welcoming the World'
School pupils will learn from top film-makers, photographers and musicians in a new 'Welcoming the World' education project launched by London 2012 today.
25th February 2008

Daley setting sights on 2012 gold
British diver Tom Daley is hoping to gain valuable experience at the Beijing Olympics as he pursues his goal of winning gold in London in 2012.
25th February 2008

Bus drivers to journey from London to Beijing
Transport for London, Visit London and the Greater London Authority are organising the journey, which will highlight the growing links between the UK and China to mark the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
27th February 2008

Calling all South West sporting heroes
The search has started for the South West's sporting talent with the aim of identifying potential stars for 2012.
27th February 2008

'VeloDream' winners announced
Curwen Primary School in Newham, London, and St Robert of Newminster Secondary School in Washington, Tyne and Wear, won the UK-wide competition, Velodream, for schoolchildren to design their own dream Cycling venues for future Games.
28th February 2008

Staffordshire youngsters tipped for 2012
City of Stoke Athletics Club have a great reputation and are continuing to nurture young athletes ready for the London 2012 Olympics. BBC Stoke's Emily Atyeo went down to the Northwood Stadium in Stoke to meet the team behind the successes
29th February 2008

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