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Olympics News Archive - March 2008

On this page we have archived news items from March 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.

Photocalls mark Training Camp announcement
Photocalls are being held in every nation and region of the UK on Monday, to mark the announcement of facilities to be included in the Pre-Games Training Camp Guide.
2nd March 2008

Facilities across the UK chosen for Pre-Games Training Camp guide
Over 600 sports facilities from across the UK will appear in the London 2012 Pre-Games Training Camp Guide. They will offer athletes from across the world the opportunity to train and acclimatise in their sport ahead of the London 2012 Games.
3rd March 2008

Olympic rings on Manchester town hall Possible Olympic training camps
The 2012 London Olympics may be more than four years away but the North West has received a boost with the news that 73 sites in the region have been earmarked as possible training camps for the games.
3rd March 2008

Wales unveils Olympics sites bid
Some 31 sites in Wales will be put forward as potential training venues for countries competing in the London 2012 Olympics and Paralympics.
3rd March 2008

Possible Olympic training camps
The 2012 London Olympics may be more than four years away but the North West has received a boost with the news that 73 sites in the region have been earmarked as possible training camps for the games.
3rd March 2008

Search for timber suppliers begins
The search has started for a specialist 'Timber Supplier Panel' for the Olympic Park made up of around 20 timber suppliers. The timber will be used across the Olympic Park and on venues such as the track for the Velodrome.
4th March 2008

Government backs GB football team
The idea of a Great Britain football team at the Olympics has received the backing of the government.
4th March 2008

BT announced as partner for a digital age
London 2012 today reinforced its vision to stage a Games for the digital age by announcing that BT has become the latest Tier One partner. BT will be responsible for providing all communications services required to stage the Games.
5th March 2008

Aquatics Centre site takes shape
The Aquatics Centre site has been cleared and construction is set to start by the Beijing 2008 Games. Eleven industrial buildings have been demolished on the site and around 80,000 tonnes of soil have been dug out.
6th March 2008

Robert the Engine temporarily moved
Robert the Engine, the 80-year-old-locomotive outside Stratford Regional Station, will be moved on Sunday so that the next phase of work to upgrade the station can begin.
7th March 2008

How to win an Olympic medal
Devon's Olympic modern pentathlete Kate Allenby provides tips on how to win a medal - and says your genes could have a role to play.
11th March 2008

Cultural Olympiad open for business
Cultural organisations from across the UK are being invited to be part of the London 2012 culture programme. Inspiring projects from a wide range of communities will be included in the Cultural Olympiad.
11th March 2008

Olympic Stadium ahead of schedule
The sunken 'bowl' being dug into the soil is nearly finished, where in some areas ground levels have been lowered by up to nine metres and the construction of the Olympic Stadium will start three months early, by the end of May.
11th March 2008

Zorba aims to lift London in 2012
A profile on Halil Zorba, a British 2012 Olympics weightlifting hopeful, who has already broken into the world's top 100 in his weight division, 69kg.
13th March 2008

Companies shortlisted to landscape area of the Olympic Park
Four companies have been shortlisted to landscape the northern section of the Olympic Park. The four shortlisted companies are: * Fitzpatrick Contractors Ltd * Edmond Nuttall * Skanska McNicholas * Balfour Beatty
13th March 2008

Season Ticket: Olympic Gold
Season Ticket examines if Northern Ireland will benefit from from the 2012 London Olympics. Seb Coe says that London Games will be the games for all of the United Kingdom.
13th March 2008

Olympic Park landscape architects appointed
LDA Design Hargreaves Associates will develop detailed proposals for the open spaces in the Olympic Park both during and after the Games. They will create a new kind of park that promotes sustainable and active living.
17th March 2008

Details of wind turbine unveiled
Details of the contract to design, build and operate the new Olympic Park wind turbine were given to companies at an industry briefing today.
19th March 2008

ParalympicsGB search for top talent
ParalympicsGB are looking for top athletes with the potential of competing at the Vancouver 2010 and London 2012 Games.
19th March 2008

Funding concern for 2012 Olympics
Elite British athletes competing at the 2012 Olympics in London are set to face uncertainty over funding, says a report from the National Audit Office.
20th March 2008

Archaeology programme launched
An archaeological programme has been launched to give residents living around the Olympic Park site a better understanding of their past.
27th March 2008

Katie Knowles Olympic Dreams
A 17-year-old Cornish athlete is spending a week training under the supervision of one of her all time heroes. She is being held by Dame Kelly Holmes. Training for an hour everyday Katie's dream is to represent her country in the 2012 Olympics.
31st March 2008

Chambers still keen on Olympics
Controversial sprinter Dwain Chambers says he still wants to compete at this summer's Olympic Games despite starting a month's trial in rugby league.
31st March 2008

Local children plant seeds for Olympic Park
Over 40 children from a local school have helped create a nature reserve for the Olympic Park. The two classes from London Fields primary school in Hackney helped with planting to develop the grasslands and wildflower areas needed to create the ecology a
31st March 2008

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