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Olympics News Archive - January 2009

On this page we have archived news items from January 2009. 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.

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

Latest images released of Olympic Village construction
New pictures have been published showing the latest progress on the construction of the Olympic Village.
8th January 2009

Search for new Paralympic stars
ParalympicsGB are searching for the next generation of Paralympic stars. On January 29, the English Institute of Sport in Sheffield will host a Paralympic Talent Day to identify and nurture new talent.
9th January 2009

Games spectators to benefit from new transport link
An important north-south transport link that will be used by thousands of spectators during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games has opened ahead of schedule today.
12th January 2009

Get Set education programme teams up with Nortel
The London 2012 Get Set education programme is joining up with Official partner Nortel to exhibit at BETT, the world's largest education technology show.
12th January 2009

Public invited to design 50p coins to celebrate the Games
The British public is being invited to design 50 pence coins to commemorate the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
13th January 2009

Blue Peter design for Olympic 50p
Viewers of BBC TV's Blue Peter are being given the chance to design a 50p piece. The Blue Peter contest, open to 6 - 12 year olds, is part of a wider Royal Mint competition which will see 29 Olympic designs appear on coins.
13th January 2009

Adecco announced as official Recruitment Services Supplier to London 2012
Adecco, a Fortune Global 500 company, will be responsible for the London 2012 Organising Committee's (LOCOG) permanent and temporary recruitment between now and 2012.
14th January 2009

The Boston Consulting Group appointed first Tier Three Provider
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) announced that The Boston Consulting Group (BCG) has been chosen as its exclusive Strategic Consulting Provider and will be the first Tier Three provider to London 2012.
15th January 2009

BT sponsors Paralympic World Cup
London 2012 partner BT has signed a four year sponsorship to back the Paralympic World Cup - the largest annual international multi-sport competition in the elite disability calendar.
15th January 2009

'Before and after' pictures show Olympic Park progress at halfway point
New images have been released today showing the transformation of the Olympic Park at the halfway point between London winning the bid for the 2012 Games in July 2005 and the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games on 27 July 2012.
16th January 2009

Prime Minister visits Olympic Park at halfway point as job boost announced
Prime Minister Gordon Brown today visited the Olympic Park site, as new figures released showed that up to 30,000 workers will help build the Olympic Park and Olympic Village over the next few years.
16th January 2009

Olympics 'will have Scots legacy'
London 2012 Olympic Games chief Lord Coe has said the Games will leave a lasting legacy in Scotland. The organising chairman was speaking at the midway point between the Games being awarded and London hosting them.
16th January 2009

Brown hails 2012 as 'job creator'
Prime Minister Gordon Brown hailed London 2012 as an important "job creator and growth generator" in the face of the economic downturn. As he toured the Olympic Park in east London, he said about 30,000 people will have worked there by 2012.
16th January 2009

Atkins announced as latest Tier Three provider
Atkins is the latest Tier Three provider for the London 2012 Games, as the partnership programme continues apace.
19th January 2009

Mayor of London selects representative for LOCOG Board
Justin King has been appointed to represent Mayor of London Boris Johnson on the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) Board. He brings a wealth of business experience to bring to the role.
19th January 2009

Olympic projects receive bail-out
The government is to use £461m of its Olympic contingency fund to bail out two 2012 projects - London's Olympic Village and two media centres - after they failed to attract private sector support.
21st January 2009

Funding decision announced for Olympic Village and media centres
Further funding from the £9.3bn budget for the London 2012 Games has been allocated to support the building of the Olympic Village and International Broadcast Centre/Main Press Centre (IBC/MPC), the Government announced today.
21st January 2009

New bridge installed at Stratford International Station
A new entrance has been put in at Stratford International Station, ahead of the station opening for high-speed domestic services in December 2009.
22nd January 2009

United States Olympic Committee excited by London 2012 progress
The United States Olympic Committee (USOC) visited the offices of the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) this week for a series of updates on the 2012 Games.
22nd January 2009

Australian Swimming team pick Manchester as training base
The Australian Olympic Swimming Team has picked Manchester as their training base for the run up to the London 2012 Games.
26th January 2009

Airwave named as London 2012 Tier Three supplier
Airwave has been appointed the Official Private Mobile Radio Services supplier for London 2012. They are the third Tier Three supplier to be announced, continuing the momentum of the London 2012 partnership programme.
26th January 2009

Football Competition Manager appointed
Rachel Ely has been appointed as the London Organising Committee's Sport Competition Manager for Football at the London 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games. The competition takes place at venues throughout the UK with the finals at Wembley Stadium.
27th January 2009

Four Welsh 2012 deals total £100k
Just four Welsh firms have won direct contracts for the London Olympics with a total value below £100,000, Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell has revealed.
28th January 2009

First birthday for London 2012 Business Network
More than £3.5bn of London 2012-related work has been won by around 860 companies, a year on from the launch of the London 2012 Business Network, figures published today by London 2012 show.
29th January 2009

Scottish firms visit Olympic Park to compete for London 2012 business
A year on from the launch of the London 2012 Business Network a group of Scottish companies and business leaders met with Olympic Park contractors and London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) representatives to discuss opportunities helping to deliver the
29th January 2009

Olympic Stadium progress heightens with new roof sections
A 30m-long steel section of the roof has been lifted into place, taking the height of the venue to almost 37m above the ground level where spectators will enter the Stadium in 2012.
30th January 2009

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