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Olympics News Archive - November 2009

On this page we have archived news items from November 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.

Houvenaghel in world record mark
Wendy Houvenaghel helped Great Britain set a new world record as they clinched victory in the team pursuit at the World Cup meeting in Manchester. Her individual event looks likely to be axed from London 2012.
1st November 2009

The Queen visits Olympic Park to plant the first tree
Her Majesty The Queen today visited the Olympic Park to see the progress being made on the venues and infrastructure being built for the London 2012 Games.
3rd November 2009

London 2012's International Inspiration launches in Jordan
Jordan is the seventh country to benefit from 'International Inspiration', a London 2012 education programme designed to inspire young people around the world to take up sport. The programme will cover 20 countries by 2012.
3rd November 2009

Queen walks in Olympic footsteps
The Queen has visited the Olympic Park in east London to inspect preparations for the 2012 Games.
3rd November 2009

Staff's 2012 dream 'under threat'
Olympic gold medallist Jamie Staff admits he faces stiff competition from younger cyclists for his place in Great Britain's 2012 squad.
3rd November 2009

Town's illuminations museum plans
Plans to open a new museum in Blackpool in time for the 100th anniversary of the illuminations in 2012 have been proposed.
3rd November 2009

Swimmer's portrait scoops prize
An image of a teenage swimmer aiming for glory at the 2012 Paralympics has been named the winner of the Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.
4th November 2009

London 2012 unveils £700m deals
The organisers of the 2012 Olympic Games in London are putting £700m of contracts related to goods and services for the event out to tender.
4th November 2009

Local school meets team building London 2012 Velodrome
The contractors designing and building the London 2012 Velodrome visited the winners of the London 2012 'VeloDream' competition. Curwen Primary School in Newham had won last year's 'VeloDream'.
4th November 2009

Paula Radcliffe wants second child before 2012 Olympics
Paula Radcliffe says she will not wait until after the 2012 Olympics to have her second child - but insists she is still targeting a gold medal in London.
5th November 2009

Seating firm's Olympic contract
A Worcestershire firm is taking on more staff after winning a contract to provide 11,500 seats for visitors to the London Olympics in 2012.
5th November 2009

Ex-pro McCracken to guide GB team
Former world middleweight title challenger Robert McCracken will lead Great Britain's bid for medals at the 2012 Olympics in London.
5th November 2009

London 2012 providing UK-wide business opportunities
The benefits generated by the London 2012 Games for businesses across the UK were revealed today.
5th November 2009

Olympics tourism impact 'concern'
The 2012 Olympic Games may have a "detrimental" impact on tourism in London, according to a report.
5th November 2009

Olympic swim centre roof in place
The roof of the 2012 Olympic Aquatics Centre, a landmark 2,800-tonne wave-shaped structure, has been set into place in east London.
11th November 2009

Aquatics Centre wave-shaped roof now in place
The wave-shaped Aquatics Centre roof has been successfully lifted and lowered into place. It is on track to be finished for Test Events in 2011.
11th November 2009

Sporting initiative links schools
A scheme in which schools in Northern Ireland and Jordan will share sporting experiences has been launched.
12th November 2009

Campbell eyes big prize
The past 12 months have been anything but predictable for 2012 Olympic medal hope Luke Campbell.
12th November 2009

Olympic Park Apprentice Hub opens
A new Apprentice Hub has opened on the Olympic Park to support the 120 apprentices currently working for the contractors delivering the London 2012 Olympic Park.
12th November 2009

'Huge challenge' of 2012 security
The 2012 Olympics and Paralympics are likely to present the UK's "greatest security challenge" since World War II, Home Office minister Lord West says.
13th November 2009

London 2012 to be unforgettable Games for athletes, spectators and workers
London 2012 and the Trades Union Congress (TUC) have formally agreed to work together to make the London 2012 Games an unforgettable experience for the athletes, as well as for those working on the project.
13th November 2009

Youths trained for 2012 security
Up to 6,000 teenagers could be trained to provide security during the 2012 Games, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games said.
15th November 2009

Archery GB recruit top US coach
Britain's archers will be led by American Lloyd Brown at London 2012.
16th November 2009

Olympic Park Energy Centre on track
Work is powering ahead to build the new state-of-the-art Energy Centre on the Olympic Park. The Energy Centre includes a range of sustainability features helping to reduce the carbon emissions of the Park.
16th November 2009

BMW signs as newest London 2012 Tier One partner
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) today announced BMW as the official Automotive Partner of the London 2012 Games. BMW becomes the seventh Tier One partner and 24th domestic partner overall.
18th November 2009

BMW becomes 2012 Olympics sponsor
Car manufacturer BMW has become the 24th sponsor for the 2012 London Olympic Games.
18th November 2009

Main Press Centre takes shape on Olympic Park
The London 2012 Main Press Centre (MPC) is taking shape alongside the International Broadcast Centre (IBC).
19th November 2009

Paralympics ponder key rule change
The reinstatement of athletes with learning disabilities hangs in the balance, with a decision due on Saturday at the congress of the International Paralympic Committee in Kuala Lumpur.
20th November 2009

Intellectual disability ban ends
Athletes with intellectual disabilities can once again take part in the Paralympics after an International Paralympic Committee (IPC) vote.
21st November 2009

New images show Olympic Park progress
New aerial images of construction work on the Olympic Park have been released today as the International Olympic Committee's Coordination Commission visits the capital for a progress update on London 2012.
23rd November 2009

London 2012s green build on track
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) is on track to meet their sustainability targets for the London 2012 construction project.
24th November 2009

Green light for plans to keep passengers moving at West Ham Station
Plans to get West Ham Station ready for the London 2012 Games have been approved.
24th November 2009

Wembley Arena to host 2012 badminton and gymnastics
Badminton and rhythmic gymnastics at London 2012 are set to be held at Wembley Arena after approval from the International Olympic Committee.
26th November 2009

Olympics minister visits county
The Olympics Minister has been in Oxford to see how businesses and sports are capitalising on the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
26th November 2009

CCTV installed for Olympic Games
Permanent CCTV cameras have been installed in Portland, Dorset, for the first time.
26th November 2009

Police sharpen focus on 2012 security
Correspondent speaks to the security chief Assistant Commissioner Chris Allison for London 2012.
26th November 2009

Designer appointed for London 2012 Water Polo venue
David Morley Architects are appointed as the contractor to design the temporary Water Polo venue for the London 2012 Games.
26th November 2009

IOC very positive about London 2012 progress
The International Olympic Committee's Coordination Commission (CoCom) are 'very positive' about progress being made on the London 2012 Games after their latest visit to London.
26th November 2009

King's Cross ticket hall opened
A £800m ticket hall has been unveiled at King's Cross station in central London which will also be a key station during the 2012 London Olympics.
27th November 2009

Olympic stadium could host World Athletics, says Coe
Lord Coe has hinted that UK Athletics may use London's 2012 Olympic stadium as its centre-piece for a bid to host the 2015 world athletics championships.
27th November 2009

Cyclist Storey aims to double up
Manchester's Paralympic cycling champion Sarah Storey has revealed she wants to compete in both the Olympics and Paralympics at London 2012.
27th November 2009

Garden designers win Olympic Park design contest
Two budding garden designers will see their work displayed in the Olympic Park after winning a public vote.
30th November 2009

GlaxoSmithKline and King's College to help deliver doping control for London 2012
GlaxoSmithKline was today announced as the Official Laboratory Services Provider for the London 2012 Games. It will provide facilities and equipment to enable King's College London to operate a World Anti-Doping Agency (WADA)-accredited laboratory.
30th November 2009

Winning Olympic Park garden designs announced
The two winners of the public competition to design a garden in the London 2012 Olympic Park have been announced.
30th November 2009

Local residents get first look inside International Broadcast Centre
Local residents were the first non-construction workers to get a look inside the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) as two young residents turned on the site's Christmas lights.
30th November 2009

GB volleyball boost for Sheffield
The Great Britain volleyball team has announced it will continue to train in Sheffield in the build up to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
1st December 2009

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