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Olympics News Archive - December 2009

On this page we have archived news items from December 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.

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

London 2012 sustainability plans on track
London 2012 today published its updated Sustainability Plan, 'Towards a One Planet 2012', outlining the latest plans to ensure the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games will set new standards in sustainability.
2nd December 2009

2012 bosses aim for 'green' games
Carbon emissions on the Olympic build have been cut by 15%, London 2012 organisers have announced.
2nd December 2009

Shooter Stevan Walton still aiming for London 2012
Redditch-based shooter Stevan Walton remains determined to get to the London Olympics in 2012 despite an uncertain future ahead for British shooting.
2nd December 2009

Olympics badminton move opposed
Badminton's governing body has opposed staging London 2012 badminton at Wembley Arena, saying it is too far from the east London Olympic site.
2nd December 2009

Counting down 1,000 days to go to the Paralympic Games
Today marks 1,000 days to go to the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games. To mark the milestone, the pictograms representing each Paralympic sport and discipline have been released.
3rd December 2009

Team GB still searching for 2012 Paralympic stars
With 1,000 days to go until the 2012 Paralympics, disabled athletes have been told they still have time to take up new sports and win gold in London.
3rd December 2009

Paralympic countdown on for Smith
Reading-based rower Dave Smith says the chance of competing at the Paralympic Games in London kept him from retiring.
3rd December 2009

Cornish kayaker Kerry Blewett aims for Olympic squad
Cornish lifeguard Kerry Blewett has been called up to train with the GB sprint kayak team ahead of the London 2012 Olympics.
3rd December 2009

Titanic project 'ready for 2012'
"Every effort is being made" to ensure that Belfast's £97m Titanic signature building will be ready for the 2012 centenary, those behind it have said.
4th December 2009

Illegal 2012 Olympic Games site applicants arrested
Nearly 100 people were arrested for trying to work unlawfully at the 2012 Olympic Games site in east London, the UK Border Agency has said.
4th December 2009

Disabled athlete Judith Hamer calls for Paralympians
Exeter-based wheelchair basketball player Judith Hamer is encouraging disabled athletes to try new sports.
5th December 2009

Disabled sailor launches bursary
The first female quadriplegic to sail solo around Britain has launched a sports bursary to help disabled people. The bursary, run by the council and businesses, was launched 1,000 days before the London 2012 Paralympics.
5th December 2009

Olympic football keeps under-23 rule as Fifa relents
Fifa has rejected a proposal to turn Olympic football into an under-21 tournament, arguing not enough time remains to implement the change.
5th December 2009

London 2012 will serve best of British food at the Games
The London 2012 Organising Committee is pledging to serve 'the best of British' food during the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
7th December 2009

British food pledge for Olympics
Food and drink at London's Olympics will be British 'wherever possible', 2012 organisers have said. The 15,000 Olympic athletes will be fed by the London 2012 organising committee (Locog).
7th December 2009

London 2012 transport improvements on track and on budget
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) is three-quarters through its work to improve the transport network for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and beyond.
8th December 2009

London 2012 submits planning application for Greenwich Park
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has submitted the planning permission for Greenwich Park to host the Olympic and Paralympic Equestrian Events and Olympic Modern Pentathlon Events in 2012.
8th December 2009

Hunt for missing Olympic hopeful
An athlete from Essex who could represent Great Britain in the 2012 Olympic Games is missing from his home since several days.
8th December 2009

Romero and Wiggins lose out in Olympic cycling shake-up
Rebecca Romero and Bradley Wiggins will not be able to defend their titles at the 2012 Games in London following changes to the Olympic track programme.
10th December 2009

Eleven sports receive 2012 Olympics funding boost
Britain's Olympic and Paralympic sports have been handed an extra £13m to boost medal hopes and help ensure a smooth build-up to the 2012 Games in London.
10th December 2009

Mixed doubles joins 2012 Olympic tennis schedule
Mixed doubles has been introduced to the Olympic programme in time for the 2012 London Games.
10th December 2009

Foundations complete on the London 2012 White Water Canoe Centre
Strong progress is being made on the world-class White Water Canoe Centre in Broxbourne for the London 2012 Games, with the foundations now complete.
11th December 2009

Rebecca Adlington can defend Olympic 800m title at 2012
Britain's Rebecca Adlington will be able to defend her 800m freestyle title at London 2012 after the event was confirmed in the Olympic programme.
11th December 2009

Olympic hopeful found by police
An Olympic hopeful from an Essex athletics club who disappeared for several days has been found.
14th December 2009

Roddick & Serena Williams want to team up at 2012 Games
Andy Roddick and Serena Williams hope to team up for the United States in mixed doubles when the event returns to the Olympics at the 2012 London Games.
14th December 2009

Paralympic archer Danielle Brown aims to go full time
Paralympic archery champion Danielle Brown is hoping that a move to full-time training next year will help her retain her crown at the 2012 Games.
14th December 2009

The Big Picture: Under construction
A daily photograph from the around the world.
15th December 2009

Olympic Stadium build remains on track as roof structure is lifted into place
The cable-net roof of the Olympic Stadium has been lifted into place, continuing the strong progress being made to build the London 2012 flagship venue.
15th December 2009

Michael Phelps cagey on London 2012 medal target
Michael Phelps says his plans for London 2012 are taking shape, on the eve of his competitive debut in the UK.
17th December 2009

Children's Promise kids celebrate fifth birthday at Olympic Park
Children born on 20/12/2004 who were part of the Children's Promise programme during the bid for the 2012 Games celebrated their fifth birthday by helping to decorate the Christmas tree on the Olympic Park.
18th December 2009

Northern Irish company wins last contract for Basketball Arena
The final contract for the construction of the London 2012 Basketball Arena has been awarded to a company in Dungannon, Northern Ireland.
18th December 2009

Ready to transform the Olympic Park's south
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has appointed a contractor to convert the southern part of the Olympic Park into a colourful festive area for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games and beyond.
18th December 2009

Greg Searle to make London 2012 Olympic bid
Former Olympic champion Greg Searle has set his sights on competing at London 2012, when he will be 40 years old.
18th December 2009

Sporting village foundations laid
The foundations have been laid for a £38m sports village in Essex earmarked as a training camp for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
19th December 2009

'Naughty' English upset 2014 host
English cities have been described as 'naughty' after using the London 2012 Olympics to pre-book holding camps for Glasgow's Commonwealth Games in 2014.
19th December 2009

BT to complete super-fast broadband network by 2012
BT's superfast broadband network will be completed in time for the 2012 Olympic Games, the firm has announced.
21st December 2009

Games lane tunnel plan criticised
Plans to reserve tunnel traffic lanes for 2012 Olympic athletes and officials have been called 'unworkable'. The ODA is considering putting Olympic lanes into the Blackwall Tunnel, east London, which links the 2012 site to Greenwich.
21st December 2009

Sir Chris Hoy prioritises gold over Olympic record
Cycling champion Sir Chris Hoy says he will not risk his gold medal chances by chasing three Olympic titles at the 2012 Games in London.
22nd December 2009

Artists helped into creative jobs
A fund of £500,000 will be shared between art projects across London to boost job hopes of creative people in the 2012 Olympic run-up.
22nd December 2009

Handball Arena foundations complete
The foundations of the London 2012 Handball Arena are complete and the first parts of the venue have been built above ground.
22nd December 2009

New drugs laws ban 'legal highs'
Some anabolic steroids, growth promoters and synthetic cannabis have been made illegal in Northern Ireland. It brings the list of classified steroids up to date in time for the 2012 Olympics in London.
23rd December 2009

New Routemaster maker announced
Northern Ireland-based vehicle-making company Wrightbus has been chosen to build the new Routemaster bus for London, ahead of the 2012 Games.
23rd December 2009

Wilson targets 2012 Olympic team
Northallerton's Nicola Wilson now has her sights set on a place in the GB Olympic eventing team for 2012 following her senior debut in August.
30th December 2009

Olympics high-speed internet hope for Dorset
Businesses are being urged to back a campaign which hopes to secure high-speed internet access across Dorset.
1st January 2010

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