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Olympics News Archive - May 2009

On this page we have archived news items from May 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 seeks sustainable solutions for temporary venues
London 2012 is calling on industry to help them find a sustainable solution for the use of materials, such as PVC, needed for temporary buildings and the temporary elements of permanent venues needed for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
1st May 2009

London 2012 appoints McCann Worldgroup as marketing services agency
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) today confirmed that McCann Worldgroup has been appointed as its Official Marketing Services Provider, in a Tier Three deal.
5th May 2009

Vili ponders nationality switch
Olympic shot put champion Valerie Vili could switch nationality from New Zealand to Great Britain before defending her title at the 2012 Games.
6th May 2009

Waterway dredged for 2012 games
Work has begun on dredging waterways at the Olympic Park in east London to enable boats to carry construction material to the site.
7th May 2009

New timelapse feature added to Olympic Park webcams
A new timelapse feature has been added to the London 2012 webcams page which lets users select their own timeframe and view images in a flick-book style,showing progress on the main venues.
8th May 2009

Clean-up of Olympic Park waterways begins
A programme of dredging to revitalise the Olympic Park waterways has started. It will improve water quality and open up the waterways allowing barges to transport construction materials to and from the site.
8th May 2009

Mayor's pledge over cost of Games
London Mayor Boris Johnson has pledged the 2012 Olympic Games will be delivered on time and on budget.
9th May 2009

Athlete Black to unveil 2012 logo
Olympic silver medallist Roger Black is to unveil the logo chosen to feature on flags and materials for Surrey 2012. The logo was designed by 22-year-old Rachel Cresswell, from Hastings, East Sussex.
10th May 2009

British Swimming Team see Aquatics Centre progress during London 2012 preparations
The full British Swimming Team saw progress on the 2012 Aquatics Centre this weekend as part of their preparations for this summer's World Swimming Championship, a major stepping stone to the 2012 Games.
11th May 2009

Government invests in Olympic Village
The Government is investing £324m of the Olympic Delivery Authority's (ODA's) budget in the Olympic Village, the Government and the ODA announced today.
13th May 2009

Works starts on cycling and walking network for Olympic Park
Improvement works have started on The Greenway, an important cycle and walking route to the Olympic Park. 2.3km stretch of The Greenway links the Park to Victoria Park and West Ham Station.
14th May 2009

Pictures show progress at London 2012 gateway station is on track
Photos of works at Stratford Regional Station designed to improve the journeys for thousands of spectators travelling to the Olympic Park in 2012 have been released today by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA).
14th May 2009

London 2012 will control schedule
Olympic organising committee chairman Sebastian Coe has insisted television rights holders will not determine the scheduling of athletics at London 2012.
15th May 2009

London to be the 'greenest city'
London's mayor has said the capital will be the greenest city on earth by the time of the 2012 Olympic Games.
18th May 2009

First shot at 2012
Ade Adepitan, BBC commentator and ex-GB wheelchair basketball international, sees that a change has come in wheelchair basketball, in view of this week's Paralympic World Cup basketball competition in Manchester.
19th May 2009

Welsh MPs query Olympics impact
MPs have warned that the positive benefits for Wales from the London 2012 Olympics remain 'uncertain'. The Department for Culture, Media and Sport (DCMS) said it was committed to spreading the benefits across the UK.
22nd May 2009

Olympic boost for women's boxing
Women's boxing could feature at the 2012 London Games after International Olympic Committee president Jacque Rogge backed its inclusion.
22nd May 2009

London 2012 site work 'on time'
One year after construction of the London 2012 Olympic site began, organisers have said building work is on time and on budget.
22nd May 2009

Queally sets British tandem mark
Jason Queally joined Anthony Kappes to set a new British tandem record as he took the first step in his quest to win Paralympic gold at London 2012.
22nd May 2009

Expansion proposal offers GB hope
Basketball's world governing body, Fiba, has asked the International Olympic Committee to increase the size of its 2012 tournaments to 16 teams.
22nd May 2009

One year on since the start of construction on Olympic Stadium
Work has started on fitting out the rooms inside the Olympic Stadium a year after construction began on the venue.
22nd May 2009

Work on Velodrome moves up a gear
New photos showing the progress on the London 2012 Velodrome, designed to be the world's fastest track, have been released by the Olympic Delivery Authority.
28th May 2009

Ofcom prepares Olympics airwaves
Regulator Ofcom is looking at the best way to provide new spectrum in London during the 2012 Olympics. It is considering temporarily borrowing spectrum from public sector bodies such as the Ministry of Defence.
28th May 2009

Nations pave way for 2012 GB team
An England football team could play as Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics, following agreement from the other home nations not to block the idea.
29th May 2009

Fifa approves Team GB compromise
Fifa has approved a proposal to field an all-English team to represent Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics in London.
31st May 2009

Long paddle to London begins
Britain's finest slalom competitors are not used to much support, observed a British slalom canoeist as the European Championships drew to a close in Nottingham.
1st June 2009

London 2012 announces Holiday Inn as official hotel services provider
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today announced Holiday Inn and Holiday Inn Express as the 'Official Hotel Services Provider to London 2012' and a Tier Three commercial partner.
1st June 2009

Bullet trains run preview service
Rail passengers on commuter routes from Kent to London will be able to try out the new Japanese-built bullet train on a special preview service. The trains will also take spectators from St Pancras to the 2012 Olympics site at Stratford in east London in
1st June 2009

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