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Olympics News Archive - July 2009

On this page we have archived news items from July 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.

Olympic Park experience for engineering students
Engineering and construction students from universities across London have gained hands-on building experience on the Olympic Park.
1st July 2009

Aquatics Centre excites 2012 hope
Londoner Nick Robinson-Baker says an inside view of the 2012 Aquatics Centre has added to his enthusiasm to make it to the next Olympic Games.
1st July 2009

Eye firm's pledge over Olympics
The Worcestershire firm UK Loco Ltd, which won a multi-million pound contract to upgrade the London Eye, said it was confident it would be ready for the 2012 Olympics.
2nd July 2009

Olympic pool 'not ready for 2012'
An Olympic sized swimming pool planned for Bangor may not be ready for the 2012 London Olympics, according to North Down Alliance councillor Ian Parsley. An advertisement asking contractors to tender for the project has just gone to press.
3rd July 2009

Work starts on Canoe venue as latest milestones are delivered
Construction has started on the White Water Canoe Centre in Broxbourne where the Canoe Slalom events will take place during the London 2012 Games.
3rd July 2009

Local children graduate from Olympic Park 'Construction Crew'
The first young members of the Olympic Delivery Authority's (ODA's) Construction Crew have graduated from the programme.
6th July 2009

Olympic Park workers win health and safety awards
Awards have been given to individuals and teams across the Olympic Park site to recognise their efforts to make the construction project one of the healthiest, safest and greenest in the UK.
6th July 2009

Designs launched for Olympic Village
Plans for the 'gold medal standard' Olympic Village have today been released by London 2012.
7th July 2009

Cities to put case as 2018 hosts
England's World Cup bid leaders will begin inspection visits next week to those cities hoping to be part of the campaign for the 2018 or 2022 finals.
7th July 2009

From 'terror toddler' to hockey star
Kerry Williams, who described her younger self as a 'terror toddler', shares her experience in a programme aiming to engage 30,000 young people through sport by 2012.
8th July 2009

Scottish company nets Basketball Arena contract
A company based in Glasgow has been awarded the contract to build the main structure of the London 2012 Basketball Arena.
9th July 2009

Minister makes 2012 stadium vow
Olympics minister Tessa Jowell insists that the 80,000-capacity stadium being built for the 2012 Games will be downsized to a 25,000-seat venue.
9th July 2009

Olympic sailing police cost soars
The estimated cost of security for the 2012 Olympic sailing events in Dorset has almost doubled, leaving uncertainty over the effect on council taxpayers.
10th July 2009

2012 'hit by £15m sponsor loss'
London 2012 Olympic organisers have cancelled a sponsorship contract with Canadian company Nortel, leading to a potential £15m funding shortfall. They have been replaced by Cisco Systems but on a less lucrative deal.
10th July 2009

Tweddle aids Pinches London bid
City of Liverpool gymnast Jennifer Pinches has hailed the influence of club mate Beth Tweddle as she targets the 2012 London Olympics.
10th July 2009

Change of Official Network Infrastructure Partner announced
London 2012 today announced a change of the Official Network Infrastructure partner for the Games from Nortel to Cisco.
10th July 2009

A push in the right direction for Olympic Park bridge
A new bridge that links Stratford town centre to the new Stratford City development and the Olympic Park has moved a step closer to completion, crossing 11 live railway lines at Stratford Regional Station.
10th July 2009

Falmouth awarded pre-2012 sailing
Falmouth has succeeded in its bid to host a prestigious pre-Olympic sailing event before London 2012.
14th July 2009

London Olympic land 'over budget'
Securing land for the 2012 Olympics has cost more than expected, the London Development Agency (LDA) has admitted.
14th July 2009

Cultural Olympiad gets £16m boost
An investment of £16 million towards the London 2012 culture programme, the Cultural Olympiad, was announced today. The grant, from the Olympic Lottery Distributor, will fund six of the major projects that feature in the Olympiad.
15th July 2009

Update on Olympic Park workforce
Figures published today by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) show that more than 10,000 people have worked on the Olympic Park to date.
15th July 2009

Nation holds Olympic base talks
The South American country Colombia is to hold exclusive talks about its 2012 Olympic training camp being based in the North East of England.
16th July 2009

Bath chosen as ParalympicsGB base
The British Paralympic team will be based at the University of Bath as they begin preparations for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
16th July 2009

External structure complete on Olympic Stadium
The Olympic Stadium's external structure was completed today, as the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) published its 'Annual Report and Accounts 2008-2009'.
16th July 2009

Londoners proud to build the Olympic Park
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today published 'Park people', a collection of testimonies and pictures from some of the London residents that are working on the Olympic Park.
17th July 2009

Cash injection for 2012 security
A £19m cash injection has been approved by ministers to strengthen London's Olympic Park venues against the threat of a terrorist attack.
20th July 2009

Contracts drawn up for US visit
Officials are drawing up a draft contract which it is hoped will confirm that the US intends to make Birmingham its base for the 2012 Olympics.
20th July 2009

Fencers on course for 2012 medal
British fencing is on track to end its long wait for another Olympic medal at the 2012 Games, according to the chief executive of the national association.
20th July 2009

All permanent Olympic Park venues under construction
Building work has started on the Handball Arena two months early, which means all new permanent venues on the Olympic Park are now under construction.
20th July 2009

Local schools receive London 2012 mementos
Schools that took part in the London 2012 hoardings project have been presented with panels displaying their students' artwork, which was used to decorate the hoardings along part of the Olympic Park boundary.
21st July 2009

First official London 2012 toys will be ready for Christmas
The first official London 2012 toys will be ready by the end of the year, following the appointment of models and collectibles maker Hornby as an official licensee.
21st July 2009

Hornby wins 2012 Olympics licence
Toymaker Hornby is to make a range of toys and souvenirs associated with the London 2012 Olympic Games.
21st July 2009

Planes may be diverted for Games
Security officials have revealed they may have to divert aeroplanes from the flight path above the main 2012 Olympic site in Stratford, east London.
21st July 2009

I want London 2012 medal - Rimmer
Liverpool runner Michael Rimmer hopes to get himself in a medal position for the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
21st July 2009

Bayley eyeing London 2012 glory
Former table tennis international Kevin Satchell says Will Bayley is on target to win a medal at the 2012 Paralympics.
22nd July 2009

Daley dreams of gold in London
Tom Daley hopes his World Championship gold medal triumph will help propel him to the 2012 Olympic title in London.
22nd July 2009

London 2012 appoints ticketing services provider
London 2012 today announced that Ticketmaster has been appointed Official Ticketing Services Provider and will become a Tier 3 sponsor.
23rd July 2009

Cooper focusing on London Games
Shropshire's Zoe Cooper has targeted winning a solo synchronised swimming medal at the London 2012 Olympics as she looks to promote the sport's image.
23rd July 2009

Swimming scheme attracts millions
New figures show the government's offer of free swimming for young people and the elderly in England led to 4.4m pool visits in the first three months. It aims to ensure a lasting legacy from the 2012 Olympics, by getting more people physically active.
24th July 2009

Morgan launches Olympic weekend
First Minister Rhodri Morgan is launching a weekend of artistic and cultural events in Wales marking three years to go before the 2012 Olympics.
24th July 2009

Events mark 2012 Games countdown
About 300 people will visit the Olympic site and hundreds of cultural events across the UK will take place during London 2012 Open Weekend.
24th July 2009

Olympics 'cash boost to region'
The 2012 Olympic Games will bring billions of pounds to the West Midlands region, say organisers.
24th July 2009

London 2012 Open Weekend begins
More than 750 events taking place across the country this weekend are part of London 2012 Open Weekend (24-26 July 2009).
24th July 2009

Limited edition 'three years to go' pin announced
A limited edition London 2012 pin will go on sale to mark 'three years to go' to the Opening Ceremony of the Olympic Games in 2012.
24th July 2009

Prince William helps to mark three years to go to the Games
Prince William joined young homeless people to raise a London 2012 flag marking Open Weekend and three years to go to the Olympic Games.
24th July 2009

First members of the public enter the Olympic Stadium
London 2012 today welcomed 150 competition winners and their guests to the Olympic Stadium site for an exclusive preview of the construction progress made to date on the Olympic Stadium.
26th July 2009

Coe confident on 2012 countdown
London 2012 chief Lord Coe says preparations for the Olympics are ahead of schedule with three years to go before the opening ceremony.
26th July 2009

Three years to go and counting
In exactly three years, the eyes of the world will be on London and the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
27th July 2009

In pictures: Three years to London 2012
'Images'
27th July 2009

Local coach seeks Olympic glory
A badminton coach from Northamptonshire has set herself the goal of finding a future Olympic champion.
27th July 2009

Coe confident on 2012 countdown
London 2012 chief Lord Coe says preparations for the Olympics are ahead of schedule with three years to go before the opening ceremony.
27th July 2009

12 to watch for 2012
'Images'
27th July 2009

2012 stadium 'might not be scaled down'
The woman in charge of the legacy of the 2012 Olympics has revealed that she might revamp the plan to scale down the main stadium from 80,000 to 25,000 seats after the Games, especially if the arena becomes part of England's 2018 World Cup bid.
27th July 2009

Olympic Park venues set to take shape over coming year
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has announced a new set of milestones, known as 'the big build: structures', to be achieved during the next phase of constructing the venues and infrastructure for the London 2012 Games.
27th July 2009

Olympic £15 ticket plan at risk
Hopes the cheapest Olympic tickets could sell for £15 may not be realised, say organisers.
28th July 2009

Britain's elite sports personalities unite to support London 2012's international legacy
David Beckham, Sir Chris Hoy, Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson, Denise Lewis and Colin Jackson have joined forces to add their support to International Inspiration, London 2012's international legacy programme for children and young people.
29th July 2009

Olympic sailing venue wins award
A new Dorset sailing academy set to host the 2012 Olympic sailing events has won an international award for the access it gives disabled sailors.
29th July 2009

GB athletics coach targets 2016
UK Athletics's Paralympic head coach Peter Eriksson believes it may be 2016 before Team GB make a big impact in the sport at the Paralympics Games.
30th July 2009

Bevis aiming for London 2012 gold
Herefordshire shooter James Bevis says he is confident of bringing home a gold medal from the London Paralympics.
30th July 2009

Date set for sports village works
Work will start in October on a £38m sports village in Essex earmarked as a training camp for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
30th July 2009

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