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Olympics News Archive - September 2009

On this page we have archived news items from September 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.

Purchase wants second gold in 2012
Olympic gold medallist Zac Purchase is back training after recovering from a virus.
1st September 2009

Visitors urged to camp for 2012
Visitors to the 2012 Olympic Games in London are being encouraged to sleep in a tent instead of a hotel room. Newham Council hopes budget visitors will pitch up at the Debden House campsite in Loughton.
2nd September 2009

Keatings gains sponsorship deal
Corby gymnast Daniel Keatings has landed a new sponsorship deal with a Northampton-based electricity company.
2nd September 2009

Olympic aim for Crouch-Anderson
Northamptonshire swimmer Myles Crouch-Anderson is setting his sights on London 2012, having won two medals at the European Youth Olympic Festival.
2nd September 2009

From frontline to Olympic starting line
Former Army officer Dennis Mills knows about challenges, having served in former troublesome hotspots such as Bosnia and Northern Ireland.
2nd September 2009

Lancashire lasses target London
Girl Power was in overdrive for Team GB at Beijing in 2008. With London 2012 around the corner, the nation is looking for a new generation of heroines and Lancashire is home to five women looking to make their mark.
2nd September 2009

Clarke targets 2012 medal success
Paralympic archer Mel Clarke is looking to shoot her way to success in the 2012 Games in London.
3rd September 2009

Cabinet meets at Olympic Park
The Government today held its first Cabinet meeting since the summer recess at the Olympic Park.
3rd September 2009

Seb Coe reinforces commitment to Paralympic movement
Speaking at an event celebrating the 20th Anniversary of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC), Seb Coe, Chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), confirmed his commitment to the Paralympic Games
4th September 2009

Hockey's new golden age?
Success for both England's men and women at the recent EuroHockey Nations tournament in Holland suggests another golden age of British hockey could be dawning in the build-up to the 2012 Olympics.
4th September 2009

World Cup bid eyes Olympic venue
The 2012 London Olympic Stadium could be used as part of the bid for England to host the 2018 World Cup.
4th September 2009

Finch names GB EuroBasket squad
GB coach Chris Finch has selected his 12-man EuroBasket finals roster, with Justin Robinson and Jermaine Forbes failing to make the cut. Their performance on Europe's top stage will help determine whether they get to play in the London Olympics in 2012.
5th September 2009

Olympic Park clean-up hits recycling target
The clean-up of the Olympic Park is almost complete and the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) is on track to beat its target of recycling and reusing 90 per cent of demolition materials.
7th September 2009

UK businesses grabbing golden London 2012 opportunities
More than 1,000 UK businesses have won contracts worth over £5 billion to help build the venues and infrastructure for the London 2012 Games.
9th September 2009

James tracking down 2012 place
Having proved herself at the Junior World Track Championships in Moscow, New junior world cycling champion Becky James has her sights on the 2012 Olympics.
10th September 2009

Dempsey takes windsurfing crown
Nick Dempsey has been crowned 2009 RS:X World windsurfing champion at the 2012 Olympic venue in Weymouth, Dorset.
10th September 2009

Zanardi aims for Paralympic place
Former Formula One driver Alex Zanardi is targeting a place on the Italian cycling team at the 2012 Paralympics.
10th September 2009

Twenty new Trailblazer volunteers join London 2012
A group of 20 new Trailblazer pre-Games volunteers have joined the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG).
10th September 2009

Olympics 'could be shown in 3D'
Some of the London Olympic Games could be shown in 3D, the BBC's director of 2012 has said.
11th September 2009

Tory's football plan for stadium
The shadow minister for the 2012 London Olympics has said he would make the stadium into a football venue after the Games, if his party was in power.
11th September 2009

Olympic land budget's £159m hole
The project to buy up land for the London 2012 has created a £159m financial hole, an audit has revealed. The shortfall will impact on other projects but will not affect the main budget of the games, the LDA said.
11th September 2009

Windsurfer relishes senior debut
Cornish windsurfer Izzy Hamilton rounded off a successful summer by finishing 21st at her first ever senior world event in Weymouth.
11th September 2009

Landmarks vie for 2012 badge slot
Hampton Court Palace and the Hackney Empire are among the London landmarks which will feature in a vote to pick images for 2012 Olympic Games badges.
14th September 2009

Mills floats America's Cup challenge
Sailing may not be on everyone's sporting horizon just now, but the man who brought the 2012 Olympics to London believes one international maritime contest provides a "historic" opportunity for the UK.
14th September 2009

London 2012 project boosts opportunities for local women
Ten London women have completed training to become bus drivers on the Olympic Park as part of the London 2012 Women's Project. The project aims to place 50 women in hands-on roles in the Park every year up to its completion in 2011.
14th September 2009

New Olympics logo winner unveiled
An 18-year-old student from Kent has won a nationwide competition to design the new London 2012 education logo.
15th September 2009

Nottingham prepares for Olympics
With still over 1000 days or just under three years until London 2012 kicks off, Nottinghamshire's preparations to welcome Olympic athletes to the area are well under way.
15th September 2009

Swimmer's portrait up for honour
An image of a teenage swimmer aiming for glory at the 2012 Olympics has been shortlisted for the 2009 Taylor Wessing Photographic Portrait Prize.
15th September 2009

London 2012 launches Get Set network as new education logo infill is unveiled
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has unveiled the winning design for an infill of the London 2012 Olympic logo to be used exclusively use by UK schools and colleges.
15th September 2009

BOA opposed to 2012 boxing switch
Plans to move the London 2012 Olympic boxing tournament to Wembley have taken a blow after the British Olympic Association (BOA) opposed the move.
16th September 2009

Davies considering quitting pool
David Davies could quit the pool before the 2012 London Olympics to concentrate on the 10k open water.
16th September 2009

2012 broadcast centre takes shape
The structure of the International Broadcast Centre for the 2012 Olympics has been completed in east London.
16th September 2009

Olympic Park skyline changes as International Broadcast Centre takes shape
The 4,500-tonne steel structure for the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) has been completed, just ten weeks after construction on the frame started.
16th September 2009

Olympic Park sets sustainability example for construction industry
The Government today published a progress report on the Strategy for Sustainable Construction, highlighting the achievements made on the Olympic Park.
16th September 2009

Badminton opposed to 2012 switch
Badminton has joined boxing in opposing a switch to Wembley Arena at the 2012 London Olympics.
18th September 2009

Company to work on 2012 footprint
A company from Oxford has been commissioned to predict the carbon footprint of the London 2012 Olympics.
21st September 2009

Teams sign for 2012 Olympic camps
Two Eastern European teams have signed up to use training facilities in Kent ahead of the 2012 London Olympics.
21st September 2009

Love in the air as Olympic Park visitor gets surprise
A British Olympian received a surprise proposal on the Olympic Park as it was opened to the public as part of Open House weekend - London's largest architectural showcase event.
21st September 2009

Games lanes 'may slow ambulances'
Road lanes reserved for Olympic athletes and officials during the 2012 Games could slow ambulances and increase congestion, police have said. A Department for Transport spokesman said emergency vehicles would be permitted to use the lanes.
22nd September 2009

Handballers paying their own way
Great Britain's Olympic handball teams are struggling for funding and sponsorship with three years to go before the Games in London.
22nd September 2009

Rower Purchase steps up training
Olympic rowing champion Zac Purchase is back in heavy training after a virus wrecked his 2009 season.
23rd September 2009

Wembley Arena wins 2012 backing
Wembley Arena has won the backing of British Gymnastics as the row over the venue's London 2012 future rolls on.
24th September 2009

New weekend of culture to inspire the South West in run up to the Games
'Count Me In', a new weekend of cultural celebrations, launches this weekend in the South West of England as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
24th September 2009

Olympic torch visits Kent schools
Pupils have celebrated the arrival of a torch they designed to mark the beginning of an Olympic campaign.
25th September 2009

Women could get cycling equality
Female track cyclists could gain parity with their male counterparts at the 2012 Olympics in London, enhancing the prospects of Briton Victoria Pendleton.
26th September 2009

London 2012 to reduce Greenwich Park closure time
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) presented its updated plans for the hosting of Equestrian and Modern Pentathlon events at Greenwich Park in 2012 at a meeting of the Greenwich Societies on 23 September at the Blackheath Halls.
28th September 2009

Visa to sponsor Olympic hopefuls
Visa is to sponsor Team 2012, the 1,200 British athletes training to participate in the London Olympics, the British Olympic Association has said.
29th September 2009

Officials hail new Olympic cash
GB Olympic officials hope to be able to field the strongest team ever at London 2012 with a new funding initiative. Team 2012 is aiming to raise £25m in all to support athletes.
29th September 2009

Coastal path ready for 2012 Games
Part of the planned coastal path around England is set to open in Dorset in time for the 2012 Olympics.
29th September 2009

Visa unveiled as Presenting Partner for Team 2012
Visa was today unveiled as the Presenting Partner for Team GB, offering vital support for all British Olympic and Paralympic athletes in the lead up to the London 2012 Games.
29th September 2009

Award-winning Olympic Park programme starts second year
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has started its second year of the successful 'Construction Crew' programme, which gives local schoolchildren the chance to be a part of the London 2012 project.
30th September 2009

UPS becomes Lead Logistics Supporter to London 2012
UPS was today announced as the Official Logistics and Express Delivery Supporter of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
30th September 2009

Main entrance into the Olympic Park takes shape
The vast land bridge that will form the main gateway into the Olympic Park has started to be lifted into place.
30th September 2009

Townend has eyes on 2012 Olympics
European gold medallist Oliver Townend is targeting a place in Britain's equestrian team for the 2012 Olympics.
30th September 2009

Olympic road revamp firm selected
A firm has been selected to oversee the £7m upgrade of a busy Berkshire road which is also the main route to an Olympic 2012 Games site.
30th September 2009

GB coach agrees Greek club deal
Britain's men's coach Harry Brokking has signed a two-year deal at Greek A League club Iraklis to help the British Volleyball Federation's finances.
30th September 2009

Vote for your favourite Olympic Park garden design
Twelve budding gardeners from across the UK have been shortlisted for the public vote for the Olympic Park Great British Garden competition. Voting can be done via the Royal Horticultural Society's website.
1st October 2009

Contest to design Olympic garden
Twelve amateur gardeners are competing to design a garden for the 2012 Olympic Park in east London. A public online vote will select the winning design for the Stratford site.
1st October 2009

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