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Olympics News Archive - January 2010

On this page we have archived news items from January 2010. 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.

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

New link into Olympic Park completed
A new link into the Olympic Park underneath the busy A12 dual carriageway has been finished on schedule.
4th January 2010

Concern over 2012 athletes village drug searches
Athletes' representatives have warned that random drugs searches in the Olympic Village at London 2012 would be 'utterly disastrous'.
4th January 2010

Health and safety the priority as London 2012 construction reaches peak
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has reinforced its commitment to health and safety as the project enters its toughest year so far.
5th January 2010

Met recycling guns for 2012 site
Guns and knives seized by the Metropolitan Police are being melted down into girders for the 2012 Olympic Games site in Stratford, east London.
5th January 2010

Jana Rawlinson sacrifices breast implants for Olympics
Australia's double world 400m hurdles champion Jana Rawlinson has had her breast implants removed to improve her chances of winning 2012 Olympic gold.
5th January 2010

Channel 4 lands 2012 Paralympics
Channel 4 has been awarded the UK television rights for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
8th January 2010

Channel 4 awarded UK broadcaster rights for London 2012 Paralympic Games
The London 2012 Organising Committee has awarded the UK broadcast rights to Channel 4 following a highly competitive tender process.
8th January 2010

Tokyo-style 'pod hotel' approved
A Tokyo-style 'pod hotel' will open in central London's famous tourist spot the Trocadero.
9th January 2010

London 2012 appoints Director of Culture
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) and the Cultural Olympiad Board have appointed Ruth Mackensie as the Director of Culture for the 2012 Games.
13th January 2010

2012 Olympics site 'protected from sewage attack risk'
Steps have been taken to prevent the London Olympic site being hit by sewage travelling at '40 miles an hour', a Home Office minister has said.
13th January 2010

Olympic Park utilities building operational
A new utilities building, that takes waste from venues in the Olympic Park, is now in use.
15th January 2010

Greenwich Olympic equestrian venue 'breaks 1866 law'
Campaigners who want to stop Olympic equestrian events being staged in Greenwich Park have threatened to use a legal loophole from the 19th Century.
17th January 2010

West Ham keen to move into London Olympic stadium
Premier League club West Ham would have to keep a running track if they want to move into the Olympic Stadium after the Games, London 2012 has said.
19th January 2010

Paralympian Reid switches to GB
Canadian Paralympic athlete Stefanie Reid has switched allegiances to Great Britain and will aim for a place on the GB team for the 2012 Paralympics.
19th January 2010

Billy Bonds against West Ham Olympic Stadium bid
West Ham legend Billy Bonds says he is against the club's proposed move to the London 2012 Olympic Stadium.
20th January 2010

Eight Devon and Cornwall hotels voted top by travellers
Eight hotels in Devon and Cornwall have made it into the top 25 UK hotels voted for by world travellers, a worrying situation for the London hotels with the 2012 Olympics looming.
20th January 2010

Devon school set to inspire young disabled athletes
South Devon College is set to hold a two-day event to inspire young athletes to get involved with Olympic sports.
20th January 2010

Olympic rowing bridge installed at Dorney Lake
A 282-tonne bridge linking two sides of the 2012 Olympic rowing venue on the Buckinghamshire/Berkshire border has been put in place.
21st January 2010

Leading GB boxers visit ExCeL - London 2012 Boxing venue
Leading GB boxers including James DeGale today visited ExCeL London, one of London 2012's key venues at Games time.
21st January 2010

London's Earls Court venue faces uncertain future
Earls Court, the 2012 Olympic volleyball tournament venue, faces an uncertain future after the 2012 Olympics.
21st January 2010

Hackney Marsh wind turbine backed by residents
Residents have backed plans for a wind turbine on Hackney Marshes set to become a part of the 2012 Olympic Games' legacy.
25th January 2010

Bridge lifted into place at London 2012 Rowing venue
A new finish line bridge has been lifted into place at Dorney Lake, the venue for the London 2012 Rowing events.
25th January 2010

Specialist police to tackle Olympic ticket fraudsters
A squad of specialist detectives will tackle ticket fraudsters who try to cash in on the London 2012 Olympic Games.
26th January 2010

London 2012 Olympic Park to be 'stunning green oasis'
The Olympic Park will be a "stunning green oasis" to be proud of after the 2012 Games, Olympics minister Tessa Jowell has said.
26th January 2010

Olympic Park parklands project underway
Work has started to create the areas of parklands within the Olympic Park which will become the largest new urban park in the UK for more than 100 years.
26th January 2010

Richie Woodhall accepts training role for 2012 Olympics
The Amateur Boxing Association has taken on 1988 Olympic medallist Richie Woodhall to help in their training programme ahead of the 2012 Games.
27th January 2010

London 2012 Young Leaders Programme launches
The London 2012 Young Leaders Programme launched today, offering young people the opportunity to make a positive difference to their lives and local communities.
27th January 2010

Welsh companies winning London 2012 contracts
Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) Chairman John Armitt has visited Wales to meet some of the firms that have won contracts on the London 2012 construction project.
27th January 2010

British amateur boxing association names podium squad
Beijing Olympians Bradley Saunders and Khalid Yafai have been named in the British Amateur Boxing Association's 21-man podium squad.
28th January 2010

London 2012 Olympic cycle track 'ready first'
The cycle track, in Stratford, east London, is on course to be the first London 2012 venue completed for the Olympic Games.
28th January 2010

Justin Gatlin aims for 2012 Olympics after doping ban
Disgraced sprinter Justin Gatlin is aiming to compete at the 2012 Olympics.
28th January 2010

Olympic gold medallist sees Velodrome steel structure complete
amie Staff, gold medallist in the Team Sprint at the Beijing 2008 Games, visited the London 2012 Velodrome this week to mark the completion of the venue's steel structure.
28th January 2010

Roald Bradstock aiming for 2012 return, aged 50
Javelin thrower Roald Bradstock is targeting a remarkable comeback for the London Olympics in 2012 - when he will be 50 years old.
29th January 2010

John Lewis appointed London 2012 Tier Three provider
John Lewis has been appointed the Official Department Store provider for the London 2012 Games.
1st February 2010

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