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Olympics News Archive - October 2010

On this page we have archived news items from October 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.

British volleyball teams lose all public funding
Withdrawal of public funding for Britain's women's indoor volleyball and men's beach volleyball teams, which took effect on 1 October, threatens the teams' 2012 Olympic participation.
1st October 2010

Tottenham interested in move to 2012 Olympic Stadium
Tottenham have registered an interest in taking over the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, the club has announced.
1st October 2010

London 2012 announces £10 million communities sports investment in Games-time training venues
Schools, universities, sports clubs and leisure centres in London and throughout the UK can benefit from a major legacy investment opportunity after being designated as Games-time training venues.
1st October 2010

Olympic training facilities to get £10m to upgrade
Up to £10m has been made available to help bring the sports facilities to be used by athletes during London 2012 up to a world-class standard.
1st October 2010

ODA offers opportunity to invest in Olympic Village
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today announced the opportunity for private sector organisations to register their interest in investing in the long-term development of the Olympic Village.
4th October 2010

London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Marathons to start and finish in The Mall
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) today confirmed that the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Marathons will start and finish in The Mall in central London.
4th October 2010

Hop-on hop-off waterbuses for Olympic Park visitors
A hop-on hop-off waterbus serving the Olympic Park in east London will be launched by next spring, British Waterways has said.
5th October 2010

London 2012 Olympic marathon route a 'travesty'
An east London council has strongly criticised the 2012 Olympic marathon route after learning it will be confined to central London.
5th October 2010

Over 100,000 people already signed up to be London 2012 Games Maker volunteers
At the halfway point in the six-week application window for the London 2012 volunteering programme, over 100,000 people have applied to be a Games Maker volunteer.
6th October 2010

Olympic Park education programme hits milestone
The Olympic Park Construction Crew has celebrated the 100th pupil joining the programme since it began in 2008.
6th October 2010

International Inspiration schools competition winners visit Olympic Park
Three schools from across the UK have won the exclusive opportunity to visit the London 2012 Olympic Park after submitting photographs demonstrating their involvement in International Inspiration, London 2012's international sports legacy programme.
6th October 2010

Tottenham allay fears over Olympic Stadium switch
Tottenham have denied the Olympic Stadium has become their preferred new home, insisting they remain committed to redeveloping White Hart Lane.
6th October 2010

Can GB's swimmers outdo the Australians at London 2012?
Britain's Mark Foster, a former world short-course and Commonwealth champion, and Australian five-time Olympic champion Ian Thorpe argue their corners for London Olympics.
6th October 2010

Olympic Park to be renamed after Queen Elizabeth in 2013
The Olympic Park will reopen as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2013, after a phased transformation, it was announced today.
7th October 2010

2012 Olympic chair Baroness Ford wants track at stadium
Tottenham's chances of moving to the Olympic Stadium appear to have receded after legacy officials insisted a running track must remain at the venue.
7th October 2010

Games site renamed the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park
The 2012 Games site in east London will be named the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, London Mayor Boris Johnson said.
7th October 2010

UK Athletics supports West Ham Olympic stadium bid
UK Athletics has given its "formal support" to West Ham's bid to take over London's Olympic Stadium after 2012 who in accord with Newham council have vowed to keep a running track at the venue.
11th October 2010

London 2012 construction workforce hits milestone as peak approaches
The latest employment and skills figures published by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) show that 10,333 people are currently working on the Olympic Park and Athletes' Village as the 'big build' approaches its peak.
12th October 2010

ODA target to employ Londoners on 2012 site 'beaten'
Targets to employ east London construction workers at the Olympic Park are being surpassed, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has said.
12th October 2010

London 2012 Olympic 50p coins go into circulation
New 50 pence coins commemorating the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been launched.
12th October 2010

Cuts fears hinder London 2012 Olympics emergency plans
More needs to be done to ensure London's emergency services can cope with hosting the 2012 Olympics, a London Assembly report has said.
14th October 2010

London 2012 Olympic Games ticket prices to be revealed
The full range of ticket prices for the 2012 Olympics in London will be announced on Friday.
14th October 2010

New trains costing £155m for Olympic visitors to East
National Express East Anglia's new trains costing £155m will be in service by next May between Stansted Airport, Cambridge and London for the Olympic Games.
14th October 2010

Local school recognised for its London 2012-inspired activities
Seb Coe, Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG), today visited Prendergast-Ladywell Fields College in Lewisham to see how students have been inspired by London 2012.
14th October 2010

UCL student from Guildford wins Film Nation: Shorts 'Film of the Month' for September 2010
The short film Dream up a Reality, made by UCL student Will Freeman from Guildford, has won the Film Nation: Shorts 'Film of the Month' award for September 2010.
14th October 2010

Sniffer dogs prepare for London Olympics
A group of sniffer dogs are being put at the forefront of preparations for London's Olympics in 2012, taking part in a specialist training programme.
15th October 2010

London 2012 Olympic 'wake up call' for UK business
The London Olympic games in 2012 should bring economic benefits to UK firms, but many are not sufficiently prepared to take advantage, a report says.
15th October 2010

2012 London Olympic Games ticket prices released
Ticket prices for events at the 2012 London Olympic Games have been released, with the coveted men's 100m final costing up to £725.
15th October 2010

London 2012 announces Olympic Games ticket prices
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) today reveals its ticket pricing structure across the 26 sports of the Olympic Games.
15th October 2010

Olympic 2012 tickets: Your comments
Ticket prices for the 2012 London Olympic Games have been announced. BBC News website readers have sent their reactions.
15th October 2010

Olympic team to be based at Surrey Sports Park
Cricketing legend Sir Vivian Richards has been at the signing of an agreement to base the Antigua and Barbuda Olympic team in Surrey for the 2012 Games.
15th October 2010

London 2012: Pupils can 'earn' 125,000 Olympics tickets
About 125,000 of London's secondary school children will receive a free ticket to the Olympics in 2012.
16th October 2010

Jersey could stage 2012 Olympics cultural festival
Plans have been announced for a cultural festival in Jersey to coincide with the London 2012 Olympic Games.
18th October 2010

Olympic Park Energy Centre powers to finish line
The state-of-the-art Energy Centre in the Olympic Park was unveiled today by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA).
19th October 2010

Mongolia delegation tours Surrey's 2012 Olympic venues
A delegation from Mongolia has toured sports facilities in Surrey as it considers where to base its nation's team during the 2012 London Olympics.
20th October 2010

Andy Hunt named Team GB chef de mission for Olympics
Andy Hunt has been named as Team GB's chef de mission for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
22nd October 2010

Weymouth fishermen worried about Olympic ban
Fishermen and charter skippers in Dorset are worried the 2012 Olympic sailing races will seriously damage their livelihoods. The Olympic organisers said that they are working on a number of solutions.
25th October 2010

Call to halt Weymouth and Portland's Olympic road works
Businesses in Dorset are calling for a halt to £9m of road works being carried out ahead of the Olympic 2012 sailing events, saying they are losing money.
26th October 2010

Beth Tweddle shrugs off age concerns for London 2012
Three-time world gymnastics champion Beth Tweddle has brushed aside concerns that she may be too old to land gold at the London 2012 Olympics.
27th October 2010

Payments at the wave of a mobile
Using mobiles with a special SIM card to pay for everything from train tickets to groceries could be a reality at the London 2012 Olympics claims European telecoms giant Telefonica.
27th October 2010

London 2012 Olympic Mountain Bike venue gets into gear
Excellent progress is being made on the London 2012 Olympic Mountain Bike venue at Hadleigh Farm, Essex, with some of the course's key features now complete.
28th October 2010

More than 240,000 people volunteer for 2012 Olympics
London 2012 organisers will sort through more than 240,000 volunteer applications to create a shortlist for the 70,000 roles ahead of interviews which are due to start in February.
29th October 2010

2012 beach volleyball stadium design revealed
Plans for a 15,000 seater stadium in Horse Guards Parade to host Olympic beach volleyball have been submitted to Westminster City Council.
29th October 2010

London 2012 Olympics 'could miss environmental targets'
The 2012 Olympics could fall short of its environmental pledges, the London Assembly has warned.
29th October 2010

Over 240,000 people apply to be London 2012 Games Makers
Over 240,000 people have applied to be London 2012 Games Makers, volunteering at the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
29th October 2010

London 2012 shop opens in Paddington Station
A new London 2012 shop opened in The Lawn shopping area of Paddington Station today, selling a wide range of merchandise such as soft toys, clothing and accessories, key rings, gifts, pin badges and collectables.
1st November 2010

GB Para dressage riders face battle for 2012 places
British Para dressage riders will have a tough fight to secure a place on the team for the 2012 London Paralympics.
1st November 2010

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