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Olympics News Archive - November 2010

On this page we have archived news items from November 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.

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

Olympic Park workforce hits new health and safety milestone
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has now achieved fifteen sets of a million working hours without a reportable incident since the ODA gained possession of the Olympic Park in 2007.
2nd November 2010

Scrapping London 2012 curtain 'sensible', Lord Coe says
Scrapping a fabric curtain due to be wrapped around the Olympic Stadium to minimise crosswinds was a "sensible" cost-cutting idea, London 2012 chair Lord Coe has said.
2nd November 2010

Golden guarantee
As GB's rowers embark on what they see as the start of the qualifying campaign for London 2012, they will rely heavily on Jurgen Grobler who has coached Olympic champions at each of the nine Olympic Games he has attended since 1972.
3rd November 2010

Poet Simon Armitage plans Olympic gig for 2012
An ambitious project to assemble poets from all of the Olympic nations in 2012 has been launched in London.
3rd November 2010

Residents plant new trees along Olympic Park access route
Local residents have helped plant more than 200 trees and plants along The Greenway - a key cycling and walking route to the London 2012 Olympic Park.
3rd November 2010

GB handball players to return to London in 2011
British Handball players, currently competing across Europe, look set to return home in 2011 to train together on home-soil ahead of the London Olympics.
4th November 2010

Cornwall too remote says Olympics boss Sir Keith Mills
Cornwall has been unable to attract any athletes for pre-Olympic training because of its distance from London, according to Sir Keith Mills.
4th November 2010

London 2012: Work begins on Anish Kapoor Orbit tower
Building work on a 115m-tall spiralling ArcelorMittal Orbit tower in the Olympic Park, designed by artist Anish Kapoor, has begun.
4th November 2010

Work starts on Olympic Park attraction
Construction work has started on the Orbit - London's newest major attraction, which is being built at the heart of the London 2012 Olympic Park.
5th November 2010

Pentathlon drops plan to swap pistols for laser guns
The International Modern Pentathlon Union (UIPM) has voted against a plan to replace air pistols with laser guns for the 2012 London Olympics.
7th November 2010

Women make their mark on the 2012 Olympic site
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has employed more women in trades on London's Olympic site, compared with the other construction projects since 2003, but can it leave a lasting legacy for women in the industry?
7th November 2010

London 2012 starts search for orchestra
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) is inviting expressions of interest from world-class, UK-based orchestras to record the 209 national anthems required for the Victory Ceremonies and Team Welcome Ceremonies of the London 2012 Games.
8th November 2010

Young film-makers from Loughton in Essex win Film Nation: Shorts 'Film of the Month' award
The Film Nation: Shorts 'Film of the Month' award results for October 2010 have been announced.
9th November 2010

Technology putting Olympic archers on target for 2012
Despite the under-performance at the Beijing Games, Archery GB's investment in new equipment has made the British camp confident with seven English medals, including four golds from the recent Commonwealth Games to back up.
9th November 2010

North West paramedics 'diverted for Olympic Games'
Paramedics from north-west England could be diverted to London for the Olympic Games, with the local NHS trust covering the cost.
9th November 2010

Copper covering underway on Olympic Park venue
The roof of the Handball Arena is complete and work is well underway to cover the 7,000-seat venue with distinctive, sustainably-sourced copper.
10th November 2010

Cycle hire scheme extension for east London unveiled
An additional 2,000 bikes will be made available as a cycle hire scheme is rolled out to east London ahead of the Olympics, mayor Boris Johnson has said.
10th November 2010

Cardiff University to play host to international football stars in 2012
World-famous football stars will be preparing for the London 2012 Olympic Games in the Welsh capital after Cardiff University was confirmed as an official London 2012 Games-Time Training Venue.
11th November 2010

London 2012 Ticketshare scheme extended to include 'Tickets For Troops'
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has confirmed that it will be working with the organisation Tickets For Troops as part of its Ticketshare scheme to provide up to 10,000 tickets for servicemen and women and their families.
11th November 2010

Troops given 10,000 London Olympics Games tickets
Servicemen and women will be given 10,000 tickets for the 2012 London Olympics, organisers have said.
11th November 2010

UK artist appointed as Olympic Park artist in residence
The ODA has appointed artist Neville Gabie to undertake a 16-month residency on the London 2012 project to deliver a number of artist-led projects with the Olympic Park’s workforce and the local communities around the site.
12th November 2010

Tottenham and West Ham lead London 2012 stadium bid
Tottenham and West Ham football clubs have been named as the two preferred bidders to take over London's Olympic Stadium after the Games in 2012.
12th November 2010

Clearing toxic waste from London 2012 site cost £12.7m
A total of £12.7m has been spent on cleaning up toxic and radioactive waste on part of the Olympic site.
13th November 2010

Olympic boss seeks golden future for London 2012 park
The Chair of the legacy firm that will oversee the commercial and social legacy of London's 2012 Olympic park is hoping for as big a regeneration impact in east London as the Festival of Britain in 1951.
14th November 2010

London 2012 Olympic Park artist-in-residence appointed
Artist Neville Gabie has been appointed to oversee a number of projects in the Olympic Park in the run up to the 2012 Games.
14th November 2010

Lottery boost for London 2012 mass participation legacy
Sports Minister Hugh Robertson announces a new £135m plan to secure a positive sporting legacy from the London Olympics.
15th November 2010

Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy achieves sustainability standard
Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy " the venue for the London 2012 Sailing competitions " has become the first sailing venue in the country to achieve the British standard for sustainable events, BS8901.
16th November 2010

Olympic Park aerials show progress
New aerial images of the Olympic Park showing the construction progress of the venues and infrastructure for the London 2012 Games have been released.
17th November 2010

Spurs stadium plan 'unacceptable' to UK Athletics
Tottenham's proposal to take over London's Olympic Stadium with AEG after the Games in 2012 is "completely unacceptable" to UK Athletics (UKA).
17th November 2010

IOC check Games preparations and marathon route change
A team from the International Olympic Committee has begun a three-day inspection of venues and preparations for the 2012 Games in London.
17th November 2010

IOC visit sees London 2012 Velodrome track completed
The International Olympic Committee Coordination Commission has visited the Olympic Park, seeing the Velodrome's newly completed timber cycling track.
18th November 2010

London landmarks to be hospitality venues at 2012 Games
Foreign national Olympic committees are signing up London landmarks to use as hospitality sites for the 2012 Games.
18th November 2010

London 2012 Olympic Park in Stratford 'nearly ready'
The London 2012 Olympic Park is "nearly complete", the International Olympic Committee (IOC) has said after examining the cycling stadium in Stratford.
18th November 2010

London 2012: Lord Coe says Olympic marathon 'is fixed'
The Olympic marathon will conclude in central London and will not be moved to the East End despite protests, London 2012 chairman Lord Coe has said.
19th November 2010

'We can see the pieces of the puzzle falling into place now' says IOC
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reported that 'preparations are advancing at an astonishing rate' following the latest Coordination Commission visit to London.
19th November 2010

London 2012 announces ticketing programme for athletes' families and friends
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) today announced that every athlete competing in the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games will be able to buy up to two tickets, depending on the sport, for family and friends for each session in which they are co
19th November 2010

World-class sport coming to UK as part of London 2012 testing programme
Test events will enable the public to see exciting competitive sport in Olympic venues for the first time, and will include world championships, international invitation meets and British team qualification events.
19th November 2010

Sergei Bubka wants 2012 stadium promise honoured
London's Olympics organisers must be faithful to their promise and retain the 2012 stadium's running track after the Games, according to Sergei Bubka.
20th November 2010

Olympics cash review is welcomed
The Scottish government has welcomed new steps to resolve spending disputes with Westminster over matters such as the London Olympics.
22nd November 2010

Staffordshire Police after specials for 2012 Olympics
Up to 150 special officers are being recruited by Staffordshire Police to cover the extra security needed for the Olympics, the force says.
22nd November 2010

Tower Hamlets in legal bid against 2012 marathon route
An east London council has begun legal proceedings against Olympic organisers calling for a judicial review into the decision to move the marathon route.
23rd November 2010

New bridge links Olympic Park to local communities
A new bridge has been lifted into place linking the Olympic Park to local areas in Hackney and Waltham Forest.
23rd November 2010

Colin Jackson strengthens International Inspiration links
School children from across Haringey, North London, today welcomed Olympic medallist Colin Jackson as part of International Inspiration, London 2012's global sports legacy programme.
23rd November 2010

London 2012 calls on businesses to start planning for the Games
London 2012 has launched a campaign to provide UK businesses with information about transport plans for the London 2012 Games.
24th November 2010

Wounded servicemen and women aim for Paralympic glory
Doctors say advances in treatment mean wounded servicemen and women will be challenging for medals at the London 2012 Paralympics.
25th November 2010

Venues for London 2012 Olympics 'built for security'
Security has been built into the venues for the London 2012 Olympics, a minister has told safety experts.
25th November 2010

London 2012 Garden prepares for world's plants
More than 60,000 plants, grasses, herbs and flowers are growing in an Ashford nursery ready to be planted in the Olympic Park London 2012 Garden.
26th November 2010

Canada Olympic boss slams Sports Partnerships cuts
Sports chiefs from Canada, which staged this year's Winter Olympics, have stepped into the row over the funding of sport in English schools, urging the government to rethink its plans to cut £162m from the budget.
26th November 2010

London 2012 Olympic qualification vital - Chris Hoy
Sir Chris Hoy says trips to Australia and Colombia next month are key to qualifying for London 2012 places.
26th November 2010

London 2012 signs two more UK licensees
The London 2012 licensing programme is ending 2010 on a high note, with the appointment of two new UK licensees and confirmation that it will be a major exhibitor at Spring Fair International in February 2011.
26th November 2010

David Beckham in awe of London 2012 Olympic Park
The LA Galaxy and England player David Beckham, who made his first visit to the site since helping win the bid in 2005, was shown around the site by Seb Coe, Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee.
29th November 2010

NI image 'contributes to Olympics no-show'
Northern Ireland's image is one of the reasons why teams competing in the 2012 Olympics have so far not chosen it as a training base, Sport NI chief executive Eamonn McCartan has said.
1st December 2010

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