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Olympics News Archive - December 2010

On this page we have archived news items from December 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.

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

McCausland angry at McCartan comments over Olympics
Sports minister Nelson McCausland has expressed disappointment at a top sports administrator's comments about Northern Ireland's failure to attract Olympic 2012 teams to training camps here.
2nd December 2010

Sport NI Chief Executive regrets London 2012 remarks
Eamonn McCartan, the chief executive of Sport NI, says he regrets comments made about the difficulties in attracting teams to Northern Ireland for London 2012 Olympic training camps.
3rd December 2010

McCartan 'regrets' 2012 Olympic fallout
The Chief Executive of Sport NI said he "regrets" making negative comments about Northern Ireland's image.
3rd December 2010

Top Paralympic job for Jerseyman Dennis Le Breuilly
Jersey's Dennis Le Breuilly has been appointed technical delegate for sitting volleyball at the London Paralympics in 2012.
6th December 2010

Living on the Olympic Park: Will dreams become reality?
Baroness Margaret Ford, Chair of the Olympic Park Legacy Company, describes her vision for the Olympic Park's housing plans.
6th December 2010

Living on the Olympic Park: Will dreams become reality?
Penny Bernstock, a housing consultant at the University of East London, discusses the trials ahead in the London 2012's housing legacy.
6th December 2010

Living on the Olympic Park: Will dreams become reality?
The creation of "a vibrant new piece of London" is a key aim of the ambitious legacy planned for the 2012 Olympic Games.
6th December 2010

Living on the Olympic Park: Will dreams become reality?
In 2013 the site will re-open as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park with the first of the housing - conversion of the flats in the Athletes' Village - for sale and rent.
6th December 2010

Cultural Olympiad reveals celebrity line-up
Actress Cate Blanchett, Blur's Damon Albarn and artist David Hockney will be involved in a 12-week arts festival running alongside the 2012 Olympics.
7th December 2010

London 2012 is not all about sport
Students report on a press conference held at the Royal Opera House in Covent Garden by Tony Hall, Chair of the Cultural Olympiad Board, and Ruth Mackenzie, Director of the Cultural Olympiad, London.
7th December 2010

British volleyball teams get 2012 Olympics green light
Britain's indoor volleyball teams can participate in the London 2012 Olympics after getting the go-ahead from the British Olympic Association.
7th December 2010

Leading international artists head up first commissions for the London 2012 Festival
The first group of commissions for the London 2012 Festival were announced today, featuring leading artists from around the world.
7th December 2010

Actor Jude Law makes Derry festival date
Hollywood heart-throb Jude Law is on his way to Londonderry as part of a London cultural festival which is intended to complement the London Olympics.
8th December 2010

Scottish schools in Olympic twinning dream
Four Scottish schools have been chosen to take part in a project twinning them with schools around the world in the run-up to the Olympics in 2012.
8th December 2010

New maternity and newborn centre opens at London 2012 hospital
A new maternity and newborn centre has opened at the hospital for the London 2012 Games - Homerton in east London.
8th December 2010

London 2012: Six sports given extra UK Sport funding
Boxing, canoeing, gymnastics, hockey, rowing and taekwondo have been rewarded for strong performances in 2010, but badminton's funding has been reduced.
9th December 2010

Trinidad and Tobago pick Wales as 2012 Olympics base
Trinidad and Tobago's Olympics team will be based in Cardiff in the build-up to the 2012 London Games.
9th December 2010

Olympic Park Winning Words project to inspire athletes
Inspiring lines of poetry on a wall is to be installed in London's Olympic Park to help boost participating athletes in the 2012 Olympics.
9th December 2010

Funds given for 125,000 Games tickets for London pupils
London Olympics organisers have agreed to fund 125,000 free Games tickets for the capital's school children.
9th December 2010

London 2012 slalom canoeing venue opens at Lee Valley
The Princess Royal has unveiled the Lee Valley White Water Centre, the first brand new venue for the London 2012 Olympic Games to be completed.
9th December 2010

Dorset MP's fears over police cuts for 2012 Olympics
An MP has raised concerns that Dorset Police will struggle to cope with security at the 2012 Olympics if it faces more cuts.
9th December 2010

First brand new London 2012 venue completed
The Lee Valley White Water Centre, which will host Canoe Slalom during the London 2012 Games, has been completed 18 months before the Games begin.
9th December 2010

Young film makers' short films selected to be screened at London 2012
The winning films from the first round of the London 2012 Film Nation: Shorts competition for 14-25 year olds were announced today. The films will be screened in the run up to and during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
9th December 2010

2012 Cultural Olympiad composers selected
A mixture of musical genres, including opera, jazz, bell-ringing and beatboxing, have been chosen to feature in the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
10th December 2010

Cardiff band Wonderbrass make music for 2012 Olympics
A Cardiff jazz band has been awarded a £10,000 grant to create music to celebrate the 2012 London Olympics.
10th December 2010

New Music 20x12 commissions celebrate the talent of the UK's musical community
PRS for Music Foundation has today announced 20 outstanding pieces of new music that will play a prominent role in the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad, as part of the New Music 20x12 project.
10th December 2010

2012 Cultural Olympiad composers selected
mixture of musical genres, including opera, jazz, bell-ringing and beatboxing, have been chosen to feature in the 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
10th December 2010

Ben is determined to represent his country despite his accident.
A Cardiff jazz band has been awarded a £10,000 grant to create music to celebrate the 2012 London Olympics.
10th December 2010

London 2012 Olympics: Arena security cash released
Olympics organisers have been allocated £280m by the government to beef up security at venues being used in 2012.
13th December 2010

London 2012 Olympics tax concessions confirmed
Foreign sportsmen and women, and other foreign staff taking part in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, have been exempted from income tax.
13th December 2010

London 2012 medals deal struck for Royal Mint in Llantrisant
The Royal Mint has won the contract to produce athletes' medals for the London 2012 Olympics.
14th December 2010

London 2012 Lea Valley River Park project begins
Work has begun to transform part of the Lower Lea Valley in preparation for the London 2012 Olympics.
14th December 2010

Work has begun to transform part of the Lower Lea Valley in preparation for the London 2012 Olympics.
http://www.bbc.co.uk/news/uk-wales-11989437
14th December 2010

London 2012 medals to be made in the UK by Royal Mint
The London 2012 Organising Committee has announced that the Royal Mint will produce around 4,700 victory medals at its headquarters in Llantrisant, South Wales, for the London 2012 Games.
14th December 2010

Ordnance Survey: Weapons of mass instruction make money
The Ordnance Survey (OS)has started the task of mapping the 2012 Olympics site, via 100 or so satellites, accurate to within 2.6cm.
15th December 2010

Ideas sought on promoting 'Olympic peace' in 2012
Ministers are to consult on how the 2012 Olympics can be used as a catalyst to promote international peace.
15th December 2010

London 2012 programmes to be produced and printed in the UK
The London 2012 Organising Committee has confirmed that its official event and daily programmes will be produced and printed in the UK.
16th December 2010

Shortlist of potential investors in the Olympic Village announced
The shortlist of companies who will be invited to submit financial proposals for the purchase and long-term management of the London 2012 Olympic Village has been announced.
17th December 2010

Prime Minister helps local schoolchildren turn on Olympic Stadium lights
Prime Minister David Cameron and local schoolchildren turned on the London 2012 Olympic Stadium's floodlights for the first time.
20th December 2010

Aggreko wins £37m power contract for London Olympics
Glasgow-based Aggreko has won a £37m contract to supply power to the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
20th December 2010

Olympic stadium lights switch on
Prime Minister David Cameron switched on the floodlights at London's 2012 Olympic stadium at a ceremony in east London.
20th December 2010

London 2012 plugs Aggreko as official provider and Tier Three sponsor
The London 2012 Organising Committee has appointed Aggreko plc as the exclusive supplier of temporary energy services for London 2012, and a Tier Three sponsor of the Games.
20th December 2010

Children born on 20/12 day 2004 celebrate 6th birthday with London 2012 mascots
Children in the London 2012 'Children's Promise' scheme from across the UK yesterday celebrated their 6th birthday with the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic mascots in Trafalgar Square.
21st December 2010

London 2012 announces new opportunity for specialist flower provider
The London 2012 Organising Committee today launched a search for a specialist provider to design and deliver floral bouquets and arrangements for the London 2012 Games.
21st December 2010

World champion Tom Daley visits London 2012 Aquatics Centre
World diving champion Tom Daley got his first taste of the London 2012 diving boards on a visit to the Olympic Park.
22nd December 2010

Tom Daley checks out London 2012 dive board
Diving champion Tom Daley stepped out for the first time on one of the dive boards where he hopes to go for gold at the London 2012 Olympics.
22nd December 2010

Road improvements due to begin in Weymouth
Works to improve road junctions in Weymouth, Dorset, are due to begin this week.
1st January 2011

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