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Olympics News Archive - February 2010

On this page we have archived news items from February 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.

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

West Ham hope to solve Olympic stadium legacy problem
West Ham's new owners make out that they could provide a legacy for the Olympic Stadium by moving into it after the 2012 Games.
3rd February 2010

Two more blocks structurally complete on Olympic Village
Progress continues on the build of the Olympic Village with three of the 11 residential plots now structurally complete.
3rd February 2010

Desmond Tutu visits Olympic Park and pledges support for London 2012
Archbishop Desmond Tutu made a tour of the Olympic Park site and expressed his belief that the London 2012 Games will inspire people across the world. He was present when Sebastian Coe and Paul Deighton signed the 2012 Diversity and Inclusion pledge.
4th February 2010

Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson and Tony Hall made peers in House of Lords
Dame Tanni Grey-Thompson and Tony Hall have been appointed to the House of Lords as Crossbench (non-party political) peers.
5th February 2010

Nathan Robertson backs badminton venue change in 2012
Olympic silver medallist Nathan Robertson has backed a decision to stage badminton at Wembley Arena during the 2012 Games in London.
5th February 2010

Olympics will 'damage Greenwich's heritage features'
Campaigners trying to stop 2012 Olympic equestrian events in Greenwich Park claim organisers have admitted it could damage 'heritage features'.
5th February 2010

Father of diver Tom Daley rejects cancer fear
The father of champion diver Tom Daley has rejected reports that his brain tumour has returned.
5th February 2010

New berths for sailors competing in Weymouth and Portland for London 2012
Around 700 sailors, coaches and officials will be housed in new sustainable housing near the Weymouth and Portland Sailing venue during the Olympic and Paralymic Games.
8th February 2010

Olympic Park wins award for accessible design
The Olympic Park's 'Inclusive Design Strategy' was recognised for the 'Award for Equality and Diversity' by the Royal Town Planning Institute (RTPI) at an awards ceremony last week.
8th February 2010

Olympic firms promised £1bn in small business support
Lloyds Bank says it has earmarked at least £1bn ($1.63bn) of loans to help firms fund Olympic and Paralympic-centred projects.
8th February 2010

Yorkshire pupil wins London 2012 coin design competition
A 16-year-old pupil from Yorkshire has won the competition to design a London 2012 Olympic Games 50p coin featuring the sport of Cycling.
9th February 2010

Seb Coe and The Terminator to join Vancouver Torch Relay
London 2012 Organising Committee Chair Seb Coe and California Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger will join the final leg of the Vancouver 2010 Torch Relay on Friday.
9th February 2010

London 2012 Olympics may pay more in security costs
Extra security could see the cost of the London 2012 Olympics rise by up to £180m ($280.6m), but organisers say the event will meet its £9.3bn budget.
10th February 2010

London 2012 Open Weekend returns with a challenge
Registrations for London 2012 Open Weekend 2010 opened today. Arts, culture and sporting organisations are invited to challenge audiences to try something new or take an existing interest to a new level.
10th February 2010

Vancouver Games on London 2012 'Live Sites'
Live Sites in 18 UK cities will show live coverage, highlight packages, exclusive athlete interviews and cultural films throughout the Winter Games.
11th February 2010

Coe carries a torch for Vancouver
London 2012 Organising Committee Chair Seb Coe carried the Olympic Flame earlier today on the final day of the Vancouver 2012 Torch Relay.
12th February 2010

FirstGroup wins Olympics bus contract
Aberdeen-based FirstGroup has won a major contract to run bus services for spectators at the London 2012 Olympics.
15th February 2010

Wheels in motion for spectator bus and coach travel
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has appointed a Scottish company as preferred bidder to provide hundreds of buses and coaches to transport spectators to the London 2012 Games.
15th February 2010

Police dogs start Olympic explosives training
Police dogs from the Avon and Somerset and Wiltshire forces have been trained to detect explosives in preparation for the 2012 Olympics.
16th February 2010

Legacy plans for London's Olympic Park 'still unclear'
Plans for the use of the Olympic Park venue after 2012 are 'still unclear', a London Assembly report has said.
16th February 2010

Wimbledon 'walk of fame' for tennis stars
Leading tennis stars are to have their own Hollywood-style walk of fame as part of a campaign to promote Wimbledon ahead of the London Olympics.
16th February 2010

Planning go ahead for London 2012 temporary venues
Planning permission has been granted for London 2012's plans to use the Royal Artillery Barracks in Woolwich and North Greenwich Arena during the London 2012 Games.
18th February 2010

London venues converted for 2012 Olympics
The Royal Artillery Barracks and North Greenwich Arena are to be converted and used for the London 2012 Olympics.
18th February 2010

International Inspiration set to leave long-term global legacy
The team behind London 2012's International Inspiration programme have guaranteed a long-term legacy for the first global sports participation programme ever delivered by an Organising Committee.
19th February 2010

Michael Phelps to quit Olympic swimming after 2012
American swimming legend Michael Phelps says the London Olympics in 2012 will be his final Games and that he will quit the sport when he turns 30.
19th February 2010

London Overground shuts for Olympics upgrade work
Passengers using the London Overground face disruption after a section was closed for a £236m upgrade ahead of the Olympic Games.
20th February 2010

The man with the Gold-en touch?
When David Gold and his West Ham co-chairman David Sullivan rescued West Ham from financial oblivion last month, they did so with a no-nonsense business plan: to keep the squad of players together, to cut costs - and secure the Olympic Stadium as their ne
22nd February 2010

Legal hurdle for West Ham's 2012 stadium plan
Ex-London mayor Ken Livingstone believes West Ham co-owner David Gold's idea to move the club to the 2012 stadium faces serious legal obstacles.
22nd February 2010

London Calling - Olympic song needed for 2012 Games
According to 2,057 adults questioned by the Association of British Orchestras (ABO), 14% favoured a pop song and 48% believed any 2012 theme should be played by a British orchestra. The floor is open to suggestions.
24th February 2010

West Sussex to host Barbados athletes for 2012 Olympics
Crawley has been named as the official training site for athletes from Barbados in the run up to London 2012.
24th February 2010

West Ham's Olympic stadium plan angers Kelly Sotherton
Olympic and world heptathlon bronze medallist Kelly Sotherton has hit out at West Ham's plans to take over the Olympic stadium after the 2012 Games.
24th February 2010

London 2012 Olympics 'should have classical anthem'
London's Olympic organisers should use a classical music anthem to stir up support for the 2012 Games, according to a survey by the Association of British Orchestras.
24th February 2010

Your 2012 Olympics theme tune
London's Olympic organisers should use a classical music anthem to stir up support for the 2012 Games, according to a survey. BBC news website readers have sent their suggestions.
25th February 2010

Mongolian Olympic delegation shown around Surrey venues
An Olympic Games delegation from Mongolia has been shown around Surrey's sporting and accommodation facilities.
25th February 2010

International Broadcast Centre on track
The wall and roof cladding on the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) has been completed and the Main Press Centre (MPC) has reached its full height.
25th February 2010

London 2012 invites tenders for boats and marine services
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has begun the process of sourcing more than 180 support (non-competition) boats for the Sailing, Rowing, Canoeing, Triathlon and Open Water Swim events in the summer of 2012
26th February 2010

London Games warned over reduced contingency funding
Cuts in contingency funds for London Olympics could leave organisers with less 'room to manoeuvre', the National Audit Office (NAO) has warned.
26th February 2010

Rob Hoekstra appointed GB showjumping chief
British showjumping has appointed Rob Hoekstra as its new world class performance manager. He will lead Britain's build-up to London 2012.
26th February 2010

Children's therapy rooms revealed ahead of London 2012
Twelve therapy rooms for children with disabilities and learning difficulties are to be created.
27th February 2010

London 2012 makes most of learning opportunities in Vancouver
As the Vancouver Olympic Winter Games draw to a close, London 2012 organisers have been taking advantage of the final opportunity to experience and learn from an Olympic Games, before London becomes the next Olympic Host City.
28th February 2010

What did we learn from the Vancouver 2010 Winter Games?
BBC Sport asks four people at the heart of the Games to explain the lessons they have learned while at the 2010 Winter Olympics.
28th February 2010

Lord Coe says London can learn from Vancouver Olympics
London should learn from the way in which the Canadian public has embraced the Vancouver 2010 Winter Olympic Games, Sebastian Coe has said.
28th February 2010

Canadian lessons on ambush marketing for London 2012
Now that the razzmatazz of the 2010 Winter Olympics' closing ceremony in Vancouver is over eyes will be turning towards England.
1st March 2010

A torch from the 1948 Olympic Games has been found
An Olympic torch carried through a Berkshire town prior to the 1948 games has been uncovered at a sports memorabilia day. Historian Richard Poad now hopes to start a campaign for the torch relay to pass through the town ahead of the 2012 games.
1st March 2010

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