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Olympics News Archive - April 2010

On this page we have archived news items from April 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.

West Midlands calling
Seb Coe, Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games, is visiting the West Midlands today as part of his regular Nations and Regions work across the UK.
1st April 2010

World Champion sees Velodrome roof structure complete
World Champion track cyclist Ed Clancy today visited the Velodrome to see the completed roof structure.
1st April 2010

Jason Kenny remains confident despite Jamie Staff exit
Jason Kenny is confident that Jamie Staff's retirement will not affect Britain's hopes of a gold medal in the team sprint at London 2012.
1st April 2010

Swansea teacher training student wins Olympic role
A women studying in Swansea to become a teacher has been chosen as a coach for the French sailing team in the London 2012 Olympics.
1st April 2010

Olympic Dreams returns for a new series on BBC One
Olympic Dreams returns to follow more British athletes in their bid to reach the London 2012 Olympic Games as a new series begins on BBC One.
1st April 2010

London 2012 announces Tier Three gymnastics supplier
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today announced that Gymnova has become a Tier Three sponsor of London 2012, the 28th domestic sponsor overall.
6th April 2010

London 2012 Aquatics Centre pools tested
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has started testing the Aquatics Centre, the venue that will host Swimming and Diving events during the London 2012 Games.
6th April 2010

London Olympic Aquatics Centre gets tested
The pools at London's 2012 Aquatics Centre have been tested with more than 10 million litres of water.
6th April 2010

Dressage star Maria Eilberg helps Paralympic hopefuls
Two of Birmingham's up-and-coming Paralympic dressage riders have been receiving tips from European silver medallist Maria Eilberg.
7th April 2010

Olympic flame bids in Oxfordshire
Locations in Oxfordshire have been submitted by the authorities as possible destinations for the Olympic torch, ahead of the 2012 London games.
7th April 2010

London 2012 dope-testing programme to break record
Record numbers of drugs tests will be carried out at the London 2012 Olympics, it has been announced.
7th April 2010

St Mary's University College awarded sports funding
St Mary's University College has been awarded a grant to re-develop its sports complex by 2011, in time to welcome the South African Olympic squad for the 2012 Games.
8th April 2010

Somerset County Council declines Olympic torch relay
Somerset County Council has decided not to bid to host part of the Olympic torch relay.
8th April 2010

Pole vaulter Yelena Isinbayeva takes indefinite break
Double Olympic pole vault champion Yelena Isinbayeva is to take an indefinite break from the sport, although she expects to compete at London 2012.
10th April 2010

Olympic GB athletes are to be based at Loughborough
Loughborough University has been chosen as the training base for the GB team ahead of the London 2012 Olympics.
14th April 2010

Sarah Ayton aims to sail with Saskia Clark in 2012
Double Olympic champion Sarah Ayton will be partnered by Saskia Clark in the 470 class as they aim for London 2012, after Pippa Wilson withdrew.
14th April 2010

National Olympic Committee delegates visit London 2012 for update on plans
Delegates from 17 National Olympic Committees from around the world visited the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) headquarters today for an update about plans for the Games.
14th April 2010

BMX star Shanaze Reade told to grow up before Olympics
Shanaze Reade has been told that she has "a lot of growing up" to do if she is to win gold at the London Olympics.
15th April 2010

Essex consider use of London 2012 Olympic Stadium
Essex are looking into the possibility of playing some of their Twenty20 matches at London's Olympic Stadium.
15th April 2010

National Lottery reaches £500 million for the Games
The National Lottery today announced that with just over two years to go, £500 million has been raised by lottery players for London 2012.
15th April 2010

Female boxer Nina Smith targets historic Olympic bout
Essex boxer Nina Smith says it would be a dream come true if she becomes one of the first female fighters to compete at an Olympic Games.
16th April 2010

London to host 2011 Badminton World Championships
London has won the right to stage the 2011 Badminton World Championships. The Wembley Arena will also host the sport at the 2012 Olympic Games.
19th April 2010

London 2012 deeply saddened by death of Juan Antonio Samaranch
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games is today deeply saddened by the death of Juan Antonio Samaranch, president of the International Olympic Committee from 1980 to 2001, at the age of 89.
21st April 2010

Peter Waterfield fed up of being in Tom Daley's shadow
Peter Waterfield, who beat world champion Tom Daley at the British National Championships, has complained about being ignored by the media.
22nd April 2010

Runner Simon Lawson goes it alone for marathon
Welsh medical student Simon Lawson, who is making his debut in the London marathon this weekend, explains why he trains without a coach.
23rd April 2010

Triathlete Jodie Swallow heads abroad for Olympic push
Long-course triathlon world champion Jodie Swallow has decided to relocate to Switzerland as part of her bid to win gold at the 2012 London Olympics.
23rd April 2010

Great Britain's 2012 medal hopefuls tackle Dalby event
Great Britain's best 2012 Olympic medal prospects will be aiming for a strong start in the UCI Mountain Bike Cross-Country World Cup at Dalby Forest.
24th April 2010

Usain Bolt tips Simeon Williamson as Olympic medal hope
Athletics superstar Usain Bolt says Simeon Williamson is Britain's best hope for a sprint medal at the 2012 Olympic Games in London.
24th April 2010

Wheelchair racer's London 2012 dream
Wheelchair racer Nikki Emerson will line up for Sunday's Virgin London Marathon hoping that it helps lead her closer to a Paralympic dream.
24th April 2010

Gymnast Daniel Keatings eyes success at Olympics
European gold medallist Daniel Keatings has explained that pushing for Olympic success in London means he will miss this year's Commonwealth Games.
26th April 2010

One million people register for London Olympics tickets
More than a million people have registered an interest for tickets for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, organisers have announced.
27th April 2010

London 2012 'Sign Up' campaign is just the ticket
Seb Coe, Chair of the LOCOG, and Debbie Jevans, Director of Sport, today updated the Association of Summer Olympic International Federations (ASOIF) on London 2012's progress, highlighting the success of its 'Sign Up' programme.
27th April 2010

Memorial held in Stratford for workers killed on site
About 100 building workers in Stratford, east London, downed tools to remember two men who died at construction sites.
28th April 2010

London 2012 online store opens its virtual doors
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has launched its official online shop.
29th April 2010

Ajulu-Bushell given go-ahead for 2012 Olympics
Plymouth swimmer Achieng Ajulu-Bushell has been given permission to compete for Great Britain at the 2012 Olympics.
30th April 2010

Age limit restricts London 2012 volunteers
Hundreds of under-18s hoping to be part of the 2012 Games by volunteering will miss out because of child protection laws.
1st May 2010

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