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Olympics News Archive - May 2010

On this page we have archived news items from May 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.

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

AEG interested in Olympic Stadium
AEG, the owner of the O2 arena, has emerged as a contender to take over the Olympic Stadium after the London Games.
4th May 2010

Parties in Dorset rural broadband pledge
The three main parties in Dorset are in agreement that faster internet is essential for the rural economy.
4th May 2010

Sainsbury's becomes official sponsor of London 2012 Paralympic Games
The London Organising Committee (LOCOG) has appointed Sainsbury's as its first ever Paralympic-only sponsor, becoming a Tier One Partner of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
4th May 2010

London 2012: Sainsbury's signs as Paralympics' sponsor
London 2012 organisers sign up supermarket Sainsbury's as the first Paralympics-only sponsor.
4th May 2010

Change of names for new ferries to avoid Olympics clash
Two new P&O ferries for the Dover-Calais route have been re-titled to avoid clashes over Olympic naming rights.
5th May 2010

Olympic qualifying change hits British medal hopes
Great Britain's hopes of a large track cycling medal haul at London 2012 have taken a blow with the news teams will be restricted to one rider per event.
6th May 2010

Olympic organisers reverse under-18 volunteers ban
Olympic organisers have made a U-turn on their plan to bar under-18s from becoming volunteers for the 2012 Games, BBC London has learned.
6th May 2010

British Cycling and Team Sky relationship faces review
An independent review is to examine the relationship between Team Sky and Great Britain's Olympic squad, as British Cycling is keen to avoid conflicts of interest.
10th May 2010

GB Paralympic champion Frederiksen fails doping test
Paralympic swimming champion Heather Frederiksen has been given a six-month ban by the International Paralympic Committee for failing a drug test, though she would be eligible for selection for London 2012.
10th May 2010

Eurostar to sponsor London 2012
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today announced that Eurostar has become a Tier Three sponsor of London 2012, the 30th domestic sponsor.
12th May 2010

International Inspiration leaves a legacy in Azerbaijan
Sir Philip Craven, President of the International Paralympic Committee, was guest of honour in the Azeri capital, Baku, to see the impact of London 2012's International Inspiration programme.
12th May 2010

Olympics not protected from cuts
The London 2012 Olympic Games will not be protected from budget cuts under the new government, according to the new Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
13th May 2010

Brother of Amir Khan chooses to fight for Pakistan
World champion Amir Khan's brother Haroon will fight for Pakistan at the Commonwealth Games after being overlooked by the English authorities.
13th May 2010

Roger Federer vows to keep on playing beyond Olympics
World number one Roger Federer has told BBC Sport he intends to carry on playing well beyond the 2012 Olympics.
13th May 2010

Olympic Delivery Authority wins green award for London 2012 transport plans
The Olympic Delivery Authority's (ODA's) transport plans for the London 2012 Games have achieved the British Standard in sustainable event management, making it one of the first organisations to achieve the 2009 standard.
13th May 2010

GB duo Sarah Stevenson & Aaron Cook win European gold
British taekwondo fighters Sarah Stevenson and Aaron Cook each won a gold medal on day three of the European Championships in St Petersburg.
15th May 2010

London's Cultural Olympiad starts search for new music
Search for original pieces of music is to become the focus of the London 2012 Olympic Games arts programme, according to the organisers.
18th May 2010

New images show London 2012 Olympic Park progress
New aerial images, taken earlier this month, show that the Olympic Park 'big build' is firmly on track as work continues in the project's busiest year so far.
18th May 2010

London 2012 mascots come to life tonight
The London 2012 mascots will be introduced to the world tonight at 7pm.
19th May 2010

London 2012 mascots launched to the world
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today unveiled its Olympic mascot, Wenlock, and Paralympic mascot, Mandeville.
19th May 2010

London 2012 mourns sudden passing of David Morris
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) today announced with great sadness that staff member David Morris passed away in hospital over the weekend.
19th May 2010

Mayor Boris Johnson pledges London-wide wi-fi by 2012
Mayor Boris Johnson has said that London will get a blanket wi-fi coverage by the time of the 2012 Olympics.
19th May 2010

Budget cuts will not affect 'spectacular' London Games
The London 2012 Olympic Games will be "spectacular" even if funding is reduced, organisers say.
19th May 2010

National Lottery to give more cash for arts and sport
Sport, the arts and heritage are to get more National Lottery funding, under plans announced by new Culture Secretary Jeremy Hunt.
19th May 2010

ondon 2012 unveils Games mascots Wenlock & Mandeville
London 2012 organisers have unveiled cartoon animations named Wenlock and Mandeville as the mascots for the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
19th May 2010

Rule change weakens Olympics, says Sir Chris Hoy
Sir Chris Hoy is saddened by the decision to restrict nations to one rider per sprint event at London 2012.
20th May 2010

Olympic Park building wins architectural award
The Primary Substation that will help power the Olympic Park during and after the Games has won an award for architectural excellence.
21st May 2010

Wada fails to increase Jessica Hardy's doping ban
American Jessica Hardy has been cleared to continue swimming after the World Anti-Doping Agency (Wada) lost an appeal to double her ban from one to two years.
21st May 2010

GB star showjumper Ellen Whitaker quits after row
British Open champion Ellen Whitaker says she will not represent Britain this year following a row with world class performance manager Rob Hoekstra.
21st May 2010

Cheshire gymnast Beth Tweddle honoured with MBE
Britain's most successful gymnast Beth Tweddle has been presented with an MBE after her career at the top of the sport.
22nd May 2010

Full service begins on newly extended East London Line
Full evening and weekend services have begun on the new East London Line.
23rd May 2010

Work begins on £537m Olympic stadium field in Stratford
Work has begun on the field in the £537m Olympic Stadium in east London, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) confirms.
23rd May 2010

London and Glasgow Games teams in co-operation deal
The 2012 London Olympics and Glasgow Commonwealth Games 2014 have agreed a formal co-operation deal.
24th May 2010

Rob Yanders hoping to make GB team for London Olympics
American-born Detroit Pistons star Ben Gordon has gained a British passport and qualified through residency to play for GB.
24th May 2010

London 2012 Olympic Games budget cut by £27m
The government has announced that £27m is to be cut from the 2012 London Olympic budget.
24th May 2010

London 2012 confirms ArcelorMittal as Tier Two supporter
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) is pleased to confirm ArcelorMittal as a Tier Two sponsor of London 2012 and Official Steel Supporter of the Games.
25th May 2010

Eurostar 'will not stop' at Stratford International
A £210m station which was due to help bring in people from abroad to the London 2012 Olympic Games may never have an international service, according to documents seen by BBC London.
25th May 2010

Making the best even better
Challenge of making a good team even better faces new British Swimming disability performance director John Atkinson who started his new role earlier this month.
25th May 2010

Concern over 2012 Olympic Park legacy promise
The mechanism to secure the Games legacy must become firmly entrenched, the Commission for a Sustainable London 2012 report said.
25th May 2010

Guernsey swimmers aim for Commonwealth finals
Personal bests and finals are the targets for Guernsey's swimmers for the Commonwealth Games in October, says one of those selected.
26th May 2010

London 2012 outlines vision for welcoming the Olympic Flame to the UK
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games announced that the Olympic Flame will arrive in the UK on Friday 18 May 2012 and will travel around the UK for 70 days, arriving in London the weekend before the 2012 Games begin.
26th May 2010

Wembley Arena to host badminton & gymnastics in 2012
Wembley Arena has been confirmed as the venue for badminton and rhythmic gymnastics events at the 2012 Olympics.
26th May 2010

Deadlines for Tube upgrades 'may be missed'
London Underground (LU) has said it may miss deadlines to get the Jubilee, Northern and Piccadilly Tube lines upgraded.
26th May 2010

2012 Olympic torch relay details unveiled
London 2012 organisers have announced the first details of a 70-day Olympic torch relay around Britain.
26th May 2010

Second London 2012 venue completed on time and on budget
The enhanced facilities for Rowing and Canoe Sprint events during the London 2012 Games at the Eton College Rowing Centre at Dorney Lake near Windsor have been completed on time and on budget.
27th May 2010

Jonathan Edwards declares cooking and languages a recipe for success
Children across the UK are acquiring foreign language skills while cooking healthy recipes inspired by different countries, as part of the London 2012 education programme 'Let's Get Cooking Around the World'.
27th May 2010

London 2012 Olympics on budget despite costs rise
Anticipated costs for the 2012 Olympic build and infrastructure have risen but the project remains on time and budget, a report by the Olympic Delivery Authority said.
27th May 2010

Cuts will not damage 2012 Olympics vows sports minister
New sports minister Hugh Robertson says the revised London Olympic budget will not adversely affect the 2012 Games.
27th May 2010

Museum of London's £20m galleries tell story of London
The Museum of London has completed a £20m redevelopment, opening the doors on five new interactive galleries that recount 350 years of London history.
27th May 2010

London 2012 on track as Mondo named Tier Three supplier
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) announced Mondo a Tier Three supplier of Sports Flooring and Equipment to London 2012.
28th May 2010

London 2012 and Glasgow 2014 to learn and share
London 2012 and Glasgow 2014 have made an agreement to work together to maximise benefits of hosting major sporting events.
28th May 2010

2012 Olympic Eton Dorney Lake rowing venue 'ready'
Construction work at the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic rowing venue has been completed on time and on budget, the Olympic Delivery Authority has said.
28th May 2010

Work starts in £15m plan to get Concorde flying
French Concorde will undergo an initial examination in a £15m project aiming to get the supersonic passenger jet back in the air and possibly fly as part of the opening ceremony of the 2012 London Olympics.
29th May 2010

LTA targets expose dearth in British men's talent
Great Britain is not expected to have a male tennis player other than Andy Murray inside the world's top 100 for at least two years, according to LTA projections.
31st May 2010

Ride to honour 1870s Wenlock Olympics star
Cyclists are to travel from Coventry to Shropshire in honour of a competitor from the Wenlock Olympics in 1877 and 1878.
31st May 2010

Jessica Ennis may go for two golds at 2012 Olympics
World heptathlon champion Jessica Ennis could yet go for two gold medals at the London Olympics if a request to 2012 organisers is accepted.
1st June 2010

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