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Olympics News Archive - June 2010

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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

Seb Coe praises UK and London's presence at Shanghai Expo
Sebastian Coe, Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), today visited Expo 2010 in Shanghai, China to celebrate the promotion of UK and London at the world's biggest Expo event.
2nd June 2010

Jonathan Fox targets 2012 Paralympic gold
Cornish swimmer Jonathan Fox has set his sights on winning gold at the London 2012 Paralympics.
3rd June 2010

Coventry City's Ricoh Arena chosen for Olympics
Coventry City's Ricoh Arena has been chosen as one of the football venues for the 2012 Olympic Games.
3rd June 2010

Work starts on £63m A13 road project in Essex
Work is due to start this month on a £63m road project to make travel to an Olympic mountain biking event quicker.
3rd June 2010

Statement on Olympic Park wind turbine
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today announced that following an extensive process of research and industry engagement, the decision has been taken not to deliver a wind turbine on the Olympic Park site.
3rd June 2010

City of Coventry Stadium announced as the new London 2012 Football venue
The Ricoh Arena, the home of Coventry City Football Club, has been selected as the new Midlands venue to host Olympic Football matches in 2012.
3rd June 2010

London Olympic Games site wind turbine scrapped
Plans to build a wind turbine in east London's Olympic Park site have been scrapped due to new safety rules and design changes.
4th June 2010

Namibian and Zambian Olympians to train in Glasgow
National Olympic teams from Namibia and Zambia are to base their training camps for the 2012 London Olympics in Glasgow.
4th June 2010

Antony Ogogo eyeing Olympic boost at European Champs
Middleweight Antony Ogogo says winning a medal at the European Championships in Moscow could be the first step on the road to success at London 2012.
4th June 2010

Glasgow to welcome Namibia and Zambia in Games lead-up
Namibia and Zambia have decided to base their pre-2012 London Olympic Games training camps in Glasgow, benefiting the city which is hosting the Commonwealth Games in 2014.
4th June 2010

Athletes' Village takes shape on second anniversary
The new homes and community facilities in the Athletes' Village are taking shape two years after construction work began.
4th June 2010

Epping Forest could be Olympics police base
Officials are drafting a change to the law which would let police set up a temporary headquarters on protected land during the 2012 London Olympics.
7th June 2010

Schools and colleges from across the UK win a visit to the London 2012 Olympic Park
60 schools and colleges from across the UK have visited the London 2012 Olympic Park after winning the opportunity in a prize draw as a reward for joining the London 2012 Get Set network.
7th June 2010

York to host The Gambia in run up to the Games
York was celebrating yesterday after officials put the finishing touches to an agreement that will see Gambian athletes use the city as a training base for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
8th June 2010

Personal best delights Herefordshire's Sarah Waldron
Herefordshire athlete Sarah Waldron hopes her return to the track will mark an upturn in her fortunes after recording a new personal best.
8th June 2010

New aerial images show 2012 Canoe Slalom venue take shape
New aerial images released by the Olympic Delivery Authority today show how work is progressing on the canoe slalom venue for the London 2012 Games.
8th June 2010

Jamie Staff set to lead US Olympic bid
Britain's Olympic cycling champion Jamie Staff is to head up the United States' track sprint medal bid ahead of the London 2012 Games.
9th June 2010

Airbus wind tunnel in Bristol helps Paralympic athletes
Scientists in Bristol are helping top wheelchair athletes prepare for the 2012 Paralympics using a wind tunnel.
9th June 2010

GB pair Stevenson and Cook top taekwondo rankings
Britain's Sarah Stevenson and Aaron Cook have become world number one in their taekwondo weight divisions.
9th June 2010

Fifa scraps plans for 'home-grown' player rule
Fifa has said it will scrap plans for a minimum of six "home-grown" players in clubs' starting line-ups.
10th June 2010

London 2012 on track to be the most sustainable Games
Nearly two million tonnes of contaminated soil have been cleaned to be reused on the Olympic Park in the UK's largest ever soil-washing operation.
10th June 2010

Olympic plan to boost UK tourism announced in Weymouth
A new marketing campaign fund worth £1bn to help British tourism make the most of the London 2012 Games has been announced by the culture secretary.
11th June 2010

Local schools and communities get green boost from London 2012 Sustainability Week
More than 400 schoolchildren from east London schools have been visited by members of the staff from the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) and contractors working on the Olympic Park marking London 2012 Sustainability Week.
11th June 2010

Duke of Edinburgh visits site of 2012 London Olympics
The Duke of Edinburgh visited the Olympic Park in east London to be apprised of the engineering challenges and how athletes will be treated at the Games.
11th June 2010

Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson wants more sport take-up
In a debate on preparations for the 2012 London games, Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson's maiden speech in the House of Lords called for greater access to physical activity for young people.
14th June 2010

London 2012 Main Press Centre on track as windows are fitted
The 29,000sq m Main Press Centre (MPC) is on track to be finished in summer 2011, with its concrete structure complete and windows already in place on three sides.
16th June 2010

500th Inspire mark awarded as millions across the UK inspired by London 2012
The Olympics officials have visited Yorkshire to award the 500th London 2012 Inspire mark to 'Steps to Inclusion', an innovative coach education programme that aims to increase opportunities for people with disabilities across south Yorkshire to participa
16th June 2010

World leading British directors and producers appointed to London 2012 Ceremonies team
Leading British names from the world of film, including Oscar-winning Danny Boyle and Stephen Daldry, will direct and produce the London 2012 Opening and Closing Ceremonies.
17th June 2010

Danny Boyle to direct 2012 Olympics opening ceremony
Oscar-winning film-maker Danny Boyle will be artistic director for the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony, organisers have announced.
17th June 2010

Victoria Pendleton fears for Commonwealth Games defence
Victoria Pendleton admits she is unsure about defending her Commonwealth Games title in Delhi this October because of scheduling complications.
17th June 2010

Craig Figes set to take Olympics water polo gamble
Great Britain water polo captain Craig Figes is to turn professional in an effort to boost the country's chances of competing in the 2012 Olympic Games.
18th June 2010

Tim Brabants says return to training is tough going
Olympic canoeing gold medallist and doctor Tim Brabants said his return to full-time training has been tough.
18th June 2010

Usain Bolt to miss Commonwealth Games, says coach
Double Olympic and world sprint champion Usain Bolt will not compete at the 2010 Commonwealth Games in October, instead continue his ongoing build-up for the London 2012 Olympics.
19th June 2010

UK public invited to take a London 2012 Open Weekend challenge
Top sport stars from across the UK today joined Seb Coe, Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG), in inviting people to actively celebrate the two-year countdown to the start of the London 2012 Games by participating in Open Weekend 2010.
21st June 2010

Lord Coe says BP is 'trusted partner' of 2012 Olympics
London Olympics chairman Lord Coe has said the Gulf of Mexico oil spill will not harm BP's sponsorship of the 2012 Games.
21st June 2010

Work begins on the last venue in Olympic Park in London
Building work has started on the last Olympic Park venue in east London, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) said.
22nd June 2010

Work starts on Olympic Park's last permanent venue
Construction has started on the historic Eton Manor site, the final permanent venue to be built on the Olympic Park.
22nd June 2010

Budding filmmakers in London 2012 Olympics race
A competition for aspiring filmmakers to have their films screened at the London 2012 Olympics has launched.
23rd June 2010

London 2012 short film competition opens for submissions on Olympic Day
Young film-makers can win a chance to get their work showcased at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games by entering Film Nation: Shorts - a short film competition for 14-25 years olds which opens for submissions today.
23rd June 2010

London 2012 International Inspiration programme reaches five million children and young people around the world
To celebrate Olympic Day, London 2012 has announced that over five million children and young people from around the world are benefiting from the London 2012 Games through the international legacy programme, International Inspiration.
23rd June 2010

New trees and wetland plants turn Olympic Park from brown to green
The first of 4,000 new semi-mature trees are taking root in the Olympic Park to help create around 250 acres of parklands on former industrial land.
24th June 2010

Olympics 2012: Fans must use Visa for tickets
Sports fans who want to buy tickets by card for the London 2012 Olympics will only be able to use the Visa payments system.
24th June 2010

Work begins to create parkland at London's Olympic site
Work has begun at London's Olympics site to create the largest urban park in the UK for more than a century.
24th June 2010

Sue Campbell fears hefty funding cut for 2012 Olympics
UK Sport chair Sue Campbell believes significantly cutting funding for the London Olympics in 2012 would be a mistake - and not purely from a sporting perspective.
24th June 2010

London Mayor Boris Johnson in row over Olympic timings
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) is in dispute with London Mayor Boris Johnson over the timing of some events at the 2012 Olympics.
24th June 2010

Kayakers hope for home advantage
Berkshire's kayakers say that training at the Olympic venue is helping their 2012 preparations.
24th June 2010

Ministers to announce launching of school 'Olympics'
Competitive sport is set to be revived in England's schools with the launch of a national competition based around the Olympics, ministers say.
26th June 2010

London 2012 mascots Wenlock and Mandeville to visit schools and communities at the start of their journey around the UK
Children across the UK have won the opportunity for Wenlock and Mandeville, the London 2012 mascots, to visit their school and community by entering a competition through Get Set - the official London 2012 education programme.
28th June 2010

Alec Lochore handed key London 2012 eventing job
Alec Lochore has been appointed as the eventing manager for the London 2012 Olympic Games and will work with LOC equestrian manager Tim Hadaway to deliver the event at Greenwich Park.
29th June 2010

Meeting Mandeville, the Paralympic mascot
The 2012 Paralympic mascot Mandeville visited the Lasswade High School, Midlothian on Tuesday 22 June as part of a friendship agreement with one South African school to promote international sport for the 2012 Olympics in London.
30th June 2010

Richard Buck still aiming for 2012 Olympics
City of York athlete Richard Buck remains determined to win a place at the London 2012 Games, despite a disappointing National Championships in Birmingham on Sunday.
30th June 2010

London 2012 announces official Outdoor Advertising Supplier
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today announced that CBS Outdoor has become an official Outdoor Advertising Supplier to London 2012 and exclusively supply media space to support major marketing campaigns b
1st July 2010

London 2012 celebrates diversity and inclusion with new pin badges
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has announced that it will be issuing a series of pin badges to celebrate its six strands of diversity and inclusion and engage all communities to support London 2012.
1st July 2010

British Olympic sensation Sir Chris Hoy brings the excitement of London 2012 to a Cheshire
Four-time Olympic champion Sir Chris Hoy visited the students of Cheshire's Hartford High School to encourage them in their involvement in International Inspiration, London 2012's international legacy programme.
1st July 2010

Tim Brabants returns from hospital ward to water
Aged 31 and with three Olympic medals already, Tim Brabants, is training hard for London Olympics after a break of 18 months as a qualified doctor.
1st July 2010

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