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Olympics News Archive - July 2010

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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

London 2012 venues continue to transform east London's skyline
The 12,000-seat Basketball Arena's external cladding has been completed and the Handball Arena's main structure is now in place. The Basketball Arena is on track to be completed next spring, while the Handball Arena will be finished in summer 2011.
2nd July 2010

Plans for the London 2012 Olympic Mountain Bike venue at Hadleigh Farm have been approved
Seb Coe, Chair of the London Organising Committee, announced the plans to use 550 acre site course of Hadleigh Farm in Essex as the Olympic Mountain Bike venue keeping the historical and environmental heritage of the area in mind.
2nd July 2010

Hereford schoolchildren meet Olympic mascot Mandeville
An Olympic Games mascot, Mandeville, has been in Hereford to launch the annual county school games.
2nd July 2010

'Million' take part in London's Pride celebrations
An estimated one million people in London have turned out for the annual Pride celebrations. London 2012 staff sold special badges at the celebrations to endorse the organisation's aim to reach out to different communities.
3rd July 2010

Thames cable car to link 2012 Olympic Games venues
A £25m cable car between Greenwich Peninsula and the Royal Docks across the Thames is being planned to link 2012 Olympics venues.
4th July 2010

Olympic Games: Thames cable car planned for 2012
A proposed cable car crossing the river Thames, linking the O2 Arena and the ExCel Exhibition Centre, could be built before the 2012 Olympics in London.
4th July 2010

Olympic Stadium's 2012th seat fitted by IOC President
IOC President Jacques Rogge fitted the 2012th seat in the Olympic Stadium today, joined by the LOCOG Chair Sebastian Coe and ODA Chief Executive David Higgins.
5th July 2010

No concern over London Olympic budget, says IOC chief
International Olympic Committee (IOC) chief Jacques Rogge has dismissed fears over cuts to the 2012 budget.
5th July 2010

Olympic Park workforce awarded for commitment to health, safety and the environment
Workers on the Olympic Park have been praised for making the London 2012 construction project one of the safest and greenest in the UK, at the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) Health, Safety and Environment awards.
6th July 2010

100 teenagers selected for new London 2012 development programme supported by BP
Teenagers have been selected to take part in a major personal development programme which will, with guidance from BP employees, positively change their lives and local communities. They will also contribute to the delivery of the London 2012 Games.
7th July 2010

IOC: Solid progress continues on 2012 Games with two years to go
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has reported on 'solid progress' following the most recent Coordination Commission visit to London.
8th July 2010

Dame Kelly Holmes sees local schoolchildren graduate from London 2012 education programme
The 40 members of the 2010 Olympic Park Construction Crew have graduated from the annual project that offers local schoolchildren the opportunity to see progress being made on the Olympic Park first-hand.
8th July 2010

Have you got what it takes to be a Games Maker?
With almost two years to go until the London 2012 Games, the LOCOG today announced plans to recruit up to 70,000 volunteers. The volunteers will be known as Games Makers.
9th July 2010

Fencer Caitlin Chang sets sights on London 2012
North Yorkshire fencing star Caitlin Chang is setting her sights on a place in the London 2012 Olympic team.
12th July 2010

London 2012 signs Technogym as fitness equipment supplier
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) confirmed that Technogym has become the latest Tier Three supplier to London 2012.
13th July 2010

Tom Daley heads GB team named for Youth Olympic Games
Beijing Olympian Tom Daley heads a 40-strong Great Britain team from 16 Olympic sports for next month's first Youth Olympic Games in Singapore.
13th July 2010

Alesha on song for 2012
The London 2012 Olympic Games will be "spectacular" even if funding is reduced, organisers have said. The impact of budget cuts will be known when the Conservative-Liberal Democrats coalition government announce a budget within 50 days.
13th July 2010

London 2012 Olympics in the back garden
Residents from a 22-storey residential block on the edge of the 2012 Olympic site in Stratford make note of the regeneration of their area positively.
13th July 2010

London 2012 transport connections on track to deliver early legacy
Improvements to Stratford Regional Station are on track to ensure it can accommodate the increased number of visitors to Stratford and the Olympic Park during the London 2012 Games.
14th July 2010

Annabel Vernon is world-class - Sir Matthew Pinsent
Four-time Olympic gold medal winner Sir Matthew Pinsent says Cornish rower Annabel Vernon can push for the top prize at the London 2012 Games.
14th July 2010

Stella McCartney to design 2012 Team GB Olympic outfits
Fashion designer Stella McCartney has been appointed as creative director for Team GB for London 2012.
14th July 2010

Sussex quad player Adam Field aims for 2012 Paralympics
Sussex wheelchair tennis player Adam Field has set his sights on gaining a place in the British Paralympic team after winning his first singles title.
14th July 2010

Bolt veto leads to calls for athletics tax law changes
UK Athletics (UKA) has called for changes to Britain's tax laws after sprinter Usain Bolt pulled out of a London meeting for financial reasons.
14th July 2010

London 2012 venues on track to be finished next year
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has completed its latest set of milestones on time and within budget, as the 'big build' construction project moved into its final year.
15th July 2010

London 2012 awarded for challenging discrimination
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) have been given an Employers Forum on Age (EFA) award for their work on tackling age discrimination in the work place.
15th July 2010

Olympic swimmers choose Edinburgh for training camp
Britain's swimmers choose Edinburgh for their final training camp ahead of the 2012 event in London.
15th July 2010

First apprentices graduate from Olympic Park as workforce nears its peak
Employment figures published today by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) show that the construction workforce on the Olympic Park is approaching its peak.
16th July 2010

Sir Chris Hoy pulls out of Commonwealth Games
Olympic champion cyclist Sir Chris Hoy has pulled out of the Commonwealth Games in Delhi because it clashes with the European Championships.
16th July 2010

London 2012 Olympic Games on Sophie McKinna's agenda
Norfolk's Sophie McKinna hopes to jump from the Youth Olympics to the senior 2012 Games within two years.
16th July 2010

Apprentices graduate on 2012 Olympic Park site
More than 30 apprentices helping to build the London Olympics site have successfully graduated, adding to the skilled workforce, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) says.
17th July 2010

London Olympics Delivery Authority makes £27m saving
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has announced it has absorbed a £27m reduction in its budget and revealed the overall cost of the London Games is expected to fall by £6m.
19th July 2010

2010 Commonwealth Games: Pendleton pulls out of event
Victoria Pendleton will miss the Commonwealth Games in Delhi to focus on November's European Championships in order to earn points for Olympics qualification.
19th July 2010

Hockey star Georgie Twigg eyes London 2012 Olympics win
Clifton's Georgie Twigg aims to win gold at the London Olympics after England secured their first ever Champions Trophy medal.
19th July 2010

Head of Diversity wins Equality and Diversity Champion award
Stephen Frost, Head of Diversity at the London Organising committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games is the third recipient of the annual ORC Peter Robertson Award for Equality and Diversity Champions.
20th July 2010

Road to 2012 exhibition reveals stories of London 2012 Games
Rebecca Adlington, Tom Daley, Nathan Stephens and Zaha Hadid are a few of the people featured in an exhibition of striking new photographic portraits which show an intriguing new side to key figures in the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
20th July 2010

Rail work to be suspended during 2012 Games
All engineering works will be suspended during some of the summer of 2012, Transport for London (TfL) and Network Rail have announced.
20th July 2010

GB on course for 2012 Olympics glory, says UK Sport
Britain are on course for a top-four finish in the Olympics and second-place finish in the Paralympics, according to UK Sport's latest Mission 2012 update.
20th July 2010

Cultural Olympiad campaign Discovering Places launched at Houses of Parliament
Jonathan Edwards, LOCOG Board member and Olympic Triple Jump gold medallist, joined Loyd Grossman, Chair of the Heritage Alliance, at the Houses of Parliament to launch the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad 'Discovering Places' campaign.
21st July 2010

Nottinghamshire's David Phillipson aiming high for 2012
Bingham's David Phillipson is aiming to be one of the best wheelchair tennis players in the world by the time of the London 2012 Paralympics.
21st July 2010

London 2012 participation targets under review
Targets to encourage more than two million people to take up sport before the 2012 London Olympics are to be reviewed by Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson.
21st July 2010

Family fun and films at London 2012 Live Sites across the UK for Open Weekend 2010
London 2012 is inviting people across the UK to gather at London 2012 Live Sites this weekend for family entertainment to celebrate London 2012 Open Weekend supported by BP.
22nd July 2010

Olympic Stadium's roof covered as ODA publishes Annual Report
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has announced that the Olympic Stadium's roof cover has been completed, as the ODA's Annual Report and Accounts for 2009-2010 is published.
22nd July 2010

Public take the London 2012 Open Weekend challenge
Olympic Triple Jump champion Jonathan Edwards CBE and 19-year-old British table-tennis pro Darius Knight launched Open Weekend 2010 with the table-tennis event. More than 900 events are taking place across the UK as part of the Cultural Olympiad.
23rd July 2010

New stamps mark two years to London Olympics
The second set of Royal Mail's London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games stamps will be issued next week to mark two years to the event.
23rd July 2010

GB women's volleyball team in bike-ride fund raiser
The Great Britain women's volleyball team have embarked on a 272-mile bike ride to raise the £250,000 necessary to keep their 2012 Olympic dream alive.
24th July 2010

Shropshire swimmer Jacob Laybourne visits 2012 pool
Olympic swimming hopeful Jacob Laybourne has visited the London 2012 site in his role as a Champion Ambassador for the UK School Games.
24th July 2010

Helen Jenkins cool under pressure to hit Olympics peak
Welsh triathlete Helen Jenkins aims to peak form for London Olympics.
25th July 2010

Support for 2012 Olympics 'grows' among Londoners
Londoners are more supportive of the 2012 Olympics being held in the city than four years ago, figures in the research carried out by Ipsos Mori show.
26th July 2010

Firms poised for Olympics bonanza
West Midlands businesses are expecting a huge boost from the 2012 Olympics.
26th July 2010

Achieng Ajulu-Bushell, Great Britain
World Class 2012 in partnership with the British Council bring you the story of schools where the dreams begin for swimmer Achieng Ajulu-Bushell, Great Britain.
26th July 2010

Politics bears down on 2012 hopeful
World junior judo champion Majlinda Kelmendi may compete as an independent athlete for the IOC, if Olympic chiefs do not recognise Kosovo by 2012.
26th July 2010

Tottenham 'in informal talks' for 2012 Olympic stadium
Tottenham Hotspur is interested in making a bid to takeover the Olympic Stadium in east London after the 2012 Games, BBC London has learned.
26th July 2010

London 2012 seeks backing from small and medium firms
Small and medium-sized firms are being asked to support the Team 2012 fund for the British Olympic and Paralympics teams.
26th July 2010

2012 Euros timing upsets UK coach
UK Athletics coach Charles van Commenee says he will omit some track athletes from the 2012 European Championships to prevent burn-out before the Olympics.
26th July 2010

Alistair Brownlee, Great Britain
World Class 2012 in partnership with the British Council brings you the stories of schools where the dreams begin for Alistair Brownlee, the current World and European Triathlon Champion.
26th July 2010

London 2012 Olympics qualifying: Shooting
What shooting event participants must do to qualify for the London 2012 and how the British team are faring.
26th July 2010

London 2012 Olympics qualifying: Judo
What judo competitors must do to qualify for the London 2012 and how the British team are faring.
26th July 2010

London 2012 Olympics qualifying: Athletics
What athletics hopefuls must do to qualify and how the British team are doing. Full qualifying details for each athletics discipline ahead of London 2012 will be published by the IAAF in the near future.
26th July 2010

London 2012 Olympics qualifying: Basketball
What basketball players must do to qualify for the London 2012 and how the British team are faring.
26th July 2010

London 2012 Olympics qualifying: Archery
How the British team are faring and what hopefuls must do to qualify for the London 2012. The qualification process for GB and other countries has yet to be published.
26th July 2010

London 2012 Olympics qualifying: Badminton
What badminton hopefuls must do to qualify for the London 2012 and How the British team are faring.
26th July 2010

London 2012 Olympics qualifying: Weightlifting
What weightlifting hopefuls must do to qualify for the London 2012 and how the British team are faring.
26th July 2010

London 2012 Olympics qualifying: Fencing
How the British team are faring and the qualification process for fencing event in the London 2012.
26th July 2010

Nigeria becomes latest country to benefit from International Inspiration
Nigeria has become the latest country to join London 2012's official international legacy programme, International Inspiration.
26th July 2010

Public consultation on temporary facilities for London 2012 Sailing competition
This week the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) begins a public consultation process to seek the views of Weymouth and Portland residents before submitting planning applications to Weymouth and Portland Borough Council later this year.
26th July 2010

London 2012 celebrates two years to go to the Games
Today marks two years to go to the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
27th July 2010

Lorraine Shaw backs fans to make difference in 2012
Former Commonwealth hammer champion Shaw insists the help of the home crowd can inspire Team GB at the London Olympics in 2012. She is now coaching current British number one Zoe Derham Lorraine.
27th July 2010

Liam Killeen feels his 2012 preparations are on track
Malvern mountain biker Liam Killeen says believes he is on track in terms of the 2012 London Olympics.
27th July 2010

Sports Minister makes 2012 pledge
Hugh Robertson, the Sport and Olympics Minister, has pledged to ensure British athletes have funding to be competitive at the London Games in two years' time.
27th July 2010

School Reporters count down to 2012
School Reporters from Mayfield School, Dagenham attend an opening of the new 2012 shop at St Pancras station to mark the two year countdown of the 2012 Games and ask Boris Johnson why they should get involved.
27th July 2010

West Ham 'logical tenants' for 2012 Olympic Stadium
West Ham are the only Premier League club interested in the Olympic Stadium and would offer a "natural and logical solution", according to club vice-chairman Karren Brady.
27th July 2010

Hurdler Sarah Claxton hopes break will pay dividends
Colchester sprint hurdler Sarah Claxton has taken a sabbatical in 2010 in order to prepare for the 2012 Games.
27th July 2010

Jemma Simpson approaching peak of 800m career
Cornish 800m runner Jemma Simpson has claimed she will reach the pinnacle of her career during the next three years.
27th July 2010

Fun runners in Rochester mark Medway Olympic countdown
Organisers hope more than 2,000 will take part in the one-mile Medway Mile event centred on Rochester Castle to mark the start of the two-year countdown to the London Olympics.
27th July 2010

Beth Tweddle craves home support at London Olympics
Beth Tweddle believes the support of a home crowd in London in 2012 will help her achieve her dream of Olympic glory.
27th July 2010

Anger at Olympic homes on Portland sports field
Portland residents are unhappy that Olympic housing has been built on a sports field. Weymouth and Portland are going to host the sailing events at the Olympics.
27th July 2010

Ipswich swimmer Lewis Coleman gains sponsorship
Team Ipswich swimmer Lewis Coleman has had his London 2012 prospects boosted by a new sponsorship deal with local firm Prettys Solicitors.
27th July 2010

Plans approved for £1m Mylor harbour yacht club
Plans have been approved by Cornwall Council to develop a new £1m pound yacht club in Cornwall to be used as an Olympic training camp for GB and other visiting teams for the London 2012 games.
28th July 2010

Zara Phillips eyes new rides for 2012 Olympics
Zara Phillips is looking at "two or three" horses in her attempt to win a medal at the London Olympics in 2012.
28th July 2010

London 2012 Olympics qualifying: Tennis
What tennis players must do to qualify for the London 2012 and how the British team are faring.
28th July 2010

London 2012 Olympics qualifying: Triathlon
What triathletes must do to qualify for the London 2012 and how the British team are faring.
28th July 2010

London 2012 Olympics qualifying: Sailing
What sailing competitors must do to qualify for the London 2012 and how the British team are faring.
28th July 2010

London 2012 Olympics qualifying: Swimming
What swimming competitors must do to qualify for the London 2012 and how the British team are faring.
28th July 2010

London 2012 Olympics qualifying: Hockey
What hockey competitors must do to qualify for the London 2012 and how the British team are faring.
28th July 2010

London 2012 Olympics qualifying: Rowing
What rowing competitors must do to qualify for the London 2012 and how the British team are faring.
28th July 2010

London 2012 Olympics qualifying: Boxing
What boxing hopefuls must do to qualify for the London 2012 and how the British team are faring.
28th July 2010

London 2012 Olympics qualifying: Cycling
What cycling hopefuls must do to qualify for the London 2012 and how the British team are faring.
28th July 2010

London 2012 Olympics qualifying: Diving
What diving competitors must do to qualify for the London 2012 and how the British team are faring.
28th July 2010

London 2012 Olympics qualifying: Gymnastics
What gymnastics competitors must do to qualify for the London 2012 and how the British team are faring.
28th July 2010

Procter & Gamble in London 2012 Olympics sponsor deal
Consumer products giant Procter & Gamble has signed up as the 11th global Olympics sponsor of the London 2012 Olympics.
28th July 2010

London 2012 Olympics qualifying: Wrestling
What wrestling hopefuls must do to qualify for the London 2012 and how the British team are faring.
28th July 2010

London 2012 Olympics qualifying: Canoeing
What canoe slalom hopefuls must do to qualify for the London 2012 and how the British team are faring.
28th July 2010

11th Olympic worldwide partner announced
The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has announced that Procter and Gamble (P&G) will join The Olympic Partners (TOP) Programme in the 'personal care and household products' category until 2020.
28th July 2010

'Games Lanes' for athletes at 2012 London Olympics
Special "Games Lanes" will be created on key roads to help get athletes and officials to and from Olympic venues.
29th July 2010

Plans to keep London moving during the 2012 Games published
Plans to ensure that athletes and officials can get to their venues on time, while helping to keep London moving during the London 2012 Games have been published today.
29th July 2010

International Inspiration programme reaches six million young people worldwide
Sebastian Coe, Dame Kelly Holmes, and Sir Steve Redgrave visited a New Delhi school participating in the London 2012 International Inspiration programme, which has now taken sport to over six million young people worldwide.
29th July 2010

Did they really play croquet at the Olympics?
With two years to go until the London Olympics, organisers have been showing off some of the state-of-the art facilities. But the 2012 Games won't include many sports that were commonplace in some of the previous 26 Olympics, as charted here.
30th July 2010

Derelict London lock restored for 2012 Olympic games
A derelict lock on the Waterworks River in east London that has not been used for more than 40 years is being reopened to provide access to the London Olympic site.
31st July 2010

Lord Coe unfazed by 2012 Euro Athletics timing
London Olympic chief Lord Coe says he is not concerned by the proximity of the next European Athletics Championships to the 2012 Games.
1st August 2010

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