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Olympics News Archive - August 2010

On this page we have archived news items from August 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.

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

London 2012 begins search for team to design, engineer and manufacture the Olympic and Paralympic Torches
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), in partnership with the Design Council today, began the process of creating the Olympic and Paralympic Torches for the London 2012 Torch Relays.
2nd August 2010

Robert the Engine gets London 2012 facelift
Robert the Engine the 80-year-old-locomotive that has been temporarily moved from the front of Stratford Regional Station to the East Anglian Railway Museum, is getting a makeover.
2nd August 2010

Swimmer David Davies makes return home to Wales
Olympic silver medallist David Davies is to return to Wales as he prepares for the London 2012 Olympics.
2nd August 2010

Rail staff 'banned from London Olympics volunteering'
A union is considering industrial action against a rail operator accusing it of effectively banning its staff from volunteering at the London Olympics in 2012.
2nd August 2010

Lotus builds hydrogen fuel cell taxi for London 2012
a hydrogen-powered London cab has been developed by Lotus to showcase zero exhaust emission vehicles during the 2012 London Olympics.
3rd August 2010

Anger as London 2012 plans to build on sports field
Proposals to build a storage area for the 2012 Olympics on land used by footballers and schoolchildren, Drapers Field in Waltham Forest, have been criticised.
4th August 2010

London 2012 begins search for team to design, engineer and manufacture the Olympic and Paralympic Torches
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), in partnership with the Design Council today, began the process of creating the Olympic and Paralympic Torches for the London 2012 Torch Relays.
4th August 2010

London 2012 Olympics: sailing police could stay on ship
Hundreds of police officers drafted in to protect competitors during the 2012 Olympic Games sailing events could be stationed on a cruise ship in Dorset.
4th August 2010

New GB amateur boxing tournament announced
Britain's top amateur boxers are to compete in a new annual competition to identify the best male and female fighters ahead of the 2012 Olympics.
5th August 2010

Ajulu-Bushell moves to London to prepare for Olympics
Double British breaststroke champion Achieng Ajulu-Bushell has opted to move from Plymouth to London as she steps up her preparation for the 2012 Olympics.
7th August 2010

Crime fears at 2012 Olympic rowing lake in Dorney
Troublemakers at the Olympic 2012 rowing venue are being warned they face a criminal record or serious injury after a number of recent offences.
8th August 2010

Channel 4 unveils 2012 Paralympic coverage
Channel 4, which is the UK's official Paralympics broadcaster, has promised to make Paralympic athletes "household names" in its coverage of the 2012 event in London.
9th August 2010

New heliport opens on Portland for 2012 Olympics
A temporary heliport facility has opened on Portland to support the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
9th August 2010

Greenwich Park ground preparation work begins for 2012
Work will begin this week at Greenwich Park to make it ready to host the Olympic Equestrian competition in 2012.
9th August 2010

Achieng Ajulu-Bushell out to make Olympic splash
Achieng Ajulu-Bushell is training hard to represent Great Britain at the London Games in 2012.
10th August 2010

VisitBritain produces tips on how not to upset tourists
Tourism agency VisitBritain has come up with online advice to help give foreign visitors a warmer welcome ahead of the 2012 London Olympics.
11th August 2010

Wimbledon outlines plans for 2012 London Olympic Games
Wimbledon officials are confident the grass courts will be fit to host the 2012 Olympic tennis event only 20 days after that year's Championships end.
13th August 2010

Singapore set for Youth Olympics
Singapore has busily set about announcing itself on the Olympic stage in hosting the inaugural Youth Olympic Games, which get under way on Saturday.
13th August 2010

Votes on Olympic roundabout names in Weymouth
Local residents are being asked to pick names for four new roundabouts being built as part of an £87m relief road between Dorchester and Weymouth ahead of the 2012 Olympics.
16th August 2010

GB pole vaulter Byres inspired after meeting Isinbayeva
British pole vaulter Katie Byres hopes a meeting with double Olympic gold medallist Yelena Isinbayeva can inspire her to compete in the 2012 Games.
16th August 2010

Windsor residents want to keep Olympic bridge
Windsor residents who live near Dorney Lake are campaigning to keep a temporary bridge which will give access to the Olympic venue in 2012.
16th August 2010

London 2012 to take Young Reporters' baton from Singapore
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) is to invite the outstanding candidates from the International Olympic Committee's Young Reporters programme to come to London in 2012.
16th August 2010

Water flowing at London 2012 Canoe Slalom venue
Water is now flowing at the Lee Valley White Water Canoe Centre, the venue for the London 2012 Canoe Slalom events. On track to be completed later this year, the venue will be the first brand new 2012 venue to be finished.
17th August 2010

Telford firm hopes for £20m Olympics mascot boost
A Shropshire firm which is to make toy mascots for the 2012 Olympics says it will bring up to 15 distribution jobs to the county.
17th August 2010

London 2012 Olympic Games stadium bidding begins
The formal bidding process to take over the Olympic Stadium after the London 2012 games has begun.
18th August 2010

West Ham's grounds for optimism over Olympic Stadium
West Ham chief David Gold on his plans for 'iconic' Olympic Stadium as a potential new home for his beloved Hammers.
18th August 2010

Deadline set for 2012 London Olympics stadium bids
Bidders interested in taking over the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Games will be told on Wednesday that they must submit fully costed and financed plans by the end of September.
18th August 2010

Hughes sails to best performance ahead of 2012
Essex sailor Katrina Hughes is feeling confident of winning gold at London 2012 after an injury-plagued winter.
19th August 2010

Cultural Olympiad 'in good hands', says Kerry Michael
Artistic director of Theatre Royal Stratford East Kerry Michael says the Cultural Olympiad is firmly on track and in good hands, praising the work of Olympiad's Director Ruth MacKenzie and Chairman Tony Hall.
19th August 2010

Funding axed for Great Britain's Olympic volleyballers
Public funding for Great Britain's womens' volleyball team and mens' beach team will cease from 1 October, leaving their London 2012 hopes in doubt.
19th August 2010

Dartford judo trio up for world championships
Three members of Dartford's British Judo Performance Institute hope taking part in their first world championships can fuel their Olympic dreams.
19th August 2010

Soho crackdown 'cuts West End crime cut by 46%'
A project to improve safety ahead of the 2012 Olympics, a major police operation in Soho almost halved crime across London's West End, figures show.
19th August 2010

London 2012 Basketball Arena prepares for seat installation
The Basketball Arena is being readied for the 12,000 black and orange seats that will be installed in the venue.
20th August 2010

Debbie Flood targeting 2012 London Olympic Games
Rower Debbie Flood is targeting the 2012 London Olympics after taking a year off from the sport to qualify as a prison officer.
20th August 2010

Athletes' Village to feature new green spaces
The first stage of landscaping work is already underway on the Athletes' Village site where an extensive wetlands park is being created.
23rd August 2010

Manchester to welcome Brazil
The Brazilian Paralympic team became the latest nation to sign up to train in Manchester ahead of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
23rd August 2010

Plan to create green space on Olympic village site
Plans to create parks and play areas for residents who will move into homes in the Olympic Park after the 2012 Games have been unveiled.
23rd August 2010

Boccia in Trafalgar Square marks Paralympic countdown
Trafalgar Square is transformed into a giant Boccia court to mark the start of the two-year countdown to the Paralympic Games.
24th August 2010

London 2012 staff show their colours for England 2018
London 2012 today got behind England's bid to stage the football World Cup in 2018 - by joining in with 'wear your shirt to work' day.
24th August 2010

Amanda Kirby eyes London 2012 Olympics medals
Leading Liverpool gymnastics coach Amanda Kirby believes that Merseyside gymnasts can have an impact on London 2012.
25th August 2010

Oliver Townend to begin London Olympics bid at Burghley
Great Britain's Oliver Townend will use the defence of his Burghley title to prepare for the 2012 Olympic Games.
25th August 2010

Notting Hill Carnival looks ahead to London 2012
In the view of this weekend's Notting Hill Carnival, the Carnival organisers talk about the plans for a bigger, longer, "more spectacular" carnival in 2012 which falls between the Olympic and Paralympic Games.
25th August 2010

BBC hoping for Olympic comedy success
A new six-part comedy drama, written and directed by John Morton, about the Olympic Games in London is going to be screened by BBC Four.
25th August 2010

Architects gear up for Biennale in Venice
Venice's prestigious architecture festival, the Biennale will open on Sunday with the theme People Meet in Architecture. The centrepiece is a 1/10 scale model of a section of the Olympic Stadium for London 2012.
26th August 2010

Singapore 2010 Youth Olympic Games come to a close
After 12 days of world-class sporting competition and cultural and educational activities, the inaugural Youth Olympic Games have come to an end in Singapore.
26th August 2010

Gay to consider moving up to 400m
Tyson Gay says he is considering competing for the United States 4x400m relay team at the 2012 Olympics.
26th August 2010

Blackwall Tunnel work 'to finish six months early'
A facelift for the northbound Blackwall Tunnel is expected to be completed six months early so it reopens in time for the Olympic Games in 2012, Transport for London (TfL) has said.
27th August 2010

Somerset shooter Abbey Burton is aiming for gold
Ambitious 2012 hopeful Abbey Burton is very confident in her bid to become an Olympic gold medallist.
27th August 2010

London Olympics water polo arena gets inflatable roof
Water polo arena at the London's Olympics in 2012 will have a sloping, inflatable temporary roof.
27th August 2010

Sheffield chosen as USA Olympic training base
Sheffield has been chosen by the USA's Olympic Diving team as their training base for the 2012 Games.
27th August 2010

Team USA select Sheffield
The USA diving team have signed an agreement with Sheffield to train in the city ahead of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
27th August 2010

London 2012 celebrates two years to go to the Paralympic Games
Sunday 29 August 2010 marks exactly two years to go to the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, and the London 2012 Organising Committee is calling on the UK public to start planning their Games.
27th August 2010

London 2012 Water Polo Arena gets planning go-ahead
Plans for the temporary London 2012 Water Polo Arena, with a distinctive sloping roof, have been approved.
27th August 2010

Grey-Thompson tips Britain to shine at 2012 Games
Paralympic legend Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson believes a top-three finish for Great Britain at the 2012 Games would be a major achievement.
28th August 2010

Great Britain 'edge closer' to London 2012 places
Great Britain's bid to compete at London 2012 has taken a "substantial step" with European qualification, says the sport's governing body, Fiba.
28th August 2010

Surrey council launches Olympic website
A Surrey council has launched a website to help people benefit from the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
28th August 2010

Disabled 2012 Paralympic Games fans 'can boost trade'
Companies could boost business by improving disabled access ahead of the London 2012 Paralympics, a government report has said.
30th August 2010

Wild flowers add golden hue to London Olympics meadow
Cornflowers, marigolds and Californian poppies have added a golden hue to specially-designed meadows, the size of 10 football pitches, around the Olympic Stadium in east London.
31st August 2010

Rhys Melia is excited by Olympic prospects
Birmingham-based fencer Rhys Melia believes he is in a good position to reach the 2012 Olympics in London.
31st August 2010

Butterflies and bees already buzzing around the Olympic Park
A golden meadow of wild flowers is already blooming around the Olympic Stadium, two years before the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
31st August 2010

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