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Olympics News Archive - September 2010

On this page we have archived news items from September 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.

London 2012 triathlon and marathon swim plans unveiled
Full plans for the 2012 Olympic triathlon and marathon swim have been submitted with organisers hoping to showcase London's famous landscape.
2nd September 2010

Refugee Zana Abdollah's short film Our Country wins Film Nation:Shorts 'Film of the Month' for August 2010
The London 2012 Cultural Olympiad initiative Film Nation:Shorts gives 14-25 years old film-makers the chance to get their work showcased at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
6th September 2010

2012 London Olympics archery to be staged at Lord's
Plans to hold the 2012 Olympics archery event at the Lord's cricket ground have won planning permission.
6th September 2010

Fears over London 2012 grassroots sport target
Grassroots sport may fall below the target of 90 per cent usage of Olympic Park facilities after the 2012 Games, officials have claimed.
7th September 2010

Horse Guards Parade hosts 2012 beach volleyball event
Westminster had a glimpse of its Olympic future when beach volleyball was brought to Horse Guards Parade.
10th September 2010

Bid for cable car to link 2012 Games venues imminent
A planning application for a £25m cable car across the Thames will be submitted in a few weeks, BBC London has learned.
10th September 2010

Bridge opening boosts Stratford's transport links
A new bridge in Stratford creating improved road, walking and cycling links in the local area has officially opened.
13th September 2010

Surrey Sports Park reviews London 2012 options
The Surrey Sports Park chief executive Jason Harborow is reconsidering whether to host a large Olympic team during the London 2012 Games.
14th September 2010

'Time of my life': Volunteering at the Olympics
As London 2012 volunteer roles open, a promotional feature encapsulates first-hand experiences of people who have worked as volunteers in past Olympic Games.
15th September 2010

London 2012 Games Maker volunteering programme opens to public
Applications for the London 2012 Games Maker volunteering programme opened to the UK public today.
15th September 2010

South West pushing to host Olympians ahead of 2012
Efforts are being stepped up to entice athletes to use the South West for training ahead of the 2012 Olympics.
16th September 2010

2012 London Olympics: Giant countdown clock approved
A giant clock counting down the hours until the 2012 Olympics in London is to be installed in Trafalgar Square.
16th September 2010

2012 Olympics: Bid to move marathon finish to the Mall
Organisers of the London 2012 Games want the finish of the marathon moved to the Mall from the Olympic Stadium.
16th September 2010

2012 Olympics: Police want Epping Forest law changed
The Metropolitan Police are hoping a 19th Century law will be put aside temporarily to allow them to build a police station during the Olympics.
16th September 2010

London 2012 Velodrome on track
The first pieces of timber track have been laid in the watertight building of London 2012 Velodrome.
16th September 2010

Football and fries: Why McDonald's sponsors sports
The global fast food giant is not seeking brand recognition when it sponsors sports, an executive insists. The firm has signed a £3m deal to be "presenting partner" of the volunteering programme around the London games.
17th September 2010

Plan to downsize London 2012 stadium 'flawed'
A plan to downsize the Olympic Stadium after the 2012 Games is "flawed" and "not in the interests of the East End", a London Assembly committee has said.
17th September 2010

Crawley council build relationship with Barbados sports
Crawley Borough Council are hoping to forge a bond with the Barbados Olympic Association beyond London 2012.
17th September 2010

London 2012 Olympics qualifying: Equestrian
A guide to how qualification works for the 2012 equestrian events.
18th September 2010

London 2012 Olympics qualifying: Football
A guide to how qualification works for the Olympic football tournament.
18th September 2010

Olympic visitors 'showing interest' in Ashford
Representatives from Olympic committees around the world have been visiting Ashford in their search for training camps in the run-up to London 2012.
20th September 2010

100,000th visitor sees Olympic Park progress during Open House
The Olympic Park welcomed its 100,000th visitor as part of Open House weekend.
20th September 2010

BBC plans 2012 Shakespeare season
William Shakespeare's life and works will examined as part of a BBC season, scheduled to take place in 2012.
21st September 2010

Athletics Australia heading to Kent ahead of Olympics
The Olympic athletics team from Australia has announced it will train in Kent ahead of the 2012 games.
21st September 2010

Jude Law and Jeremy Gilley launch new theme for Film Nation: Shorts competition
Actors and film makers Jude Law and Jeremy Gilley joined London 2012 Cultural Olympiad Director at Petchey Academy secondary school, Hackney, a member of the London 2012 Get Set network, to encourage young people to make short films for the competition.
21st September 2010

2012 Olympics: Bid to change marathon route criticised
Olympic organisers' plans to change the marathon route at the London 2012 Games have been criticised by an east London council.
22nd September 2010

Medal hope with £3.5m Lilleshall revamp
Hugh Robertson, Minister for Sport and the Olympics, unveiled a multi-million revamp of facilities at The Lilleshall National Sport Centre, funded by Sport England.
22nd September 2010

Sir Clive Woodward's Olympics coaching role pondered
The British Olympic Association (BOA) says it will decide later this year whether Sir Clive Woodward will remain in charge of its coaching programme.
23rd September 2010

Swimming hero lays first tiles at London 2012 Aquatics Centre
Olympic swimmer and world record holder Mark Foster visited the London 2012 Aquatics Centre to lay the first tiles in one of the two 50m swimming pools.
23rd September 2010

First tile laid in London 2012 Olympics swimming pool
The first tile in the London 2012 Olympics swimming pool complex is laid by world swimming champion Mark Foster.
23rd September 2010

Bidding begins for 2012 Olympics media centres
Organisations who want to take over the 2012 Olympics broadcast and press centre after the games have finished are being sought by Olympic Park Legacy Company.
24th September 2010

Black cab drivers learn languages for London Olympics
Black cab drivers across London are learning foreign languages ahead of the 2012 Olympic Games.
27th September 2010

London 2012 programme unites young people of Northern Ireland and Jordan through sport
Ten students from six local schools have visited their partner school in Jordan as part of London 2012's International Inspiration programme.
27th September 2010

Dennis Hone appointed new Chief Executive of Olympic Delivery Authority
Dennis Hone was today appointed Chief Executive elect of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA)to replace David Higgins in February 2011.
28th September 2010

Olympic 2012 boss David Higgins leaves for Network Rail
The chief executive of the Olympic Delivery Authority is leaving to join Network Rail in a similar position. The authority's director of finance Dennis Hone will replace Mr Higgins.
28th September 2010

Coe hits back over Olympic East End shame claim
While refuting the shame claim by an MP, 2012 chairman Lord Coe said the main part of the Games would be in the east and insisted that the decision to change the 2012 Olympic marathon route was made on operational grounds.
28th September 2010

'Historic' broadcast of super HD from UK to Japan
The first transoceanic broadcast of an experimental Super Hi-Vision standard is conducted by the BBC and Japanese broadcaster NHK. There is some hope that the technology will make an appearance at the 2012 Olympics.
29th September 2010

A different kind of Olympic stadium
Senior Principal of Populous, Rod Sheard describes the complex challenge of designing the Olympic stadium.
30th September 2010

London 2012 Olympic Games stadium bidding ends
The deadline for organisations hoping to take over the Olympic Stadium site after the London 2012 Games has now passed. The Olympic Park Legacy Company (OPLC) is hoping to select a tenant by March 2011.
30th September 2010

A different kind of Olympic stadium
Thursday is the deadline for lodging interest with the Olympic Park Legacy Company in using the London 2012 Olympic Stadium after the Games. Architect's images of the London 2012 Olympic stadium.
30th September 2010

West Ham deliver 2012 Olympic Stadium bid to Downing St
West Ham presented the club's joint bid to run the 2012 Olympic Stadium at Downing Street on Thursday.
30th September 2010

London 2012 school and college leavers bond with Boris Johnson
Fifteen school and college leavers have started their careers at LOCOG as part of The Get Ahead School Leavers' Programme, and had an opportunity to meet the Mayor of London, Boris Johnson.
30th September 2010

British volleyball teams lose all public funding
Withdrawal of public funding for Britain's women's indoor volleyball and men's beach volleyball teams, which took effect on 1 October, threatens the teams' 2012 Olympic participation.
1st October 2010

Tottenham interested in move to 2012 Olympic Stadium
Tottenham have registered an interest in taking over the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, the club has announced.
1st October 2010

London 2012 announces £10 million communities sports investment in Games-time training venues
Schools, universities, sports clubs and leisure centres in London and throughout the UK can benefit from a major legacy investment opportunity after being designated as Games-time training venues.
1st October 2010

Olympic training facilities to get £10m to upgrade
Up to £10m has been made available to help bring the sports facilities to be used by athletes during London 2012 up to a world-class standard.
1st October 2010

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