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Olympics News Archive - October 2011

On this page we have archived news items from October 2011. 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.

Dispersal zone in 2012 Olympics borough of Newham
A dispersal zone is due to come into force in the Olympic home borough to tackle anti-social behaviour.
1st October 2011

London 2012 Olympics: Some journey times 'may double'
Journey times on some of London's roads could more than double during the Olympics next year, Transport for London (TfL) has admitted.
2nd October 2011

London 2012 spectators offered chance to help set carbon offset world record
In a bid to be the most sustainable Games, BP Target Neutral announced that 2012 ticketholders from around the world will have the opportunity to set a new world record for the most number ever of people offsetting their travel carbon to a single event.
3rd October 2011

Olympic Stadium track used for first time
Top British athletes witnessed the unveiling of the track in the Olympic Stadium today as London 2012 celebrated another milestone on the Olympic Park.
3rd October 2011

Coventry residents urged to clean up city for Olympics
A campaign has been launched in Coventry to inspire residents to help clean up the city as it prepares for the 2012 Olympics.
3rd October 2011

London 2012: Cleaners set to spy on dopers
Cleaning and security staff will be tasked with informing on doping cheats during next summer's Olympics games where a record 5,000 tests for performance enhancing drugs will be carried out.
4th October 2011

Jeremy Hunt praises Surrey for Olympic camp attraction
Surrey has been praised by a government minister for attracting teams to train in Surrey before the Games in its preparations for London 2012.
4th October 2011

World record broken on the first day of the London Archery Classic
Korea's Im Dong-Hyun broke his own 72-arrow world record on the first day of the London 2012 Archery test event at Lord's Cricket Ground.
4th October 2011

London 2012 Olympic Park housing plan revealed
Plans showing how the Olympic Park in east London could be transformed after the 2012 Games have been submitted.
5th October 2011

London 2012: Boris Johnson says 'we are ready'
On their penultimate check-up before next July's tournament, Boris Johnson told the panel of inspectors both the venues and Olympic Park are complete.
5th October 2011

London 2012: Food and drink rules hit Olympics fans
Spectators at the Olympic Games will not be allowed to take drinks or liquids in more than 100ml containers, like sunscreen, into 2012 venues.
5th October 2011

Approval for Hamble college plans for 2012 Olympics
A Hampshire school sports hall is set to be extended to provide training facilities for Olympic gymnasts. Eastleigh Borough Council has approved a £458,000 development at Hamble Community Sports College.
5th October 2011

The UK's largest temporary pontoon is tested ahead of London 2012 Games
Britain's largest temporary pontoon has been specially created for the London 2012 Games, and will be tested at the ExCeL exhibition centre ahead of next summer.
5th October 2011

London 2012: Less than 40% of VIP hospitality sold
With 300 days to go before London 2012, just a third of on-site hospitality tickets for the Games have been sold. Although, the company with sole corporate hospitality rights inside Olympic venues remains bullish about sales.
6th October 2011

London 2012: Carol Ann Duffy writing poem for park
A poem to be written by Poet Laureate Carol Ann Duffy will go on display at Eton Manor in the Olympic Park.
6th October 2011

London 2012 Britain in a Day project launched
A programme capturing life in Britain in a 24-hour period, in conjunction with Sir Ridley Scott's production company, is to be launched as part of the BBC's Cultural Olympiad.
6th October 2011

Herne Hill Velodrome: Cash boost for Olympic legacy
A venue from the 1948 London Olympics still in active use has been given a cash injection to help create a lasting legacy for next year's Games.
6th October 2011

London 2012: Olympic Park to host School Games
Nearly 2,000 schoolchildren will get the chance to compete in four main Olympic venues before the Games start, in the finals of the 2012 School Games.
7th October 2011

Penultimate Coordination Commission visit draws to a close
The International Olympic Committee's (IOC) Coordination Commission has completed its ninth and penultimate visit to London, and has praised the efforts of organisers to bring the Games experience to the whole of the UK.
7th October 2011

London 2012 urges public's help targeting ticket touts
London 2012 organisers have called on the public to help them make sure ticket touts have "no room to move" at the Olympics.
7th October 2011

London 2012: "100 days of peace" campaign is launched
The Olympics must be remembered "for peace as well as sport", the brother of a teenager killed in London has said.
7th October 2011

Cyber attack tests for Olympic Games computer systems
Simulated cyber attacks will be carried out on the computer systems running London's 2012 Olympic Games.
10th October 2011

Thousands of athletes to be drugs tested at 2012 lab
A building in Harlow, Essex, is to house the drugs testing laboratory for all of the competitors in the London 2012 Olympics.
10th October 2011

In pictures: Inside the London 2012 Olympic Park

10th October 2011

World Shakespeare Festival tickets go on public sale
More than one million tickets have gone on public sale for the World Shakespeare Festival (WSF) next year, a part of the London 2012 Festival, the culmination of the Cultural Olympiad.
10th October 2011

Sport minister: Why West Ham Olympic deal fell through
The deal to award West Ham football club the Olympic Stadium after the London 2012 Games has collapsed, the government has confirmed. However, West Ham could still end up using the stadium as a tenant.
11th October 2011

'Win Clean' anti-doping campaign launched
Leading sporting figures gathered in London's Trafalgar Square to unveil the Win Clean international anti-doping campaign, which aims to make athletes competing at London 2012 aware of their rights and responsibilities surrounding anti-doping.
11th October 2011

London 2012: West Ham Olympic Stadium deal collapses
The deal to award West Ham the Olympic Stadium after the London 2012 Games has collapsed, the government has confirmed.
11th October 2011

London 2012: 'Have a beer' to avoid Olympic delays at Games
Transport chiefs have recommended an old-fashioned way for commuters to avoid Olympian queues during London 2012 - have a beer before heading home.
11th October 2011

London 2012: Sir Steve Redgrave backs leadership scheme
Olympic legend Sir Steve Redgrave has launched a Sport England programme which aims to inspire volunteers to become involved in sport leadership.
11th October 2011

Lord's passes the Archery test
The London Archery Classic, a test event for the London 2012 Olympic Games, concluded on Monday leaving organisers satisfied with preparations and celebrating two world records broken by Korean athlete Im Dong-Hyun.
12th October 2011

Indoor ranges in place and colourful cladding close to completion for London 2012 Shooting venue
The temporary London 2012 venue at the famous Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich, which will stage the Shooting, Paralympic Shooting and Paralympic Archery competitions is one of the last remaining new arenas to be built for the Games.
12th October 2011

London 2012 Velodrome rides off with Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award
The 2012's Velodrome received the Prime Minister's Better Public Building Award - an honour that recognises new buildings and spaces that improve public services, give a sense of identity and community, are a local pride, build a sustainable future.
13th October 2011

Last chance to join London 2012 Inspire programme
An Olympic and Paralympic first, the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) is urging people to consider, research and apply for the opportunity of a lifetime as part of the London 2012 team.
13th October 2011

London 2012: Scheme to help students find security work
The organisers of London 2012 have launched a programme to help students start a career in the security sector.
13th October 2011

Olympic Stadium architect calls for multi-use venue
The Olympic Stadium's architect Philip Johnson has said he would like to see the venue used for "lots of sports" after London 2012 has finished.
13th October 2011

Harlow chosen for new laboratory for 2012 drugs tests
All drugs testing during the London 2012 Games will be carried out at a new purpose-built laboratory in Harlow, Essex.
13th October 2011

London's Olympic musical marathon
More than two hundred national anthems needed for the 2012 Olympics are being recorded by the London Philharmonic Orchestra.
13th October 2011

London 2012 Paralympic ticket process on track
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed that it is on track to complete the process of taking payment for London 2012 Paralympic tickets by the end of October. - Ballots now complete - Subject to
14th October 2011

Ahead of London 2012 Games: Olympic Truce Resolution adopted with the most co-sponsoring states in the history of the United Nations
New York - In an unprecedented show of support for the Olympic Truce, all member states of the United Nations General Assembly agreed to co-sponsor the Olympic Truce Resolution ahead of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. London Youth Amb
17th October 2011

eremy Hunt praises progress during visit to Olympic Village as completed apartments surge past 2,012 mark - with finishing line in sight
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today announced that the number of completed apartments on the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Village had now passed the symbolic 2,012 mark, signalling that a handover date of early next year remains firmly on sch
25th October 2011

Wales strikes gold, silver and bronze as London 2012 medals go into production
Athletes are now one step closer to the dream of winning a medal at next summer's Games as the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic medals go into production, at the Royal Mint headquarters in Llantrisant, South Wales.
27th October 2011

London 2012 Festival reveals Olympic and Paralympic inspired programme at the Southbank Centre
Hundreds of international artists will converge on Southbank Centre's 21 acre riverside site next summer for its summer 2012 Festival of the World and a number of the projects are also highlights of the London 2012 Festival, the culmination of the Cultura
31st October 2011

Latest London 2012 Shop opens at Heathrow Airport Terminal 3
With just under 270 days to go until the London 2012 Games, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has opened its latest shop at Heathrow Airport, the host airport of the London 2012 Games. Wenlock (the London
1st November 2011

London 2012 Test Event Tickets Go On Sale
Tickets for Track Cycling, Gymnastics and Diving test events will go on sale at 10am on the 17 November 2011, with the opportunity to see international competition and Olympic qualifiers from just £5 at world class venues including in the Olympic Park.
1st November 2011

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