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Olympics News Archive - December 2011

On this page we have archived news items from December 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.

London 2012 Paralympic Games tickets back on sale in time for Christmas
Remaining tickets for the London 2012 Paralympic Games will go on sale on a first come, first served basis at 1pm on Friday 2 December 2011. Following unprecedented interest a year out from the London 2012 Paralympic Games, over a million tickets hav
1st December 2011

First Paralympic test event brings Goalball to Olympic Park
The first Paralympic test event, the London International Goalball Tournament, starts this weekend, welcoming teams from around the world to the compete in front of local crowds in the Olympic Park.
2nd December 2011

London 2012 Ceremonies on track to showcase the UK to the world
As the first round of auditions for volunteer performers came to a close yesterday with over 10,000 hopefuls auditioning over the past month for a place in the ceremonies, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has con
4th December 2011

Local crowds enjoy first Paralympic test event
The first Paralympic test event, the London International Goalball Tournament, took place in the Olympic Park this weekend and saw China beat Canada in the final to take the gold medal.
5th December 2011

From the classroom to stores: pin badges designed by students hit the shelves
Students from across the UK who take part in the London 2012 design competition 'Get Set to make your mascot' have seen their winning designs become official London 2012 pin badges. The pin badges are available in to buy in stores and online from today.
5th December 2011

Seb Coe visits Wandsworth school to launch London 2012 Speakers for Schools Week
Seb Coe today visited children at Oak Lodge School in Wandsworth to speak to school children about his journey to being Chair of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Parlympic Games, and launch a special week of Olympic and Paralympic figure
6th December 2011

10,000 schools qualify for tickets to the London 2012 Games
St Jude's Church of England Primary School in Lambeth has become the 10,000th school to qualify for tickets to the London 2012 Olympic and Parlaympic Games donated through the 'Ticketshare' scheme. The school has secured their allocation by joining the Lo
6th December 2011

Underworld announced as Music Directors for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today announced that British electronic music pioneers Underworld have been appointed Music Directors for the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games.
7th December 2011

London 2012 offers first Torchbearer places for the Olympic Torch Relay
Today the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) begins to make conditional offers to 8,000 inspiring people to carry the Olympic Flame next summer during the 70 day Olympic Torch Relay. 6,800 people are today one step clo
8th December 2011

Olympic Flame to make historic visit to Dublin as part of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today confirmed that the Olympic Flame will visit Dublin as part of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay on 6 June next year.
8th December 2011

London 2012 announces CCTV as Paralympic Games Rights Holding Broadcaster in China
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has announced that China Central Television (CCTV), the national TV station of the People´s Republic of China, will be the Chinese Rights Holding Broadcaster for the Paralym
12th December 2011

London 2012 ticket resale plans confirmed
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed details of its ticket resale process for Olympic and Paralympic ticket holders.
14th December 2011

Record month for London 2012 shops driven by Christmas shoppers
Nearly six months before the London 2012 Olympic Games opening ceremony, the official London 2012 shops and online site, london2012.com/shop, have experienced their biggest ever month of sales.
14th December 2011

LOCOG release further Gymnastics and Diving test event tickets
Following huge demand for the London Prepares test event series, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today announced that more tickets will go on sale for the Gymnastics and Diving test events.
14th December 2011

London 2012 Director of Sport pleased with ExCeL test
Debbie Jevans, Director of Sport for the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG), today described seven Olympic test events that took place at ExCeL London as a success.
14th December 2011

Trees to take root in Olympic Park as permanent reminder of Games
A major public art commission will see a collection of large trees - each supporting a bespoke metal ring weighing up to half-a-tonne - planted to mark the entrances to the 500-acre Olympic Park.
19th December 2011

Giant Olympic Rings unveiled to mark 20/12 Day
A giant set of Olympic Rings has today been unveiled on the entrance to Channel Tunnel in France to celebrate 20/12 Day.
20th December 2011

Children born on 20/12 Day 2004 celebrate seventh birthday
Children in the London 2012 Children's Promise scheme today celebrated their 7th birthday with Olympic gold medallist Jonathan Edwards and Wenlock, the London 2012 Olympic mascot, at an event hosted at the Stadium Suite at John Lewis, Westfield Stratford
20th December 2011

New aerial images show Olympic Park transformation on eve of Olympic and Paralympic year
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today released new aerial images and footage showing the transformation of the Olympic Park as 2012 approaches. The key dates and milestones ahead in Olympic and Paralympic year h
21st December 2011

Ipswich announced as the destination for a Dr Who adventure as part of the London 2012 Festival
Following confirmation of Arts Council England funding, London 2012 Festival organisers are pleased to announce that 'The Crash of The Elysium', Punchdrunk's live Doctor Who adventure for children and their family, will play in Ipswich from 15 June - 8 Ju
23rd December 2011

Edinburgh's Hogmanay wishes revellers an 'Appy New Year with the London 2012 Festival
For the first countdown event of the London 2012 Festival partygoers at Edinburgh's Hogmanay will receive a special digital extra to add to their celebrations. Edinburgh's Hogmanay is using @thistimeofyear to bring a piece of London 2012 Festival art to
27th December 2011

London 2012 Nations & Regions Chair receives New Years Honours
LOCOG Board member Charles Allen has received a Knighthood in Britain's New Year Honours List, made public on 31 December. He is knighted for his services the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. Charles Allen is the Chair of LOCOG's Nations and Regi
31st December 2011

New Year Honours for London 2012
John Armitt, Chairman of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), has received a Knighthood in Britain's New Year Honours List, made public on 31 December. He is knighted for his services to engineering and construction.
31st December 2011

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