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Olympics News Archive - February 2011

On this page we have archived news items from February 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.

Otto Bock named second London 2012 Paralympic-only sponsor
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has appointed Otto Bock as the official Prosthetic, Orthotic and Wheelchair Technical Services Provider for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
1st February 2011

New ODA Chief Executive launches Olympic Park health and safety campaign
New Chief Executive of the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA), Dennis Hone today met Olympic Park workers to launch a new safety campaign on site as the number of workers peaks and the type of work changes to fitting-out the venues.
1st February 2011

Ian Thorpe announces return for London 2012
Australian Swimming star Ian Thorpe has announced he will come out of retirement to compete at the London 2012 Games, inspired by a trip in October 2010 to the Aquatics Centre.
2nd February 2011

London 2012 signs Heineken as latest sponsor
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has appointed Heineken UK, Britain's leading brewer, as Official Lager Supplier of London 2012 in a Tier Three sponsorship deal.
3rd February 2011

U-turn on London 2012 Olympic Stadium 'wrap'
A giant fabric "wrap" covering the outside of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium is to go ahead after being dropped from the plans last year.
8th February 2011

LOCOG invites private sector to supply London 2012 Olympic Stadium 'wrap'
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) today invites the private sector to supply the fabric 'wrap' around the London 2012 Olympic Stadium at Games time.
8th February 2011

London 2012 mascots to visit competition-winning primary schools across the UK
The official London 2012 mascots Wenlock and Mandeville will make school sports day extra special for 11 primary schools across the UK this summer, as a prize for taking part in a competition about exploring what is unique about their community.
8th February 2011

BBC awarded radio rights for London 2012 Paralympic Games
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has awarded radio rights to the London 2012 Paralympic Games to the BBC.
9th February 2011

Olympics merchandise unveiled in Birmingham
Lord Coe visited the Spring Fair on Wednesday, an annual retail buying event in Birmingham, to unveil some of the official London 2012 Olympics merchandise.
9th February 2011

West Ham Olympic bid offers 'best legacy for children'
West Ham United's bid to take over the Olympic stadium offers the best legacy to children, says a school close to the site in Stratford.
9th February 2011

London 2012 announces new route for Olympic Road Races
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) today announced the new route for the Olympic Cycling Road Races.
10th February 2011

Windsor and Eton Olympic road resurfacing warning
Drivers have been warned of disruption as the "key" part of a £7m upgrade starts to the Windsor and Eton relief road, ahead of the 2012 Olympics.
12th February 2011

Olympic training at Sussex leisure centre
The Barbados Olympic team has signed an agreement to use a Sussex leisure centre for its training camps.
14th February 2011

Young film-makers from Hackney win 'Film of the Month' award
Six young film-makers from Hackney are the latest to win the London 2012 Film Nation: Shorts Film of the Month award with their film 'Horsepower'.
14th February 2011

Chinese Olympic 2012 athletes head for Leeds
Athletes from China will be making their final preparations for Olympic glory at a training base in Leeds after selecting the city in the run-up to London 2012.
14th February 2011

2012 London Olympics 'still on budget'
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are set to be ready on time and within budget, say the government and Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA).
14th February 2011

Olympic canoeing dates for Eton Dorney released
The schedule of canoeing events for the London 2012 Olympic Games has been released.
15th February 2011

Schedule for Olympic sailing events in Dorset released
The schedule of sailing events in Weymouth and Portland for the London 2012 Olympic Games has been released.
15th February 2011

London 2012 Games on a shoestring
The table highlighting the events where full price tickets start at £20 to help one navigate the full Games schedule on the London2012.com website.
15th February 2011

London Olympics: Millennium Stadium hosts first event
The first action of the London 2012 Olympic Games will take place at Cardiff's Millennium Stadium with the women's football tournament scheduled on Wednesday 25 July.
15th February 2011

Sports competition schedule for London 2012 Olympic Games announced
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) today announced the complete sports competition schedule, including ticket prices, for the London 2012 Olympic Games.
15th February 2011

Agreement signed to help Tower Hamlets reap the benefits of London 2012
An agreement was signed today to help Tower Hamlets maximise the benefits of the London 2012 Games for Tower Hamlets residents and businesses.
16th February 2011

Phone call reveals 'illegal' 2012 Olympics ticket tout
An investigation by BBC London has revealed a company appearing to illegally sell tickets to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
16th February 2011

TUC, Acas and LOCOG sign agreement for smooth delivery of London 2012 Games
Representatives from the Trade Union Congress, Acas (Advisory, Conciliation and Arbitration Service) and the London 2012 Organising Committee have signed an agreement to ensure worker grievances are dealt with fairly and speedily during the 2012 Games.
16th February 2011

Delivering the London 2012 Games
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG), Populous, Atkins and Drivers Jonas Deloitte issued new images today showing what Greenwich Park, Lord's Cricket Ground and the Lee Valley White Water Centre might look like at Games time.
17th February 2011

London Olympics: Website checker to screen ticket sales
London 2012 organisers are setting up a website checker to allow ticket buyers to verify if the seller is genuine.
17th February 2011

Take That choreographer Kim Gavin lands Olympics gig
Choreographer Kim Gavin, who worked with Take That on their Circus tour, has been appointed artistic director for the 2012 Olympics closing ceremony.
18th February 2011

New images reveal how London will look during 2012 Olympics
Unveiling new images of temporary venues which will appear across the city, architects want the iconic London landmarks to provide a dramatic backdrop to the 2012 Olympic Games.
18th February 2011

Top British talent sign up to produce London 2012 Closing Ceremonies
Top British creatives have been appointed to produce the Closing Ceremonies of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) announced today.
18th February 2011

Oscar Pistorius sees promising future for Paralympic sport in Britain
Paralympic champion Oscar Pistorius expects the profile of Paralympic sport to soar in the UK in the run-up to London 2012, and says British Paralympians like David Weir, Liz Johnson and David Roberts will soon be household names.
21st February 2011

Team GB cyclists test the track at unveiling of London 2012 Velodrome
Team GB cyclists, including Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton, took to the track in the London 2012 Velodrome today, as the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) unveiled the first Olympic Park venue to finish construction, on time and to budget.
22nd February 2011

New aerial images show transformation of the Olympic Park
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has released new aerial images showing the transformation of the Olympic Park, with the construction of the permanent venues nearing completion and the parklands taking shape.
22nd February 2011

In pictures: London 2012 Olympic Park takes shape

23rd February 2011

Schools get help with 2012 radio dramas at Rich Mix
Secondary school pupils across the five Olympic Boroughs have been getting professional help with 2012-themed radio plays.
23rd February 2011

Film Nation: Shorts winners visit Pinewood Studios
The winners of the inaugural Film Nation: Shorts awards ceremony in December realised their dreams today when they visited the world renowned Pinewood Studios in Buckinghamshire.
24th February 2011

London 2012 announces sports testing programme
People interested in a job at the 2012 London Olympics can register on a new recruitment website.
24th February 2011

London 2012 Olympics jobs website goes live
People interested in a job at the 2012 London Olympics can now register on a new recruitment website, with offers ranging from catering and cleaning to customer services and technical roles, from March.
24th February 2011

Tennis star Andy's big hopes for 2012 Games
Andy Lapthorne, from Pinner, is now the world's number one Quad Doubles wheelchair tennis player and, after winning his first Grand Slam, he is now focusing his efforts on the 2012 London Paralympic.
24th February 2011

Fake Olympic clothing goods found in Oxford Street raid
About 6,500 counterfeit items of clothing, including T-shirts supposedly bearing the Olympic logo, have been seized from a shop in central London.
25th February 2011

Velodrome for London 2012 Olympics is opened
The 6,000-seat velodrome for the 2012 London Olympics and Paralympics was officially opened on Tuesday.
28th February 2011

London 2012 appoints designers for Olympic and Paralympic Torches
A London-based design studio has been appointed to design the Olympic and Paralympic Torches, the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) announced today.
28th February 2011

London 2012 Olympic torch designers announced
East London designers Edward Barber and Jay Osgerby will design the London 2012 Olympic Torch, Locog announced.
28th February 2011

Surrey road network 'needs £400m' ahead of Olympic race
About £400m needs to be spent to bring Surrey's roads up to scratch at a time when the county is under pressure as it hosts next year's Olympic cycle race.
28th February 2011

Tom Daley stars in new London 2012 mascot film
The latest instalment of the London 2012 mascots’ film was released today, featuring top GB athletes Tom Daley, Phillips Idowu, Shanaze Reade, Ellie Simmonds and Mandip Sehmi.
1st March 2011

Malawi sign up to train in Gloucestershire
The University of Gloucestershire plays its part in London 2012 by hosting the 40-strong Malawi Olympic team in the build-up to the Olympic Games.
1st March 2011

Paralympian Lee Pearson immortalised in bronze statues
Staffordshire's paralympian, Lee Pearson, has been immortalised in bronze to promote the London 2012 Games.
1st March 2011

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