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Olympics News Archive - May 2011

On this page we have archived news items from May 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 volunteer selection programme arrives in Scotland
The selection process for London 2012 volunteers arrives at the Glasgow Science Centre, Scotland today as the fifth regional Games Maker selection event takes place.
4th May 2011

Big Dance initiative set to expand for London 2012 Festival
Taking place from 7-15 July 2012, the world's largest dance programme, Big Dance, has announced plans to reach out to communities all over England as part of the London 2012 Festival.
4th May 2011

London 2012 prepares for the Games with the world's largest rehearsal
Athletes, volunteers and the British public will help the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) go through its paces ahead of next year's Games, as it tests crucial aspects of its operations.
6th May 2011

London 2012 announces Sailing test event in Weymouth and Portland
The 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) today announced plans to test its systems, equipment, workforce and procedures for running the Olympic and Paralympic Sailing competitions in the summer of 2011.
6th May 2011

Olympic artefacts to go on display in London exhibition
A free exhibition telling the story of the Olympic Games, held at the Royal Opera House from 27 July 2012 to 12 August, has been announced today as part of the London 2012 Festival.
9th May 2011

Construction starts at London 2012 Shooting and Paralympic Archery venue
Work has begun on the temporary venue at the Royal Artillery Barracks, Woolwich where the Shooting, Paralympic Shooting and Paralympic Archery competitions will take place.
10th May 2011

London 2012 announces Paralympic Games ticket prices
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) today published its prices for Paralympic Games tickets, with more than half of the two million tickets available priced at £10 or less.
11th May 2011

Construction completed on third Olympic Park venue
Construction has been completed on the 2012 Handball Arena - the third venue on the Olympic Park to achieve this milestone, the occasion marked by a visit from PM David Cameron and Dy PM Nick Clegg.
12th May 2011

One in eight London schoolchildren to get free Games tickets
London 2012 Chair Seb Coe and Mayor of London Boris Johnson have sent out a rallying cry to schools to ensure they do not miss out on tickets to London 2012.
16th May 2011

First locations on London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay route announced
With one year to go until the Olympic Flame arrives in the UK, London 2012 has announced the first 74 locations welcoming the Flame during the 70-day Olympic Torch Relay.
18th May 2011

Search begins for 8,000 inspirational people to carry the Olympic Flame
The search begins today to find 8,000 inspirational people to carry the Olympic Flame on its journey around the UK next year.
18th May 2011

Happy first birthday to Wenlock and Mandeville
The London 2012 mascots have taken time out from their packed schedule to celebrate their first birthday with a party at John Lewis on Oxford Street.
19th May 2011

London 2012 volunteer selection programme arrives in the North East
Selection for London 2012 volunteers started in the North East as the sixth regional Games Maker selection event opened its doors.
19th May 2011

London 2012 announces Brands Hatch as Paralympic Road Cycling venue
Brands Hatch, near Sevenoaks in Kent, will host the Paralympic Road Cycling events, incorporating the Road Race and Time Trial, from 5-8 September 2012.
20th May 2011

Radio 1 to host biggest ever free BBC music event for London 2012
Taking place on 23 -24 June 2012 at Hackney Marshes, BBC Radio 1 has announced plans to hold the BBC's largest ever free-ticketed music event as part of the London 2012 Festival.
23rd May 2011

London 2012 setting groundbreaking standards in equality and diversity
The third annual report of the London 2012 Equality and Diversity Forum published today has revealed how London 2012 is setting new standards in making the Games accessible to everyone.
23rd May 2011

Oscar Pistorius visits Olympic Park ahead of Paralympic World Cup
Paralympic gold medallist Oscar Pistorius today visited the London 2012 Olympic Stadium ahead of competing in the BT Paralympic World Cup in Manchester.
23rd May 2011

Cate Blanchett in Barbican line-up for London 2012 Festival
The arts venue Barbican will celebrate its 30th birthday next year and has revealed a top-class calendar of international and local collaborations to tie in with the London 2012 Festival.
24th May 2011

First tree planted in Olympic Park garden
The two amateur gardeners who won the competition to design the Olympic Park's Great British Garden have planted the first tree, 20-year-old oak, in the centre of the garden that they designed.
25th May 2011

London 2012 test event tickets now on sale
Tickets for some of the first events in the London Prepares series, the London 2012 sports testing programme, are now available to purchase.
26th May 2011

Olympic Park and Athletes' Village workforce hits new milestone
The Olympic Park and Athletes' Village workforce have worked more than three million hours without a single reportable injury.
27th May 2011

Winners of International Inspiration schools competition visit Olympic Park
Three schools from across the UK have been given a tour of the London 2012 Olympic Park after winning a competition as part of International Inspiration, London 2012's international legacy programme.
31st May 2011

London 2012 announces Thames Water as Tier Three sponsor
London 2012 has appointed Thames Water as the Official Water Utility Services Provider of the Games, ensuring clean, reliable tap water and sanitation.
31st May 2011

First test events successfully completed
The Marathon and Race Walk test events, the first events in London 2012 sports testing programme, took place in central London yesterday.
31st May 2011

London 2012 transport 'big build' complete
The transport 'big build', that will help spectators and the rest of London keep moving during the Games, has been completed by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA).
1st June 2011

Free art classes launched for London 2012 Cultural Olympiad
Young people across the UK are being invited to take part in free art classes this summer as part of the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.
1st June 2011

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