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Olympics News Archive - June 2011

On this page we have archived news items from June 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 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

Londoners join together to launch new London 2012 diversity pin badge
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has launched an age pin badge to celebrate one of London 2012's six strands of diversity.
3rd June 2011

London 2012 volunteer selection programme arrives in Wales
Selection for London 2012 volunteers started in Wales today as the seventh regional Games Maker selection event opened its doors.
7th June 2011

London 2012 unveils Olympic Torch design
The 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) today unveiled a prototype of the London 2012 Olympic Torch that will be carried by 8,000 inspirational Torchbearers on its journey across the UK next summer.
8th June 2011

Local schoolchildren and GB Handball and Goalball teams try out Handball Arena for first time
Members of the Great Britain Handball and Goalball teams visited the Olympic Park to try out the completed Handball Arena, where they will be compete during the London 2012 Games.
9th June 2011

Construction complete on London 2012 Basketball Arena
Construction has been completed on the London 2012 Basketball Arena - the fourth venue on the Olympic Park completed, more than a year ahead of the London 2012 Games.
9th June 2011

UK comes together to celebrate 'One Year to Go' in biggest and best Open Weekend yet
This year's London 2012 Open Weekend, supported by BP, is set to be the biggest and best yet to help mark 'One Year to Go' to the London 2012 Olympic Games.
9th June 2011

London 2012 to donate 10,000 Games tickets to Armed Forces
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) today urged members of the Armed Forces to sign up to be in with a chance of receiving free London 2012 tickets.
14th June 2011

Local residents and schoolchildren enjoy first 'picnic in the Olympic Park'
The rain stayed away today as local residents and schoolchildren came to the Olympic Park to walk in the parklands and enjoy the first 'picnic in the park'.
15th June 2011

BBC launches Music Nation programme for London 2012‎
The BBC today announced plans to hold a weekend of live music events as part of the countdown to next year's London 2012 Festival, the culmination of the four-year Cultural Olympiad.
16th June 2011

Ticket applicants get a second chance to secure the greatest tickets on earth
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) confirmed today that 2.3 million tickets will be available in the second round of London 2012 Olympic tickets sales, which is open to the 1.9 million people who applied in the initial round.
17th June 2011

Inspiring locals with London 2012 Games opportunities
Seb Coe, Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG), met with local residents and schoolchildren today to inspire and inform them about the opportunities related to the London 2012 Games.
19th June 2011

Tracey Emin to design official London 2012 poster
To mark one year to go to the London 2012 Festival, acclaimed artist Tracey Emin has today been announced as one of the 12 British artists chosen to design the official London 2012 posters.
21st June 2011

London 2012 volunteer selection programme arrives in the Midlands
Selection for London 2012 volunteers started in the Midlands today as the eighth regional Games Maker selection event opened its doors in Coventry.
22nd June 2011

Artistic Director line-up complete for London 2012 Ceremonies
Leading British creatives Bradley Hemmings and Jenny Sealey MBE have been announced as Artistic Directors of the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
24th June 2011

Over 130,000 new Olympic ticket holders
Following Friday's second round sales, open to those people who had not successfully secured tickets in the first round, over 130,000 additional people now have tickets to next year's Olympic Games.
26th June 2011

World-class sport coming to Greenwich Park
Two major London 2012 test events will be taking place at Greenwich Park next week, the Greenwich Park Eventing Invitational on 4-6 July and the Modern Pentathlon UIPM World Cup Final on 9-10 July.
29th June 2011

Hundreds of women involved in Olympic Park 'big build'
The Women into Construction project was established in 2008 and more than 1,000 women have worked on the London 2012 construction project so far.
29th June 2011

Stars join children on red carpet for premiere of London 2012 film
Top actors and TV personalities showed their support for the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad last night as the Tate Movie Project's 'The Itch of the Golden Nit' premiered in Leicester Square.
30th June 2011

Tinchy Stryder and Dionne Bromfield record Torch Relay song
Two of the UK's brightest young talents have teamed up to record an official London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay song.
30th June 2011

London 2012 Live Sites serve up action from the Wimbledon tennis championships
People will come together at London 2012 Live Sites across the UK this weekend to watch live action from Wimbledon, as the annual tennis championships enter their final weekend.
1st July 2011

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