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Olympics News Archive - July 2011

On this page we have archived news items from July 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 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

Competitors in Greenwich Park Eventing Invitational wowed by venue
The first day of the Olympic Equestrian test event at Greenwich Park has been hailed a success by competitors, who have praised both the venue and the organisation of the event.
4th July 2011

150,000 people secure Olympic tickets in first phase of second chance sales
Over 750,000 Olympic tickets were sold to almost 150,000 successful applicants in the first second chance sales window, which closed at 6pm on Sunday 3 July.
4th July 2011

Classic Hitchcock films set to thrill as part of London 2012 Festival
The British Film Institute today announced plans to show Alfred Hitchcock's early masterpieces during the London 2012 Festival.
4th July 2011

Local Surrey residents to get top views of Road Race test event
Residents in Surrey have been offered the chance to see world-class sporting action from unique vantage points at the London-Surrey Cycle Classic, the London 2012 Olympic Road Race test event, on 14 August.
5th July 2011

Local children witness world-class Equestrian sport in the heart of London
Thousands of local residents and schoolchildren cheered on world-class Equestrian competitors on the second day of the Olympic Equestrian test event at Greenwich Park.
6th July 2011

Harry Potter star helps make movie magic for Cultural Olympiad
Young people from Waltham Forest had a magical time with Harry Potter star Jessica Cave, when the actress made a surprise visit to a local Cultural Olympiad filmmaking workshop.
6th July 2011

Equestrian test event hailed a success
The Greenwich Park Eventing Invitational finished on a high yesterday with the jumping providing an exciting finale to the three-day competition.
7th July 2011

Olympic Park education kit launched
A 'construction kit' for pupils and teachers in UK schools is launched showing how the 'big build' of the venues and infrastructure for the 2012 Games is being delivered, on time and within budget.
7th July 2011

Seb Coe addresses IOC on International Inspiration
The impact of International Inspiration, legacy programme, is outlined by London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) Chair Seb Coe at the 123rd International Olympic Committee session in South Africa.
8th July 2011

Rio Tinto hands over medal metal to London 2012
The first metal ore that will be made into London 2012 medals has today been delivered by official metal provider Rio Tinto to the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG).
8th July 2011

Free downloadable audio tour of the Olympic Park now available
A free audio tour telling the story of the Olympic Park for visitors to The Greenway - an upgraded 2.5km walking and cycling path overlooking the Park - is now available to download.
8th July 2011

Special 2012 Games rail fares go on sale
London 2012 ticket holders can now take advantage of special rail fares for travelling to next year's Games, thanks to the launch of dedicated web pages The National Rail Games Travel site.
8th July 2011

London 2012 helps launch campaign for refugees and displaced people
A new campaign Giving is Winning has been launched to bring hope to refugees and displaced people through sport in the run-up to London 2012.
8th July 2011

Modern Pentathlon test event sees Olympic qualification and a new world record
As part of the London Prepares series, the International Modern Pentathlon Union World Cup Final allowed the 2012 Organising Committee to test key aspects of its operations.
9th July 2011

Fifth venue complete on the Olympic Park
Construction work has been completed on the London 2012 International Broadcast Centre (IBC), it is the fifth venue to be completed on the Olympic Park.
13th July 2011

School children given unique opportunity to attend Canoe Slalom test event
A group of young people from Hertfordshire and Essex have been given an exclusive chance to attend London 2012's Canoe Slalom test event at Lee Valley White Water Centre.
13th July 2011

World class athletes to compete at Beach Volleyball test event
Twenty four world class teams have been selected for the Visa FIVB Beach Volleyball International testing programme held at Horse Guards Parade from 9-14 August 2011.
15th July 2011

Olympic Road Cycling test event to take place on streets of London and Surrey
Some of the world's best road cyclists will be competing in the Olympic Road Cycling test event on 14 August 2011.
15th July 2011

Greenwich is top of the class for London 2012
With one year to go until the London 2012 Games, Greenwich has become the first local authority in the country to get every one of its schools signed up to the Get Set network.
15th July 2011

Students serve up winning menus for London 2012
Students from West Yorkshire, London, Staffordshire and Birmingham have won a competition to design a dish to be served in the Athletes' Village during the London 2012 Games.
18th July 2011

Olympic Park 'big build' is big business for UK plc
With the 'big build' nearing completion the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) announces that it is coming to the end of its procurement programme.
19th July 2011

Great Britain's Keri-Anne Payne qualifies for London 2012
With just over a year to go until London 2012 gets underway, the first British athlete to qualify for the Games has been confirmed.
19th July 2011

Oscar Pistorius clocks new PB to put himself in frame for Olympic Games
Oscar Pistorius' aspirations of competing at both the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games are now a real possibility after he ran 0.18 seconds inside the 'A' standard qualifying time for the Olympic 400m yesterday.
20th July 2011

Olympic Park and Village workforce peaks as 'big build' nears completion
The ODA's final employment and skills report shows that the combined Olympic Park and Athletes' Village workforce has peaked and already reduced to 10,989 as the 'big build' nears completion.
20th July 2011

Sand arrives at Horse Guards Parade ahead of London 2012 test event
Horse Guards Parade received a special delivery today as the first trucks of sand arrived ahead of the Beach Volleyball test event next month, the Visa FIVB Beach Volleyball International.
21st July 2011

Biggest Open Weekend yet gets underway
The celebrations marking one year to go to the London 2012 Olympic Games kick off today with the start of Open Weekend 2011.
22nd July 2011

London 2012 film sets new Guinness World Record
The Tate Movie Project's 'The Itch of the Golden Nit' has entered the record books ahead of being screened across the UK to celebrate Open Weekend 2011.
22nd July 2011

Volleyball test event sees re-run of Beijing 2008 Olympic Final
The London 2012 Volleyball test event concluded at Earls Court today with an exciting re-run of the Beijing 2008 Olympic final between the USA and Brazil.
24th July 2011

London 2012 portraits revealed in new exhibition
A new National Portrait Gallery exhibition documenting the journey to London 2012 features portraits of LOCOG Chair Seb Coe, Olympian Phillips Idowu, and the Artistic Director of the Opening Ceremony Danny Boyle.
25th July 2011

International Inspiration achieves target of reaching 12 million children
International Inspiration, the international sports legacy programme, has delivered on its promise of reaching 12 million children worldwide with one year to go to the Games.
25th July 2011

London 2012 football named 'The Albert'
With exactly one year to go until the start of the 2012 Olympic Football tournament, adidas has announced that the football will be called 'The Albert'.
25th July 2011

London 2012 launches Young Games Maker programme
The 2012 Organising Committee announced details of the Young Games Maker programme, a drive to find more than 2,000 young volunteers to help out during next summer's Olympic and Paralympic Games.
25th July 2011

World Badminton Championships to be used as London 2012 test event
The BWF World Badminton Championships, which take place from 8-14 August 2011 at Wembley Arena, are to be used by the London 2012 Organising Committee for vital testing ahead of next year's Olympic Badminton competition.
26th July 2011

Construction completed on time and within budget on Aquatics Centre
One year to go until the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games has been marked by the completion of construction on the Aquatics Centre - the last of the six main Olympic Park venues to reach this milestone.
27th July 2011

London 2012 celebrates one year to go
With one year to go until the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, preparations are on track and London's vision to host a Games that inspires the world is set to become reality.
27th July 2011

Olympic medals unveiled to the world
The 2012 Olympic medals were unveiled tonight by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal and LOC Chair Seb Coe at an event in Trafalgar Square to mark one year to go to the Olympic Games.
27th July 2011

Mountain Bike test event hailed a success as world's best riders come to Essex
Thousands of spectators watched the world's best riders compete in the Hadleigh Farm Mountain Bike International on Sunday 31 July.
1st August 2011

Lee Valley White Water Centre passes the test
A total of 175 elite athletes from 30 nations competed at the London 2012 Canoe Slalom test event at Lee Valley White Water Centre last week.
1st August 2011

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