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Olympics News Archive - August 2011

On this page we have archived news items from August 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.

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

1,500th London 2012 Inspire mark awarded
The London 2012 Organising Committee has awarded the 1,500th Inspire mark to the West Midlands Fire Service in recognition of its Fire Fit community engagement programmes.
2nd August 2011

Students' London 2012 mascot designs to become a reality after Get Set triumph
Students from across the UK have won a London 2012 design competition to create a new version of the Games mascots.
3rd August 2011

Cavendish confirmed for Olympic rehearsal race
Britain's top road cyclist Mark Cavendish will be competing in the London-Surrey Cycle Classic on Sunday 14 August.
3rd August 2011

Dow Chemical Company to produce Olympic Stadium wrap
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) today confirmed that Worldwide Olympic Partner Dow Chemical Company is to produce a sustainable 'wrap' that will surround the Olympic Stadium during the Games.
4th August 2011

Cultural Olympiad arts project gets further funding boost
Unlimited, a groundbreaking Cultural Olympiad programme that celebrates arts and culture by disabled and deaf people, has been awarded £700,000 of funding in its final round of commissions.
4th August 2011

First British athletes confirmed for London 2012 Paralympic Games
With just over a year to go until the London 2012 Paralympic Games begin, the British Paralympic Association (BPA) has announced the selection of the first five athletes who will compete for Great Britain next summer.
8th August 2011

FISA World Rowing Junior Championships at Eton Dorney test Olympic Rowing venue
Some of the world's best young rowers took part in the FISA World Rowing Junior Championships at Eton Dorney from 3-7 August.
8th August 2011

New London 2012 travel tool to help ticket holders get to the Games
With less than one year to go to the Games, London 2012 ticket holders can now plan their journeys to venues and book travel with the help of a new online travel tool.
10th August 2011

Marathon Swimming test event free to watch in Hyde Park
The London 10km Marathon Swimming International is free to watch in Hyde Park this weekend as part of the London Prepares series, the official London 2012 sports testing programme.
10th August 2011

Final regional London 2012 volunteer selection event underway in the South West
Selection for London 2012 volunteers started in the South West today as the ninth and final regional Games Maker selection event opened its doors in Plymouth.
11th August 2011

28,000 nominees in the running to carry Olympic Flame
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has confirmed that a total of 28,000 Torchbearer nominations received through the London 2012 'Moment to shine' campaign will go forward to the selection panel stage.
11th August 2011

Gold medal haul highlights British swimming success in Berlin
Great Britain won an impressive total of 27 gold medals at the International Paralympic Committee (IPC) Swimming European Championships, which drew to a close on Sunday.
11th August 2011

Heathrow chosen as host airport of London 2012 Games
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has today announced Heathrow as the host airport of the Games and official supplier to London 2012 in a Tier Three sponsorship deal.
12th August 2011

Legacy owner for Olympic Village announced
Contracts have been signed with Delancey and Qatari Diar for the purchase and long-term management of the Olympic Village. The joint venture will work alongside Triathlon Homes who will manage the affordable housing in the Village.
12th August 2011

Final London 2012 Chef de Mission seminar takes place in London
Over the last three days, Chef de Missions and delegates from around 200 National Olympic Committees (NOCs) have been in London to receive a final update from the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) about the London 2012 Games.
12th August 2011

World-class marathon swimmers give Hyde Park revellers a treat
London 2012 organisers today staged the London 2012 Marathon Swimming test event, the London 10km Marathon Swimming International, in Hyde Park - drawing park revellers and swimming fans to the Serpentine Lake to watch the action.
13th August 2011

Beach Volleyball test event spikes interest in the sport
The highly anticipated London 2012 Beach Volleyball test event - the Visa FIVB Beach Volleyball International - ended on a high today at Horse Guards Parade, with Brazilian pair Liliane Maestrini and Angela Vieira taking the competition title.
14th August 2011

British pair of Adcock and Bankier win silver at Badminton World Championships
Chris Adcock and Imogen Bankier today won silver in the mixed doubles final at the Badminton World Championships at Wembley Arena - venue for the London 2012 Olympic Badminton competition.
14th August 2011

Mark Cavendish victorious in London 2012 test event
Top British rider Mark Cavendish today topped off a successful summer by winning the London-Surrey Cycle Classic, the biggest test event yet to be staged by the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG).
14th August 2011

First Olympic Park test event gets underway
This week the Olympic Park will play host to competitive sport for the first time as the London International Basketball Invitational takes place from 16 - 21 August, with Great Britain aiming to topple some of the world's top teams on their road to 2012.
16th August 2011

International Paralympic Day to showcase elite sport ahead of ticket launch
Leading athletes from the UK and around the world will come together in London next month as the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) hosts International Paralympic Day 2011.
17th August 2011

GB's Shanaze Reade wins BMX test event
Shanaze Reade of Great Britain today won the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup 2011 - London, supported by UK Sport, at the brand new 400m BMX Track on the Olympic Park.
20th August 2011

GB's Shanaze Reade wins BMX test event
Shanaze Reade of Great Britain today won the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup 2011 - London, supported by UK Sport, at the brand new 400m BMX Track on the Olympic Park.
20th August 2011

Beach Volleyball test event sand to be used across London
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has donated 2,274 tonnes of sand from the recent London Prepares series Beach Volleyball test event to sports venues across London.
22nd August 2011

France wins Basketball test event
Part of the London Prepares series, London 2012's official testing programme, the London International Basketball Invitational came to an end on the Olympic Park with France winning the tournament.
22nd August 2011

Latest London 2012 Shop opens at London Stansted Airport
With just under a year to go until London 2012, the LOCOG has opened its latest shop at London Stansted Airport offering the visitors a great chance to take home a piece of the Games.
23rd August 2011

Paralympic Games sports competition schedule and ticket prices published
With just over one year to go until the start of the Paralympic Games on 29 August, the LOCOG has today published the full sports competition schedule and ticket prices for the Paralympic Games.
26th August 2011

Wenlock and Mandeville hit the big screen
With one year to go to the Paralympic Games, the London 2012 Paralympic mascot Mandeville is set to grace the silver screen alongside Olympic mascot Wenlock in 'Wenlock and Mandeville's Out of a Rainbow'.
26th August 2011

London 2012 mascots to appear in comic capers
The London 2012 mascots Wenlock and Mandeville are set star on the pages of iconic British children's comic The Beano this week.
30th August 2011

Nature Valley chosen as official cereal snack bar supplier of London 2012
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has today announced Nature Valley as the official London 2012 cereal snack bar supplier.
31st August 2011

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