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Olympics News Archive - September 2011

On this page we have archived news items from September 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.

On your marks for Olympic Park Run
Thousands of runners will have the opportunity to be the first person to cross the Olympic Stadium finish line following the announcement of the National Lottery Olympic Park Run.
5th September 2011

Chef de Missions heading to London for Paralympic Games update
Chef de Missions and representatives of 108 National Paralympic Committees (NPCs) will be in London this week to receive an update on preparations for the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
5th September 2011

London 2012 launches new range of Team GB and ParalympicsGB products
With just under a year to go until the London 2012 Games, the London 2012 Organising Committee has today launched its new range of Team GB and ParalympicsGB products.
5th September 2011

London 2012 confirms vehicle screening plans for Westfield shopping centre
The LOCOG has confirmed that it will be operating security checks on vehicles entering the public car parks at the new Westfield shopping centre in its first year of operation starting from today.
5th September 2011

Shakespeare celebrations announced for London 2012 Festival
Arts leaders from around the world came together at the British Museum today to announce the programme for the World Shakespeare Festival.
6th September 2011

International Inspiration Young Leaders inspired by visit to Olympic Park
A group of Young Leaders from International Inspiration, London 2012's international legacy programme, today paid a special visit to the Olympic Park.
6th September 2011

David Hockney exhibition counts down to the London 2012 Festival
The first major exhibition of David Hockney's landscape works will go on show at the Royal Academy of Arts next year as part of a countdown event for the London 2012 Festival.
7th September 2011

LOCOG publishes 2010-11 annual report
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games Ltd (LOCOG) today published its 2010-11 financial report and accounts.
7th September 2011

Famous sculpture returns to Greenwich Park for 2012 Games
A sculpture made by Henry Moore in 1976 has been returned to Greenwich Park ahead of the London 2012 Games.
7th September 2011

London 2012 confirms Westfield as sponsor and hits £700m mark
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has today confirmed that Westfield has become the latest sponsor of London 2012 in a Tier Three deal.
7th September 2011

Tate Modern project announced for London 2012 Festival
The first phase of the new development of Tate Modern will open next summer as part of the London 2012 Festival, Tate's Trustees announced today.
8th September 2011

International Paralympic Day set to thrill Londoners
International Paralympic Day takes place in Trafalgar Square today, giving the public an opportunity to discover more about the sports ahead of London Paralympic Games tickets going on sale tomorrow.
8th September 2011

Elite Paralympic athletes and top pop acts join forces for Sainsbury's Super Saturday
Will Young, The Wanted and The Saturdays will be among the pop acts performing at Sainsbury's Super Saturday this weekend to celebrate one year to go until the Paralympic Games.
9th September 2011

London 2012 Paralympic Games tickets now on sale
Tickets for the London 2012 Paralympic Games are now on sale around the world.
9th September 2011

200,000th visitor sees construction complete on Olympic Park venues during Open House
For the fifth year running the Olympic Park was opened to the public allowing more than 4,000 people to take bus tours around the site. The 200,000th visitor was welcomed as part of Open House weekend 10-11 September 2011.
12th September 2011

Latest London 2012 Shop opens at Canary Wharf
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has today opened its latest shop at Canary Wharf located in Jubilee Place.
14th September 2011

London 2012 announces plans for Paralympic Torch Relay
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) today announced an exciting new concept for the Paralympic Torch Relay to lead the UK into the start of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
15th September 2011

Paralympic ticket applications period reaches halfway stage
With 10 days remaining of the London 2012 Paralympic Games tickets application period, the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has announced that there is still good availability across all sports.
16th September 2011

Seb Coe and Lee Pearson visit riding centre for young disabled people
London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) Chair Seb Coe and nine-time gold medallist Lee Pearson CBE today visited a riding centre which specialises in providing riding facilities to people with a range of special needs.
16th September 2011

London 2012 Paralympic medals unveiled at new Cultural Olympiad display
With one week to go until the application window for tickets for the Paralympic Games closes, the London 2012 Paralympic Games medals have been unveiled at the opening of a new display at the British Museum for the Cultural Olympiad.
19th September 2011

International Inspiration programme launches in Uganda
The spirit of the London 2012 Games was on display in Uganda on Saturday as the International Inspiration programme arrived in the country.
19th September 2011

Dame Kelly Holmes inspires Young Leaders ahead of Games Maker interviews
Young people who have been participating in a London 2012 development programme have begun their journey to become a volunteer at next summer's Games.
20th September 2011

First offers made for London 2012 Games Maker volunteer roles
The first conditional offers to London 2012 volunteers - Games Makers - are being sent out today. Offers will be made until April 2012.
21st September 2011

London 2012 Olympic Truce programme launched
Athletes, musicians and young people will come together today in a day of celebrations to mark the launch of the London 2012 Olympic Truce programme.
21st September 2011

Applications open for Young Games Maker volunteer roles
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) is calling on teams of dedicated and passionate young people to begin applying for Young Games Maker roles at next year's Games through the generalist recruitment process.
22nd September 2011

30,000 park-and-ride spaces are made available to spectators during Olympic Games
The UK's largest ever park-and-ride scheme is to enable ticket holders for the London 2012 Olympic Games to benefit from over 30,000 parking spaces. A fleet of buses will transport passengers between the sites and venues.
22nd September 2011

Last day for Paralympic Games ticket applications
With applications for tickets to next year's Paralympic Games set to close at 6pm this evening, the London 2012 Organising Committee has confirmed that there is still good availability across many sports and sessions.
26th September 2011

New Team GB and ParalympicsGB shop opens in Westfield Stratford City
The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) today opened the doors to a unique Team GB and Paralympics GB shop called 'Our Greatest Team' in the recently opened Westfield Stratford City, on the doorstep of the Olympic Park.
27th September 2011

London 2012 testing programme continues
The London 2012 test event programme, the London Prepares series, resumes in October with an exciting sporting line-up including Olympic qualifying tournaments, British Championships, World Cups from various sports, plus the first Paralympic test event.
27th September 2011

Programme announced for Globe to Globe, part of the World Shakespeare Festival
The Globe has announced full details of the programme for the eagerly anticipated Globe to Globe season, part of the World Shakespeare Festival for the London 2012 Festival.
27th September 2011

Unprecedented demand for London 2012 Paralympic Games tickets
Following the application process for London 2012 Paralympic Games tickets, the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has confirmed that over 100,000 applicants have applied for more than one million tickets.
28th September 2011

Eton Manor heads towards the finish line
Striking blue tennis courts and the temporary seating for 10,500 spectators are being installed at Eton Manor, the Olympic Park's Paralympic Venue. Completed in just over 18 months, Eton Manor is one of the last venues to be completed on the Olympic Park.
28th September 2011

London 2012 education resources launched for schools around the world
School children and teachers are set to benefit from new London 2012 education resources launched this autumn. They provide 2012 Games information, activity ideas and images to induce young imagination and take part in projects related to the Games.
30th September 2011

The National Lottery Olympic Park Run ballot now open
The National Lottery Olympic Park Run, the first public event to take place in the Olympic Stadium, opens for applications today. Successful applicants in the ballot will become the first runners to cross the finish line during the run on 31 March 2012.
30th September 2011

Gardens and meadows in bloom in the Olympic Park
The Olympic Park's riverside garden celebrates centuries of British passion for plants, designed to flower gold just in time for the Opening Ceremony. The now blooming garden stretches for half a mile between the Aquatics Centre and the Olympic Stadium.
30th September 2011

Dispersal zone in 2012 Olympics borough of Newham
A dispersal zone is due to come into force in the Olympic home borough to tackle anti-social behaviour.
1st October 2011

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