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Olympics News Archive - January 2012

On this page we have archived news items from January 2012. 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.

Tickets still available for Gymnastics Olympic qualifier
Next week sees some of world's best gymnasts come to London to compete at Visa International Gymnastics, the London 2012 Gymnastics test event, from 10-18 January.
4th January 2012

London 2012 outlines scale of plans to get Games ready with 200 days to go
To mark 200 days-to-go, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today hosted the first Cabinet meeting of 2012 on the Olympic Park and outlined the scale of hosting the two biggest sporting events on the planet this sum
9th January 2012

Birmingham marks 200 days to go by committing to a spectacular welcome for visit
To celebrate today's 200 Days To Go to the London 2012 Olympic Games, LOCOG has announced that Birmingham Airport will host a London 2012 'welcome spectacular' to give athletes and fans flying into the region a special Midlands welcome.
9th January 2012

Last opportunities to nominate a team to carry the Paralympic Flame
The start of 2012 sees the last opportunities to nominate people to carry the Paralympic Flame during the London 2012 Paralympic Torch Relay.
10th January 2012

Olympic qualification at Gymnastics test event
Today sees some of world's best gymnasts come to London for the start of Visa International Gymnastics, the London 2012 Gymnastics test event and part of the London Prepares series.
10th January 2012

Volunteer performers needed for London 2012 Paralympic Opening and Closing Ceremonies
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympics Games (LOCOG) has today begun a search for enthusiastic and energetic adult volunteer performers to participate in the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of the London 2012 Paralympic Games.
12th January 2012

First images of 30-tonne Olympic Park artwork show scale of spectacular project
Work has started on installing an iconic artwork in the Olympic Park that was inspired by popular music - including the songs of Bruce Springsteen and Neil Young.
13th January 2012

Diving test event tickets go back on sale tomorrow
More tickets for the 18th FINA Visa Diving World Cup 2012, a London 2012 test event and Olympic Qualifier, will go on sale tomorrow at 10am.
16th January 2012

Resale platform on the London 2012 ticketing website to reopen today
LOCOG confirms that the resale platform on the London 2012 ticketing website will re-open to ticketholders who want to sell their tickets from 3pm today. Ticket holders who wish to offer their tickets for resale can do so for a 2 week period until 6pm on
17th January 2012

World's best announced for Olympic Hockey test event
Some of the world's best hockey teams have been announced to play in the Visa International Invitational Hockey Tournament, a test event for London 2012 and part of the London Prepares series.
17th January 2012

London 2012 unveils Anti-Doping Laboratory
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today unveiled the WADA accredited anti-doping laboratory which will operate during the London 2012 Games.
19th January 2012

Testing success for Gymnastics
The Visa International Gymnastics a London 2012 test event and part of the London Prepares series concluded today and has been a testing success for the London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG).
19th January 2012

Plans revealed for London 2012 World Sport Day, presented by Lloyds TSB
Schools and colleges across the UK are today encouraged to start planning how they are going to celebrate the athletes and cultures of the world on London 2012 World Sport Day, presented by Lloyds TSB, on Monday 25 June 2012.
24th January 2012

Road Race vantage point capacity increased
The London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today confirmed that one of the best vantage points on the Olympic Road Race route will have a spectator capacity of up to 15,000.
25th January 2012

Olympic Park artist reinterprets French masterpiece as tribute to London 2012 construction workers
An artist working on the Olympic Park has paid tribute to the workers building the London 2012 Games by recreating his own version of an iconic painting by French post-impressionist Georges Seurat.
26th January 2012

London schoolchildren Get Set to perform in London 2012 Ceremonies
To mark 6 months to go to the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympic Games, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) have today announced that the under 16s Volunteer Performer Cast for the London 2012 Olympic and P
27th January 2012

London 2012 begins 'bedding in' at Olympic Village 6 months ahead of the Games
The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) will hand over the Olympic Village site to the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today (Friday 27 January). The handover of the Village, on time, marks the start of the huge proces
27th January 2012

Games-time hotel rooms released
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has confirmed that approximately 20% of hotel room nights it had reserved in London will be returned to the hotels. More than 120,000 room nights at more than 200 hotels wi
29th January 2012

World's best announced for the UCI Track Cycling World Cup presented by Samsung
Olympic Gold medallists Sir Chris Hoy and Victoria Pendleton will head up a world class field for the UCI Track Cycling World Cup presented by Samsung, taking place from 16-19 February 2012 at the Velodrome in the Olympic Park which doubles up as a London
31st January 2012

Success for London 2012's International Inspiration programme as it announces 20th country programme in Egypt
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today announced that London 2012's ground-breaking legacy programme, International Inspiration, has kept its promise to reach 12 million children in 20 countries around the
1st February 2012

LOCOG reveals details of Olympic Flame lighting and arrival in UK
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) today announced the first details of the lighting of the Olympic Flame for the London 2012 Olympic Games on 10 May, and its arrival into the UK on 18 May. The Flame will travel ar
1st February 2012

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