London 2012

London 2012 settles out-of-court in Olympic Cauldron design row

By Emily Goddard

London 2012 has settled out-of-court in the design row surrounding the Olympic Cauldron ©Getty ImagesLondon 2012 has agreed an out-of-court settlement with a United States-based consultancy Atopia after a row erupted over the origins of the design of the Olympic Cauldron.

London Mayor announces £1 million investment in FreeSport to be supported by Coca-Cola

By Gary Anderson

Mayor of London Boris Johnson announced an investment of 1million in the FreeSport programme ©Getty Images The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has today announced a
£1 million ($1.7 million/€1.3 million) investment in the provision of free sporting activities across the British capital as part of a programme launched in partnership with Coca-Cola Great Britain.

UK economy boosted by more than £14 billion since London 2012, Prime Minister to tell Glasgow 2014 conference

By Gary Anderson

Mayor of London Boris Johnson takes possession of the Olympic Flag at the Beijing 2008 Olympic Games Closing Ceremony ©Getty ImagesBritish Prime Minister David Cameron will tell a business conference in Glasgow today that the UK economy has seen a cash injection of £14.2 billion ($24.3 billion/€18 billion) since London hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.

Leyton Orient end London 2012 Olympic Stadium dispute after settlement reached

By Gary Anderson

Leyton Orient has dropped its objection to West Ham United's occupancy of the Olympic Stadium in London ©Getty Images Leyton Orient Football Club have reached a confidential settlement with the Premier League over the use of the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, it has been announced.

London 2012 International Inspiration Programme has "exceeded targets", report says

By Paul Osborne at UK Sport's headquarters in London

A report has found that the International Inspiration Programme has "exceeded its targets" in inspiring youths around the world through sport ©ITGThe International Inspiration Programme has "exceeded its targets" of inspiring 12 million young people across 20 nations through sport, according to an independent report conducted by international research consulting and technical assistance services company, Ecorys.

London Legacy Development Corporation appoints Goldstone as new chief executive

By Duncan Mackay

David Goldstone has been appointed the new chief executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation ©Sport England The London Legacy Development Corporation has appointed David Goldstone, a key figure in the success of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, to replace Dennis Hone as chief executive, it was announced today. 

Report exposes "discrepancies" between number of British state school pupils and elite sport participation

By Paul Osborne

The Youth Sport Trust has called for schools to wake up to the advantages gained by playing competitive sport before, during and after school ©Getty ImagesBritain's Youth Sport Trust has called for schools that do not truly value the place of sport to "wake up" following Ofsted's latest report "Going the extra mile".

Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre officially opened after £30 million revamp

By Gary Anderson

British hockey and tennis stars helped officially open the Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre in London today ©England HockeyThe Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre has been officially opened today, latest London 2012 venue to become operational again as part of the Olympics and Paralympics legacy following a £30 million ($50 million/€37 million) redevelopment.

London 2012 Olympic Stadium project manager given top new role by Liverpool Football Club

By Duncan Mackay

London 2012 Olympic Stadium project Tom Doyle has been appointed by Premier League Liverpool to oversee expansion of Anfield ©Liverpool FCPremier League runners-up Liverpool have appointed Tom Doyle, the former project manager on the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, to oversee the planned £150 million ($252 million/€185 million) expansion of Anfield, its home since 1892.
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