London 2012

Swimming suffers biggest decline as Sport England figures reveal less people playing sport

By Nick Butler

Swimming appears a sport particularly badly affected, the latest Sport England figures have indicated ©Getty ImagesLevels of sports participation in England have taken a severe dip two years after the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, figures released today have indicated. 

Smithsonian in talks for opening exhibition space on London 2012 Olympic Park

By Emily Goddard

The Smithsonian is hoping to opening an exhibition space on the London 2012 Olympic Park ©Getty ImagesThe Smithsonian is in talks about the opening of an exhibition space in the new cultural complex that is being developed on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London. 

West Ham United appoint project manager to ensure Olympic Stadium “looks and feels” like home

By David Owen

West Ham United will play their home matches at London's Olympic Stadium from the start of the 2016-17 season ©Getty ImagesWest Ham United, the English Premier League football club, is making further progress with its plans to move into London's Olympic Stadium in 2016.

Milestone first roof panel laid in London Olympic Stadium transformation

By Daniel Etchells

The first roof panel is lifted into place at the London Olympic Stadium ©TwitterTransformation work at London's Olympic Stadium has reached a new milestone after the first piece of roof panelling was fitted at the iconic venue in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park. 

Former Sports Minister presented with Emeritus Award for contribution to sport during London 2012

By Paul Osborne

Hugh receives the Emeritus Award from Andy Reed, chair of the Sport Recreation Alliance, at their Leadership Convention in Leeds ©SRASir Hugh Robertson, the Member of Parliament for Faversham and Mid Kent, has been awarded the Sport and Recreation Alliance's prestigious Emeritus Award for his contribution to sport during the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

London 2012-themed sculpture to be erected in Waltham Cross as reminder of Olympic canoe slalom events

By Paul Osborne

A London 2012-themed sculpture is set to be erected on a roundabout in Waltham Cross ©Broxbourne CouncilA new London 2012-themed sculpture is set to be erected on a roundabout in Waltham Cross in a bid to commemorate the area's involvement in the Olympics. 

Problems with roof forces £36 million London 2012 Olympic Stadium conversion cost hike

By Daniel Etchells

The cost of converting the Olympic Stadium now stands at £189.9 million ($304.3 million/€240.6 million) ©West HamA further £35.9 million ($57.5 million/€45.5 million) will be paid by the London Legacy Development Corporation towards the cost of converting the Olympic Stadium, it has been revealed.

Research shows sport volunteering is thriving, says co-founder of London 2012 legacy charity Join In

By Daniel Etchells at Admiralty House in London

Greg Nugent, co-founder of Join In, was speaking at a conference in London ©ITGGreg Nugent, co-founder of the London 2012 Olympic legacy charity Join In, believes that new research carried out into the value of volunteering in sport shows that the sector plays a fundamental part in society and the economy.

Former British Sports Minister unveils Olympic legacy plans in Sheffield

By Gary Anderson

Former British Sports Minister has unveiled plans for an Olympic Legacy Park in Sheffield ©Bond Bryan ArchitectsFormer British Sports Minister Richard Caborn has unveiled the latest plans for the construction of an Olympic Legacy Park in Sheffield, which he claims "will rewrite the next chapter in the book of sport" in the city.
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