London 2012

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.

West Ham United reveal details of Olympic Stadium hospitality package as new images released

By Paul Osborne

West Ham has released new CGI images of what the Olympic Stadium will look like once renovation work in completed ©West HamWest Ham United has released new CGI images of what the Olympic Stadium will look like once renovation work has been completed and also revealed details of their hospitality package. 

West Ham offer fans chance to monitor progress on new Olympic Stadium home via time-lapse cameras

By Daniel Etchells

West Ham United Football Club's new home from the start of the 2016-2017 season ©Getty ImagesWest Ham United Football Club have launched a new feature on their website allowing supporters to monitor the conversion of the Olympic Stadium, due to be their new home from the start of the 2016-2017 season.

Construction work on London 2012 Press and Broadcast Centres to start next month

By Paul Osborne

Construction work on the former Press and Broadcast Centres at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will commenc on October 22 ©Here EastConstruction work to transform the former Main Press and International Broadcast Centres at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, used during London 2012, is due to ommence on October 20, it has been claimed. 
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