London 2012

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. 

Installing roof on London 2012 Olympic Stadium could lead to £15 million increase in conversion costs

By Nick Butler

Redevelopment work at the London 2012 Olympic Stadium may cost more than initially projected ©Getty ImagesConverting the London 2012 Olympic Stadium into a football venue could cost £15 million ($24.6 million/€18.8 million) more than expected because of complications in work to install a new roof, it has been reported. 

Olympic gold medallists set to launch the Join In Summer Relay in London

By Gary Anderson

The Join In Summer Relay is aiming to build on the volunteering legacy of London 2012 ©Getty Images British Olympic sprint gold medallists Darren Campbell, Marlon Devonish, Jason Gardner and Mark Lewis-Francis will help launch the Join In Summer Relay in Battersea, London tomorrow, which will see other elite stars take part in volunteering programmes across the country.

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.

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