London 2012

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.

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. 
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