London 2012

Mayor helps launch London's bid to become "most physically active in the world"

By Daniel Etchells at the Westminster Boating Base in London

Boris Johnson, the Mayor of London, attended the launch of London Sport at the Westminster Boating Base ©Four CommunicationsLondon Mayor Boris Johnson was on hand here to help launch London Sport, which aims to inspire one million inhabitants in the English capital to be more active by 2020 and ensure the city becomes the most physically active in the world.

London 2012 Olympic Stadium to host rugby league match between England and New Zealand

By Daniel Etchells

The London 2012 Olympic Stadium is set to host the second Test of the three-match rugby league series between England and New Zealand this autumn ©Getty ImagesThe London 2012 Olympic Stadium is set to host the second Test of the three-match rugby league series between England and New Zealand this autumn.

Floodlights fitted at London 2012 Olympic Stadium as preparations continue for Rugby World Cup

By Michael Pavitt

The first of 14 new floodlights have been installed at the venue ©London Legacy Development CorporationPreparations are continuing at the London 2012 Olympic Stadium ahead of the Rugby World Cup in the autumn, with the first of 14 new floodlight towers having been fitted.

French company awarded 25-year contract to manage London 2012 Olympic Stadium

By Nick Butler

Vinci Stadium have been appointed to manage operations at the London 2012 Olympic Stadium ©Queen Elizabeth Olympic ParkFrench company Vinci has signed a 25-year contract to manage the London 2012 Olympic Stadium as it continues its transition into a multi-use venue capable of hosting top-level athletics, football and rugby events. 

High profile additions made to Olympic Legacy Park in Sheffield

By Michael Pavitt

English Institute of Sport Sheffield has been added to the Olympic Legacy Park project ©Legacy Park LimitedThe English Institute of Sport (EIS) Sheffield and iceSheffield have become the latest high profile venues to be incorporated into the Olympic Legacy Park (OLP) project.

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. 
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