London 2012 - - Olympic, Paralympic and Commonwealth Games News Fri, 26 Dec 2014 01:26:59 +0000 Joomla! - Open Source Content Management en-gb (insidethegames) 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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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.

]]> (Paul Osborne) London 2012 Thu, 13 Nov 2014 21:28:50 +0000
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. 
]]> (Paul Osborne) London 2012 Sun, 26 Oct 2014 10:30:00 +0000
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.
]]> (Daniel Etchells) London 2012 Fri, 24 Oct 2014 10:38:27 +0100
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.]]> (Daniel Etchells) London 2012 Thu, 16 Oct 2014 21:39:41 +0100
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.
]]> (Gary Anderson) London 2012 Wed, 01 Oct 2014 16:51:58 +0100
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. 
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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.
]]> (Daniel Etchells) London 2012 Thu, 18 Sep 2014 15:07:00 +0100
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. 
]]> (Paul Osborne) London 2012 Fri, 12 Sep 2014 13:47:01 +0100 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. ]]> (Nick Butler) London 2012 Wed, 03 Sep 2014 16:52:29 +0100
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.
]]> (Gary Anderson) London 2012 Mon, 04 Aug 2014 14:49:31 +0100 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.
]]> (Emily Goddard) London 2012 Sun, 27 Jul 2014 17:05:43 +0100
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.

]]> (Gary Anderson) London 2012 Thu, 24 Jul 2014 09:23:26 +0100
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.
]]> (Gary Anderson) London 2012 Wed, 23 Jul 2014 06:00:00 +0100
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.
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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.
]]> (Paul Osborne) London 2012 Tue, 01 Jul 2014 13:40:38 +0100
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. ]]> (Duncan Mackay) London 2012 Fri, 27 Jun 2014 20:12:14 +0100