London 2012

London 2012 gym equipment gives Wigan youngsters chance to train in shadows of sporting heroes

By Gary Anderson at the Wigan Youth Zone

March 4 - Gym equipment from the London 2012 Athletes' Village is now being used by youngsters in Wigan ©ITGFor less than the price of a bar of chocolate, young people in Wigan can use the same treadmill as Olympic legend Usain Bolt or power through a session on the same dumbbells as Paralympic star David Weir, thanks to a unique project funded by sports business tycoon and chairman of Wigan Athletic, Dave Whelan.

London 2012 media centre to be transformed into "digital cluster"

By Zjan Shirinian

iCITY say their state-of-the-art hub will create 7,500 jobs ©Hawkins/Brown February 26 - The former press and broadcast centres on the London 2012 Olympic Park will be transformed into a "world-leading creative and digital cluster", after plans for the development were approved.

London 2012 Aquatics Centre to open to public this week

By Paul Osborne at the London Aquatics Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

The London Aquatics Centre will open to the public on March 1©ITGFebruary 25 - The newly adapted London Aquatics Centre will open its doors to the public this week, giving people the chance to swim in the same pool as the stars of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

Report into poor Kenyan performance at London 2012 blames athletics federation

By  Duncan Mackay 

Kenya won 11 medals at London 2012 but only two gold - a disappointment after six at Beijing four years earlier ©AFP/Getty ImagesFebruary 24 - A long-awaited report into Kenya's poor performance at London 2012 has put the blame on Athletics Kenya (AK).

West Ham find buyer for Upton Park ahead of move to London Olympic Stadium

By Zjan Shirinian

West Ham United Football Club will vacate Upton Park ahead of the start of the 2016-17 season ©Getty ImagesFebruary 10 - West Ham United Football Club - who will be moving into London's Olympic Stadium in 2016 - have found a buyer for their current site.

London 2012 legacy sees £750 million boost for primary school sport in UK

Emily Goddard

David Cameron has guaranteed funding of £150 million ($246 million/€180,000) a year for primary school sport until 2020 ©Getty ImagesFebruary 6 - British Prime Minister David Cameron today guaranteed funding of £150 million ($246 million/€180,000) a year for primary school sport until 2020 to secure the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic legacy.

Australian Olympic and Paralympic gold medallists honoured on Australia Day

By Paul Osborne

Australian Olympic and Paralympic gold medallist have been honoured on the 2014 Australia Day ©Getty ImagesJanuary 26 - Australian gold medallists at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been awarded the Medal of the Order of Australia (OAM) in the 2014 Australia Day Honours list.

London 2012 Copper Box venue suffers "significant damage"

By Zjan Shirinian

Damage to the floor of the Copper Box has forced the relocation of four netball matches ©Getty ImagesJanuary 20 - "Significant damage" has been done to the floor of the Copper Box, the venue which hosted handball at the London 2012 Olympics, after a fitness event was held there at the weekend.

London "Olympicopolis" questioned as jobs and housing plan for Olympic Park defended

By Paul Osborne at City Hall in London

The LLDC's plans for a new Olympicopolis were put to the test at London's City Hall today following scrutiny from the London Assembly ©Getty ImagesJanuary 15 - "Olympicopolis" was the word of the day in City Hall here today as members of the London Legacy Development Corporation, including chairman and London Mayor Boris Johnson, were shoved under the spotlight to answer all manner of questions on the legacy of London 2012. 
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