London 2012

London 2012 legacy pledges at risk due to funding gap, Assembly report warns

By Nick Butler

The report warns that more support is needed if regeneration progress is to continue ©AFP/Getty ImagesDecember 18 - Additional support is needed if the legacy ambitions of last year's Olympic and Paralympic Games are to be achieved, a report compiled by the Regeneration Committee of the London Assembly warned today.

Outside construction work completed on Aquatics Centre as London 2012 legacy drive continues

By Nick Butler

The revamped London Aquatics Centre ©London Legacy Development CorporationDecember 13 - Redevelopment work on the outside of the London 2012 Aquatics Centre in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has been completed, it was announced today. 

New survey shows big decrease in football participation across England

By Paul Osborne

The FA needs to get its act together according to Sport England chief executive Jennie Price ©Getty ImagesDecember 12 - Football "needs to get its act together" claims chief executive of Sport England Jennie Price following the publication today of the bi-annual Active People Survey which saw a drop in participation cross the country.

Gold Event Series reaches halfway target inside first year claims UK Sport

By Gary Anderson

November 29 - London's Olympic Stadium is one of the major venues being utilised by the Gold Event Series when it stages the IAAF and IPC Athletics World Championships in 2017 © Getty Images With the confirmation that London's Olympic Aquatics Centre will stage the 2014 FINA/NVC Diving World Series, UK Sport has claimed that it has reached its halfway target of bringing 70 world-class events to the UK by 2019.

First residents move into London 2012 Olympic Village

By Paul Osborne

Residents have started moving into their new homes in East Village this week ©Getty ImagesNovember 26 - The first residents of London's new East Village began moving into their new homes this weekend following the completion of the first two residential plots.

Lights out for Olympic Stadium as work on removing iconic structures begins

By Gary Anderson

November 20 - Work has begun on removing the 14 floodlight structures that lit up the London 2012 Games © AFP/Getty ImagesRemoval work began today on the first of the 14 triangular floodlights that circumnavigate the roof of the Olympic Stadium in London as the venue begins its controversial transformation into the new home of West Ham United Football Club.

London 2012 Legacy "faltering" according to House of Lords report

By Paul Osborne

A Select Committee for the London Olympic and Paralympic Legacy published a report highlighting key issues with the legacy today ©Getty Images November 18 - The governance and overall responsibility of the London 2012 Legacy should be given to a "state-level Minister", according to a report published by the House of Lords Select Committee on Olympic and Paralympic Legacy today.

Study praises Britain as "welcoming nation" year on from London 2012

By Nick Butler

London has been praised following the success of the Olympic and Paralympic Games © Getty ImagesNovember 16 - Following on from the success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Britain is one of the "world's most welcoming nations", a study released today has claimed.

Legacy Company inviting proposals to create new neighbourhoods on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

By Gary Anderson

November 15 - A CGI projection of the new East Wick and Sweetwater neighbourhoods at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park © ODA/LLDCThe London Legacy Development Corporation is inviting bidders to put forward proposals for the planned construction of new neighbourhoods on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park which will see a total of 1,500 homes built with the first residents expected to move in by the end of 2016.
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