London 2012

Balfour Beatty unveiled as lead contractor to re-develop London Olympic Stadium

By Nick Butler

Balfour Beatty has been announced as the lead contractor to develop the Olympic Stadium ©Bloomberg/Getty ImagesJanuary 6 - In what has been hailed as a "major step forward", Balfour Beatty Group Limited has today been unveiled as the lead contractor to carry out re-development work on the Olympic Stadium in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

London Youth Games to feature at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park three different times in 2014

By Nick Butler

London 2012 gold medal winning cyclist Joanna Rowsell and Diversity band member Warren Russell at the opening of the 2013 London School Games Finals ©London Youth GamesDecember 25 - Thousands of youngsters taking part in the London Youth Games next year will have several opportunities to compete on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Three sentenced for involvement in London 2012 Olympic Stadium spy scandal

By Duncan Mackay

Premier League rivals West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur were involved in a bitter battle to take over the Olympic Stadium after London 2012 ©Getty ImagesDecember 20 - Three investigators have been sentenced today after admitting spying on West Ham United directors during the controversial bidding process to take over the Olympic Stadium after 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.
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