London 2012

London 2012 credited for big increase in tourists visiting city

By Nick Butler

London 2012 has boosted the number of visitors to Britain and London in the long term as well as the short term ©Getty ImagesHosting the Olympic and Paralympics Games in 2012 has been heralded as contributing to the 16.8 million international tourists who visited London in 2013, a rise of nine per cent on the previous year. 

Caborn highlights Sheffield’s Olympic legacy planning

By David Owen

Richard Caborn wants to push Olympic legacy back up the political agenda ©Getty ImagesApril 17 - Former UK Sports Minister Richard Caborn is using the imminent start of building work at the Don Valley Stadium site in Sheffieldo try to push Olympic legacy back up the domestic political agenda.

Pin collectors turned away as Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park re-opens

 By Zjan Shirinian

The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has opened to the public boasting an adventure playground among its hidden treasures for young and old ©Getty ImagesApril 5 - The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has opened to the public for the first time since the end of the London 2012 Paralympics, though a group of pin collectors were "turned away" by security before they could enjoy the surroundings.

Financial Conduct Authority to move headquarters to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

By Zjan Shirinian

The Financial Conduct Authority will move around 3,000 members of staff into their new office on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2018 ©LOCOG via Getty ImagesApril 3 - Britain's financial watchdog will move its headquarters into a new business district being built on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

ArcelorMittal Orbit set to be centrepiece of latest reopening of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

By Paul Osborne at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London

Previews of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park ahead of its opening on April 5 ©ITGApril 2 - The south of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is set to open to the public this Saturday (April 5) marking the first time since the end of London 2012 that visitors can explore the whole of the iconic Park.

Lloyds Banking Group win "best sponsorship of past 20 years" award for London 2012 programme

By Zjan Shirinian

Lloyds' Local Heroes were one of the elements to its sponsorship of London 2012 ©Getty Images/Getty Images for Lloyds TSBMarch 27 - A London 2012 sponsorship programme has been named the best of the last 20 years at the UK Sponsorship Awards.

Developers for up to 1,500 homes on London 2012 Olympic Park shortlisted

By Nick Butler

Six developers have been short-listed for the next stage of London 2012 Olympic Park housing development plans ©Getty ImagesMarch 12 - Six developers, including Olympic Stadium lead contractors Balfour Beatty, have been shortlisted for the next stage of the bidding process to develop houses on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

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.
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