London 2012

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. 

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. 
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