London 2012

Locals close to Olympic Park will take advantage of London 2012 legacy opportunity, Assembly told

By Paul Osborne at City Hall in London

Plans to regenerate the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park are discussed in a committee meeting todayOctober 8 - Local communities located close to the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will benefit from the legacy of London 2012, it was promised today. 

Exclusive: IOC cancellation insurance costs soar

By David Owen

London 2012 opening ceremonyOctober 7 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) spent more than three times as much on insuring the London 2012 Olympics against cancellation as it did on insuring the previous Summer Games in Beijing in 2008.

SportsAid Athlete Workshop to get royal seal of approval

By Gary Anderson

October 4 - HRH the Duchess of Cambridge will meet young athletes at the Copper Box Arena in the Olympic ParkHer Royal Highness the Duchess of Cambridge is to pay a special visit to a SportsAid Athlete Workshop at the Copper Box Arena in London's Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park later this month.

London 2012 sponsorship sees Adidas UK sales increase by more than 10 per cent

By Gary Anderson

September 30 - Great Britain's Tom Daley was one of more than 3000 athletes sponsored by Adidas at the London 2012 Olympic GamesThe UK arm of sportswear brand Adidas has reported a more than 10 per cent increase in sales revenue up until the end of 2012, boosted by its sponsorship of the London Olympic Games last year.

Leyton Orient lose fresh battle to share Olympic Stadium with West Ham

By Emily Goddard

Leyton Orient has lost its latest battle to share the London Olympic Stadium with West Ham UnitedSeptember 19 - Leyton Orient has lost its latest battle to share the London Olympic Stadium with West Ham United after a judge rejected its proposal of a judicial review in to the awarding of the tenancy of the venue.

Fraudster sentenced to five years in prison as part of London 2012's Operation Podium

By Gary Anderson

September 16 - Victims of Dare Adejugbe were conned into believeing they were paying for accomadation close to the Olympic Park in LondonA man who conned people into thinking they were paying for accommodation around the Olympic Stadium during London 2012 has been sentenced to five years in prison by a judge at Southwark Crown Court.

London Mayor unveils autumn and winter events for Olympic Park

By Gary Anderson

September 13 - A number of events took place in the Olympic Park over the summer including concerts by American stars Bruce Springsteen and Jay-ZLondon Mayor Boris Johnson today unveiled a packed list of autumn and winter events that will take place at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park over the coming months including a number of music and dance events as well as a vintage Christmas market in December.

Post-Olympic "bounce" sees overseas spending rise by 23% from July 2012

By Gary Anderson

September 12 - IPS figures suggest London 2012 has had positive effect on tourism numbers in 2013British tourism is benefiting from a post-Olympic "bounce" in overseas visitor spending which is up by 23 per cent on July 2012, according to figures from the 2013 International Passenger Survey (IPS). 

Coe urges new IOC President to prioritise youth after delivering final London 2012 report

By David Owen at The Hilton in Buenos Aires

Sebastian Coe presented the final London 2012 report to the IOC at its Session in Buenos AiresSeptember 8 - Sebastian Coe urged the new International Olympic Committee (IOC) President to reach out to young people, as he won a standing ovation for London 2012's final report to IOC members here today.
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