London 2012

Sport England London 2012 legacy funding now open for bidding from sports clubs

By Gary Anderson

October 21 - Sport England has announced the bidding process for the latest round of Inspired Facilities funding is now openCommunity and sports clubs across England can now apply for funding through the Inspired Facilities Olympic and Paralympic legacy fund as Sport England has announced that the bidding process is officially opened today.

Ambitious new design plans to transform London 2012 Olympic Park Media Centre unveiled

By Gary Anderson at the Hospital Club in London 

October 16 - The Broadcast and Press Centres at the Olympic Park are set for a major makeoverThe former Main Press and Broadcast Centres on the London 2012 Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park will be transformed into a state-of-the-art technological hub for the creative and digital industries after architectural firm Hawkins/Browns unveiled its ambitious plans for the site in Stratford here today.

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.
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