London 2012

Trio plead guilty in London 2012 Olympic Stadium spy case

By Duncan Mackay

Who took over the Olympic Stadium after London 2012 led to a bitter fight between Premier League rivals West Ham United and Tottenham HotspurNovember 8 -  Three men have admitted illegally obtaining personal data from members of West Ham United Football Club during the controversial bidding process for new tenants for the Olympic Stadium.

Exclusive: "A long haul for uncertain reward" - British Ministers were advised against bidding for 2012 Olympics by civil servants

By David Owen

London won the toughest bidding battle in the history of the modern Games to host the 2012 OlympicsOctober 27 - Top civil servants advised British Ministers against launching a bid for the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, insidethegames can reveal.

British youngsters pledge to support local communities with help from London 2012 heroes

By Paul Osborne

Over 400 youngsters took part in the London leg of the Get Set to Make a Change project todayOctober 21 - More than 400 youngsters, Olympic and Paralympic athletes and supporters from local communities gathered at 3Mills Studio today to mark the opening of the London leg of the Get Set to Make a Change (GSTMC) roadshow.

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.
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