London 2012

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.

London 2012 James Bond stuntman dies in skydiving accident

By Gary Anderson

August 15 - OLYMPIC STUNTMANBritish stuntman Mark Sutton, who wowed the crowds by parachuting into the Olympic Stadium dressed as James Bond during the Opening Ceremony of the London 2012 Olympics Games, has died following a skydiving accident in the Swiss Alps.

London 2012 cycling centre set to open next March

By James Crook at Lee Valley VeloPark on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London

149764197August 15- Cyclists will be able to take advantage of "the world's best cycling venue" from March next year when the home of the Velodrome and BMX track used at London 2012 opens its doors to the public here in just over six months' time.

IOC Presidential candidate Wu offers to help London Olympic museum project

By Emily Goddard

london 2012 olympic park2August 13 - C K Wu, the International Boxing Association (AIBA) President currently campaigning to take up the most powerful position in world sport as the leader of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), has said he would be available to help London re-start its Olympic Museum project.

Sport England announces £40 million Olympic and Paralympic funding boost for grassroots facilities

By Gary Anderson

August 12 - INSPIRED FacilitiesSport England has marked the first anniversary of the Closing Ceremony of London 2012 by announcing a further £40 million ($62 million/€47 million) of National Lottery funding will be available to extend its Inspired Facilities Olympic and Paralympic legacy fund through until 2017.

London 2012 sailing venue to get permanent Olympic rings monument

By Gary Anderson

August 7 - WEYMOUTH RINGSThe Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA) will receive a permanent reminder of London 2012 through the installation of a set of Olympic rings, the Paralympic Games Agitos symbol and a specially carved commemorative Portland stone.

Former London 2012 director of Paralympic Integration appointed to House of Lords

By Duncan Mackay

Chris Holmes in front of London 2012 logoAugust 1 - Chris Holmes, director of Paralympic Integration for London 2012, has been made a Peer in the House of Lords, it was announced today.
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