London 2012

Forecast cost of London 2012 to UK public sector nudged down to £8.77 billion

By David Owen

london 2012 fireworkdsJuly 16 - As the clock ticks down to the first anniversary of the London 2012 Opening Ceremony on July 27, the British Government has eased down to £8.77 billion ($13.3 billion/€10.1 billion) the forecast cost of the Games programme to the public purse.

London 2012 leaders call for support to keep Games legacy promise

By James Crook at the BT Tower in London

keep the promise campaign sportedJuly 11 - The major players of London 2012, including chairman Sebastian Coe and British Sports Minister Hugh Robertson, have issued a rallying call to stakeholders and the public to get behind Sir Keith Mills' Sported Foundation to enrich the lives of disadvantaged young people through sport.

Olympic brand recognition at 97 per cent following London 2012, claims British Sports Minister

By Gary Anderson at Westminster Abbey in London

July 5 - HUGH ROBERTSONThe Olympic Rings logo has seen its brand recognition across the world rise to its highest ever ranking following the London 2012 Games, according to Hugh Robertson, Britain's Minister for Sport and Tourism.

London 2012's iconic Aquatic Centre gets glass facelift

By Gary Anderson

June 25 - Aquatics Centre InsideReconstruction work is continuing at pace to London's Aquatic Centre, which staged all the swimming and diving events during last years Olympic and Paralympic Games, as the first of 628 panes of glass have been installed to transform the outside of the facility, ahead of it being opened up to the public in spring 2014.

Coe opens new sports medical institute as part of London 2012 legacy

By Gary Anderson

June 24
Lord Coe at opening of health institute- Sebastian Coe officially opened a new medical 
facility in central London as part of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games legacy, the Institute of Sport, Exercise and Health (ISEH) will treat elite and amateur athletes as well as NHS patients, all in one location.

Sport England survey shows London 2012 participation boost being retained

By Tom Degun

luol deng at london 2012June 13 - New figures from Sport England show the participation boost that followed London 2012 has been retained with an impressive 15.3 million people playing sport at least once a week.

West Ham United's Brady unveils plans for "world-class football watching experience" at Olympic Stadium

By Emily Goddard

West Ham Olympic Stadium imageJune 11 - West Ham United chair Karren Brady has revealed detailed architectural plans for the Premier League club's new home at the London Olympic Stadium following the conversion of the ground to "a world class experience for watching football".

BBC to launch new Olympic-themed television programme

By Duncan Mackay

Gabby Logan in front of Olympic StadiumJune 11 - BBC Sport have announced the launch of a new magazine-style television show that will air as part of a a broadcast campaign to encourage more sporting participation across the country.

Beach volleyball tops London 2012 illness table

By David Owen

London 2012 beach volleyball injuryJune 8 - If you want to steer clear of injury, be an Olympic archer or a canoeist; while to avoid illness you might be better off giving beach volleyball a wide berth.
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