London 2012

Gold Event Series reaches halfway target inside first year claims UK Sport

By Gary Anderson

November 29 - London's Olympic Stadium is one of the major venues being utilised by the Gold Event Series when it stages the IAAF and IPC Athletics World Championships in 2017 © Getty Images With the confirmation that London's Olympic Aquatics Centre will stage the 2014 FINA/NVC Diving World Series, UK Sport has claimed that it has reached its halfway target of bringing 70 world-class events to the UK by 2019.

First residents move into London 2012 Olympic Village

By Paul Osborne

Residents have started moving into their new homes in East Village this week ©Getty ImagesNovember 26 - The first residents of London's new East Village began moving into their new homes this weekend following the completion of the first two residential plots.

Lights out for Olympic Stadium as work on removing iconic structures begins

By Gary Anderson

November 20 - Work has begun on removing the 14 floodlight structures that lit up the London 2012 Games © AFP/Getty ImagesRemoval work began today on the first of the 14 triangular floodlights that circumnavigate the roof of the Olympic Stadium in London as the venue begins its controversial transformation into the new home of West Ham United Football Club.

London 2012 Legacy "faltering" according to House of Lords report

By Paul Osborne

A Select Committee for the London Olympic and Paralympic Legacy published a report highlighting key issues with the legacy today ©Getty Images November 18 - The governance and overall responsibility of the London 2012 Legacy should be given to a "state-level Minister", according to a report published by the House of Lords Select Committee on Olympic and Paralympic Legacy today.

Study praises Britain as "welcoming nation" year on from London 2012

By Nick Butler

London has been praised following the success of the Olympic and Paralympic Games © Getty ImagesNovember 16 - Following on from the success of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games, Britain is one of the "world's most welcoming nations", a study released today has claimed.

Legacy Company inviting proposals to create new neighbourhoods on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

By Gary Anderson

November 15 - A CGI projection of the new East Wick and Sweetwater neighbourhoods at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park © ODA/LLDCThe London Legacy Development Corporation is inviting bidders to put forward proposals for the planned construction of new neighbourhoods on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park which will see a total of 1,500 homes built with the first residents expected to move in by the end of 2016.

Planning permission submitted for London 2012 Olympic Park Media Centre redevelopment

By Gary Anderson

November 14 - iCITY has submitted planning permission today to the LLDC © Hawkins/BrownPlanning permission for the redevelopment of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park Media Centre has today been officially submitted to the London Legacy Development Corporation by iCITY which has also revealed a new set of refined designs by architects Hawkins/Brown.

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.
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