London 2012

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.

Baroness Grey-Thompson welcomes SportsAid London 2012 legacy funding

By Gary Anderson

July 31 - SPORTSaidParalympic great Baroness Tanni Grey-Thompson has joined the charity SportsAid today to celebrate the work that has been done since London 2012, which has seen the charity provide more than £1.5 million ($2.3 million/€1.7 million) funding to 1,325 young athletes.

Exclusive: London Olympic museum plans shelved

By David Owen

Olympic Torch London 2012July 24 - Plans to open an Olympic museum in the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park appear to have been shelved.

Head of SkillsActive says more needs to be done to continue London 2012 legacy

By Gary Anderson

July 22 - sKILLSACTIVE LEGACY FEARSOlympic gold medallist Ian Taylor, chief executive of SkillsActive, has welcomed recent figures that show sports participation has been boosted by London 2012 but warned more needs to be done to continue the legacy.

Accounts reveal £2.8 million redundancy payments for Olympic executives

By Nick Butler

London 2012 Olympic StadiumJuly 22 - Financial reports have revealed that 144 staff members at the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) received more than £2.8 million ($4.3 million/€3.3 million) in redundancy payments for 2012-2013 after being contracted permanently, despite the organisation being due to shut down in 2014.

Copper Box Olympic legacy creates more than 50 new jobs

By Gary Anderson

July 22 - Copper BoxMore than 50 jobs have been created at the Copper Box Arena, which played host to a number of sports during London 2012, as part of the Olympic legacy, Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) announced today.
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