London 2012

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.

London 2012 surplus should push BOA back into profit

By David Owen

london 2012 stadiumMay 30 - London 2012 has ridden to the financial aid of the British Olympic Association (BOA), as suggested exclusively by Andy Hunt, former BOA chief executive, in an interview with insidethegames three months ago.

West Ham Olympic Stadium £190 million conversion gets green light

By Emily Goddard

west ham olmpic stadium 12May 29 - West Ham United's plans to transform the London Olympic Stadium into a new 54,000 all seater venue have been given the green light at a Planning Committee meeting in Stratford.

Half-a-billion dollars windfall for London 2012 sports

By Tom Degun at the Lenexpo Exhibition Complex in St Petersburg

Usain Bolt poseMay 28 - A total of $522.5 million (£345.8 million/€404.3 million) is set to be shared among the 26 Olympic sports that took part in London 2012, it was announced here today.

G4S boss Buckles to quit following London 2012 Olympic security shambles

By Tom Degun

Nick BucklesMay 21 - G4S chief executive Nick Buckles is to quit his role at the end of this month less than a year after the high-profile Olympic security shambles that saw the firm fail to meet the conditions of its £284 million ($425 million/€327 million) contract with London 2012.

Olympic Stadium could have standing areas when West Ham move in, says co-chairman

By Tom Degun

West Ham Stadium 1May 20 - West Ham United co-chairman David Gold has revealed he wants to introduce standing areas at the Olympic Stadium in London when the club moves into the venue for the 2016-2017 football season, despite the fact that it is currently banned.
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