London 2012

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.

London 2012 already delivered almost £10 billion to economy, says UK Government

By Emily Goddard

canary wharfJuly 19 - The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have already delivered a £9.9 billion ($15.1 billion/€11.5 billion) trade and investment boost to the United Kingdom economy just one year into a four-year programme, the Government confirmed today.

BBC spent £66 million on London Olympics

By David Owen

BBC OlympicsJuly 17 - The BBC spent £66 million ($100 million/€77 million), excluding rights fees, on covering the London 2012 Olympic Games and surrounding programming and events, the corporation has revealed.

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.
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