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Greg Nugent, co-founder of the London 2012 Olympic legacy charity Join In, believes that new research carried out into the value of volunteering in sport shows that the sector plays a fundamental part in society and the economy.
Former British Sports Minister Richard Caborn has unveiled the latest plans for the construction of an Olympic Legacy Park in Sheffield, which he claims "will rewrite the next chapter in the book of sport" in the city.
West Ham United Football Club have launched a new feature on their website allowing supporters to monitor the conversion of the Olympic Stadium, due to be their new home from the start of the 2016-2017 season.
Construction work to transform the former Main Press and International Broadcast Centres at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, used during London 2012, is due to ommence on October 20, it has been claimed.
Converting the London 2012 Olympic Stadium into a football venue could cost £15 million ($24.6 million/€18.8 million) more than expected because of complications in work to install a new roof, it has been reported.
British Olympic sprint gold medallists Darren Campbell, Marlon Devonish, Jason Gardner and Mark Lewis-Francis will help launch the Join In Summer Relay in Battersea, London tomorrow, which will see other elite stars take part in volunteering programmes across the country.
The Mayor of London, Boris Johnson, has today announced a £1 million ($1.7 million/€1.3 million) investment in the provision of free sporting activities across the British capital as part of a programme launched in partnership with Coca-Cola Great Britain.
British Prime Minister David Cameron will tell a business conference in Glasgow today that the UK economy has seen a cash injection of £14.2 billion ($24.3 billion/€18 billion) since London hosted the Olympic and Paralympic Games in 2012.
By Paul Osborne at UK Sport's headquarters in London
The International Inspiration Programme has "exceeded its targets" of inspiring 12 million young people across 20 nations through sport, according to an independent report conducted by international research consulting and technical assistance services company, Ecorys.
The London Legacy Development Corporation has appointed David Goldstone, a key figure in the success of the 2012 Olympics and Paralympics, to replace Dennis Hone as chief executive, it was announced today.
The Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis Centre has been officially opened today, latest London 2012 venue to become operational again as part of the Olympics and Paralympics legacy following a £30 million ($50 million/€37 million) redevelopment.
At the 2004 Olympic Games in Athens, Iranian judoka Arash Miresmaeili was disqualified for weighing in at nearly four pounds above the limit for his weight class of his under-66 kilograms match against an Israeli opponent Ehud Vaks in the first round. It was claimed Miresmaeili had gone on an eating binge to protest the International Olympic Committee's recognition of the state of Israel. Iran does not recognise the state of Israel, and Miresmaeili's actions won praise from high-ranking Iranian officials. Mohammad Khatami, the country's President at the time, was quoted as saying Miresmaili's actions would be "recorded in the history of Iranian glories". He was later awarded $125,000 by the Government - the same amount given to Olympic gold medallists.
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