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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.
By Duncan Mackay Premier League runners-up Liverpool have appointed Tom Doyle, the former project manager on the London 2012 Olympic Stadium, to oversee the planned £150 million ($252 million/€185 million) expansion of Anfield, its home since 1892.
A creative and digital cluster, aiming to become "London's home for making", is due to be developed at the former Press and Broadcast Centres after the London Legacy Development Corporation completed a lease agreement with Here East today.
Dennis Hone will step down as chief executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation at the end of the summer to take up a new role with consultancy and construction firm Mace, it has been announced today.
April 17 - Former UK Sports Minister Richard Caborn is using the imminent start of building work at the Don Valley Stadium site in Sheffieldo try to push Olympic legacy back up the domestic political agenda.
April 5 - The Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park has opened to the public for the first time since the end of the London 2012 Paralympics, though a group of pin collectors were "turned away" by security before they could enjoy the surroundings.
By Paul Osborne at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in London
April 2 - The south of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park is set to open to the public this Saturday (April 5) marking the first time since the end of London 2012 that visitors can explore the whole of the iconic Park.
March 4 - For less than the price of a bar of chocolate, young people in Wigan can use the same treadmill as Olympic legend Usain Bolt or power through a session on the same dumbbells as Paralympic star David Weir, thanks to a unique project funded by sports business tycoon and chairman of Wigan Athletic, Dave Whelan.
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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