Olympics News Articles

GB volleyball stars take on the public - 31 Jul 2014

Foster’s Radler bought an Australian oasis to the heart of London on Wednesday by unveiling its very own beach volleyball court in Covent Garden, with members of the public given the chance to go up against Team GB stars Zara Dampney and Lucy Boulton - two years after they endured fierce competition on the court at London 2012. read more

Invictus Games reveals Closing Concert lineup - 30 Jul 2014

The Invictus Games, presented by Jaguar Land Rover, has announced details of its Closing Concert with the likes of Foo Fighters, Kaiser Chiefs and Ellie Goulding taking to the stage at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on 14th September. read more

MJ Performance grows GB team - 29 Jul 2014

Michael Johnson Performance has announced two new appointments to its Great Britain operation with David Thomas and Duncan Woods joining the team at St. George’s Park. read more

PhD Nutrition signs Olympic gold medallist - 07 Jul 2014

Olympic gold medallist Greg Rutherford has signed as the latest addition to PhD Nutrition’s growing team of athletes, after confirming a new deal with the sports nutrition and supplement brands as he finalises his preparation for the 2014 Commonwealth Games in Glasgow before looking ahead to the 2016 Olympics in Rio. read more

ICON awarded Olympic Park contract - 24 Jun 2014

The London Legacy Development Corporation has appointed ICON to become the single supplier for the delivery of graphic production and brand implementation on the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, in a new four-year deal. read more

Bridgestone signs IOC partnership - 16 Jun 2014

Japanese tyre brand Bridgestone has signed a new partnership with the IOC to become a top tier worldwide Olympic sponsor in a ten-year deal that will cover the summer Olympic Games in Rio and Tokyo in 2016 and 2020, respectively, as well as the 2024 event.  read more

BOA announces Fitness First as partner - 11 Jun 2014

Fitness First has announced a partnership with the British Olympic Association (BOA) as Team GB’s first Official Fitness Partner. read more

Sports Consultancy appoints former Locog exec - 30 May 2014

The Sports Consultancy has appointed former Locog executive Paul Foster as a senior associate, who will expand the consultancy’s offering around senior operational major event planning. read more

London Legacy chief to step down - 14 May 2014

It has been announced that the chief executive of the London Legacy Development Corporation, Dennis Hone, will step down at the end of the summer to take up a new role with consultancy and construction firm Mace.  read more

Sported named Official Charity of #BTSIA - 14 Apr 2014

The Sport Industry Group is delighted to announce that Sported, the UK charity working to deliver a lasting legacy from London 2012 by transforming the lives of disadvantaged young people through sport, will be the Official Charity Partner of the BT Sport Industry Awards, which will once again bring together the entire indust… read more

Sochi Paralympic sales surpass Vancouver - 10 Mar 2014

287,000 tickets have been sold so far for the Sochi 2014 Paralympics breaking the record ticket sales record set by Vancouver four years ago. read more

Alan Pascoe steps down from CSM - 28 Feb 2014

Alan Pascoe, the former Olympic silver medallist and Vice Chairman of London’s successful bid to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic, is stepping down from his role as President of CSM.  read more

Olympic media centre set for development - 27 Feb 2014

Plans have been approved for the former press and broadcast centres of the London 2012 Olympic Games to be transformed into a ‘world-leading creative and digital cluster’, and could create as many as 7,500 jobs. read more

Atos extends IOC sponsorship until 2020 - 10 Feb 2014

The International Olympic Committee has confirmed that Atos, the French technology firm, has renewed its worldwide TOP partnership of the IOC until 2020. read more

Sportsbeat signs up Sochi partners - 06 Feb 2014

Content creation agency Sportsbeat have partnered with the British Olympic Association, Samsung and Sainsbury's as part of their coverage of the Olympic Winter Games in Sochi. read more

Rio 2016 reveals 27% budget growth - 24 Jan 2014

Rio 2016 has revealed a budget of 7 billion Brazilian real (£1.8 billion) for its hosting of the Summer Olympics and Paralympics, with the updated figure representing a 27% increase on its original cost estimation.  read more

Hoy and Whitehead join Nissan campaign - 23 Jan 2014

Nissan, the Official Automotive Partner of Team GB and ParalympicsGB, has announced the signing of Olympic and Paralympic legends Sir Chris Hoy and Richard Whitehead MBE who will help mentor a new generation of British athletes on the road to Rio.   read more

Sally Gunnell signs First Milk partnership - 15 Jan 2014

Former Olympic gold medalist Sally Gunnell has signed a two-year partnership with First Milk to become a brand ambassador for UK dairy company. read more

London 2012 Aquatics centre transformed - 27 Nov 2013

The Aquatics centre used during the London 2012 Olympic Games will act as the high performance diving venue for British Swimming from next year. read more

BOA signs Thomas Lyte partnership - 25 Nov 2013

The British Olympic Association (BOA) has unveiled a new partnership with luxury lifestyle brand Thomas Lyte, the creators of the iconic BT Sport Industry Award trophies (pictured).  read more

Tanni Grey-Thompson Joins Sportsaid - 14 Nov 2013

SportsAid has announced that Baroness Grey-Thompson DBE has become the ninth member of its board of trustees. read more

Paralympians and Olympians back Craven - 12 Nov 2013

Sir Philip Craven has received the backing from some of the Britain’s best known Paralympians and Olympians as he campaigns to continue in his role as the president of the International Paralympic Committee (IPC). read more

Winter Sports to oppose 2022 World Cup - 04 Nov 2013

The Association of International Olympic Winter Sports Federations (AIOWF) and the International Ski Federation (FIS) are expected launch a joint opposition campaign against the proposed winter move of the 2022 FIFA World Cup. read more

Grainger joins Girls4Gold campaign - 01 Nov 2013

London 2012 Olympic gold medallist Katherine Grainger is amongst the sportswomen who are backing the latest Girls4Gold talent identification programme. read more

Sport England appoints Speed Communications MD - 31 Oct 2013

Managing director of Speed Communications, Kate Bosomworth, has been appointed to the Sport England Board. read more

BT confirms British Sledge Hockey support - 11 Oct 2013

BT has announced a new partnership with the British Sledge Hockey Association that will see the telecoms firm support the British team’s bid to compete at the Paralympic Games in Sochi next year,  read more

Tata Kids of Steel hit London to Rio target - 11 Oct 2013

The 2013 Tata Kids of Steel triathlon series events came to an end in Newham this week, marking the end of the 12 event series that has taken place across the UK since June, which saw thousands of children swim, cycle and run the distance the Olympic Torch will travel from London to Rio.  read more

BOA appoints new chief executive - 08 Oct 2013

The British Olympic Association has confirmed Bill Sweeney, currently working as head of business development at Puma, as its new chief executive – replacing Andy Hunt, who stepped down earlier this year.  read more

UK Sport adds Steele to Institute of Sport - 08 Oct 2013

UK Sport has appointed John Steele to chair its science, medicine and technology arm, the English Institute of Sport (EIS). The CEO of the Youth Sport Trust and former CEO of UK Sport and the RFU succeeds Steve Cram, who stepped down from the role in June after 10 years in post. read more

Johnson-Thompson named Nissan Ambassador - 24 Sep 2013

New Nissan ambassador Katarina Johnson-Thompson has been revealed as the face of the new Nissan Micra. The rising British heptathlon star and London 2012 Olympian will appear alongside the new supermini in a series of TV idents as part of Nissan’s sponsorship of Sky Living HD Drama, planned and brokered with Manning Gottlieb OMD and Sky Media. read more

Bach replaces Rogge as IOC president - 11 Sep 2013

The International Olympic Committee has elected Thomas Bach as its new president, replacing Jacques Rogge, who is standing down after 12 years in charge. read more

BPA continues adidas partnership - 09 Sep 2013

The British Paralympic Association has announced an extension of its partnership with adidas, who will continue as an Official Partner to the BPA until the end of 2016. read more

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