Olympics News Articles

Sport England reveals latest funding - 17 Dec 2012

Sport England has announced a £493 million four-year investment to help fulfil Lord Coe’s pledge that the Games would get more people – young and old, women and men – playing sport, a feat that no other host nation has ever managed to achieve.  read more

Dancesport set for European Games debut - 10 Dec 2012

Dancesport is among the new sports set to be included on the programme in the European Games, after it was announced that the inaugural competition will make its debut at Baku in 2015. read more

West Ham tenant of choice for Olympic Stadium - 06 Dec 2012

West Ham United have taken a major step towards moving into the Olympic Stadium after the London Legacy Development Corporation named the Premier League club as their preferred bidder. read more

New position and prize for Seb Coe - 03 Dec 2012

Lord Sebastian Coe, the chairman of the London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, has been named executive chairman of CSM Sport & Entertainment. read more

Olympic Park handover officially underway - 28 Nov 2012

The transformation of the Olympic Park officially begun on Tuesday as the temporary seats installed at the Aquatics Centre for London 2012 were stripped away - marking the start of the £292 million operation.  read more

Lord Coe named new BOA Chairman - 08 Nov 2012

Lord Coe, the London 2012 Olympic chief, has been elected as chairman of the British Olympic Association, and will be tasked with trying to help Team GB build towards Rio in 2016 - following their successful medal tally in London.  read more

GMR Marketing to launch Russian arm - 30 Oct 2012

GMR Marketing, the global sports, entertainment and lifestyle marketing agency, has announced an expansion into Russia ahead of the Sochi 2014 Winter Games after revealing plans to launch a new office in Moscow.  read more

London 2012 delivered under budget - 24 Oct 2012

The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games have been delivered under budget, according to government reports indicating that the combined cost of the two events came in at £8.92bn - £377m less than the budgeted £9.29bn. read more

Olympics inspire handful, says report - 16 Oct 2012

Research by communications agency Threepipe has claimed that London 2012 has so far inspired 8% of people to take up a new sport, with some industry experts indicating that governing bodies need a step-change in their approach to marketing in order to secure their funding and deliver on the promise to ‘inspire a generation’.  read more

Poznan pulls out Youth Olympic race - 11 Oct 2012

Poznań, one of the favourites to host the 2018 Youth Olympics, has dropped out of the race to stage the Games due to a lack of financial guarantees. The Polish city was bidding for the competition for the second time in succession, having narrowly lost out to Nanjing for the 2014 edition. read more

Coca-Cola hits London 2012 recycle target - 08 Oct 2012

Worldwide Olympic sponsor Coca-Cola has revealed it has achieved its target of recycling 10.5 million plastic bottles used at the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games – with most reportedly back on shelves within six weeks. read more

Sir Clive Woodward leaves BOA - 05 Oct 2012

Sir Clive Woodward has announced his departure from the British Olympic Association (BOA), where he has been director of sport since 2006. Woodward, who coached England's rugby team to its 2003 Rugby World Cup win, worked for the BOA in the build-up to the Games in both Beijing 2008 and London 2012.  read more

IOC appoints Beyond Sport for advisory role - 03 Oct 2012

The International Olympic Committee (IOC) has appointed Beyond Sport to support the IOC Sport for All Commission throughout the build-up to the 15th IOC World Conference on Sport for All, to be held in Lima, Peru in April 2013. The IOC Sport for All Commission was established in 1983 with the primary aim of encouraging and supporting effort… read more

Sainsbury’s announces Paralympic legacy - 14 Sep 2012

The Sainsbury’s Active Kids For All scheme – an inclusive PE training programme for teachers - was officially launched by Sainsbury’s CEO Justin King today, which aims to ensure the inclusion of disabled children in PE and sport within mainstream schools by training PE teachers throughout the UK. read more

Nike replaces Mizuno as official IOC supplier - 13 Sep 2012

Nike has taken over from Mizuno as the official clothing supplier of the International Olympic Committee, which will see the US brand supplying attire until the end of 2016 - a period including both the 2014 Winter Olympic and Paralympic Games in Sochi and the 2016 Summer Games in Rio de Janeiro. read more

Mayor takes control of Legacy Corporation - 13 Sep 2012

Mayor of London Boris Johnson is set to take over as chairman of the London Legacy Development Corporation, replacing Daniel Moylan who will head up a new aviation policy unit set up by Johnson in an attempt to try and attract more investment in the city.  read more

Olympic experts flood marketplace - 13 Sep 2012

An exodus of 'big draw' Olympics PR professionals into the private sector jobs market is taking place as the Games comms machine started to dismantle this week. read more

UKA Head Coach announces resignation - 12 Sep 2012

UKA has confirmed that Head Coach Charles van Commenee will leave the organisation in December, after the Dutch coach stayed true to his word that he would step down if the GB athletics team did not meet his target of eight medals at London 2012. read more

Coe to stand as new chair of BOA - 11 Sep 2012

Sebastian Coe will stand to be the next chairman of the British Olympic Association after the chairman of London 2012 confirmed that he had been approached to stand as Colin Moynihan successor. read more

Thousands line streets for athlete parade - 11 Sep 2012

Hundreds of thousands of people lined the streets of London yesterday for the victory parade of Great Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic teams, with 800 competitors - including over 90% of GB medallists - boarding 21 floats and cheered on throughout the route. read more

‘Greatest’ Paralympic Games closes - 10 Sep 2012

The Closing Ceremony of the Paralympic Games brought London 2012 to an end last night, less than a month after the Olympic Closing Ceremony at the same venue. The Olympic Park will now close its doors for up to two years as it is reformed - with temporary venues taken down and some remaining venues altered - into the Queen Elizabeth II Olympic P… read more

ParalympicsGB hit UK Sport medal target - 07 Sep 2012

ParalympicsGB’s inspiring performance at London 2012 continued last night, as the team smashed through the target set by UK Sport of at least 103 medals in at least 12 sports. read more

Alliianz renews Paralympic agreement - 07 Sep 2012

Allianz has announced it is continuing its partnership with the International Paralympic Committee, after the insurance group confirmed it will renew the deal it agreed with the IPC in 2011 to become the only international partner of the Paralympic Movement.  read more

Sport Magazine celebrates Team GB - 07 Sep 2012

Sport, the most read sport magazine in the country, will be redistributed today – with it’s latest edition a special issue to celebrate Team GB's record-breaking performance in the London Olympics. read more

London 2012 CEO gets Government role - 05 Sep 2012

London 2012 CEO Paul Deighton has been appointed as a Minister in Britain's Treasury by the Prime Minister David Cameron.  read more

Organisers defend Paralympic drug policy - 03 Sep 2012

Paralympic organisers have defended their decision not to drug-test every medal winner at the London 2012 Games, insisting that the procedures are tight enough to prevent the participation of dope-cheats. read more

Ghanaian athletes given Right to Dream - 31 Aug 2012

Four Right to Dream athletes, comprising the Ghanaian Paralympic team, have joined over 4,000 athletes from 160 countries at London 2012, as the biggest Paralympic Games in history gets underway. read more

Paralympic Games officially open - 30 Aug 2012

The London 2012 Paralympic Games were officially opened last night, with Great Britain’s first Paralympic gold medallist lighting the cauldron in front of the Queen, and 80,000 spectators packed into the Olympic Stadium. read more

Pistorius calls on SA to bring Games to Africa - 29 Aug 2012

On the day he carries his country’s flag in the opening ceremony of the London 2012 Paralympic Games, Oscar Pistorius has called on South Africa to complete the set of global sporting major events by becoming the first nation to host the Olympic and Paralympic Games in Africa. read more

Our Greatest Team Parade details announced - 28 Aug 2012

Route details for Our Greatest Team Parade, the procession of Team GB and ParalympicsGB athletes, were confirmed today, with the public celebration of the achievements of British Olympians and Paralympians at the London 2012 Games taking place on Monday 10th September. read more

IOC to evaluate sports for 2020 berth - 24 Aug 2012

The International Olympic Committee has named the evaluation events that they will attend for each of the seven disciplines bidding for a spot on the 2020 Olympic Games programme. read more

London Legacy to launch Olympic TV channel - 21 Aug 2012

A new 24-hour Olympic sports television channel is set to launch in the UK in a bid to ensure that sports that have garnered a boost in interest continue to receive coverage in the wake of London 2012. read more

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