Friday, November 16, 2012

London olympics 2012

  • Archive: London Olympics 2012

    Germany missed the podium in the individual jumping event of the equestrian competition at the London Olympics. The disappointment in that event was off-set to some extent by medals from Germany in earlier competitions.

  • Howard Dickel: At London 2012 BT learnt to expect the unexpected

    What's a hungry rat got to do with delivering the communications services for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games?

  • London team in Rio to share Olympic tips

    Updated: 03:31, Saturday November 17, 2012. London team in Rio to share Olympic tips. London Olympic organisers began arriving in Brazil on Friday to pass on their knowledge to the hosts of the 2016 Games in Rio de Janeiro.

  • UK Sport Gold Event Series is a fantastic London 2012 legacy says Lee

    UK Sport Gold Event Series November 16 - Mike Lee, the strategist involved in a series of bid victories, including London 2012, has given his full backing UK Sport's Gold Event Series, which aims to bring over 70 of the world's most prestigious ...

  • Olympics boosted UK tourism but came at a cost for hospitality businesses

    It is estimated that 680,000 visits from overseas to the UK in July, August and September were primarily due to the London 2012 Olympics or involved attending an official ticketed event. For July to September, the average spend by people attending or ...

  • Dark stadium

    The Olympic stadium was always going close for some time after London 2012 was complete, but for how long is the summer's theatre of dreams to "go dark"?

  • Three Men Arrested in London Olympic Spying Case, Police Say

    Three men were arrested by U.K. police as part of an investigation into allegations that private detectives hired by Tottenham soccer club spied on the organizers of the 2012 Olympics and West Ham United. Richard Forrest, 30, of Crawley outside London ...

  • Leisel Jones confirms retirement

    Leisel Jones (second from left) with Emily Seebohm, Alicia Coutts and Melanie Schlanger after winning silver in the women's 4x100 medley relay final at the London 2012 Olympic Games on August 4, 2012 in London. Photo: AFP. Australia's most successful ...

  • London Olympics drew 680000 overseas visitors

    London, Nov 16 (IANS) The latest official data has shown that London Olympics and Paralympic Games attracted 680,000 overseas visitors in the three months to September.

  • London 2012 Olympic construction generated £7.3 billion

    November 15 - Construction of London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic venues injected £7.3 billion ($11.6 billion/€9.1 billion) in to the British economy, according to an independent report commissioned by the Department for Culture, Media and Sport.

  • London 2012 Olympic heroes make a fitting cast of Superstars

    Given that the final series of its main run wrapped up in 1985, and that as a three year-old I was otherwise engrossed in copying the drawings on Rolf's Cartoon Time, the name of Brian Jacks meant about as much to me as Alain Prost, Stefan Edberg or ...

  • BMW working on two-man bobsled for Team USA for 2014 Olympic Winter Games

    After being a huge sponsor of the 2012 London Olympics, BMW is getting more involved with the Olympic games. The company announced that it is developing a new two-man bobsled for use by Team USA in the Sochi 2014 Olympic Winter Games.

  • Eaton, Felix win 2012 Jesse Owens Award from USATF

    The American followed that up at the London Games by taking the title, combining with runner-up Trey Hardee to give the United States its first 1-2 finish in the Olympic decathlon since 1956. Eaton opened up by breaking Bill Toomey's 44-year-old ...

  • ITV ad revenue hit by BBC's London 2012 Olympic coverage

    ITV has reported a 6% year-on-year fall in TV ad revenues in the third quarter of 2012 as advertisers held back spend while viewers tuned into the BBC's London Olympics coverage, while a rejuvenated ITV Studios is forecast to make profits of more than ...

  • Young Olympic heroes leading contenders for 2013 Laureus World ...

    A group of brilliant young teenagers from the London Olympic Games are among the leading contenders for Nomination for the 2013 Laureus World Breakthrough of the Year Award.

  • McKeever to share Olympic experience while cleaning up waterways

    Olympic Gold Medallist Ed McKeever will be sharing his Olympic experience whilst cleaning up Londons waterways with volunteers from the Big Waterways Clean Up on the River Lea.

  • Olympics 2012 news Cycling: Elinor Barker promoted to Great Britain squad

    WORLD junior time trial champion Elinor Barker has been promoted to the Great Britain senior squad for the Glasgow round of the UCI Track Cycling World Cup series this weekend.

  • Third head rolls at G4S following Olympic security fiasco

    G4S has already booked a £50 million ($79 million/€62 million) loss against the Olympic contract, based on the company's estimate, with London 2012 suspending payments to the security firm on July 13 when it became clear it would not be able to provide ...

  • McKayla Maroney still making 'the face' for her fans

    2012 - WASHINGTON -- She may forever be known as the teen who sparked the Internet meme, "McKayla is not impressed." But for Olympic gold medalist McKayla Maroney, this doesn't seem so bad. "No Olympic ... The 16-year-old took home an Olympic gold ...

  • After winning gold at London 2012, what's life like after the Olympics?

    On November 4, I was staring at the plaque of the Durham University Boat Club rowing tank, which had just been named after me. It struck me that three months had passed since our Olympic final and it served as a prompt to reflect on what I had been up ...

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