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Old April 7th, 2011, 10:40 PM   #2181
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The fence is the Olympic Park perimeter boundary right, so everything to the right is not the responsbility of London 2012, so they won't have to clean these waterway banks.
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Old April 8th, 2011, 12:36 AM   #2182
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Great set of pics wawd! It's all coming along nicely, the park will lose this rough look once those trees start to mature.
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Old April 8th, 2011, 01:13 AM   #2183
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London 2012 Olympics: Village bidders short-listed

Qatari Diar and the Wellcome Trust, the UK's largest charity, have been named on the short-list to acquire the 2012 Olympic Village. The Olympic Delivery Authority is looking to off-load 1,439 homes in Stratford and development sites with room for 2,000 more homes.

It has named Qatari Diar with Jamie Ritblat's Delancey, the Wellcome Trust, and Hong Kong listed-conglomerate Hutchison Whampoa on the short-list for the village.

The Wellcome Trust has approached Olympic organisers about a £1bn bid for the entire Olympic Park and is considered the front-runner for the village by industry sources. The winning bid will be announced in the summer. Six bidders did not make the short-list, including Aviva with JP Morgan, and London & Stamford with David Wilson and Sir Robert McAlpine.

Dennis Hone, ODA chief executive, said: "The quality of the three short-listed parties is a vote of confidence in the Olympic Village, demonstrating both UK and international interest in first-class British property."
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Old April 8th, 2011, 10:58 AM   #2184
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The fence is the Olympic Park perimeter boundary right, so everything to the right is not the responsbility of London 2012, so they won't have to clean these waterway banks.
that may be the case however the canalside walk is currently closed for upgrading so it looks like they're doing something...
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Old April 8th, 2011, 09:14 PM   #2185
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These canals give lots of charisma to the Park.
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Fans get chance to use 2012 stadium before the athletes

Thousands of Londoners will be able to take part in sports competitions at the new world-class venues in the Olympic Park before the Games begin. Major community events will be held in swimming, cycling, running and a multi-sport mini-Olympics in an initiative by Mayor Boris Johnson to give Londoners a sense of "ownership" of the new Park.

Winners could be included in a new sporting order of merit- or "mayor's medal" - inspired by Arnold Schwarzenegger who ran the scheme as governor of California and suggested it during a visit to London last week. Sports events for both children and adults have been timetabled starting this summer in agreement with Games organiser Locog.

This will entitle participants to privileged use of the newly-completed venues, such as the £300 million aquatics centre and the £500 million Olympic stadium. The Mayor and London 2012 chief Sebastian Coe hope that familiarising Londoners with the facilities will encourage them back after the Games and contribute to a sports legacy both men have campaigned for.

City Hall is in talks with several potential "delivery partners" and details of the events will be agreed in the coming months. Staging community events has only become a prospect as the building programme, which is now 80 per cent complete, has advanced.

Mr Johnson told the Standard: "Londoners need to feel they have ownership as early as we can manage. We want to give them the chance to get into this incredible park and enjoy it. There was a long time when we were looking at nothing and we were not going to lift the lid off the site until the opening ceremony."

The Park will also next summer play host to the Government's flagship school sports competition, the UK School Games.
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Old April 12th, 2011, 02:24 AM   #2188
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Old April 12th, 2011, 03:43 PM   #2189
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Old April 12th, 2011, 09:20 PM   #2190
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It's looking great! Amazing how a bit of greenary makes such a difference.
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London 2012 Olympic Stadium invites bids for $163 million conversion

West Ham United and the London Borough of Newham are inviting bids for the £100 million ($163.4 million) conversion project of the Olympic Stadium into a football ground.

Bidders will be required to execute design and construction works to convert the London 2012 Olympic Stadium into a multi-use venue. The converted venue is expected to have a capacity of 60,000 for football matches, 74,000 for athletics meets and 90,000 for concerts.

The scope of the work will include extending or replacing the roof so that it covers most of the seating, installing hospitality facilities, corporate boxes, office or retail space along with the construction of a community warm-up track. The contract could also include retractable seating, depending on the cost and design.

The winner will be expected to complete work on the project by May 2014.

West Ham and the London Borough of Newham have together set up Legacy Stadium Partnership LLP as a special purpose vehicle for the project.
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Rio Tinto strikes gold, silver and bronze in London 2012 Olympics

There is still more than a year until the Olympics, but one FTSE 100 company has already struck gold with the London Games. Rio Tinto, the mining group, has agreed a deal with 2012 organisers to supply the metal for the Olympic medals.

Tom Albanese, chief executive, said it is a "special job" for the company. The gold, silver, and copper – for the bronze medals – will come from Rio's Kennecott Utah Copper mine in Salt Lake City, and its Oyu Tolgoi mine in Mongolia.

The Anglo-Australian group must supply enough metal for 4,700 medals, which could cost about £10m. In return, Rio has been named a Tier Three sponsor for London 2012. Bitter rival BHP Billiton provided the metal for the Beijing Olympics, although Rio was the supplier for the 2002 Winter Olympics.

Mr Albanese said: "All of us at Rio Tinto are excited to have the special job of digging the ore that will become treasured medals for the world's elite athletes." The announcement coincided with Rio reporting first-quarter output fell because of the severe weather in Australia.
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more trees going in and, presumably grass is being seeded:
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Olympic Park Visit 11th April 2011 by wawd, on Flickr

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constructing lawn borders?:
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Olympic Park traffic:
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the Icona building will boast some of the best park views from those colourful balconies:
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Old April 14th, 2011, 01:54 PM   #2195
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here are some images from my helicopter trip over London last Sunday:
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Helicopter Trip over Central London by wawd, on Flickr

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Olympic Stadium, taken April 11th:
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Fantastic shots wawd, the whole things is really coming along.
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No va a superar a Beijing el estadio es bastante simple
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Old April 16th, 2011, 12:54 AM   #2199
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No va a superar a Beijing el estadio es bastante simple
Quizás. Pero ten en cuenta que el estadio ya no está acabado... aún tienen que poner el 'chal' y otras cosas.
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