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Old February 10th, 2008, 08:21 PM   #221
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there is ponds forge in shefield as well so this place won't be for the wghole country
There's quite a few competition (50m) pools around the UK besides this one. The Commonwealth in Edinburgh and National Pool of Wales in Swansea to name but a few.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 10:32 AM   #222
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omg. how unfortunate about the logo. and i thought ours was bad. but london will put on a great olympics, hopefully i'll be able to make it!
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Old February 11th, 2008, 10:40 AM   #223
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oh and london boring? did you remove your head from your ass once while you were there? that is one thing london cannot be called.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 06:48 PM   #224
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2012 create inspire excite! a new generation......
I think 2012 is going to break many traditions. I like the logo. It's different then your average logo over olympic location.
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Old February 11th, 2008, 08:21 PM   #225
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The 2012 Olympics are a sign that the younger generations are taking over and adding our pop culture to the old, boring traditional crap we see year to year (though it is beautiful crap)
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Old February 11th, 2008, 08:50 PM   #226
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London's only hosted the games once hasn't it?
Twice before, in 1908 and 1948.

London will become the first city in history to host the modern Olympics 3 times.
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Old February 14th, 2008, 12:43 PM   #227
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New construction links near completion ahead of Olympic Park ‘Big Build’

create new links across the Olympic Park site for construction vehicles has accelerated with the fourth temporary construction bridge lifted into place and 1km of temporary roads installed on site. Piling works are also now underway on the first permanent bridge to be built in the Olympic Park.

Construction bridges and temporary roads within the Olympic Park will play a key role in minimising disruption to public roads and bridges. Two temporary bridges have already been installed to provide links into the Olympic Stadium site for construction vehicles, with a third bridge in place in the north-west of the site. A fourth 55 metre-long temporary bridge has now been lifted into place in the west of the Park, spanning over the River Lea to link the VeloPark and media centre sites.

Work is also well underway to install a temporary road network across the Olympic Park site to provide safe and secure routes for construction vehicles. 1km of temporary new roads have been constructed, using 5,000 tonnes of material created during the demolition of buildings on site. The roads allow construction vehicles to travel between the east and west sides of the site and down the central ‘spine’ of the Park into the Olympic Stadium site without the need to use public roads and bridges.

ODA Director of Infrastructure Simon Wright said: 'With demolition completed on two-thirds of the Olympic Park, we are already preparing for the start of the ‘big build’ in the summer by putting roads and bridges in place to link the construction sites for key venues. The acceleration of work on temporary roads and bridges is an important step towards providing a network of safe and secure routes across the Park while minimising disruption to public roads and bridges.'

Along with the temporary infrastructure being installed for construction activity on site, the ODA will build more than 30 permanent bridges and 20km of permanent roads in and around the Olympic Park to create an open and accessible area in Games time and legacy. Piling works started this week on the first permanent bridge which will be built in the west of the Park. The bridge will span over the primary loop road to be constructed on site, creating an important north–south link for visitors to the Park in Games time and legacy. Piling works on the bridge will be completed by the summer, allowing work to install the bridge structure to start towards the end of the year.

The acceleration of work on temporary roads and bridges keeps the ODA on track to meet another of its ‘Milestones to Beijing’ – ten targets to be achieved by the time of the Beijing Games this year. Milestone 3 states that the main temporary roads and bridges will have been built, giving access to a safe and secure construction site for the ‘big build’.
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Old February 16th, 2008, 03:45 AM   #228
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Stadium bowl taking shape...

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Old February 17th, 2008, 09:21 PM   #229
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I love how a lot of people on this website now have the london 2012 logo as their avatar. woo!

little animation for your enjoyment :

bigger version here
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Old February 25th, 2008, 12:36 PM   #230
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In the begining I must confess that I was quite disappointed about London 2012 projects and designs, but after checking more about the master plan, I realised that it is a matter to break traditions and rules. Beijing is making it bigger, as Athens was solemn, Atlanta was stupidly commercialised and vulgar, and Barcelona became a classic.

But the case of London, that stadium and logo make me wonder more and more about the XXX Olympiad. I wonder about London's handover in Beijing.

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Old February 25th, 2008, 12:51 PM   #231
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Thankyou for being balanced and reasonable on this matter. You at least are trying to understand what it is London 2012 are doing.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 09:54 PM   #232
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Excellent animation jak3m

does any one have any clues about the Olympic flame
inside the olympic bowl? or out side? should have a poll!!!!!!!!!
what everyone thinks...

Yes wounder what the handover in Beijing will be could be interesting..
thinks going be lots of Children at a guess...Coe would want that one!

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Old February 25th, 2008, 10:18 PM   #233
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does any one have any clues about the Olympic flame
inside the olympic bowl? or out side? should have a poll!!!!!!!!!
what everyone thinks...
It will be outside the stadium to the north and over 150m high.
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Old February 25th, 2008, 11:30 PM   #234
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I love how a lot of people on this website now have the london 2012 logo as their avatar. woo!
everytime i see the 2012 logo, i see lisa simpson doing some bad things
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Old February 28th, 2008, 07:46 AM   #235
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everytime i see the 2012 logo, i see lisa simpson doing some bad things
oh wow, I see it too...
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Old February 28th, 2008, 11:57 AM   #236
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hahaha, thats too funny. Good spot!
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Old February 28th, 2008, 10:35 PM   #237
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What will be the capacity of London's Olympic Stadium? I apologize if this has already been answered.
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Old February 29th, 2008, 12:01 AM   #238
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Old March 5th, 2008, 10:51 AM   #239
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Legacy Action Plan for London 2012

Tessa Jowell, the Olympics Minister, will present a draft version today of a long-awaited legacy action plan as part of London 2012's twice-yearly update to inspectors from the IOC. She is expected to tell Gilbert Felli, the executive director, and Denis Oswald, the chairman of the co-ordination commission monitoring the preparations, how Britain will benefit in the long term by spending £9.3 billion on hosting the Games.

As part of his winning pitch to the IOC in Singapore in 2005, Lord Coe, chairman of the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games, promised that he would deliver a “next-generation” Olympics with a lasting legacy for London, the UK and the Olympic Movement and be diffrent
from any other previous Olympics.

A restructure of Sport England has delayed publication of the plan by several months. It is not yet clear whether a budget has been set, but Jowell said yesterday: “It's almost ready to go.”

The IOC team will spend a day scrutinising plans for Olympic venues and progress on sponsorship to fund the 16-day event. Their arrival caps a tumultuous past month for the organisers of the London Olympics, in which athletics was dominated by Dwain Chambers and Ken Livingstone, the Mayor of London, who mistakenly invited Linford Christie, a convicted drug cheat, to bear the Olympic torch through London, before dropping him.
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Happy to see stadium works go well

The logo of London 2012 is just a catastroph
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