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Old July 4th, 2009, 08:50 PM   #1241
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Old July 7th, 2009, 06:29 PM   #1242
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Old July 8th, 2009, 02:19 AM   #1243
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It looks awesome indeed
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Old July 8th, 2009, 02:53 AM   #1244
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in want one of those flats, hey, someone in UK, have u any idea how much will a flat cost after the games
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Old July 8th, 2009, 12:16 PM   #1245
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in want one of those flats, hey, someone in UK, have u any idea how much will a flat cost after the games
there's not any prices yet! some will become affordable housing and
some owned by housing associations and Borris wants flats expensive too.

The housing market in the UK is very expensive! and the Olympic site
flats could be very expensive those that do go to open market,( to buy)
and some will go to Housing Schemes/Associations.
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Old July 8th, 2009, 07:04 PM   #1246
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BOA chief slams Government for poor post-Games planning
7 July 2009
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LONDON'S Olympic legacy could be squandered because of a lack of clear Government policy and the failure to put sport at the heart of regeneration plans, according to Andy Hunt, chief executive of the British Olympic Association.

London put a commitment to a legacy of facilities and sports participation at the centre of its bid for the 2012 Games but Hunt told The Daily Telegraph that the promises may go unfulfilled.

Hunt is concerned that the sporting facilities in the Olympic Park will not be able to host elite competition after the Games, and fears that the Government's participation promises will not be met. "We're interested in both the legacy of the park and participation element. But time is running out to get this right. I think we have a year, at the most, to get this right and get a tangible benefit from the Olympics,'' he said.

On the park, Hunt's priority is to make sure elite sport is at the heart of all the venues including the main stadium, which could host a school as its main tenant rather than a sport. A new company has been established to run the facilities but is yet to take control of the project, and Hunt wants elite sport as the centrepiece.

"A lot of the plans that have been put together are excellent but the sporting part is missing. I'm hearing rumours that the Olympic Park may not even be called 'Olympic'. Were that to happen all the emotional and psychological buy-in the public have would evaporate,'' he said.

"It has to be the Olympic Park, that makes it a sporting home for the country. For certain sports it will become a key location, such as swimming, who have done some great planning. Athletics, hockey and cycling all want a true legacy in the park.

"There is a need for these facilities to be in London and they should be the best in the country, if not Europe, come 2012, and we need to use these to attract and drive European and international competition in London.''

Hunt supports suggestions that the stadium should retain at least 50,000 seats rather than 25,000 so it can host world-class events, and will resist attempts to prioritise community over elite use.

"The money that will be spent converting it from a 80,000 to 25,000 is a serious amount of capital, but what does that look like as an operating cost for the stadium and should we be more ambitious about what the stadium can be used for in terms of bringing international competition to this country?''

On the participation legacy, Hunt is critical of the Government, saying there is a lack of clear policy and casting doubt on the pledge to get two million more people "physically active'', only one million of whom will have to actually play a sport.

"There are lots of arguments on how participation is counted. We need to know how we can genuinely measure an increase in sporting participation as a result of the Olympics.

"We need policy that clearly sets out and underpins the agenda. I'm unclear what the policies are that will drive increased sports participation and get us back to Seb Coe's 2005 promise to use the power of the Games to inspire young people to choose sport.''
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Old July 8th, 2009, 07:15 PM   #1247
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Concerns grow over Olympic legacy With just over three years until London 2012, organisers face significant challenges
By Paul Kelso Chief Sports Reporter
7 July 2009
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FOUR years ago Lord Coe stood before the International Olympic Committee and made an unashamed appeal to the hearts of an electorate that was about to decide the location of the 2012 summer Games. The pitch was unequivocal: a vote for London would see the Olympic brand used "to inspire young people to choose sport''.

It proved decisive. The emphasis on legacy was a key factor in London's success, placing at the forefront of its proposal an issue that was often an afterthought. It changed the rules of Olympic bidding, and no candidate city would today neglect the question of what the Games will leave behind. If London 2012 is to make good on its promise, however, its legacy has to be more substantial than a campaign strategy, and with just over three years until the Games begin, there are serious doubts as to whether organisers will deliver.

From the 'hard' legacy of the Olympic Park, where there is still no business plan or tenants for the venues being built, to the 'soft' legacy promise of increased sports participation, questions remain.

Taking the hard legacy first, it is still unclear how the facilities in the Olympic Park will be maintained and what they will be used for. A coherent plan for the Park, fusing the sports facilities with business and residential projects, has been delayed by an abrupt change of approach following the election of Boris Johnson as mayor.

The London Development Agency had been charged with the project, but in February this year mayor Johnson abandoned the plan and created a new agency, the Olympic Legacy Company, to oversee the project. Chair Baroness Ford has begun work three days a week and a chief executive has been appointed, but the new company will not formally begin developing a business plan that will sustain the facilities until October.

There is serious concern within the Olympic movement that the search for a financially-viable model risks diluting the sporting principles at its heart.

At the centre of deliberations is the question of what to do with the main Olympic Stadium. London promised the IOC a permanent, 25,000-seat athletics facility after the Games, rejecting overtures from West Ham United to use the ground for football and insisting that an anchor tenant from another sport would be found.

No tenant has been identified and Ford is reconsidering the 25,000-seat option in favour of retaining perhaps 50,000 of the 80,000 Olympic capacity, which would allow it to host World Athletics Championships. It could also become a venue for the 2018 World Cup and 2015 Rugby World Cup, should English bids be successful, but how it will be paid for remains uncertain.

This problem may come to be the least of London's worries compared to the task of delivering on the participation agenda. As well as being hugely challenging, it is a deeply political issue which has fractured the cross-party consensus on the Olympics.

Hugh Robertson, the shadow Olympics minister, has been a persistent critic. "The lack of a mass participation legacy is the biggest flaw in the 2012 project, and since 2005 we have made little or no progress on delivering on that promise,'' he said.

Tessa Jowell, the Olympics minister, rejects the charge. "By 2012 every child will be offered five hours of sport a week and . . . we have half a million more people taking part in sport at grass-roots level. Some people say this would have happened anyway. It wouldn't. In terms of planning for a legacy in and around the park, we are far advanced in comparison to other countries at this stage.''

The Government's central commitment is to getting two million more people into sport or physical activity by 2012. It has also cited the delivery of five hours of sport in all schools - an old commitment - and the provision of free swimming for under-16s and OAPs - new, if limited in ambition - as part of the participation package.

However, the two million target is not straightforward. Only half of participants actually have to play sport, with Sport England responsible for finding them, using pounds 500 million of government funding distributed to governing bodies.

Responsibility for delivering the other million into "physical activity'' lies with other government departments, principally the Department of Health. Among the activities counting towards this is gardening, a subject noticeably absent from Sebastian Coe's Singapore speech.

It is this dilution of the commitment to sport that most worries those who hoped the 2012 Games would be a landmark moment for the UK, pushing the passion for sport into practical action.

Jowell, Johnson and London 2012 have three years to prove them wrong and make good on their promises.
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Old July 9th, 2009, 12:14 PM   #1248
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London is the Best Games to Date

From ITN Seb Coe interview London 2012 Olympics on track

See this interview and update>

http://itn.co.uk/446d211c4ff3a07c90fd2ea52d8921b4.html
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Old July 14th, 2009, 11:59 AM   #1249
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Old July 14th, 2009, 12:25 PM   #1250
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£100m plan to stage Formula 1 races in Olympic Park after 2012

Matthew Beard, Sports News Correspondent
14.07.09


A prominent property developer is in talks with 2012 chiefs about a £100million plan to stage an annual motor Grand Prix in the Olympic Park after the Games.


Anthony Spencer, a consultant behind Arsenal football club's move to the Emirates stadium, is proposing to stage a race week in the park.
Mr Spencer has met the Olympic Delivery Authority, to propose an the race on a figure-of-eight course using roads built for the Games. Industry sources believe an F1 race in the Olympic Park would require public investment of up to £100million to adapt roads and other infrastructure. The proposal has not been endorsed by motor racing's world governing body, FIA.



The prospect of London F1 race was raised in 2004 by former mayor Ken Livingstone who proposed a circuit in and around Hyde Park and held talks with motor racing supremo Bernie Ecclestone. But the nearest it has come was a demonstration race in the same year between Regent's Street and Piccadilly Circus which attracted 500,000 spectators.
Further meetings are scheduled with Mr Spencer and Olympics chiefs, however there is a widespread feeling at London 2012 that motor racing would not fit the legacy concept.



Talks have taken place as Olympic chiefs step up their efforts to secure a legacy for the park in Stratford. A source said: "There have been meetings with Mr Spencer but this proposal has stalled at the start."
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Old July 16th, 2009, 01:19 PM   #1251
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That is going to be one incredibly stunningly intimate atmosphere in there. Fantastic work!

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Old July 16th, 2009, 05:42 PM   #1253
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The Olympic Stadium’s external structure was completed today, as the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) published its ‘Annual Report and Accounts 2008–2009’.

This external structure includes roof sections, which will support the fabric roof, and black steel ‘rakers’, which support the terracing for the upper tier’s 55,000 seats. This means the outer shell of the Stadium will have been finished just 14 months after work started.

Publishing the report, ODA Chairman John Armitt said: ‘The Olympic Stadium has already changed the east London skyline and is a visible symbol of the strong progress that has been made on the Olympic Park over the last year.

‘With almost three years to go before the start of the London 2012 Games, we are in a strong position and everyone on the project is committed to making the next year as successful as the last.

‘However, there is no room for complacency and we cannot lose sight of the huge challenges that still lie ahead of us.’

The first of the 85-tonne steel sections of the roof was lifted into place at the end of January 2009, and now all 28 sections are in place more than a month earlier than originally planned.

Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell said: ‘The London 2012 Games will be the largest sporting and cultural event the UK has ever hosted. It is testament to the hard work of the ODA and all those involved in building the venues and delivering the Games that we remain on time and on budget to deliver a spectacular Games in 2012.’

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Old July 16th, 2009, 10:54 PM   #1254
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Look at the quality of water in that last picture.^
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Old July 16th, 2009, 10:59 PM   #1255
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Ye im assuming they will clean that out!
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Old July 16th, 2009, 11:23 PM   #1256
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Old July 17th, 2009, 12:35 PM   #1257
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I like to see the creative buildings in all the big events, like Olympic, Expo…, they are fabulous.
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Old July 19th, 2009, 05:32 AM   #1258
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Why didn't they do a running track at Wembley? Who will use it after the Olympics? Plus, Wemley looks so ugly without the towers. It ain't Wembley anymore. It lost its character and is now bland, vulgar.
I think you are confusing Wembley stadium and the Olympic stadium. As someone else said, football stadiums are best with no running track (Stadio Olimpico in Rome for example).

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Photos of the olympic stadium arent in short supply within this thread.

My opinion is that, a world class football stadium was desperately needed by England. Historical stadiums eventually have to be replaced.
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Old July 19th, 2009, 06:27 PM   #1259
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I think the stadium faster than olympic 2008.
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Of course it is built faster. The London stadium is not in the same league as the Herzog and de Meuron creation in Beijing.
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