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Old July 20th, 2009, 04:10 PM   #1261
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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.
Well..... health and safety rules are very strict in the UK so its
quite and achievement.
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Old July 21st, 2009, 05:12 AM   #1262
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London 2012 organizers add millions to anti-terrorist budget, say project stays well on track
20 July 2009

LONDON (AP) - Organizers of the 2012 London Olympics will spend $31.4 million of reserve funds to help secure games venues from terrorist attacks, the British government said Monday.

The need to modify Olympic Park facilities "to make them more secure and resilient to attacks" was the only dip into contingency funds in the past three months.

In its latest quarterly report, the government said other savings meant the extra security spending would not affect the anticipated final cost of the Olympics, which was unchanged at $11.9 billion.

Olympics Minister Tessa Jowell said the project was on time and on budget, with events planned next week to mark the three-year countdown to the opening ceremony.

"The overall funding package for the games remains the same and the anticipated final cost of the Olympic Delivery Authority budget is the same at it was at the end of March," Jowell said in a statement.

A total of $2.098 billion in contingency funds remains unallocated, even after more than 1.15 million pounds of the fund has been spent in offsetting the effects of the global financial crisis.

Jowell said more than 4,000 workers were now on the Olympic Park site involved in building venues and infrastructure such as roads and bridges.

"The project continues to provide jobs and millions of pounds worth of business opportunities to companies around the UK in a challenging time," she said.

ODA chairman John Armitt said it had hit all its targets in the past year.

"Though we are making strong progress we are not complacent," Armitt said. "The year ahead is a challenging one as activity on site reaches its peak."
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Old July 21st, 2009, 09:04 AM   #1263
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Old July 22nd, 2009, 09:08 PM   #1264
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 12:45 PM   #1265
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I am going to visit the Olympic park but not yet maybe next year.
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The dates for the Games are 3 - 14 October 2010, inclusive of the Opening and Closing Ceremonies. Weather wise the city experiences an October mean temperature of a minimum 17.2 degrees centigrade and maximum 31.3 degrees centigrade with humidity ranging from 31 to 78% for the October and November months.
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 01:54 PM   #1266
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It won't be open until 2012...
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Old July 23rd, 2009, 11:52 PM   #1267
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I'll be in London in a couple weeks. Is it worth taking a trip to go see the progress?
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Old July 24th, 2009, 02:43 PM   #1268
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It depends... I went there this week but didn't feel particularly excited.
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Old July 24th, 2009, 08:51 PM   #1269
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We promised a legacy and we are delivering Tessa Jowell, the Olympics Minister, says London
22 July 2009
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SOME people say it was Tony Blair, some Seb Coe, others David Beckham. The truth is no single person won us the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games. What won 2012 for London was the scale of our legacy ambition. Not just what the Olympics could do for London but what London could do for the Olympics.

Let our legacy be judged on what we promised. Two pledges. First, we said the Olympics would change a generation of young people through sport. No more plucky-loser mentality, no more armchair sporting culture.

We also said we would transform the heart of east London, not just with outstanding new sports facilities but also new housing and new transport links and an Olympic Park that would become a sporting, cultural and commercial centre.

We said this, and we meant it. So much so that we set ourselves a further challenge of getting two million more people more active by 2012;

a million of these taking part in organised sport and a million getting more active by walking more, cycling more or doing other forms of recognised physical activity.

To put this challenge in context, no country apart from Finland has achieved an increase in sports participation on such a scale.

To achieve this requires change at every level, from the changes we have made in sports administration, right through to the development of world-class support for our elite athletes.

In 2002, at the first level, we started with school sport on a programme of transformation that will take a decade to fully achieve. Ninety per cent of children now take part in two hours of school sport a week, a dramatic increase from 25 per cent in 2002.

This is good, but because of the Olympics we wanted more. So, in 2007, we set a new ambition backed by an pounds 800 million investment over the next three years; that by 2012 every young person would be offered five hours of sport a week.

But the legacy challenge is not just to get young people playing more sport in schools but to make sure that they carry it on when they leave. This is perhaps the greatest challenge. It is why every

16-19 year-old will be offered three hours of sport a week and why we are pumping in pounds 500 million of public money into community sport between now and 2012.

Last year we also invested in a free swimming scheme that means more than 20 million people aged 16 and under or 60 and over can now go to their local pool and swim for free.

The third part of the commitment is to inspire people to get active - to make it possible and exciting. This is why we have invested so much in elite sport since we won the Olympics; pounds 550 million over three years putting in place better support and organisation than ever before. As Steve Cram once said to me, the hardest thing is to inspire people to pull on a tracksuit. Hosting the Olympics will do just that.

There will be no white elephants. The Olympic Stadium will be a centre for sporting excellence in the UK, housing a sports school, the first ever National Skills Academy for sport and the English Institute for Sport. It will also be open to community use and it will host major athletics events.

Five sports venues in the Olympic Park will remain after the Games. The Olympic Stadium, the Velodrome, the Aquatics Centre, Eton Manor football, hockey and tennis pitches and the Handball Arena, which is set to become a multi-use indoor sports arena.

These will reap dividends long after the London Games are a distant memory. And none of this would have happened without the Olympics.
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Old July 26th, 2009, 02:33 PM   #1270
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Plans for Olympic Stadium to become English cricket stadium

http://www.guardian.co.uk/sport/2009...c-stadium-2012
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Old July 27th, 2009, 12:24 PM   #1271
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Three years today for the opening of London2012


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Old July 27th, 2009, 09:53 PM   #1272
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Old July 28th, 2009, 10:23 AM   #1273
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London 2012 gets the WOW factor (UKPA)

New technology is aiming to bring the wow factor to the London 2012 Games. Special wireless Olympic handsets providing information and updates look set to be introduced to sports fans at the London 2012 Games, according to Samsung's vice president and head of worldwide sports marketing Gyehyun Kwon.

More than 5,000 members of the International Olympic Committee (IOC), Beijing Olympic organisers, staff and sports bodies helped test the Wireless Olympic Works (Wow) service at last year's Games.

It worked "very well", according to Mr Kwon.

He told the Press Association: "We provide a mobile telephone with special software and functions so that it can navigate any information you can find.

"It will text information from Locog (the London Olympic organisers) and IOC so that you can use your computer as a walkie-talkie and use a mobile phone.

"This would be the first trial open to the public. In Beijing we did not open that to the public. It was limited to the Olympic family, local IOC members, sponsors and volunteers."

Special programmes would have to be downloaded and sports fans would have to buy the special Olympic telephones. For Athens, it was available in English and Greek, for Turin Italian and English, and it will be in French and English for Vancouver's 2010 Winter Games.

By 2012 it will be available in "every language in the world", provided it has been installed for download from the Samsung system, Mr Kwon said. So far the sort of information that can be pulled out on the phone includes event results, schedules, medal count updates, brief biographies of medalists and information about venues and weather.

Mr Kwon notes: "Sport is a universal language to communicate. We believe that sports marketing is the perfect vehicle to show our technical ability."

He is confident of a good fit with London 2012, adding: "London 2012 will be the first time it will be used for the public.
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Three years a long time, a new mayor and a new PM by then. Hmmm
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Old August 20th, 2009, 05:44 AM   #1280
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I enjoy the simplicity factor, not trying too hard yet it is very effective. Fantastic job thus far London.
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