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Old July 17th, 2010, 06:17 PM   #1801
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Everyone should read this..........

this sums it all up great article>

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Old July 18th, 2010, 02:30 AM   #1802
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Awesome! I'll try to come for the Olympics
I'm planning to go there too.
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Old July 18th, 2010, 04:29 PM   #1803
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Old July 18th, 2010, 05:16 PM   #1804
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ive wish to go there..but i dnt hav money..im still study
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Old July 18th, 2010, 09:24 PM   #1805
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London 2012 venues on track to be finished next year

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The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has completed its latest set of milestones on time and within budget, as the ‘big build’ construction project moved into its final year. New aerial images of the Olympic Park have been released showing the good progress being made across the site

In summer 2009, the ODA set out 10 milestones – ‘The Big Build: Structures’ – outlining how the main structures of the London 2012 venues and essential new infrastructure would take shape and be nearing completion by this summer.

The final milestone has now been completed, with water beginning to fill the new Lee Valley White Water Centre being built in Hertfordshire, meaning that all 10 milestones have been achieved on time.

A new set of milestones – ‘The Big Build: Completion’ – was unveiled today which covers the final stage of the construction project. The milestones outline how, by summer 2011, the structures of the main venues will be complete and ready to be handed over for testing, with all major new infrastructure finished and landscaping work well advanced across the Olympic Park.

Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) Chief Executive David Higgins said: ‘By setting out clear milestones right from the start of the project, we have offered a window into the delivery of this unprecedented construction project, allowing people to judge our progress for themselves.

‘We are in good shape for the home straight but the last leg of the race is often the hardest and we are not complacent about the many challenges still ahead.’

Hugh Robertson, Minister for Sport and the Olympics, added: ‘It is thanks to the hard work and dedication of the ODA, and its workforce, that the project has hit all its milestones again this year. With the majority of the construction phase now complete we are in an excellent position for the staging and testing work to being next summer.’

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Old July 20th, 2010, 10:14 AM   #1806
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looks like we are heading for the 2years away event.........
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Old July 20th, 2010, 11:29 PM   #1807
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 11:32 AM   #1808
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Old July 22nd, 2010, 10:57 PM   #1809
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London 2012 Aquatics Centre Megabuild with James Cracknell.“The London Aquatic Centre will be an engineering marvel shaped like a metallic wave. Double Olympic medallist James Cracknell follows its construction.”

Discovery Chanel, 26th July, 22:00 (60 mins).

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Old July 23rd, 2010, 09:56 AM   #1810
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the designs are good at least London will have a new look in 2012

but one thing that is this its is providing more than 17000 athletics their homes and more than 3800 homes in which 30% will be affordable.
but what about when the official 2012 game will come to an end.
does all are gonna be affordable houses so that I can buy one
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Old July 23rd, 2010, 06:32 PM   #1811
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Good pics of the Olympic Village there, the whole complex is massive.
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Old July 25th, 2010, 04:19 PM   #1812
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Old July 27th, 2010, 10:36 AM   #1813
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2 years to go.......TODAY!




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Old July 27th, 2010, 02:01 PM   #1814
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London trumpets two years until 2012 Games begin
AFP - Tuesday, July 27

LONDON (AFP) - – Olympic greats with a clutch of gold medals were to give the emerging London 2012 stadiums a test run on Tuesday as the city marks two years to go until the starting gun is fired.

The British capital was to show off its progress towards staging what organisers say will be a new kind of Olympics, with two years left on the clock till the opening ceremony.

Rather than the regular attempt to outdo the previous Games, the 2012 chiefs are set on building a lasting sporting legacy for Britain and regenerating one of the most deprived parts of the country in an economic downturn.

So while the venues may be less spectacular than Beijing 2008, and the fireworks fewer, London 2012 hopes to leave lasting urban infrastructure and housing rarely created by sports events. Related article: Britain may cut finding for sports

Organisers feel they are on track to produce a well-run Games on a strict budget, in keeping with the tough economic times.

There were warnings Tuesday that the host nation could run into difficulties at the Games. An official said half Britain's Olympic sports could face funding cuts if the budget for the government sports agency was slashed.

Peter Keen, director of performance at the agency UK Sport and charged with improving Britain's performance at the Games, told the Guardian paper that support would be focused on athletes most likely to win medals.

"And so if that means we can only fund half the sports then that's all we can do," he said.

Organisers are keen to show off how the project is running to schedule as they hit the two-year milestone.

US athletics hero Michael Johnson, who boasts four sprint gold medals from three Games, was to test out a temporary track in the 80,000-capacity Olympic Stadium.

Its distinctive white crossed-girder architecture is well on the way to completion and the seats are already being fitted.

British cyclist Chris Hoy, who won three golds in Beijing, was to become the first to test out the new Velopark, which he helped design.

"It's only two years since the Beijing Olympics and it has passed in a flash so I'm sure the next two years are going to pass really quickly too," he told the BBC.

"The Olympics are always there at the back of your mind. It's the main reason why you train every day."

Meanwhile John Amaechi, the British former NBA star with Orlando Magic and Utah Jazz, was to demonstrate some of his skills at the Basketball Arena, a temporary venue built with giant steel arches.

Paul Deighton, the chief executive of London 2012 organisers LOCOG, told AFP they were proud of their progress so far.

"We're on schedule and on budget. Of course we have to be on schedule because July 27, 2012 is, for us, the mother of all immovable deadlines," he said.

Construction is currently well within the event's budget of 9.3 billion pounds (11 billion euros, 14.2 billion dollars). The figure includes 1.2 billion pounds of a contingency fund, which has yet to be used.

Away from the Olympic Park on Tuesday, London's main Trafalgar Square was to see up to 4,000 people per hour attending a day-long display of top-end technology to be deployed in 2012, with a 60 square metre screen showing off the day's countdown events.

There will also be interactive games and celebrity appearances, plus a "3D Future Zone" with six special pods allowing people to watch Olympic footage in high definition.

The square was the scene of wild celebrations in July 2005, when London edged out Paris for the right to host the Games.

London Mayor Boris Johnson was using the two-year milestone to launch an appeal for 70,000 people to volunteer at the Games as everything from city guides to press officers.

"This is a once-in-a-lifetime opportunity. It is the great people of this country, with their warm welcome and 'can-do' attitude, on whom the success of our Games will depend," he said.

Organisers are hoping the Olympic magic will spread beyond London to the rest of Britain with a cultural programme hotting up over the next two years.

Nearly 1,000 challenge events took place across Britain over the weekend to mark the two-year countdown, including sports, art, dance and exhibitions.
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Old July 27th, 2010, 02:23 PM   #1815
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Old July 27th, 2010, 04:13 PM   #1816
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Old July 27th, 2010, 04:36 PM   #1817
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Old July 27th, 2010, 06:17 PM   #1818
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New BBC olympics website >

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