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London 2012 ‘falling into place’

The International Olympic Committee has reported that “preparations are advancing at an astonishing rate” following the latest Coordination Commission visit to London. During the three-day visit, the Commission, led by Chairman Denis Oswald, received updates on the progress made since its last visit in July, and visited a number of venues, including Wembley Arena.

IOC inspect completed 2012 Olympic Velodrome

IOC inspect completed 2012 Olympic Velodrome

19 November 2010 Travel Events News Tourism News

IOC coordination commission chairman Denis Oswald has visited the London 2012 Velodrome as work is completed on the timber cycling track. The 6,000-seat venue – which will host the Olympic and Paralympic Track Cycling events - remains on target to be the first Olympic Park venue to be completed, early next year.

London 2012 ‘Big Build’ nears peak

13 October 2010 Travel Events News

Preparations for the London 2012 Olympics are continuing apace, with the latest official figures suggesting over 10,000 people are presently employed on site. Ahead of the official opening of the games World Mobi has launched its latest city guide, offering travellers up to the minute information on visiting London.

West Ham step up bid for Olympic 2012 stadium

12 October 2010 Tourism News

West Ham United has seen its bid to move into the London 2012 Olympic Stadium boosted by an official endorsement from UK Athletics. The Premier League side is hoping to takeover the stadium in a joint bid with Newham Council and entertainment group Live Nation.

Olympic Park named for Queen in 2013

Olympic Park named for Queen in 2013

7 October 2010 Travel Events News

London mayor Boris Johnson has confirmed the Olympic Park will reopen as the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in 2013, after a phased transformation. The future use of the Olympic Stadium, however, remains in doubt – with over 200 proposals for potential uses for the site put forward.

ETOA warns London over Olympic backlash

20 September 2010 Hotel News

The European Tour Operators Association has warned London hoteliers they could be left empty handed during the 2012 Olympics unless they modify their expectations. By pushing up prices ahead of the event operators could reduce demand from conventional tourists creating a shortfall in revenue.

Call for London 2012 Olympic volunteers

Call for London 2012 Olympic volunteers

16 September 2010 Travel Events News

With the countdown standing at 680-days-to-go the London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games has issued a call for volunteers to help ensure the event runs smoothly. Some 70,000 volunteers are being sought to take up the “once-in-a-lifetime opportunity”.