Dawn, London 2012 Trailblazer volunteer, 9 July 2010
Given my background in swimming and my passion for the Olympic and Paralympic Games, I very much want to be part of the Games when they come to London in 2012.
I was recently accepted on to a volunteer training programme run by British Swimming that will hopefully help me become a Games-time volunteer for Aquatics events at London 2012. The programme has been awarded the London 2012 Inspire mark – and has certainly inspired me.
Yesterday I joined Sir Chris Hoy and Jonathan Edwards at Eltham Green Specialist Sports College to see Lloyds TSB National School Sport Week in action. I got to see hundreds of primary and secondary school children having loads of fun taking part in different sports.
Mike, Head of Live Sites, 28 June 2010
It's time to make the long trek home from the Glastonbury Festival where the Inspire project Village Screen returned for its second year.
Audiences were treated to interactive games, films from across the UK, Inspire-project performances (have you ever worked out to Shakespearian poetry?), festival highlights, open mic sessions, news bulletins, video blogs and more. Wenlock and Mandeville also appeared on screen, helping bring the festival to life.
This week saw the launch of Open Weekend, a series of exciting sporting, arts and cultural challenges taking place across the UK from Friday 23 to Sunday 25 July 2010.
Gymnast Beth Tweddle took part in an Indian dance challenge as she helped launch the West Midlands listings for Open Weekend.
Chris Holmes, LOCOG Director of Paralympic Integration, 25 June 2010
There are numerous fantastic things about being able to represent your country at sport: for example, the hard-fought races, the bags of kit and intimate knowledge of beers rich and varied across the globe (post competition of course!). But these aside, the greatest privilege and delight is to be part of a team of like-minded, phenomenally motivated people.
Last week was London 2012 Sustainability Week and we did loads of different activities to engage with the community and schools.
My colleague Evelina and I were quite excited to return to St Helen's Catholic Infant school during Sustainability Week to see the progress of their food planter boxes we made with them a few months ago:
Hicham El Guerrouj, Olympic gold medallist, 22 June 2010
I was shown around the Olympic Park today. I was surprised, impressed, and delighted by what I saw and want to congratulate everyone involved at LOCOG and the ODA for their passion and hard work.
The Olympic Stadium:
Clare, LOCOG Tennis and Paralympic Tennis Manager, 21 June 2010
The Wimbledon defending champions Roger Federer and Serena Williams are obviously focusing on the two weeks ahead at the moment.
But at their press conference yesterday we asked them to look ahead a little, and tell us what they think about Wimbledon as the Olympic Tennis venue at London 2012... and whether they’re intending to be fighting for gold.
Watch what Federer and Williams had to say about Wimbledon
Chris Mohr, Team GB Handball, 18 June 2010
I have pretty much played handball all my life. In recent years, I have played in both Denmark and Germany, including for Essen in the German Bundesliga – the best league in the world.
But it was great to be selected for the Team GB squad that played in the Euro 2012 qualifiers at Crystal Palace. I worked hard for months and was over the moon when the team was announced and my name was on the list.
Uzma, Marketing Assistant, 18 June 2010
See what has been happening at London 2012 this week ...
Construction progress on the Basketball Arena has moved at such a fast pace it's hard to keep up! Have a look at the Olympic Park's webcams to see how far things have come along across all the venues.
What a morning. Finally, after 18 months of quiet work in the background and hundreds of conversations, we have made our first major announcements on the Opening and Closing Ceremonies for the London 2012 Games.
On Tuesday I visited the region of my childhood, Yorkshire, on a whistle-stop tour of Bradford and Leeds. Given the sporting nature of the region, it is not surprising to see the local community reaping the benefits of the Olympic and Paralympic Games – in terms of business, sport and culture.
No, I'm not talking about football... tomorrow it's all about EDF Energy's Green Britain Day!
Team Green Britain is exactly what it says on the tin: a group of individuals across Britain who are doing what they can to lead their lives in a more sustainable way.
The British Boxing team has just returned home from the European Men's Championships in Moscow after amassing their best medal haul in recent history. They secured five medals in total - three silver and two bronze.
It's truly mind blowing seeing how much the Olympic Park has developed in such a short space of time. In just two-and-a-half years the Park has changed from being wasteland to its present flourishing state.
In November 2007:
This week, with building well underway (and nearly two million tonnes of contaminated soil washed for reuse):
With its amazing architecture and breathtaking views you can hardly believe that it's the same piece of land! It makes me proud to be part of this project to regenerate one of the...
Reach for your atlas – preferably a big one – and look in the index for Sochi. You'll find it on one of the less well-thumbed pages, in the south west of Russia on the Black Sea coast, near the border with Georgia.
In four years' time this city will host the 2014 Olympic and Paralympic Winter Games – the next games after London 2012 – and by then it will be easier to reach. Right now the journey here requires some determination. Most of us took 18 hours or more to get here!
I grew up in Kenya and started playing hockey when I was nine. I moved to England when I was 12 and was lucky enough to be at a school with great sports facilities. I enjoyed just playing sport - any sport.
But eventually I had to choose between athletics and team sport, and I chose the team. It's so nice to experience something with fantastic, like-minded people, who have a genuine common interest: hockey.
One gold medal, one bronze, and a couple of near misses – the European Target Championships proved an extremely encouraging week for Team GB Archery in Rovereto, Italy.
The morning was so much fun and it was great to see the students so excited to be visiting the Olympic Park and seeing how well the work was progressing!
This week LOCOG chair, Seb Coe, visited the UK Pavilion at the Shanghai Expo 2010. Seb is pictured with Chinese Paralympians in front of the centrepiece of the pavilion, a six-storey-high object made from some 60,000 transparent rods.