The 2012 Editor, 26 November 2010
Rowers from the GB Rowing Team recently visited the Olympic Park to see the progress being made on the Olympic Stadium, Athletes' Village and other venues. We caught up with Debbie Flood and Dan Ritchie to hear their impressions of the trip – and how they're preparing for the 2012 Games.
Jo Taylor, International Inspiration Brand & Marketing Manager, 26 November 2010
It's not every day you get the opportunity to go to a Caribbean island with an Olympic athlete, one that still holds a world record seven years after retiring no less. But that's exactly what I was lucky enough to do this month.
Trinidad and Tobago is one of the 15 countries where International Inspiration is currently working in order to fulfil London 2012's bid promise of 'reaching young people all around the world and connecting them to the inspirational power of the Games so they are inspired to choose sport.'
Chris, Commercial Director, 26 November 2010
It's good to see another two UK businesses winning competitive contracts for London 2012. Contrary to some reports, it's actually not such an unusual occurrence!
This week saw the International Olympic Committee (IOC) Coordination Commission checking up on London 2012's progress.
Harley, LOCOG Communications team, 12 November 2010
This week, work continued on the Handball Arena and The Greenway came to life.
Handball arena: Work continues to progress on the interior of the Handball Arena, where 88 light pipes allow natural light into the venue. Outside, the roof is complete and the 7,000-seat venue is being clad in sustainably-sourced copper.
Mrs Hodnett, London 1948 Ceremonies performer, 12 November 2010
1948 was a time of great optimism and change. We felt a true sense of freedom: there was a popular new Government, the NHS has just been created. Everyone felt pro-European and friendship was the abiding aspiration. Times were still tough, of course – London was still in ruins and rationing still in place.
I saw the London 1948 Olympics as a massively important moment in the UK and world history, symbolising that peace is better than war and that it was the time to look forward and not back. I felt both patriotic and a global citizen at the same...
Uzma, Marketing Assistant, 5 November 2010
This week at London 2012, work continues to progress on the Velodrome. The structure is now complete and work is well underway to install the outer timber cladding which will add to the Velodrome's striking design.
Bill, Director of Culture, Ceremonies, Education and Live Sites, 1 November 2010
Like most of us involved in the London 2012 project I'm an evangelist for the much needed transformation that is coming to parts of the East End. But there's also so much about the region and its heritage which needs little more than celebration. The Theatre Royal – still true to its Joan Littlewood roots – is first on that list, uniquely bringing the many communities of Stratford inside its welcoming doors for high quality, original work.