SEPTEMBER 9 - FIVE firms have been announced as contenders in the battle to build the London 2012 10,000-capacity handball arena, it was announced by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) today.
SEPTEMBER 10 - FIVE contractors have been shortlisted to build the £20 million White Water Canoe Centre for the London 2012 Games at the Lea Valley Regional Park showground site, on the outskirts of Waltham Abbey, it was announced today.
August 24 - Durban is confident that it will be given the go-ahead by South Africa's Government to bid for the 2020 Olympics as it seeks to bring the Games to Africa for the first time.
August 24 - A series of London 2012 themed stamps will be issued over the next three years in a licensing deal with Royal Mail, it was announced today.
SEPTEMBER 14 - KIP KEINO (pictured), the godfather of Kenyan distance running, is due to arrive in Britain today to sign a deal for his country to set up a training base here before the 2012 London Olympics.
SEPTEMBER 15 - KIP KEINO, the two-time Olympic gold medallist, said today he hopes that Kenya's new deal with Bristol will help them make progress in sports other than running in the build-up to the 2012 London Games.
September 16 - London Mayor Boris Johnson has today called on businesses to use the 2012 Paralympics as the opportunity to make the London Games the “most accessible ever”.
SEPTEMBER 21 - DAVID BLUNKETT, Britain's former Home Secretary who is blind, today called for the 2012 Paralympics to take place before the Olympics to help boost the event's profile.
August 23 - Toilet facilities at London's Olympic Park are being built so Muslims will not have to face Mecca while sitting on them as part of an effort to make the 2012 Games the most inclusive ever.
SEPTEMBER 24 - THE Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has appointed Edmund Nuttall as landscape and public realm contractor for the northern end of the Olympic Park, their second 2012 contract, it was announced today.
SEPTEMBER 26 - LOCAL workers will be in charge of security of the Olympic Park after G4S, the company appointed to protect it, agreed to help local residents access the new jobs created by the contract.
SEPTEMBER 30 - A MEMBER of the London Assembly has today demanded assurances that the massive security operation required for the 2012 Olympics will not put ordinary citizens at danger.
June 24 - The £355 million International Broadcast Centre (IBC) and Main Press Centre (MPC) for London 2012 is on track after plans were approved by the Olympic Park Planning Committee last night.
June 26 - Work on erecting the wave-shaped roof for the London 2012 £251 million Aquatics Centre has reached half-way, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) revealed today.
August 22 - Madrid 2016 officials are hoping that the European Grand Prix, due to take place in Valencia tomorrow, will help boost their hopes of hosting the Olympics.