Happy Olympic Day!


ODA invite trio to submit final offers for Olympic Village

By Tom Degun in London

london_media_centreApril 8 - The Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has announced that three private sector organisations have been shortlisted to submit best and final offers for the purchase and long-term management of the London 2012 Olympic Village, which will house leading athletes during the Games.

Arsenal boss supports Annecy bid

By Andrew Warshaw at SportAccord in London 

arsene_wengerApril 7 - Arsenal manager Arsene Wenger made a surprise appearance at the SportAccord conference in London today as he lent support to Annecy's flailing 2018 Winter Olympic bid.

Beigbeder hoping Sarkozy sparkle can bring Winter Olympics to Annecy

By Tom Degun at SportAccord in London

Nicolas_Sarkozy_in_Annecy_February_2011April 6 - Charles Beigbeder, leader of the Annecy Bid for the 2018 Winter Olympics and Paralympics, is confident that French President Nicolas Sarkozy will provide some much-needed heavyweight political punch to their campaign to host the Games ahead of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) vote in Durban on July 6.

Team Nigeria to be based in Surrey for London 2012

By Tom Degun

Nigeria_flagApril 5 - Nigeria are set to base themselves in Surrey as they prepare for the London 2012 Olympics, despite the Nigeria Olympic Committee (NOC) and the National Sports Commission (NSC) originally selecting Loughborough University as their training camp for the Games.

Barwick and Johnson appointed by Forman's for 2012 TV studio negotiations

By Tom Degun

Formans_with_river_viewApril 4 - Forman's Fish Island, the closest venue to the Olympic Stadium, has appointed former head of sport for the BBC and ITV Brian Barwick and former chief operating officer of England's 2018 World Cup bid Simon Johnson to represent them in discussions with broadcasters interested in using the venue as a television studio during London 2012, they have revealed.