August 26 - The International Olympic Committee (IOC) declared today it was "extremely happy" with the work done in preparation for the 2010 Winter Games and promised extra financial funding if it was needed.
May 4 - Loughborough University will today sign a Memorandum of Understanding (MoU) with Japan that will see both organisations working together until the London 2012 Olympic Games, as first reported on insidethegames.
AUGUST 11 - HADLEIGH FARM near Southend has been announced as the new venue for the Olympic mountain bike competition in 2012, as first predicted on insidethegames in June.
August 25 - The O2, which will host basketball and gymnastics during the 2012 London Olympics, has struck an exclusive £15 million deal with BSkyB, part of Rupert Murdoch's global media empire.
August 25 - South African Sports Confederation and Olympic Committee (SASCOC) President Gideon Sam claimed today South Africa is bang on target for 12 medals at the 2012 London Olympic Games.
OCTOBER 23 - INDIA announced today that it plans to invest R678 billion (£8.4 million) to try to help its country's sportsmen and women be successful at London 2012.
AUGUST 19 - GOOD progress is being made in constructing the new utilities infrastructure that will form the backbone of the Olympic Park, the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) claimed today.
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.