New photo gallery marks London 2012 achievement
A new archive brings together 100 of the most memorable images of the construction of Olympic and Paralympic venues and facilities.
Paralympic Chief Wants Talks with NBC; PM Hails "Golden Summer" of Sport
(ATR) IPC scrutinizing its relationship with U.S. rights holders NBC after its failure to show any live Paralympic action... David Cameron hails "Golden Summer" of sport... Spectators applaud London 2012 transport
"Internal" Pins Prove Popular Among London Collectors
(ATR) Paul McGill, our London pins expert, returns with his monthly feature "Pin Points" exclusively for Around the Rings. This month, his focus switches to "internal" pins only distributed to select groups of LOCOG and ODA staff and guests ...
Moynihan Warns of German Threat to Team GB Medal Hopes; Velodrome Test
(ATR) British Olympic Association chairman tells Around the Rings that Team GB is better prepared for Olympic success than in Beijing four years ago – but warns that achieving fourth place in the medals table will be "very tough" ... More inside this London Latest ...
Six Months to London 2012 - "Enormous Amount to Do"; Ceremony Secrets
(ATR) With just six months to go until the opening ceremony, LOCOG’s chief executive warns there is still plenty of work to do for London to be ready to host the 2012 Olympics. ATR's Christian Radnedge reports.
Pin Points - Counting Down the Days
(ATR) With just over 200 days to go until the London Olympics, pin specialist Paul McGill runs through who's releasing countdown pins and which are the most sought-after in his latest “Pin Points” column.
London Latest - British PM Seeks Olympics Boost; Knighthood for Construction Chief
(ATR) British PM David Cameron believes the Olympics can help lift the country through tough economic times... Olympic Delivery Authority chairman awarded knighthood... Ticket resales start this week.
Year Ahead for London 2012 - BOA vs. WADA Resolution; Mayoral Election; Torch Relay
(ATR) The opening ceremony on July 27 marks the culmination of seven years hard work by London Olympic stakeholders.
London Latest - Dow Clarifies Lack of Stadium Branding; BOA, WADA Update
(ATR) Dow Chemical and LOCOG say reports that the 2012 sponsor has withdrawn branding from its fabric wrap are misleading ... Drug cheats to be "fully embraced" into Team GB if CAS appeal fails ...
Top Story Replay: Pin Points - London Collectibles, The 1st Edition
(ATR) The pins frenzy for the London Olympics is building – and with it the first edition of Pin Points, the Around the Rings feature about 2012 collectibles. London pin authority Paul McGill has more on the pins produced so far for distribution and sale in the U.K. This story was originally published Dec. 1, 2011.
Pin Points - London Collectibles, The 1st Edition
(ATR) The pins frenzy for the London Olympics is building – and with it the first edition of Pin Points, the Around the Rings feature about 2012 collectibles. London pin authority Paul McGill has more on the pins produced so far for distribution and sale in the U.K.
London Latest - Coe Defends Stadium Legacy Plan; Cost of Olympics Within Budget
(ATR) LOCOG chairman Sebastian Coe defends the decision to ensure the 80,000-seat Olympic Stadium has a multipurpose legacy beyond the Games.
London Latest - UK Athletics Boss Demands Better Performances; Building Legacy Blueprint
(ATR) Charles van Commenee says more work is needed to meet medal target ... LOCOG launches construction blueprint to carry on Olympic legacy ... "Africa House" bound for London ... Cashless payment options for 2012?
London Latest -- Mayor Explains Olympic Stadium Plan; Shooting Venue On Track
(ATR) Boris Johnson says the decision to restart stadium negotiations to secure an anchor football tenant is the "sensible solution" ... Olympic shooting venue on schedule for 2011 completion ...
2012 Olympic Park Transfer; 2014 Inspection; Tennis Greats Partnering for London?
(ATR) Olympic Delivery Authority transfers Olympic Park legacy responsibility ... IOC completes Sochi inspection, praises work ... Federer and Hingis for London 2012?
London Latest - NOCs Seek Answers on 2012 Security; Games Transport Website
(ATR) Representatives of the 200 National Olympic Committees will seek assurances from 2012 organizers on Olympic security arrangements in the wake of rioting that has left a trail of destruction across London.
London Latest - Sponsor for Olympic Stadium Fabric Wrap; Security Testing Starts
(ATR) Olympic Delivery Authority chief tells Around the Rings a sponsor is secured to fund the fabric wrap for the Olympic stadium that will be added within six months... Olympic security testing underway... Successful test events for canoe slalom and mountain bike.
Sponsor Coming for Stadium Wrap; Construction Update; BMW Scooters
(ATR) London 2012 tells Around the Rings "good progress" made in stadium wrap sponsor negotiations... Games construction largely complete, minister claims... BMW unveils Olympic scooters.
London Latest - IBC Construction Completed; Legacy Program Benefits Mozambique
(ATR) The International Broadcast Center that will serve 20,000 accredited media at the Olympics is the fifth major venue to reach completion... LOCOG deputy chairman witnesses work of International Inspiration
London 2012 Construction Costs Drop; PM Visits Olympic Park
(ATR) Budget for building falls by millions ... PM, deputy PM visit apprentices.
Low-Carbon Games Report; Olympic Rapids Open for Use
(ATR) London 2012 publishes first of three sustainability reports ... Canoe slalom venue welcomes recreational paddlers ... Cable car bound for Thames ... Record high for Olympic Park workforce ...
London Latest -- Blue Hockey Pitch Bashed; Olympic Park Reveals Wild Side
(ATR) Turf expert calls into question LOCOG's bidding process, contractor of choice ... New images show parklands taking shape ... British wrestlers granted host nation exemptions ...
IOC Checks on London Progress; BOA Cash Row Rumbles On; Stadium Dispute
(ATR) IOC inspectors begin their check-up of 2012 preparations ... Talks with British Olympic Association chiefs will include discussion of the BOA's row with LOCOG over Olympic revenues ... Legal action likely from Tottenham ...
IOC Hails "Fantastic" 2012 Olympic Stadium
(ATR) Denis Oswald, IOC Coordination Commission chair for London 2012, hails the 80,000-seat Olympic stadium as a "unique and spectacular theatre" after helping lay the final piece of turf to mark construction completion.
Rio Lands Telecom Sponsor; Pam Am Safety Promises; Olympic Park Poetry
(ATR) Embratel, Claro sign on for 2016 Olympics ... Mexican sports leader says violence won't affect Guadalajara Games ... Tennyson chosen for engraving in London 2012 Athletes' Village ...
Fastest Track in World Possible for London Olympics
(ATR) The first venue constructed for the 2012 Olympics is ready – a velodrome that could be the fastest track in the world, Around the Rings is told. Adrian Hill reports from London Olympic Park ...
Updated -- Olympic Stadium Wrap Resurrected; Legacy Debate Intensifies
(ATR) LOCOG searching for wrap supplier ... War of words continues over stadium future ... Olympic road race route revealed.
London Latest - New ODA Chief; Beer Sponsor
(ATR) Dennis Hone has first day on job ... Report says beer sponsor announcement coming.
Olympic Newsdesk -- AOC Supports Flood Relief; London Water Polo Venue
(ATR) Australian Olympic Committee pledges support for flood relief ... London water polo venue shaping up ... Opposition to IOC anti-doping rules.
Spurs Plan to Demolish 2012 Olympic Stadium; Fredericks Backs Hammers Bid
(ATR) Tottenham Hotspur plan to knock down most of London's Olympic Stadium ... Frank Fredericks supports West Ham stadium bid... Rumblings of Games-time strikes... Team GB's football coach.