Rio Tinto Zinc is to sponsor the Australian 2012 Olympics team. The company described its values as 'accountability, respect, teamwork and integrity (which) are in tune with those of the Australian Olympic team.'
Submitted by Julian Cheyne on Sun, 24/04/2011 - 02:20.
A heavily secured transit route, known as the 'Northern Retail Lifeline', is to be carved through the Olympic Park so that 4x4 drivers can be shepherded through to Westfield to do their Christmas shopping this year - while cyclists, pedestrians and public transport are banned from using the route. So much for the 'greenest Olympics ever'.
Submitted by Charles Batsworth on Mon, 28/02/2011 - 18:06.
by Stuart Fuller
Here is a little secret for West Ham United and Tottenham Hotspur awaiting the decision on who will get the Olympic Stadium next week. Whisper it quietly, but football fans rarely want to watch football in an Olympic Stadium. Why do I say that? Well a simple look at similar structures around the world, built for non-football events reveals quite a bit. The prospect of an Olympic Games being awarded to a city sends them into construction meltdown, over promising and in most cases under delivering on the legacy of the games. The whole story of whether a stadium will have an athletics track or not is not a new thing. We all know that at the end of the day politics will win the day, and we have seen all sorts of stories in the past few weeks about who will do what when/if they win the bid.
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Tue, 25/01/2011 - 22:18.
Following previous posts pointing out that the 2012 Olympic Park is not the claimed "largest new park in Europe in 150 years", there was some hurried hype revision and the ODA downgraded it to the "biggest park in the UK for 100 years" while other fellow traveller agencies drifted off message and settled for "biggest new park in London for 100 years" .
Submitted by Charles Batsworth on Thu, 30/12/2010 - 19:45.
Spin is pernicious, like Japanese Knotweed from tiny fragments of root it keeps popping up everywhere.
Mark King, an innocent 'churnalist', writes a piece in The Guardian: A working life: the lock keeper
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Sun, 24/10/2010 - 11:24.
Clause 7.2 of especial interest in respect of legacy costs.
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Mon, 11/10/2010 - 11:01.
According to planningresource: ODA unveils plan for open spaces
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Tue, 24/08/2010 - 16:16.
Amidst all of yesterday's 2-years-to-go hoohah, London2012.com launched their new
MacJobs volunteering scheme. Blogger IanVisits was carping about the accessibilty failures in their new style-over-substance webpages.
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Wed, 28/07/2010 - 16:50.
Updated Background Papers are now available at http://www.gamesmonitor.org.uk/media_centre
Background Paper 1 - Impact (PDF) 170.23 KB
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Wed, 02/06/2010 - 13:27.
The East Marsh site, to be used as a temporary coach park during Games, also contains two feasible locations for a further turbine (only one turbine is possible due to limitations on turbine proximity with respect to other turbines), subject to flood risk assessment. Figure 2 shows a constraints diagram for this area produced by Ecotricity. BH/EDAW have identified two specific locations within this area which are suitable for wind turbines
Submitted by Steve Dowding on Tue, 25/05/2010 - 10:25.