London 2012 News

Egan's World Boxing Series experience to provide vital edge

January 4, 2011
Kenny Egan, who turns 29 on Friday (January 7), has become the figurehead for a group of promising Irish boxers, who won five medals at this year's European Championships in Moscow and three golds at the Commonwealth Games in New Delhi. Egan, who is currently fighting for Miami in the new World Series of Boxing, […]

Key events in 2010 and 2011

December 22, 2010
The OCI key events in 2010/2011.

London 2012 Conference hits right note

December 14, 2010
The 2012 Olympic conference run in collaboration with National Federations and the Institutes of sport was held on the 9th, 10th December.

Walsh pleased with Russian training camp

November 26, 2010
The Ireland elite squad finished up their 11-day training camp with a Test match against the hosts nation in Russia yesterday.

OCI meet London 2012 officials

November 25, 2010
OCI officials travelled to London to discuss Ireland's planning for the London games. In addition they along with AAI and ISC visited the proposed training base for a number of athletes prior to the Games.

Call for funding to be maintained

November 18, 2010
The heads of the GAA, FAI, IRFU, OCI and the Federation for Irish Sports have called on the Government not to make drastic funding cuts in the upcoming budget.

Olympic sponsor workshop at Cadbury

November 17, 2010
Olympic sponsors meet to discuss their activation programmes for London 2012

Olympic Council and National Federation 2012 meetings

November 1, 2010
The OCI will hold a series of meetings over the coming months with National Federations and their performance staff.

London 2012 plan your games

September 21, 2010
London 2012 progress to help you plan your Games

Taylor's focus switches to Olympic Games

September 21, 2010
Katy Taylor arrived home to Dublin yesterday and given a fantastic welcome home by the media, family, friends and boxing supporters.

Irish Hockey initiative for London 2012

September 14, 2010
Irish Hockey announced details of their new Central Preparation Programme (CPP)designed to help the womens hockey team make the step change in performance in order to achieve their ambition to play in the London 2012 Olympic Games

Morrison performs well in World Cup

September 14, 2010
Aileen Morrison continues on her path to qualify for London 2012 Triathlon.

London 2012: Olympic Park progress and fly-through

August 25, 2010
An introduction to the olympic Park and a time-lapse sequence showing the progress of construction.

OCI signs key Anti-Doping Agreement with Horse Sport Ireland

August 10, 2010
In a major move to ensure that Ireland's equestrian participation in the London Olympics is not spoiled by doping, the OCI and Horse Sport Ireland have signed a comprehensive Agreement covering a wide range of topics including anti-doping.

London launches 2012 volunteer programme

July 12, 2010
London 2012 today announced plans to recruit up to 70,000 volunteers for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. The volunteers, who will be known as Games Makers, will be vital in ensuring the smooth running of the Games while fast food giant McDonald’s has been appointed the Presenting Partner the scheme and will use their expertise in customer service and training to help attract, select and train the diverse team.

London Olympic Stadium

June 25, 2010
The innovative Olympic Stadium design allows for an 80,000 seat Athletics stadium to be converted into a more easily maintained 25,000 seat venue after the Games.

President McAleese and Pat Hickey visit 2012 Olympic Park

March 2, 2010
President of Ireland Mary McAleese, Pat Hickey, and Ken Egan, Olympic Silver medalist were guests of the London Organising Committee for the 2012 Olympic Games yesterday.

2012 countdown reaches 1000 days

October 31, 2009
London 2012 chief Lord Coe says the city's Olympic preparations are ahead of schedule with 1,000 days to go.

Lord Coe and London 2012 officials meet OCI delegation

September 26, 2009
LOCOG met delegations from the Olympic Council of Ireland, Australia, Brazil, and Canada, at LOCOG headquarters at Canary Wharf to brief them on progress and seek their feedback on a number of planning issues for the London 2012 Games.

Coe marks 3 year countdown to London 2012

June 29, 2009
A series of events are planned today to mark the Three Years To Go countdown to the start of the London Olympics, which are due to open on this day in 2012.

London celebrate half way mark

January 16, 2009
LOCOG Chair Lord Coe today celebrated the mid-point between winning the bid to become Host City and the Opening Ceremony of the London Olympic Games in July 2012.

Weymouth venue ready for 2012 Olympics

November 28, 2008
The first sporting venue for the 2012 Olympics has been completed with the end of construction at the Weymouth & Portland Sailing Academy, six weeks early.

Boxing back at base camp

October 3, 2008
Head Coach Billy Walsh is hoping Olympic silver medalist Kenneth Egan will lead the Irish Olympic team into the 2012 Games despite interest from professional promoters.

Rogge does not believe credit crunch will affect London

October 1, 2008
JACQUES ROGGE, the President of the International Olympic Committee (IOC) , said today that he had received assurances from London 2012 that the current economic climate will not harm preparations for the Games.
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