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  • Seven Years to go until London lights flame

    27 July 2005

    Plans for hosting the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games continued to advance today as the capital marked the seven year anniversary

  • London to host 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games

    Date 07/07/2005

    London has won the right to host the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games following a dramatic vote in Singapore, beating Paris by 54-50 in the fourth round of voting among IOC members.

  • Britain unites in decision joy

    Date 07/07/2005

    More reaction to the International Olympic Committee's decision to award the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games to London from Britain's political and sporting community.


    Date 06/07/2005

    The decision today by the IOC to choose London as the city to host the 2012 Olympic Games and Paralympic Games is "a triumph" according to UK Sport, the Government agency dedicated to supporting our Olympic and Paralympic athletes.

  • UK Sport Appoints John Steele As New Chief Exec

    Date 27/05/2005

    UK Sport announces today that John Steele has been appointed as Chief Executive Officer. Mr Steele is currently Executive Director at Northampton Saints Rugby Football Club, where he was also successful as both a player and coach.

  • UK Sport announces boost for Paralympic sport

    Date 12/05/2005

    With the Paralympic World Cup about to get underway in Manchester, Britain's summer Paralympic athletes have learnt that they will benefit from £19 million of Lottery funds in the run up to Beijing as part of a new investment strategy unveiled by UK Sport.

  • The Future's World Class

    Date 05/05/2005

    With the margins between returning home from international competition a medallist or a near miss narrowing with every event, the focus on the expertise behind our top athletes is growing ever more intense.

  • Olympic countdown passes 100 day marker

    31 March 2005

    Monday marked exactly 100 days to go until the International Olympic Committee announcement of the host city for 2012

  • Sue Campbell to lead UK Sport

    Date 01/03/2005

    Sue Campbell CBE is to continue in her role as Chair of UK Sport, Culture Secretary Tessa Jowell announced today. Her new term of appointment will begin on 19 March 2005 and will be for four years.

  • Bid support hits half-a-million

    Date 10/02/2005

    Support for London's bid to host the 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games is growing rapidly and Paul Seales, a 33 year-old from Benfleet in Essex, has become the 500,000th person to officially 'Back the Bid'.

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