Kiwi kayakers part of London test event

01 August 2011

New Zealanders were among the first to try out the white water kayaking venue which will be used during the Olympics next year. Luuka Jones and Louise Jull competed against athletes from 30 other countries that were invited to this test event at the Lee Valley White Water Centre as part of the London Prepares series. Jull was the first of the Kiwis to take on the demanding course and learnt a few lessons on her first run to improve for her second but unfortunately got caught in a powerful flow near gate six which kept her out of the running to make a final.

Hi from Weymouth, UK

01 August 2011

We are here for the pre‐Olympics, a test regatta exactly 1 year before the Olympics start.

We have reached one year to go

30 July 2011

There has been real excitement as we reached the one year out from the opening ceremony on the 27th July in London next year.

One week until Weymouth and Portland Regatta

28 July 2011

It’s only one week to go until the New Zealand sailing team take on the Weymouth and Portland International Regatta which acts as test event as part of the London Prepares series. The event opens with the men’s and women’s RS:X fleets beginning their racing on August 4th. Competing amongst the 34 men will be New Zealand’s Jon Paul and Natalia Kosinska will be battling it out against the 30 other women entered in the event.

London 2012 medals revealed

28 July 2011

The London 2012 Olympics medals have been unveiled by Her Royal Highness, The Princess Royal and London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) Chair Seb Coe at Trafalgar Square marking one year to go until the Games. The design for the medals has been created by British Artist David Watkins after a panel of members from the Victory Ceremonies LOCOG team, LOCOG Athletes Committee and the British Museum’s Keeper of Coins and Medals Phillip Attwood chose him saying his design was best fitting to the athlete’s achievements.

Everything is starting to heat up

28 July 2011

With 365 days to go to the 2012 London Olympic Games, everything is starting to heat up!

London 2012 Aquatics Centre completed

27 July 2011

With exactly a year to go until the start of the London 2012 Games, the Aquatics Centre is now complete, the last of the six main Olympic Park venues to finish construction. The Olympic Stadium, Velodrome, Handball Arena, Basketball Arena and the International Broadcast Centre were all completed earlier this year.

100m dash on the drawing board for London

27 July 2011

The New Zealand Olympic Committee is calling on Kiwis to help design the official uniform of the New Zealand Olympic team and has enlisted the support of the nation’s top athletes and fashion teams. New Zealanders are asked to design a t-shirt that will become part of the team’s official London kit. The launch of the competition marks 365 days to the London Olympic Games.

London 2012 test events

27 July 2011

One year to go until Kiwis will be in action at the London Olympics, but you can watch them in the test events in the lead up to the Games. Want to experience what the London Olympic Games are like one year out from the event? Then come support the London Test Events and support some of the visiting NZ athletes who are competing. The London 2012 test events, called London Prepares will include the first competitive sports to take place on the Olympic Park.

Kiwis help choose song of games with one year to go

27 July 2011

TWELVE MONTH COUNTDOWN UNDERWAY - KIWIS HELP CHOOSE SONG OF GAMES Today marks 365 days until the London Olympic Games and the New Zealand Olympic Committee is calling on Kiwis to help choose the official song of the Olympic team. New Zealanders are being asked to vote for their favourite entry into the Anthem in Black Olympic song writing competition and the New Zealand Olympic Committee has enlisted some of the nation’s top athletes and musicians to help get New Zealanders involved.

Medals to be unveiled to mark one year to go

25 July 2011

In celebrations to mark One Year to Go until the start of London 2012 Summer Olympic Games will include the unveiling of the Olympic medals to be awarded next year at a special event in Trafalgar Square, London. The design of the medals will be the most eagerly awaited event of the evening, which will also be attended by International Olympic Committee (IOC) President Jacques Rogge, who will join London Mayor Boris Johnson and London 2012 chairman Lord Sebastian Coe.

Olympic Park ‘big build’ nears completion

22 July 2011

In the past three years, workforces of over 40,000 have dedicated themselves to the Olympic Park and Village ‘Big Build’ Project. Vast areas of East London have now been transformed, and with five venues already complete, the workforce has been reduced to 10,989 as LOCOG now approach the end of the construction stage.