Olympic Park and Athletes village workforce reaches 12000

26 April 2011

The workforce on the London 2012 Olympic Park and Athletes’ Village has reached 12,635 as the ‘big build’ nears completion. The Olympic Park and Village construction is being carried out on time and within budget by a dedicated and hardworking team in London. The workforce have completed construction on the Olympic Stadium and Velodrome and are on track to finish all the main venues and infrastructure this summer, ready for Test Events ahead of the Games. New Zealand Olympic Team Chef de Mission Dave Currie is delighted that preparations for the London Games are on schedule.

On Track to London

24 April 2011

First brand new London 2012 venue opens

20 April 2011

Lee Valley White Water Centre, the only brand new London 2012 venue has opened. Lee White Water Valley Centre will host the Canoe Slalom competition during next year's Olympic Games, hosting five days of action across four events. The venue officially opens to the public on Friday 22 April, and will enable thousands of people to experience the same white water rapids that the world’s leading athletes will face at the London 2012 Games.

Last tile laid in the London 2012 Aquatics Centre

19 April 2011

The final tile in the Aquatics Centre competition pool has been laid. More than 180,000 tiles line the 50m competition and training pools and the diving pool. The competition and diving pools will now be filled, the 50m training pool has already been filled.

Wanaka Training

13 April 2011

London progress has been going really well, and was luckily enough to spend 4 weeks training in the deep south in a little but spectacular town, Wanaka.

Now Racing Fulltime

13 April 2011

Two months ago, I started, properly, my preparations for the London Olympics. For the past five years, I have combined cycling with work and study.

NZ London Ticket Applications Open

11 April 2011

The wait is over! From today, Monday 11 April, London Olympic Games Ticket applications will be open at your local Harvey World Travel and United Travel Branch. Olympic Games create history and moments of great national pride. New Zealand athletes will be carving their own place in history at the London Olympic Games along side some of the biggest names in international sport. Imagine being there.

Gold Medallist Yvette Corlett accepts Honour

07 April 2011

The fighting spirit of Yvette Corlett was evident as she received her New Year's Honour for services to athletics today in Auckland. Four years ago she underwent surgery on her brain and almost lost her ability to walk. But New Zealand's first female gold medallist fought back from illness and proudly walked up to Governor General Anand Satyanand to collect her New Year's Honour at Auckland's Government House. Yvette Corlett was made a Companion of the New Zealand Order of Merit, CNZM.

Chef to lead strengthened Sochi Team

07 April 2011

New Zealand winter sport has received a major boost with the inclusion of ski half pipe on the programme for the 2014 Olympic Winter Games in Sochi, Russia. Jossi Wells (20) and younger brother Byron (19) are already making their marks in ski half-pipe internationally and the inclusion of the event will significantly strengthen New Zealand’s winter sport programme. Jossi finished 2010 as the world’s number one.

Kendall nominated for IOC role

07 April 2011

New Zealand Olympian and boardsailing great Barbara Kendall is in line to become a member of the International Olympic Committee (IOC). Kendall, who won gold at the 1992 Barcelona Summer Olympics, is one of three new members nominated for election at the general assembly in Durham, South Africa, in July. Kendall competed at five Summer Olympic Games for New Zealand, earning a silver in Atlanta in 2006 and a bronze at the Sydney Olympics in 2000. Babara has been on the IOC's Athletes' Commission since 2005.