London 2012; Transformation Olympic Stadium (3)

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Timeline

  • Removal of first 14 rows of seating and terraces – August 2013
  • Roof dismantling works start – mid-October 2013
  • Roof dismantled – by Spring 2014
  • New roof erected – by Spring 2015
  • Concessions, toilets, turnstiles, hospitality space and rugby pitch complete for use by RWC2015 – by Summer 2015
  • RWC2015 matches – September and October 2015
  • Retractable seating install, hospitality fit-out, football pitch and athletic track complete – by Summer 2016
  • 2016 Diamond League – July 2016
  • 2016 Football Season starts – August 2016
  • 2017 IPC & IAAF World Athletic Championships

 

 

Images via www.skyscrapercity.com

2022 Bid; Lviv bid put on hold

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Lviv 2022 to meet IOC on Ukraine bid’s future

(Reuters) – The Lviv 2022 Winter Olympics bid team will meet the International Olympic Committee (IOC) “as soon as possible” to decide whether the troubled Ukrainian candidacy can meet its commitments as the country faces turmoil.

In a statement sent to Reuters, Lviv officials said the bid had essentially been put on hold ahead of the presidential elections in May as Russia moved to occupy parts of the country, including Crimea.

“We have agreed with the IOC that we will meet as soon as possible to discuss whether our bid is still able to fulfil our commitments, and to realise our dream of hosting the Olympic Winter Games, a dream that is now more important than ever,” officials said.

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New IOC headquarters; 3xN chosen as preferred architectural partner for Olympic Campus in Lausanne

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Image: IOC

Architecture – Potential consolidation of the IOC Headquarters in Lausanne

The Executive Board chose Danish firm 3xN as its preferred architectural partner for the potential consolidation of the IOC headquarters in Lausanne. The decision follows a unanimous recommendation by the IOC Architecture College made during a meeting on 25 March that included the IOC President, IOC Vice-Presidents Nawal El Moutawakel, Craig Reedie and Zaiqing Yu, Executive Board member Ching-Kuo Wu, and IOC member Lambis V. Nikolaou.

The EB announced its intention last year to look into regrouping the staff of the IOC, who are currently spread throughout Lausanne at a number of sites. The new IOC headquarters would bring the vast majority of the administration to the same location in Vidy, resulting in substantial savings in rental fees, increased working efficiency and energy conservation. The final decision on whether IOC goes ahead with plans to consolidate the headquarters will be dependent on discussions and decisions with the relevant Swiss authorities.

Source: IOC

 

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Rio 2016; IOC tightens control over Rio 2016 preparations

Construction workers on strike stand outside the Rio 2016 Olympic Park construction site in Rio de Janeiro

Photo: REUTERS/RICARDO MORAES

(Reuters) – The International Olympic Committee has announced a series of measures including a stronger presence in Rio de Janeiro to monitor progress and speed up lagging preparations for the 2016 Olympics, president Thomas Bach said on Wednesday.

Preparations for the 2016 Games, the first on the South American continent, have been plagued by delays, rising costs and bad communication between different levels of the Brazilian government and organizers.

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Legacy Olympic Winter Games (update 07/04/2014)

A series of articles by the IOC about the Olympic legacy in former Winter Olympic host cities:

Update 17/01/2014

Update 07/04/2014