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London 2012 news

Celebrating our volunteers of 2012 one year on

Published on 11 September 2013

A Southwark Olympic steward

Southwark Council are calling all London 2012 Games Makers, ambassadors and volunteers for the borough; in sports, arts or leisure activities, to attend a celebratory event on Tuesday 17 September.

Southwark’s Olympic Legacy comes alive at the Herne Hill Velodrome

Herne Hill Velodrome

Published on 10 June 2013

Last week the new facilities at the last remaining 1948 London Olympic stadium - the Herne Hill Velodrome - was revealed as part of Southwark's £2m Olympic Legacy Fund.

Resident pick up post-Olympic baton as activity website hits double

Girls football session

Published on 9 November 2012

Searches for healthy activities in Southwark on the Get Active London website have doubled in the months between June and October as the borough felt the inspiring effects of the London 2012 Olympics.

Southwark’s Olympic journey goes on


Published on 26 October 2012

Momentum from London 2012 continues with yesterday’s Southwark cabinet revealing plans to mainstream the Olympic projects into day to day council service delivery.

Southwark Council reveals new portrait of the Queen

Southwark's Mayor stands alongside a newly commissioned porttrain of HRH Queen Elizabeth II

Published on 20 September 2012

This week a new portrait of the Queen was unveiled during a celebratory event in honour of the head of state during her diamond jubilee year.

Great success at Boundless Sports Day

Boundless Sport

Published on 10 September 2012

Southwark’s first ever Boundless Sports Day enjoyed a great success following its launch on 1 September 2012. The event was held at the Surrey Docks Watersports Centre to celebrate the Paralympics.

Southwark celebrates the Paralympics with the first of its legacy projects

Cllr Veronica Ward & a young boy

Published on 5 September 2012

To celebrate the opening of the Paralympic Games, Southwark Council has unveiled a new £5,600 disability pool hoist in Peckham Pulse Healthy Living Centre.

Council calls for volunteers for the Paralympic Torch Relay and Elephant and the Nun Festival

A Southwark Olympic steward

Published on 17 August 2012

On the 29 August Southwark will welcome the Paralympic Torch Relay and will also be hosting the Elephant and the Nun festival on 1 and 2 September 2012.

Southwark's Paralympic Torch Relay

Mayor of Southwark and Paralympic Torch bearers

Published on 17 August 2012

The Paralympic Torch Relay has passed through Southwark on its way to the opening ceremony, cheered on by crowds who came out in the wet weather.

Southwark's Olympic Legacy

2012 Cycling

Published on 15 August 2012

For Southwark Council delivering a strong Olympic legacy has been a priority well ahead of the Olympic and Paralympic Games.

A message from the Leader

Leader and torch

Published on 13 August 2012

Just like you, I have enjoyed every second of the London 2012 Olympic Games and the incredible performances from our heroic Team GB.

Southwark employee swaps day job for some Olympic action

Olympic pool

Published on 10 August 2012

Southwark Council employee Jan Goodwin was so excited about the Olympics Games she decided she had to be a part of it all.

Team Southwark enjoy Team GB golden success

Kids outside Stadium

Published on 9 August 2012

The phenomenal success of Team GB was witnessed by 36 lucky Southwark runners last weekend.

99 Tiny Games in Southwark

99 Tiny Games

Published on 7 August 2012

Olympic fever continues with '99 Tiny Games' arriving across Southwark and London.

Sacrilege - a great success at Burgess Park


Published on 6 August 2012

More than three thousand people from across Southwark joined in the fun at Burgess Park on Saturday 4 August and had a 'bounce' on Sacrilege, the life-sized inflatable replica of Stonehenge.

Ticket winner's tale

Ticket winners tale

Published on 4 August 2012

Southwark Council awarded some deserving individuals with tickets to some of the most prestigious Olympic and Paralympic Games events.

Praise for Dockhead Choir's Olympic performance

Dockhead Choir

Published on 1 August 2012

Not many of us would have anticipated last week's Opening Ceremony of the Olympic and Paralympic Games as much as Southwark's Dockhead Choir.

Ex Southwark resident musically goes for gold

Ministry of Sound

Published on 31 July 2012

Rising star Kay-Jay Simmons has used the Olympics to inspire his latest single 'Going for Gold'.

Sacrilege arrives in Southwark this Saturday


Published on 31 July 2012

This weekend (August 4) sees the arrival of Sacrilege, the life-sized inflatable replica of Stonehenge for people to bounce on, in Burgess Park.

Southwark receives a gift from the Olympic gods

Olympic Javelin

Published on 24 July 2012

In celebration of the Olympic Games starting this week, Canada Water Plaza has received a gift from the gods in the form of an Olympic Javelin. The 10m-long installation will be on show throughout the Olympic period for all to enjoy.

Southwark Council makes Olympic dreams come true

Olympic ticket winners

Published on 23 July 2012

The council has awarded some deserving individuals aged between 9 and 78 with two free tickets to some of the most prestigious Olympic and Paralympic Games events.

Supporters celebrate Wiggins' Tour de France win

Published on 23 July 2012

Supporters of Tour de France winner Bradley Wiggins were celebrating on Sunday at the Herne Hill Velodrome, where he began racing as a boy.

House of Switzerland opens in Southwark

House of Switzerland opening night

Published on 20 July 2012

The House of Switzerland UK 2012 has opened its doors for the first time to welcome guests to its new home in Southwark.

Southwark’s Youngsters Shine with Olympic Poetry Relay

Poetry relay

Published on 20 July 2012

As we get ready for the Opening Ceremony of the London Games, London prepares for the journey of the torch, over 100 young people in Southwark have really got into the Olympics spirit.

Southwark ambassadors get ready for London 2012

Cenestra male choir

Published on 18 July 2012

Frontline staff, residents and volunteers have been celebrated at a special reception at Tooley Street following the completion of the Southwark ambassador training programme.

Paralympic Torch Relay to travel through Southwark

Published on 13 July 2012

With under 50 days to go to the Paralympic Games, Southwark Council is delighted that the Paralympic Torch will come through the borough on 29 August 2012 during the 24 hour London leg of the relay.

Call for volunteer stewards for Torch Relay event

Published on 10 July 2012

A call has gone out from Southwark Council for volunteers to help make the borough’s Olympic Torch Relay day a success.

Olympic dreams coming true for some residents

Tower Bridge

Published on 29 June 2012

Southwark residents are being offered the opportunity of a lifetime as the council begins the process of distributing the tickets it has purchased for some of the Olympic and Paralympic events.

Southwark gets ready for the London Games

Olympic flame

Published on 29 June 2012

With just a month to go before the London Games opening ceremony, Southwark Council is ready to welcome millions of extra visitors while putting the finishing touches to service plans.

Southwark's Olympic Torch route announced

Mayor and Olympic torchbearers

Published on 15 June 2012

The London Organising Committee for the Olympic and Paralympic Games has announced that the Olympic Torch will be arriving in Southwark on 26 July 2012, the day before the opening ceremony.

Military aircraft exercise over London

MOD helicopter

Published on 1 May 2012

Military aircraft will take part in an exercise over London across the next eight days, including the Bank Holiday weekend.

British cycle champ Tony Doyle helps Southwark celebrate 100 days to Olympics

Published on 18 April 2012

Former British world cycling champion Tony Doyle MBE today helped Southwark celebrate 100 days to go to the Olympics with a host of sporting events across the borough.

100 Southwark schools and colleges given Olympic tickets

Ticket winners tale

Published on 7 February 2012

Nearly 100 schools and colleges across Southwark have been given more than 2,500 tickets for the Olympics and Paralympics this summer.

Thousands enjoy Guy Fawkes Night

Fireworks at Southwark Park, 5 November 2011

Published on 8 November 2011

Thousands of people descended on Southwark Park to celebrate Guy Fawkes Night on Saturday.

Southwark to play its part on the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Route

Published on 7 November 2011

Southwark’s been unveiled as part of the London 2012 Olympic Torch Relay Route.

Southwark Council announces winners of £2m Olympic legacy fund

Published on 6 October 2011

Southwark Council has unveiled the ten projects which are to receive their part of the £2m Olympics and Paralympics Legacy Fund.

Southwark to celebrate as London 2012 Games are just one year away

Published on 13 July 2011

Residents of Southwark are being invited down to Camberwell Green to celebrate a special date in the calendar.

Runaway success at games for Southwark

Published on 11 July 2011

Southwark youngsters put in a sterling performance at the London Youth Games Finals held at Crystal Palace.

Judges select final 13 recruits for the Health Factor

Health factor challenge participants

Published on 25 May 2011

13 successful Southwark residents have been selected to take part in Southwark’s Health Factor.

Southwark calls on residents to nominate its Olympic Torchbearers

Published on 18 May 2011

Southwark’s Olympics chief is urging residents to get involved in the search for Torchbearers for next summer’s Games.

£2m of Olympic cash up for grabs

Published on 3 March 2011

The starting gun has been fired on the race to apply for a share of Southwark Council’s £2m of Olympic money.

Register for Olympic tickets

Published on 17 February 2011

Tickets go on sale soon. Sign up now to register your interest.

Southwark appoints former world champion cyclist as new Olympic chief

Published on 2 December 2010

Two million pound legacy fund is announced as Team Southwark gears up for 2012 Olympics.

Olympic hopeful urges children to try out a new sport and get involved

Published on 13 April 2010

Southwark youngsters who fancy trying out a new sport should head down to the Elephant and Castle this week for the annual Southwark community sports day.

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