Francesca, Culture team, 29 September 2010
Tents, morris dancers, sound sculptures by the sea and circus on a cricket pitch – all part of the Cultural Olympiad's Count Me In programme in the South West last weekend.
It's always a pleasure visiting England's North West. As one of the most passionate regions for sport, it is demonstrating its full commitment to delivering upon the London 2012 vision to use the power of the Games to inspire change.
Jo Taylor, International Inspiration Brand & Marketing Coordinator, 27 September 2010
While International Inspiration, London 2012's international sports legacy programme, is busy inspiring young people across the globe through the power of sport, it's also working hard right here in the UK.
Uzma, New Media Assistant, 24 September 2010
See what has been happening at London 2012 this week...
Mark Foster, Olympic swimmer, former world champion and world record holder, lays the first tiles in the London 2012 Aquatics Centre pool.
Steve, Culture team, 22 September 2010
With just two years to go to the Paralympic Games, this year's Liberty Festival in Trafalgar Square really did give everyone a 'taste of things to come'. It was the best ever.
Where else could you see street artists, aerial performers and line dancers mixed in with wheelchair basketball and wheelchair tennis? If Liberty really is a taste of what London will be like when we get to the Paralympic Games then it will be amazing – if not a little exhausting.
Standing on stage announcing the arrival of my new best mates Wenlock and Mandeville was...
Craig, Government Relations team, 21 September 2010
Sometimes you're faced with an opportunity that you simply can't say 'no' to, and for me that moment came at the end of 2007. I had a great job I was settled into and enjoying, but then I heard of a vacancy at the London 2012 Organising Committee in my field of work, Communications.
Now you've got a chance to be a part of London 2012 too – by becoming a London 2012 Games Maker
Lianne, London 2012 Trailblazer Volunteer, 17 September 2010
The Velodrome remains on course to be the first venue in the Olympic Park to be completed, as work began this week on laying the first pieces of the timber track that the cyclists will compete on.
The timber used in the track is made from sustainably sourced Siberian Pine, chosen especially because the trees are straight and tall, and perfect for the long lengths required. Keep up to date with the latest progress on the Velodrome via the webcam.
Vicky Hall, 14 September 2010
So we come to the end of the Games Maker Roadshow extravaganza! My colleague Michael and I have been on the road since last week promoting the Games Maker volunteering programme – I say 'promoting', rather educating people about what it really takes to be a Games Maker.
Let's see what's been happening at London 2012 this week...
As a London 2012 employee and Great Britain Paralympic hopeful, it's safe to say I'm pretty immersed in the London 2012 lifestyle.
By day I work in the LOCOG Licensing and Retail team, licensing out the rights to use the London 2012 logos, mascots and other design assets on apparel and other merchandise. And at ungodly hours of the morning and evening, I train for wheelchair athletics – both track sprinting and marathons on the road.
Matt, LOCOG Boxing Manager, 9 September 2010
British boxers had a great championship at the recent men’s European Championship in Moscow, returning with no fewer than three silver medals and two bronze. After such an incredible performance, the focus now switches to the prospects of the female members of the squad at the AIBA Women’s World Championship in Bridgetown, Barbados.
This week we saw the Olympic Park in full bloom, the fastest man on the planet strike a pose outside the Olympic Stadium, and some triathletes taking a plunge in the Serpentine.
Nikki, LOCOG staff & London 2012 hopeful, 2 September 2010
... and my focus shifts more clearly on 2012
Last week I was out in the Czech Republic racing for Great Britain in the U23 IWAS World Championships over 100m, 200m, 400m, 800m, 1500m and 5km. I've been wheelchair racing for just over a year after breaking my back 2 years ago. Although I've competed internationally many times I've never represented Great Britain at a championships so it was pretty exciting getting GB kit for the 1st time and travelling to Prague as a team (with Channel 4 in tow).