Britain is preparing to host its biggest sporting event in recent years, the Olympic Games, with a new purpose-built stadium park in east London generating business opportunities in construction, infrastructure, transport, hospitality, tourism and more. We bring you the latest news on transport links, manufacturing, land development, project delivery, the environmental impact and lasting legacy of next year’s Olympics and Paralympics Games.
Selected olympics2012 news
The London Olympic Games generated 28 per cent less carbon dioxide emissions than was forecast as energy use at venues was cut.
Engineering students created the illuminated clothes and props worn by Brazilian performers in the Olympics Closing Ceremony.
London’s Olympic Park is set to reopen to the public from July 27 next year - a year after the opening of the London 2012 Olympics.
Los Angeles’ senior technology officer is pleading with city workers to stop watching the Olympics online at work.
The International Olympic Committee has no regrets over dubbing London 2012 the ‘social media Olympics’, it says.
Top engineering and architectural students are attending a summer school in London learning from companies that helped build the Olympic park.
Security experts are warning that 67,000 mobile phones are likely to be lost or stolen during the London 2012 Games.
BAE Systems has been helping the GB Taekwondo team gain a competitive edge with an electronic scoring vest.
The A-team from All Hallows Catholic High School has won a challenge that asked students to create an Olympic inspired event in their home town.
A senior engineer responsible for delivering the London 2012 Olympic Games infrastructure has won a top prize.
Dr David James, a senior lecturer at Sheffield Hallam University, has been working with 14 of Britain’s Olympic and Paralympic teams in the lead up to London 2012.
Swiss watch manufacturer Omega is launching four new timing technologies at the Olympic Games in London.
East Coast is using a life-sized sculpture of Olympic gold medallist Jonathan Edwards to promote rail travel for the Olympics.
The first London Underground stations that will have free WiFi over the summer have been announced.
Responsibility for maintaining the Olympic Park for the next 10 years has been handed to Balfour Beatty as part of a £50 million deal, it was disclosed today.
O2 will create Europe's largest free wi-fi hub in central London after striking a landmark deal with two councils.
A ground-breaking special interest publication which for the first time captures ICT achievement narratives from suppliers to the 2012 London Olympics has been launched by the Institution of Engineering & Technology (IET) in association with The Olympic Delivery Authority, London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG), ICT Knowledge Transfer Network, and UK Trade & Investment.
BT has delivered a cloud based voice network connecting 25 Olympic venues as the Games' official communications services partner.
The BBC is planning to broadcast the London Olympics opening ceremony and 100m final in 3D and ‘Super Hi-Vision.’
Thousands of shoppers flocked to Westfield Stratford City as it opened, dispelling fears over purchasing power in a recession.
Panasonic has announced that the London 2012 Games will be the first Olympics to be broadcast live in 3D.
Dow Chemical Company is to produce a hi-tech fabric wrap for the Olympic Stadium, it has been announced.
The Aquatics Centre for the London 2012 Olympics has now been completed and will be unveiled today.
Private pilots will have to book take-off and landing slots at a host of airports during next year’s Olympics.
Panasonic is ‘pushing hard’ for the London 2012 Olympic Games to be broadcast in 3D.
Athletes at the 2012 London Olympics can blog and comment on Twitter, as long as it is not done for commercial purposes.
Olympic rail services will run later into the night, have longer trains and offer extra services, it has been announced.
London's iconic Tower Bridge is set to have a state-of-the-art energy-efficient lighting scheme installed.
Building work at the Olympic Park is now 83 per cent complete, Olympics Minister Hugh Robertson says.
Samsung has joined forces with Visa to allow customers to make payments using their mobile phones.
Plans to introduce mobile phone coverage on the London Underground in time for the 2012 summer Olympics have been dashed.
London Underground has invited telecoms providers to bid for a contract to provide wi-fi technology across the Tube network.
The government has announced funding of £800,000 for green projects to help community groups live more sustainably.
A working party has been set up to investigate running Tube services for 24-hours a day during the 2012 London Olympics.
The government has announced strict new rules on which aircraft are allowed to fly over London’s Olympic Park next year.
A UK firm was today unveiled as the exclusive power supplier for the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games after securing a £37 million contract.
Upgrades to Stratford Regional Station, the main transport hub for the London 2012 Games, are on track for completion by the end of the year, the Olympic Delivery Authority has said.
Plans for a £25 million River Thames crossing using a cable car system have been unveiled by Transport for London.
Selected olympics2012 features
As zero hour for the London 2012 Olympics looms ever closer, we look at the goings-on at Greenwich Park and find what is left to be done before the Opening Ceremony on 27 July.
From brown-field site to Olympic Games venue to legacy function, E&T investigates the processes and methods involved in designing-out waste at the London Games location.
In the build-up to London 2012 Olympic Games, E&T looks at the Olympic course for rowing, canoeing and kayaking
E&T on the engineering of the Olympics Media Press Centre and the International Broadcast Centre.
Engineering behind the arena, the track and the building of the Olympic Velodrome
In the third feature of its Olympics Watch series, E&T looks at the state of the sailing centre - the 2012 Olympics' biggest success story so far.
In the second article of his Olympics Watch series, E&T takes readers on a tour of London's main stadium and points out the impressive engineering behind it.
The 2012 Olympics may seem like a long way off, but preparations are well under way in London. In the first of an occasional series, E&T looks at how work is progressing, and what engineering challenges are being overcome.
E&T heads out to Vancouver to see how electronic timing equipment trials are progressing.
Before construction work could begin on the London Olympic Park the electrical infrastructure needed to be put in place, as E&T discovers.
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