West Ham United have released details of their plans to transform the Olympic Stadium into a football ground. Not to be deterred, Tottenham have also unveiled their own plans for redeveloping the National Sports Centre at Crystal Palace.
Stone the crows! Or, rather, <em>sacre bleu</em>: the Telegraph has obtained a copy of the Olympic "technical manuals", the IOC's guidelines for hosting the Games, which reveal that French will be the main language.
A Spanish Henry VIII, an Italian Julius Caesar and a Tempest in Arabic: Être ou ne pas être? Shakespeare's Globe is staging all 38 of the Bard's plays in the summer of 2012, each in a different language.
The Southwark track regularly used by hundreds of people, including elite cyclists, keen amateurs, schools, Cyclo-Cross and local families will remain open to encourage the Harrises and Wigginses of the future.
As well as competing at the Olympic Park and other 2012 venues around London, the Olympic nations will be vying for attention on the hospitality front. High profile London venues are being snapped up by competing countries for party hosting and national shopfronting.
LOCOG has announced that Royal College of Art postgraduate students will design the podia to be used in all 2012 Victory Ceremonies as well as the the costumes for the "Presenter Escorts, Athlete Escorts and Medal and Flower Bearers" with accompanying flower holders and trays.
Despite the women's indoor volleyball team being <a href="http://beta.londonist.com/2010/08/british_volleyball_funding_cut.php">karate chopped in the knees</a> with removal of public funding a few months ago, both the men's and women's teams have been <a href="http://news.bbc.co.uk/sport1/hi/volleyball/9264267.stm">green lit by the British Olympic Authority</a> to take up the host nation places in the 2012 Games.