Results tagged “2012 Olympics”

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Tower Hamlets Council has been slammed for spending over £40,000 on Olympic and Paralympic tickets and has been urged to return them to the public ballot.

The purchases include seats for the much-coveted men's 100m final, as well as the opening and closing ceremonies.

Olympiclogo.jpgPublic support for the 2012 Olympics is still high according to a new survey.

Confidence about staging a successful Games has grown to 79 per cent from 76 per cent last year, with 75 per cent of people pleased London is hosting the showpiece. This compares with 78 per cent in a survey a year ago, conducted following Team GB's success at the Beijing Olympics.

BB-dec17-emmabaudey.JPGThe work of volunteers from businesses in Canary Wharf and the City was recognised at an awards ceremony last week.

Wilton's Music Hall in Limehouse was the venue for the East London Business Alliance Annual Volunteer Awards, presented by London chairman of KPMG and ELBA chairman, Richard Reid.

AA-dec17-sport04.JPGBadminton may not have quite the same profile as football or rugby but one Wharfer has found it is the sport of choice for many people in the area.

Brian Ng, who lives and works in Canary Wharf, is such a fan of the game he opened a badminton club to the public last month.

ff-Jun25-NEWjackoPIC.jpgPlans for a Michael Jackson tribute show at The O2 look likely to go ahead, but nothing will be decided until after the singer's funeral.

The King of Pop was scheduled to play 50 shows at the venue over the next eight months and his untimely death last week deprived hundreds of thousands of fans the opportunity to see their hero on what was billed as his farewell tour.