Tag: Olympics 2012

Eastleigh Paralympic hero named Student of the Year

  London 2012 Paralympic Goalball player Adam Knott (18) of Chandler’s Ford has seen off competition from exceptional students from colleges across the UK to win a joint first prize with sprinter Adam Gemili  for their outstanding personal achievements. They received their Association of Colleges’ Student of the Year Awards at thier Annual Conference and…

Air traffic delays down 87% during Olympics

The number of Air traffic delays in the UK during the three months of the Olympic Games which could be attributed to  National Air Traffic Services were almost 87% down on the same period during 2011. And the delay that was generated during July, August and September in the UK accounted for just 1% of the European…

Olympic medallists to get Freedom of the Borough

  The Council has announced its intention to award Freedom of the Borough to Eastleigh’s two  Olympic and Paralympic gold medallists.  The decision to award  honour -the highest that the borough can bestow – is set to be agreed at a Full Council meeting later this month. Mayor of Eastleigh Councillor Rupert Kyrle made the announcement…

Eastleigh’s Olympic Gold medals ‘united’ today

Hundreds of people are set to attend an event at Fleming Park today that will celebrate the success and involvement of local people in this year’s London Olympic and Paralympic Games and for the first time ever also bring together the borough’s three gold medals from the 1932, 2008 and the 2012 games. Organised by…

Lord Coe thanks airport for Olympic flame event

Southampton Airport has relived the excitement of playing host to the Olympic Torch, after receiving an official thank you from LOCOG Chair Sebastian Coe and Sir Charles Allen CBE Chair Nations and Regions Group. The Olympic Flame travelled to and from the Channel Islands via Southampton Airport on the special livered British Airways Airbus A319…