London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games (LOCOG)
23rd Floor, One Churchill Place
0203 2012 000
LOCOG is responsible for staging a memorable Games in the summer of 2012.
We will deliver the best possible Olympic and Paralympic Games experience for everyone involved, ensuring a real legacy and inspiring people to join in and truly make these 'everyone's Games'.
Organising the Games is a huge challenge. With 26 Olympic Sports and 20 Paralympic Sports, it is the equivalent of staging 46 World Championships simultaneously. We will organise these across 37 competition venues, with 14,700 athletes, 21,000 media and broadcasters, and millions of ticketholders.
To achieve this, we require a workforce of around 200,000 people by the time the London 2012 Games begin. These are made up of 6,000 paid staff, up to 70,000 volunteers and around 100,000 contractor roles. LOCOG is also continuing procuring £700m-worth of contracts to help deliver the Games.
As well as staging the Games themselves, LOCOG is also responsible for a series of test events in our venues over the next year; for the Opening and Closing Ceremonies of both the Olympic and Paralympic Games; for the Olympic and Paralympic Torch Relays; for the Inspire programme; for the London 2012 mascots; and for the London 2012 Festival – the finale to the Cultural Olympiad.
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The Pod for Greener Schools
The Pod website aims to help anyone wanting to make their school greener and more sustainable. It contains a range of practical activities, specially designed to help schools lower their carbon footprint and cut down on energy and water usage.
It is currently aimed at 7-14 year olds but will expand to include older and younger pupils.
Whenever a school starts an activity on the site, we ask them to blog about what they are doing, sharing images, movies, podcasts and written work, to inspire other registered schools looking to start similar activities.
How to obtain
Visit the registration page, fill in the compulsory fields and register yourself against your school. As well as setting yourself up with a username and password, you will also be sent an invitation code by email. Give this code out to your students, and they will be able to register individual accounts too.