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Move to help Olympics firms land contracts

Culture Secretary MariaMiller and BOA Chairman Lord Coe today announced that the companieswhich helped build the Park, venues and provided goods and services for theGames will now be able to actively promote their work on the Games.

It's hoped that the move will give the economy a boost by helping firms land contracts and deals on the back of their involvement with the Olympics. Companies will need to apply for a free licence which will enable them to promote their work on the Games.

The licence will also give businessesexclusive access to the Olympic Delivery Authority’s photograph library which will give them opportunity to market their involvementwith some of the Olympic ‘stardust’.

£2 million for supplier recognition scheme

Olympic Park Credit: PA

The thousands of companies involved in London's Olympics can now advertise their contribution, after restrictions were lifted.

The government has given 2-million pounds to the British Olympic Association to operate the new "supplier recognition scheme".

The association will license firms allowing them to highlight their work at trade shows.


'Gill-Webb threw bottle in lobbing motion captured on CCTV'

Prosecutor Neil King told the court Ashley Gill-Webb threw a bottle in the hushed stadium just as the race was about to get under way:

He threw a green Heineken bottle in a lobbing motion that was captured on CCTV.

This bottle landed extremely close to the athletes and it's probably luck rather than Mr Gill-Webb's judgment that it did not do anything far more serious.

Gill-Webb 'hurled abuse towards athletes in final'

Opening the case at Stratford Magistrates' Court in east London today, prosecutor Neil King told the court the Games had reached a highlight with the men's 100m final:

In the stadium, along with the many thousands who should have been there legitimately and were watching the race in hushed anticipation, was also Mr Gill-Webb who it is now accepted was unwell at the time.

His conduct at the time however, the Crown say, was one that was causing harassment, alarm and distress to those around him and his conduct was one that he intended to case harassment, alarm and distress.

He had somehow, without a ticket ever being found on him, made his way into very exclusive seats indeed.

He was mingling with members of the Dutch Olympic team. Indeed he would be within striking distance of a bronze medallist Ms Edith Bosch.

Whilst there he hurled abuse towards the athletes in the final, particularly towards the eventual winner Usain Bolt.


Man 'screamed abuse at Usain Bolt'

Usain Bolt. Credit: PA

A man screamed abuse at Jamaican sprinter Usain Bolt before hurling a bottle at the start line of the men's Olympic 100m final, a court heard today.

Ashley Gill-Webb, 34, pushed his way to the front of an exclusive seating area without a ticket and shouted things like: "Usain I want you to lose, Usain you are bad, you are an *," the court was told.

He then threw the beer bottle as the race - which Bolt went on to win in 9.63 seconds - started at the Olympic Stadium on August 5.

Gill-Webb, from South Milford, near Leeds, was confronted by Dutch judoka Edith Bosch, and then restrained by Locog volunteers and arrested by police, the court heard.

Stars attend school sports awards ceremony

Olympics champions have attended, Aviva School Sport Matters Awards, an award ceremony highlighting the achievements of future champions.

The awards aim to highlight the achievements of sport in schools, which is particularly relevant this year, given the legacy left by Olympians.

The awards recognise and honour the best schools, teachers, teams and individuals in the country.

A huge number of big names from the world of sport are attending, including Jessica Ennis, Christine Ohuruogu, Robbie Grabarz, Nick Easter, Sally Gunnell, Sarah Storey, Barney Storey, Jonathan Edwards and Will Greenwood.

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