Hillingdon's Olympic connection
How we celebrated.
Get the latest updates on Hillingdon's news and events celebrating the Olympics. Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex have events running through the day for the whole family to enjoy.
Line the Streets Day
Why not join the Hillingdon Sports and Leisure Complex Torch Relay events on today.
For children aged 5yrs to 15 yrs
Time: 08.30 - 17.00.
Day will consist of an introduction of the Olympics and the torch relay as well as lots of sporting activities and a session to make their own flag to wave during the arrival of the torch.
Each child will be allocated a special viewing space to witness the arrival of the torch on this historic day. To book onto the Children's Line the Streets Day please contact us:
Call: 0845 130 7324
Fun for the whole family
Before the arrival of the torch there will be giveaways, balloons, free demonstrations, free Zumba classes. Samsung advance activation vehicle will be on site with music and entertainment.
To celebrate, Uxbridge Lido will open with a special 2-4-1 offer (cheapest free) to allow family swimming before and after the arrival of the torch.
The main car park will be closed until 17.00 but parking will be available the nearby Uxbridge College.
As we are expecting large numbers of customers for the lido today and the arrival of the torch additional car parking will be available on the Hillingdon House Farm Fields from 12.30 today. The Field is a short 5 minute walk to the complex
Ring your Hillingdon bell
On Friday 27 July 2012, as part of the 2012 festival, bells across the country will be rung hard and fast for three minutes at 0800 to mark the opening day of the Olympic Games. Churches in the area that are already signed up are St. Margaret's and St. Andrews in Uxbridge and churches in Harlington, Cranford, Botwell, Ruislip and Hairfield.
You can join in by becoming a bell ringer, sign up at All the bells project or simply by joining in with your bicycle bell, last orders bell or any bell for that matter. Get ringing Hillingdon!
For more information on the Olympic Festival go to the 2012 Festival.
Eurofighter Typhoons will carry out a series of training exercises
In preparation for the Olympic Games, between 2 and 10 May.
Sea King helicopters will also make Northolt their home during the games, providing surveillance, and they are expected to perform a number of take-offs and landings during the exercise.
For more information:
Teams will use Brunel University sports facilities
Canadian Paralympic Team
Canada's Paralympic Team will using Brunel University as a training camp. An agreement with Brunel University has been reached which will put the world-class sports facilities at the University at the disposal of the Canadian athletes in their final preparations for London 2012 games.
The Canadian coaching team will be at Brunel University from May 2012 for their Simulation Camp and Paralympic Test Event. The final pre-Games preparation camp will be August 20 to 26, 2012.
Seb Coe welcomes news
Seb Coe, Chair of the London 2012 Organising Committee said: "This is great news for Brunel. I am sure that the Canadian athletics team will be provided with a very warm welcome and that they will enjoy training and acclimatising at the university. I'm well aware of the importance these athletes will place on preparing thoroughly and am sure that the excellent facilities on offer will provide the athletes with a great setting in which to prepare for London 2012."
Canadian Paralympic coaches at Brunel
In October 2011 Brunel University and PRO-ACTIVE West London hosted an innovative interactive seminar with Athletics Canada Paralympic coaches. The evening was an opportunity for coaches to pose questions and gain an insight into the life of a Paralympic Coach.
Korean Olympic Team
South Korea have confirmed that they will be based at Brunel University for the London 2012 Games, taking advantage of the excellent range of sports facilities available locally.
Schools carry the London 1948 Olympic torch
Hillingdon pupils from Field End Infant School and Brookside Primary School took part in the annual celebration event of the Wow! Hillingdon's schools carry the torch. This year, the theme was the 2012 Olympics and the original 1948 Olympic torch, owned by Lord Jeffrey Archer is currently being passed through all 33 London boroughs, with school children walking the torch on a pre-planned routes.
24 young people from Germany, France and the UK took part in a project to promote healthy and active lifestyles which received €9,666 in funding from the European Commission's Youth in Action programme.
The young people looked at how a healthier lifestyle could be encouraged. They took fitness tests and devised their own activities. The group also visited the London Olympic Park and considered how major sporting events can be used to encourage more activity.