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LONDON 2012 OLYMPIC VENUES PART 1 - Olympic Park | Saturday, July 21, 2012 | Gulf News Gulf News | Saturday, July 21, 2012 | OLYMPIC VENUES PART 1 Lord's Cricket Ground- Out of Olympic Park Venues Archery Wembley Stadium Football ExCel Boxing, Fencing, Judo, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Weightlifting, Wrestling Basketball Arena London Velodrome Designed by Wilkinson Eyre Architects, the Basketball Arena will be used for the basketball Regeneration Games Olympic Park Designed by Hopkins Architects and Grant Associates and constructed at a cost of Wembley Arena Badminton, Rhythmic Gymnastics competition and the semi-finals and finals of the handball. The arena will also be used as a £105 million, the London Velodrome will host the N. Greenwich Arena Artistic Gymnastics, Trampoline, Basketball Chobham Hyde Park Triathlon, Marathon and Swimming cycling events. This is one of the permanent Olym- pic and Paralympic venues for the 2012 Academy holding area for athletes during the Opening and Closing ceremonies of the Games. This will be a Park featuring eight of the venues for London 2012 covers a 2.5-square-kilometre piece of former industrial wasteland Games. temporary venue and after the Games it will be used for the 2014 Com- monwealth Games. Earls Court Volleyball The Royal Artillery Barracks Shooting BMX track Hampton Court Palace Road Cycling (Time Trial) DUBAI By HUGO A. SANCHEZ 3D modeler & infographic artist and ALARIC GOMES Senior Reporter Greenwich Park Equestrian - Jumping, Dressage and Eventing. Modern Pentathlon (riding, combined event) Olympic Village Eton Manor Paralympic venue Wimbledon Stratford 10km Westfield Stratford City Tennis International Station The Olympic Park is home to eight of the venues that will be · Horse Guards Parade Beach Volleyball of the London Games Riverbank Arena The street The Mall Athletics (Marathon and Race Walk), Road Cycling (Road Race) The site was a 2.5-square- kilometre piece of industrial land in the east of the city be- fore the regeneration began. The Games have acted as a catalyst for transforming the area, which organisers hope will be one of the leading lega- cies of the 2012 sporting bo- River Lawns market Built at an estimated cost of £19 million, the Riverbank Arena boasts two field hockey venues with capacities of 15,000 and 5,000 respectively. The arena is also due to Waterpolo Arena The construction on this temporary venue began only in 2011. During the Olympics, this venue will host both the men's and women's water polo competitions and also contain a warm-up pool and a 37-metre competi- tion pool. Park Live East Wetlands Walk host the Paralympic seven-a-side and five-a- side football competi- tons. The stadium will host the 2015 European Hockey Championships. Aquatics Centre nanza. 111111 Adjacent to the Stratford City development and covering parts of Stratford, Bow, Leyton and Homerton, the park con- tains the athletes' village and venues including the iconic Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Centre, Basketball Arena, Cop- per Box (for handball and fenc- ing), Velodrome, Riverbank Arena (for the hockey competi- tion and the Paralympic five-a- side and seven-a-side football) and Water Polo Arena. Stratford gate Designed by Pritzker Prize-winning architect Zaha Hadid in 2004 Park Live West before London won the bid for the Olympics, the London Aquatics Centre will host the swimming and diving events. The facility was built at a cost of over 269m pounds and houses two 50-metre pools and a 25-metre diving pool. Warm-up Venue River Lea Britannia Row International అ Broadcast Centre London Way Copper Box Waterworks River Public art Designed by MAKE architects and Populous, the Copper Box will be used for handball prelimi- naries and quarter-finals and the modern pentath- lon fencing during the Olympics, and for goal- ball during the Paralym- pic Games. When the Games are over, the The park is overlooked by the ArcelorMittal Orbit, an obser- vation tower and Britain's larg- est piece of public art designed by Anish Kapoor and Cecil Bal- World Square Orbit Main Press Centre mond. After the Games, it will be- come known as the Queen Eliz- abeth Olympic Park to com- memorate the diamond jubilee of the British queen. But it will not be an official royal park of London. The Royal Mail, Britain's postal service, has given the park the postcode E20, which was previously only used by the popular television soap op- era EastEnders for the fictional Orbit Square Energy Centre venue will be adapted to become a multi-sport arena for community use, athlete training and small to medium scale events. Olympic stadium Great British Garden Is designed to be the centerpiece of the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics, along with it being the venue for the athletic competition and the opening and closing ceremonies of the London Olympics. It is temporarily the third largest stadium in Britain behind Wembley Stadium City Mill River suburb of Walford which fea- tures in the show. Out of London venues 1 Hampden Park 3 Old Trafford 4 City of Coventry Stadium 5 Lee Valley 6 Hadleigh Farm 8 Millennium 9 Weymouth and Portland 2 St. James' Park 7 Eton Dorney Stadium e Nampden and Twickenham Stadium. North Sea This venue has Olympic Stadium tunnel Set in 450 acres of beautiful parkland near Windsor, Eton Dorney is the venue for the Rowing and Canoe Sprint events during London 2012. The venue is an impressive 2,200-metre, eight- lane rowing course that resembles an airport runway. It also has a separate return lane constructed to interna- Hampden Park, Scotland's national stadium, recently completed a 70 million pounds refurbishment and is Situated in Newcastle-upon- Tyne's city centre in England's north-east, St. James' Park is the One of the most The Millennium Stadium sits on the banks of the River Taff, right in the heart of Cardiff, Wales. With some of the best natural sailing waters in the UK, Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour is the perfect venue for the Olympic sailing competitions. It was the first Olympic venue to be finished and has already hosted the 2006 ISAF World Youth Champion- ships. The Lee Valley White A new temporary mountain bike course has been created within scenic Hadleigh Farm in Essex. The challeng- ing mountain bike famous football grounds in the world, the stadium is home obtained a variety of awards for its design, and is located within a multi-purpose complex ideal for entertaiment, sports and business events. The stadium was Water Centre will be the venue for the Canoe Slalom during the London Games. to Manchester United Football Club. It first home ground of Two new canoe With a retractable Warm-up Venue now rated as a five-star venue by Uefa, the governing body of European football. Hampden opened in 1910 and recently expanded to 76,000 seats. It is the second largest football ground in the UK and many sporting events will be held there during slalom courses have been built from roof, the Millennium Stadium has hosted Newcastle United FC and has hosted many course features exciting matches. With 52,000 seats, St. James' Park is well prepared for the Olympic fans. temporary grand- stands and top-notch facilities, built in the many top sporting events including FA Cup Finals and the 1999 Rugby World Cup Final. scratch for the Games, oficially opened in 2007 and in 2009 won including a 300- London (N metre course. This English Channel Park is situated a few miles to the south of the bid to be the only Midlands venue to host football in the venue is located 30 run-up to the Games. km north of the Olympic Park on the edge of the River Lee Country Park. Glasgow city centre. the 2012 Games. London 2012 tional standards. Tournament. Sources:,, Photos:


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