London 2012 Olympic games – Other Venues
We continue to move ever closer to the start of the London 2012 Olympic games here at Real Sporting news we have been checking out the various venues which will play host to the various events this summer. We started this series of articles on Monday with a look at the venues making up the stunning Olympic park venues. Today we switch our perspective to those arenas outside of the Olympic park to give you insight on how other areas of the British Isles will share in the London 2012 Olympic games.
London 2012 Olympic Games – London Venues
Many of the non Olympic Park venues are still inside London and are as follows:
Earls Court – Earls Court will play home to the Volleyball events.
Excel – This pre existing venue will play host to an absolutely amazing range of events throughout the London 2012 Olympic games and the Paralympics afterwards. 165 events will be played in this venue these will include Boxing, Fencing, Judo, Table Tennis, Taekwondo, Weightlifting, Wrestling, Boccia, Paralympic Judo, Paralympic Powerlifting, Sitting Volleyball, Wheelchair Fencing.
Greenwich Park – We will see Greenwich Park act as the venue for Equestrian events and Modern pentathlon during the London 2012 Olympic Games.
Hampton Court Palace – We will see the Road Cycling Time Trial event take place here I am sure you can appreciate what a great location this venue will be.
Horse Guards Parade – Yet another fantastic venue is Horse Guards Parade right in the middle of an amazing part of London in the heart of Whitehall. Beach Volleyball will take place at this venue, simply amazing.
Hyde Park – Triathlon and Marathon Swimming will take place in Hyde Park, swimming the Serpentine lake will certainly be a highlight of the London 2012 Olympic games.
North Greenwich Arena – Otherwise known as the O2 or the Millenium dome, we will see Gymnastics, Trampoline and Basketball Finals played here.
The Mall – What a great location to see the Marathon and Race Walk events, not to mention the Road Cycling Road Race.
The Royal Artillery Barracks – We will see Shooting events take place at this venue during the London 2012 Olympic Games. Of course these shooting events will encompass all the different variations of the sport.
Wembley Arena – Normally the scene of world famous music acts the Wembley arena will host Badminton and Rythmic Gymnastics events.
Wimbledon – If Wimbledon wasn’t iconic enough Wimbledon will play host to the London 2012 Olympic games Tennis tournament.
London 2012 Olympic Games – Out of London Venues
Out of London are another selection of great venues amongst these are a selection of Football stadiums hosting the London 2012 Olympic Games football tournament. These stadiums are Wembley Stadium, Coventry Ricoh Arena, Hampden Park, Cardiff’s Millennium stadium, Old Trafford and St. James Park.
Eton Dorney will be the host of the Rowing and Canoe sprint events, where the Lee Valley White Water centre will be the venue for the Canoe slalom events.
Only 2 further venues remain first we have Hadleigh Park which will be host of the Mountain Bike competition. Then last but certainly not least Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour will host the Sailing events.
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