London 2012 Olympics – Olympic Park Venues
As we all know the London 2012 Olympics are almost upon us and the athletes will compete at a range of purpose built venues across the UK. Some of these venues form what is known as the Olympic Park, let me guide you through these venues so we can plan for what lies ahead.
London 2012 Olympics – What a great Centre piece
First up in our review of the venues for the London 2012 Olympics we have the centerpiece venue, this is the Olympic Stadium which will play host to the athletics events. In total 208 events will be held in the Olympic Stadium which is one of the most sustainable stadiums of it’s size ever built and has taken nearly 3 years to complete. 80,000 spectators will watch the events of the London 2012 Olympics from within this stadium, it will be an amazing spectacle.
Next up in the London 2012 Olympics venues is the Velodrome which will host the Track Cycling events during the games. This venue will host 28 events and will become a permanent centre or excellence for cycling after the games ends.
Our next venue for the London 2012 Olympics is the Aquatics centre which will play host to 192 events. What a treat of events they are we will see Swimming, Diving, Modern Pentathlon and Synchronised Swimming events.
For our Fourth venue at the London 2012 Olympics we find the rather unusual Copper Box venue. Just 6 Events will take place in the Copper Box and it will remain as a permanent venue following the end of the games. Handball, Fencing and Modern Pentathlon will provide the highlights at this venue.
London 2012 Olympics – Temporary Venues
The Basketball arena will play host to a number of events at the London 2012 Olympics, these events will include the finals of the Handball competition. Surprisingly even though this venue is quite large it is a temporary structure which will be dismantled after the games ends.
One of the most exciting venues is the relatively small BMX track which hosts the 400 meter specialist track, so far the track has already played host to the 2012 UCI BMX Supercross World Cup and will form part of a New Velo Park following the games.
The remaining 3 London 2012 Olympic venues are quite specialist in their function such as Eton Park which will be used for Wheelchair Tennis in the Paralympics. Then there is the Riverbank arena which will be the home of Hockey during the 2012 London Olympics and then the Water Polo arena which is a temporary venue that will house the Water Polo events.
One thing that is for sure is that the London 2012 Olympics is set to be a magnificent games to be enjoyed by the whole of the world. We will be covering all the headlines from the London 2012 Olympics right here on Real Sporting news.