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Olympic Venues in Pictures

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Olympic BMX Track
London 2012 Olympic Stadium
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Wembley Stadium
Greenwich Park
Wimbledon
Triathlon
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© London 2012

London's 2.5sq km Olympic Park in Stratford is hosting most of the events for which 9.6 million tickets have been issued. Away from the Olympic Park, some of London's most iconic landmarks are acting as a fitting backdrop for many other Olympic and Paralympic events held between Central and River Zones in and around the city.

 
The ArcelorMittal Orbit in Pictures The ArcelorMittal Orbit in Pictures

Presiding over the Olympic Park will be the Anish Kapoor-designed ArcelorMittal Orbit observation tower, which ...

 
Olympic Stadium In Pictures Olympic Stadium In Pictures

The centre-point of the Games - London 2012's beating heart, if you will - is the imperious 80,000-capacity Oly...

 
Basketball Arena In Pictures Basketball Arena In Pictures

One of the largest-ever temporary venues built for any Olympics, the 12,000-capacity Basketball Arena is the th...

 
 
Velodrome In Pictures Velodrome In Pictures

One of Team GB's biggest triumphs of Beijing 2008 came with our cyclists and so it's understandable that for Lon...

 
Aquatics Centre In Pictures Aquatics Centre In Pictures

Designed by Iraq-born architect Zaha Hadid, the iconic wave-shaped Aquatics Centre will be the first thing most...

 
Water Polo Arena In Pictures Water Polo Arena In Pictures

Shaped like a giant wedge of cheddar cheese, the 6,000-capacity Water Polo Arena is one of the temporary venues...

 
 
Copper Box Handball Arena in Pictures Copper Box Handball Arena in Pictures

The £44m Handball Arena, fondly nicknamed 'The Copper Box', will play host to the handball and goalball competi...

 
Riverbank Hockey Arena In Pictures Riverbank Hockey Arena In Pictures

London 2012's two Hockey Centre pitches are located between the Press Centre and the River Lea - but the venue w...

 
BMX Track In Pictures BMX Track In Pictures

New to the Olympics last time round was BMX Cycling - and given the popularity of BMX in the UK (and especially...

 
 
Eton Manor In Pictures Eton Manor In Pictures

Disused since 2001, the early 20th-century Eton Manor Sports Club has been reinvigorated and given a new lease ...

 
Hyde Park In Pictures Hyde Park In Pictures

When the sun's out there are fewer places in London as scenic and special as Hyde Park, which hosts the Triathl...

 
Horse Guards Parade in Pictures Horse Guards Parade in Pictures

Without a doubt, one of the most heavily subscribed events for ticket applications was the Beach Volleyball comp...

 
 
The Mall in Pictures - London 2012 The Mall in Pictures

The elegant runway of Buckingham Palace is no stranger to big events, hosting the finale of the annual London M...

 
North Greenwich Arena in Pictures North Greenwich Arena in Pictures

Also known as the Millennium Dome and, latterly, The O2 Arena - the North Greenwich Arena will host Artistic Gy...

 
Greenwich Park In Pictures Greenwich Park In Pictures

On paper Greenwich Park is a superb Olympic venue: located on the south bank of the Thames, its hillside locati...

 
 
Royal Artillery Barracks in Pictures Royal Artillery Barracks in Pictures

The London port of Woolwich has a long military history, and so it is highly apt that the Royal Artillery Barra...

 
Earls Court Exhibition Centre in Pictures Earls Court Exhibition Centre in Pictures

The London 2012 Volleyball competitions will be held at the historic Earls Court Exhibition Centre in west Londo...

 
Lord's Cricket Ground in Pictures - London 2012 Lord's Cricket Ground in Pictures

If cricket was an Olympic sport, then Team GB would certainly be amongst the favourites for the gold medal. As ...

 
 
ExCeL Exhibition Centre In Pictures ExCeL Exhibition Centre In Pictures

North of the Thames beside the Royal Victoria Dock, the ExCeL London Exhibition Centre will host a total of 143...

 
Wembley Stadium & Arena In Pictures Wembley Stadium & Arena In Pictures

North West London features two venues that will play host to three sporting events during London 2012. The fina...

 
Wimbledon All England Club In Pictures Wimbledon All England Club In Pictures

The London 2012 Tennis competition takes place just three weeks after the end of the annual grand slam tourname...

 
 
Hampton Court Palace in Pictures Hampton Court Palace in Pictures

The oldest surviving Tudor palace in England will make a stunning backdrop for the Road Cycling time trial even...

 
Lee Valley White Water Centre In Pictures Lee Valley White Water Centre In Pictures

Located 30km north of the Olympic Park, the brand-new state-of-the-art Lee Valley White Water Centre in Hertfor...

 
Hadleigh Farm in Pictures Hadleigh Farm in Pictures

Owned by the Salvation Army, Hadleigh Farm covers a 550-acre site which boasts wonderful grassland and woodland...

 
 
Weymouth and Portland in Pictures Weymouth and Portland in Pictures

The first London 2012 Games venue to be finished, Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour will host the Olympic and P...

 
Stadia around the UK in Pictures Stadia around the UK in Pictures

While the finals of the Olympic Football competitions will take place at Wembley Stadium in London, the prelimi...

 
 
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