Olympic Park, London

Olympic Park , London , a sports complex built for the 2012 Summer Olympics and Paralympics. Located in the district of Stratford, Bow, Leyton & Homerton in East London.

Olympic Park London 2012

Sports venues at Olympic park

Aquatics Centre

Located at the south-east corner of the Olympic Park, the Aquatics Centre will be the venue for swimming, paralympic swimming, diving, synchronised swimming and the aquatics discipline of the modern pentathlon. It was designed by Zaha Hadid and features a spectacular wave-like roof that’s 160m long and 80m wide.

Basketball Arena

The Basketball Arena, at the north end of the Olympic Park, will host the basketball, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair rugby and the final stages of the handball competition during the London 2012 Games. The arena is one of the largest temporary venues ever built for any Games, with a capacity of 12,000.

BMX Circuit

The BMX Circuit will host the Olympic BMX competition during the London 2012 Games. The daredevil riders race around a 400m circuit which has jumps and obstacles. After the games, the BMX Circuit will become part of Lee Valley’s new VeloPark.

Eton Manor

Eton Manor will host the wheelchair tennis during the Games. There will be nine competition courts and four warm-up courts with capacity for 10,500 spectators. Eton Manor, which is located on the site of the old Eton Manor Sports Club will also host training pools for swimmers and water polo players.

Handball Arena

The Handball Arena in the west of the Olympic Park has a capacity of 7,000 and will host the handball, goalball and the fencing discipline of modern pentathlon during the London 2012 Games. After the games, the venue will be transformed into a community sports centre for indoor sports.

Hockey Centre

During the games, the Hockey Centre will host the hockey, Paralympic 5-a-side football and the Paralympic 7-a-side football. The main competition pitch will have 16,000 seats and the warm-up pitch will seat 300. After the games, the pitches will be moved to the north and become part of the Eton Manor sports facilities.

Olympic Stadium

The Olympic Stadium is located in the south of the Olympic Park and will host the Opening and Closing Ceremonies as well as the athletics and Paralympic athletics during London 2012 Olympics. The stadium will seat 80,000 people; 25,000 in permanent seats and 55,000 in a removable upper tier.


The Velodrome hosts track cycling and Paralympic track cycling during the London 2012 Games. The Velodrome seats 6,000; 3,500 seats around the track and 2,500 seats in two upper tiers within the venue’s roof. After the games, a mountain bike course and road cycle circuit will be added to create a Velopark for East London.

Water Polo Arena

The Water Polo Arena has a competition pool and a warm-up pool and will host the men’s and women’s water polo competitions during the London 2012 Games. The temporary arena seats 5,000 and is located in the south east corner of the Olympic Village; next to the Aquatics Centre.

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ExCeL Exhibition Centre to host 13 events during London Olympics 2012

ExCeL Exhibition Centre to host 13 events during London Olympics 2012

ExCeL Exhibition Centre covers a total area of around 100 acres , and is the largest events venue in london. ExCeL London, the international exhibition and convention centre, is the host to 7 Olympic and 6 Paralympic events which includes boxing, fencing, judo, table tennis, taekwondo, weightlifting, wrestling, boccia, paralympic table tennis, paralympic judo, paralympic powerlifting, volleyball (sitting) and wheelchair fencing during London Olympics 2012.

Getting There :

ExCeL is situated near London City Airport in east London’s Royal Victoria Dock.  Docklands Light Railway (DLR) is the easiest way to reach ExCeL Exhibition Centre, ExCeL in on Beckton and Woolwich Arsenal DLR lines from Bank or Tower Gateway stations in central London.

Coach services will be provided to ExCeL for viewers travelling to the Olympic Park from Kent and East Sussex will transfer at Ebbsfleet International station to the high speed Javelin rail service to Stratford International station.

ExCel Exhibition Centre Address

ExCeL London
1 Western Gateway
Royal Victoria Dock
E16 1XL
Telephone: +44 (0)20 7069 5000
Email: [email protected]

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Wembley Stadium to host the football championships at London Olympics 2012

Wembley Stadium is the second largest stadium in Europe, with seating capacity of 90,000 located in North West London.
It is chosen as a host for football at the London 2012 Olympic Games. Wembley Stadium is around six miles from the city centre, its stunning arch is more than 130m high and it comes with a sliding roof to protect against bad weather.

Wembley Stadium london olympics 2012 venue

It is the home venue of the England national football team, and serves as England’s national stadium.

Dates for football matches at the London 2012 Olympic Games.

29, 31 July, 1, 4, 6, 7, 9 and 11 August 2012.

Getting There to Wembley Stadium

There are two recommended National Rail stations which provide access to Wembley Arena: Wembley Stadium station, with direct services from Marylebone station in central London, the Chilterns and Birmingham, and Wembley Central station, with direct train services from Euston station in central London. Both have connections from the National Rail network.

London has an extensive bus network and there are routes and stops in the area. For more details and for any changes to routes or stops during the Games, check the Transport for London website closer to the date of your event.

Wembley Stadium Address

Empire Way
Telephone: +44 (0)20 8795 9000

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Earls Court Exhibition Centre London : A Olympics 2012 venue

Earls Court is a premier event venue in London , Located in the heart of London. The venue opened its gates in the year 1937. The Earls court consist of two parts Earls court 1 and Earls court 2.

earls court exhibition centre london

Earls Court Exhibition Centre hosts to over 200 events every year. The Earls Court has also been selected as a venue for 2012 Olympic games in London.

Exhibition Centre Information

Location: It hardly takes 40 minutes to reach Earls Court from the  Heathrow and Gatwick airports.

Coverage Area: 97,000 Square Meter


Earls Court Exhibition Centre Address


Earls CourtExhibition Centre
Warwick Road



Telephone: +44 (0)20 7385 1200
Email: [email protected]

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