The Olympic Park in London

Wednesday, 1 August 2012 - 01:30 pm (CET/MEZ) Berlin | Author/Destination:
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Olympic Park London - April 2012 © flickr.com - EG Focus / Anthony Charlton

Olympic Park London – April 2012 © flickr.com – EG Focus / Anthony Charlton

The Olympic Park in London is a sporting complex under construction for the 2012 Summer Olympics and the 2012 Summer Paralympics, situated to the east of the city adjacent to the Stratford City development. It will contain the athletes’ Olympic Village and several of the sporting venues including the Olympic Stadium and Aquatics Centre. The park will be overlooked by ArcelorMittal Orbit, an observation tower and Britain’s largest piece of public art. After the Olympics, the park is to be known as Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park, to commemorate the Diamond Jubilee of Elizabeth II, though it will not be an official Royal Park of London. (PDF-Download London 2012 Olympic Park map)

London’s Olympic and Paralympic bid proposed that there would be four arenas in the park, but the revised master plan published in 2006 reduced this to three, with the volleyball events being moved to the Earls Court Exhibition Centre. The fencing arena was also cancelled, and the fencing events will now take place at ExCeL London. The remaining indoor arenas are the Basketball Arena and the Copper Box. The final design of the park has been approved by the Olympic Delivery Authority and its planning-decisions committee. The site covers parts of Stratford, Bow, Leyton and Homerton in East London, overlooking the A12 road (England). The Royal Mail has given the park and Stratford City the postcode E20, which was previously only used by the television soap opera EastEnders for the fictional suburb of Walford.

Olympic Park London - April 2012 © flickr.com - EG Focus / Anthony Charlton Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park map © OpenStreetMap contributors KS3 Olympics Park map Olympic Park - 14 June 2011 © flickr.com - EG Focus Olympic Park - 16 April 2012 © flickr.com - EG Focus Olympic Park - October 2009 © flickr.com - supermoving Olympic Village - 14 June 2011 © flickr.com - EG Focus
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Olympic Park London - April 2012 © flickr.com - EG Focus / Anthony Charlton
On 2 August 2011, it was announced that the five new communities to occupy the site eventually will be named (anti-clockwise from north-east) Chobham Manor, East Wick, Sweetwater, Pudding Mill, and Marshgate Wharf. All these names have historical backgrounds. On 27 February 2012, it was announced that an Olympic Museum will be opened at the park in 2014. It was announced in March 2012 that England will host the 2015 European Hockey Championships.

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