Olympic Stadium Berlin

4 September 2013 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, Berlin, Sport Reading Time:  7 minutes

Olympic Stadium © Nikolai Schwerg/cc-by-sa-3.0

Olympic Stadium © Nikolai Schwerg/cc-by-sa-3.0

The Olympic Stadium is a sports stadium in Berlin. There have been two stadia on the site: the present facility, and one that is called the Deutsches Stadion which was built for the aborted 1916 Summer Olympics. Both were designed by members of the same family, the first by Otto March and the second by his son Werner March. It is the second biggest stadium in Germany behind Signal Iduna Park.   read more…

The Olympic Park in London

1 August 2012 | Author/Destination: | Rubric: General, House of the Month, London, Palaces, Castles, Manors, Parks, Sport Reading Time:  2 minutes

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)   read more…

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