Venues and Stadiums for London Olympics 2012


The most awaited London Olympics 2012 is scheduled to start from 27th July 2012 and ends on 12th August 2012. This time the 2012 Olympics will be hosted at existing as well as new venues and stadiums. Here you can read about information and details of all the main venues for London 2012 Olympic Games and many more.

Venue Guide for 2012 London Olympics


London Aquatics Centre - London Olympics 2012 Venue for Swimming Events


The London Aquatics Centre is one of the most eye catching and main venue for London 2012 Olympics which will host all swimming events such as Diving, Swimming, Paralympic Swimming, Synchronized Swimming and Water Polo. The London Olympics 2012 Swimming Event Venue is located at South-east corner of the Olympic Park at Stratford in east London. The venue was designed by Pritzker Prize winning architect Zaha Hadid. The construction of the venue was started in July 2008 and was completed in July 2011. It has an capacity to host 17,500 spectators for London Olympics 2012. Read More...

Basketball Arena - London Olympics 2012 Venue for Basketball Events


The Basketball Arena is one of the versatile venue which is designed to host both basketball and handball and is the ever largest temporary venue constructed for olympics. The London Olympics 2012 Basketball Event Venue is located at North of the Olympic Park. In the coming London 2012 Olympic Games, the Basketball Arena Venue will host games like basketball, wheelchair basketball, wheelchair Rugby and final stages of handball competition. The construction of the venue was started in March 2010 and was completed in June 2011. The venue can accommodate 12,000 spectators at Olympic games. After the games, the part of the arena is recycled and relocated to other parts of UK. Read more...

Earls Court - London Olympics 2012 Venue for Volleyball


Earls Court is London's best Exhibition and Conference Centre which is now transformed into Volleyball Venue for London Olympics 2012 which is located in West London near Natural History and Science Museums. It has the capacity to hold 15,000 spectators. The venue is famous for hosting Great British Beer Festival, Iron Maiden concerts and in the year 1948 it hosted gymnastics, wrestling and weightlifting events. After the games, the venue will continue to serve as exhibition centre. Read more...

BMX Track - London Olympics 2012 Venue for BMX Cycling


The London Velopark in east London is a cycling Centre which features Velodrome and BMX racing track. Hopkins Architects, Expedition Engineering, BDSP and Grant Associates are the designing team for Velopark. BMX Track the Cycling Venue for 2011 London Olympics is located at the northern end of Olympic Park. The venue will be hosting Track Cycling, BMX, Paralympic Track Cycling. Velodrome has 6000 seating capacity and BMX Circuit has 6000 seating capacity. But after the games the seatings in the BMX circuit will be removed. Read more...

Eton Dorney - London Olympics 2012 Venue for Rowing Events


Dorney Lake which is owned and financed by Eton College, is located in UK near Windsor and Eton and is situated close to River Thames. Eton Dorney will serve as the Rowing Events Venue for 2012 London Summer Olympics, the Nature Conservation area. Rowing World Championships was held at this venue in the year 2006. The venue is of 2200m and has eight-lane and each lane is 13.5m wide. There is a separate return lane which is constructed in accordance to international standards. In the coming 2012 London Olympics for the first time in olympics 200m race has been introduced. So watch out for more interesting rowing events like Canoe Sprint, Rowing, Paralympic rowing at this Eton Dorney Venue of London Olympics.

Excel - London Olympics 2012 Venue for Martial Sports, Weightlifting, Table Tennis Events


ExCel London is the world class and leading international exhibition and conference centre which is located near London City Airport in east London's Royal Victoria Dock. The venue has four separate halls and each halls can accommodate 6000 to 10,000 spectators. ExCel is the venue for 6 Olympic and 7 Paralympic events for 2011 London Olympics where you can watch Olympic events such as Boxing, Wrestling, Judo, Tae Kwon Do, Weight-lifting, Table Tennis and Fencing. You can also watch Paralympic events such as Boccia, Table Tennis, Judo, Power Lifting, Wheelchair Fencing, Sitting Volleyball at ExCel London Venue for Olympics 2012. Read more...

Greenwich Park - 2012 London Olympics Venue for Equestrian Events


Greenwich Park is the stunning venue from which one can view Central London and Docklands. If you love to watch Equestrian sports, then you have to visit, Greenwich Park the Venue for Equestrian Events at 2012 London Olympics, which is located on the South bank of the river Thames. To facilitate 23,000 spectators a temporary main arena will be added to the park for equestrian and modern pentathlon events. After the games the temporary structures of the park will be removed. The venue will be hosting Olympic and Paralympic Equestrian events along with running and shooting event of Modern Pentathlon. Read more...

Handball Arena - Handball Venue for London Olympics 2012


Handball Arena is an attractive new and permanent indoor venue for handball and Goalball events at 2012 London Olympics, which will be hosting Handball, modern pentathlon and Paralympic goalball. The venue is located in the west of the Olympic Park. Handball games will be hosted up to quarter finals and the semifinal and finals will take place in the Basketball Arena. After the games are over the venue will be used for multi sports activity and will be used for athlete training and will also host small to mid scale events. Sources says that the Handball Arena will be the only permanent indoor venue which will be retained at Olympic Park. After the completion of Handball competition the venue has to get ready within 48 hours to host Modern Pentathlon Fencing events. It has the capacity to hold 7000 spectators.

Hockey Centre - London Olympics 2012 Hockey Venue


Hockey Centre is a new but temporary venue located in the Olympic Park which will be hosting Hockey and Paralympic Football. Stanton Williams the architect designed this arena and engineered by Arup. The venue has two hockey pitches one for the main competition with spectator seating, having capacity to hold 15,000 spectators and another one for warm-up, with seating capacity of 5,000. The Hockey Centre Venue for Hockey events at London Olympics 2012 will be moved to the north of the Olympic Park after the games, and will be joined with Eton Manor.

Horse Guards Parade - London Olympics 2012 Venue for Beach Volleyball


Horse Guards Parade is the Venue for Beach Volleyball which is located in Whitehall, in the heart of London which is a stone throw away from Buckingham Palace the Prime Minister's official residence in Downing Street. A temporary arena is built to host Beach Volleyball which will have a seating capacity of 15,000 and the sand will be brought in for the venue to create London's own beach. Read more...

Hyde Park - London Olympics 2012 Venue for Triathlon and Marathon Swimming Events


Hyde Park was opened to the public in 1637 and is the London's largest Royal Parks and is housed with a number of sports club and it has Serpentine Swimming Club. This park has been chosen as a Venue for Triathlon and Marathon Swimming Events for London Olympics 2012. Hyde park is located near by to top class accommodation and shopping complex in London's West End. For this event there will be temporary grandstand will be built for spectators. The course and the grandstand will be removed after the games are over. The venue will have a seating capacity of 3000. Get ready to watch out Triathlon and Marathon Swimming from the grandstand view of Hyde Park. Read more...

Lee Valley White Water Centre - London Olympics 2012 Venue for Canoe Slalom Events


Lee Valley White Water Centre previously known in the name of Broxbourne White Water Canoe Centre was officially opened by Anne, Princess Royal on December 9, 2010 which is the Venue for Canoe Slalom Events of the 2012 Summer Olympics. The Lee Valley White Water Centre venue is a new and permanent venue located 30kms north of the Olympic Park has two courses one for training with 160m and one for competition with 300m. There will be temporary seats for spectators with seating capacity to hold up to 12,000. After the games the temporary seats will be removed and the venue will continue to serve as Canoe centre for public and stays as a major leisure attraction for white water rafting and as well as will be used by athlets. Read more...

Lord's Cricket Ground - London Summer Olympics 2012 Venue for Archery Events


Lord's Cricket Ground is the home of Cricket in which a number of international matches has been played and now this has been selected as the Venue for Archery Events for 2012 London Olympics. The venue is located in St John's Wood in north-west London near Regent's Park. It will have an archery range on the main ground and nursery ground and the venue can hold 6500 spectaros for the 2012 games. The archery equipments used at Olympics games will be given to clubs and schools of London after the Olympic games. Read more...

North Greenwich Arena - London Olympics 2012 Venue for Artistic Gymnastics, Basketball Events


North Greenwich Arena also known as O2 Arena which was opened to the public on June 2007, is one of the best venues in the world for entertainment which attracts people from all over the world is now selected as the Venue for Artistic Gymnastics, Basketball, Trampoline and Wheelchair Basketball for London Olympics 2012. North Greenwich Arena is located right at the point of Greenwich Peninsular in East London near Canary Wharf and here for 2012 London Olympics, temporary tents, cabins, signage, services and equipments will be installed with a seating capacity to accommodate 20,000 spectators and after the games are over it will be back to serve as music, sports and entertainment venue.

Olympic Stadium - London Olympics 2012 Venue for Athletics


London Olympics 2012 Opening Ceremony and Closing Ceremony will be held at Olympic Stadium and it is also the Venue for Athletics for 2012 London Olympics. Olympic Stadium Venue is located in the South of the Olympic Park which is a new and Permanent Venue which will have 25000 permanent seats at lower tier and 55000 temporary seats at upper tier for spectators. The temporary spectator seats will be removed after the games. The venue will have all the facilities for the athletes such as changing rooms, medical facilities and will have 80m warm up track. There will be refreshment stalls and outlets outside the venue for spectators. Get ready to watch out for opening and closing ceremony of Olympics 2012 at this venue. Read more...

The Royal Artillery Barracks - 2012 London Olympics Venue for Olympic Shooting Events


The Royal Artillery Barracks is located on the edge of Woolwich Common in south-east London will be the Venue for Olympic Shooting for London Olympics 2012. The venue will host Shooting, Paralympic Shooting and Paralympic Archery but Olympic Archery will take place at Lord's Cricket Ground. Temporary indoor arrangements will be made for Pistol and Rifle shooting and Trap and Skeet events will take place at outdoor shotgun ranges. The venue will have temporary grandstands with seating capacity of 7500 seats for spectators. Read more...

Wembley Arena - London Olympics 2012 Venue for Badminton and Rhythmic Gymnastics Events


Wembley Arena is the existing and permanent venue which has hosted many live music and sports like boxing, ice hockey and darts, is located at Northwest London which is 6 miles from the city centre. 2012 Badminton World Championship will be held at this venue in August 2011. Wembley Arena the Venue for Badminton and Rhythmic Gymnastics at London Olympics 2012 has seating capacity to accommodate 6000 spectators. After the games the venue will continue to host music and sports. Read more...

Weymouth and Portland - London Olympics 2012 Venue for Sailing Events


Weymouth Bay and Portland Harbour has hosted the World Youth Championships and this venue has hosted a numberof sailing events and now it has been chosen as the Venue for Sailing Events for London Olympics 2012. The venue will have enhanced facilities such as 250m slipway and new lifting and mooring facilities. There will not be any seats for the spectators but however they could watch the events by standing or sitting on the ground and there will be a video screen from which they could watch the live events. After the games the venue will be used for training and competition by National Sailing Academy. Read more...

Wimbledon - London Olympics 2012 Venue for Tennis Events


Wimbledon is the best tennis tournament in the world is the home of All England Tennis Club is the Venue for Tennis Events at London Olympics 2012. Wimbledon is the existing and permanent venue which is located in south west London near Richmond Park and World Heritage Site of Kew Gardens. The tennis event at Olympics 2012 will be on grass court of Wimbledon Venue. The Venue will have a seating capacity of 30,000 for spectators. Read more...

Water Polo Arena - London Olympics 2012 Venue for Water Polo Events


Water Polo Arena is the new and temporary Venue for Water Polo Events at London Olympics 201 which is located on the South-east corner of the Olympic Park next to Olympic Stadium. You can enjoy watching men's and women's water polo events at London Olympics. The venue will have two pools which includes 37 metre competition pool and warm-up pool. It will have a seating capacity to accommodate 5000 spectators.

Eton Manor - London Olympics 2012 Venue for Wheelchair Tennis Events


2012 London Olympics Venue for Wheelchair Tennis is Eton Manor which is located in the north of the Olympic Park is the new and permanent venue. There is a memorial on the site in the memory of Eton Manor Club members who fought and died in the World Wars. The venue will have a seating capacity to accommodate 10,500 spectators. After the games the venue will continue to serve as sports centre and elite hockey arena.

Hadleigh Farm - Cycling and Mountain Bike Venue for 2012 London Olympics


Hadleigh Farm the tranquil spot is owned by Salvation Army has been chosen as the Venue for Cycling and Mountain Bike Events at London Olympics 2012, for the venue is a terrain hilly area with beautiful grasslands which offers challenging course and renders great viewing opportunities for spectators. The venue is located to the east of London in Essex. Don't forget to watch world's top riders biking round the tracks of Hadleigh's Farm at London Olympics 2012.


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