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Olympic 2012 Venues

Aquatics Centre

During the London 2012 Games the Aquatics Centre will be the venue for Swimming, Paralympic Swimming, Diving, Synchronised Swimming, Water Polo and the Aquatics discipline of the Modern Pentathlon.

Basketball Arena

The Basketball Arena will host Basketball, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby and the final stages of the Handball competition during the London 2012 Games.

BMX Track

The 6,000-seat BMX Circuit is being built alongside the Velodrome. After the Games, it will form part of the legacy VeloPark to be funded and managed by the Lee Valley Regional Park Authority.

Brands Hatch

During the London 2012 Paralympic Games the Road Cycling discipline will be held at Brands Hatch, home of numerous international racing events.

City of Coventry Stadium

The City of Coventry Stadium is home to Championship club Coventry City. It is ideally located in the centre of England, in a city which already has strong links with London 2012.

Copper Box

The Copper Box will be the venue for Handball, Goalball and the Fencing discipline of Modern Pentathlon during the London 2012 Games.

Earls Court

In 2012 Earls Court will be turned into a 15,000 seat arena ready for the Games.

Eton Dorney

Eton Dorney will be the venue for Rowing, Paralympic Rowing and Canoe Sprint events during the London 2012 Games.

Eton Manor

The sporting facilities at Eton Manor will be the venue for Wheelchair Tennis during the London 2012 Games.




The LOCOG venues team will be creating arenas in the 100 acre space to host the events.

Greenwich Park

Greenwich Park will host the Equestrian competition and the riding and combined running and shooting event of the Modern Pentathlon. Crowds of 23,000 in the main arena and more in the park will be able to enjoy the competitions. The...

Hadleigh Farm

A new temporary Mountain Bike course will be created within Hadleigh Farm. The Mountain Bike Course will be prepared with temporary grandstands and facilities to be built in the lead...

Hampden Park

Hampden Park recently completed a £70m refurbishment and is now rated as a five-star venue by UEFA, the governing body of European Football.

Hampton Court Palace

During the London 2012 Olympic Games, the Cycling Time Trial will take place on the roads around the stunning Hampton Court Palace, formerly home to many famous monarchs.

Horse Guards Parade

Beach Volleyball on the Prime Minister's doorstep. Who would have thought it?

Hyde Park

3,000 spectators will enjoy a grandstand view of the finishing area for London 2012 events, with many thousands more able to watch as the athletes swim, cycle and run on...




The International Broadcast Centre/Main Press Centre (IBC/MPC) will be a 24-hour media hub for around 20,000 broadcasters, photographers and journalists - bringing the Games to an estimated four billion people...

Lee Valley White Water Centre

The Broxbourne White Water Canoe Centre will be the venue for Canoe Slalom during the London 2012 Olympic Games

Lord's Cricket Ground

Lord's Cricket Ground has been home to cricket since 1814 and regularly hosts both test matches and one day international matches.

The Mall

During the London 2012 Games, the Olympic and Paralympic Marathons and the Olympic Cycling Road Races will start and finish in The Mall – an iconic location in central London.

Millennium Stadium

The Millennium Stadium is on the banks of the River Taff, right in the heart of Cardiff city centre, Wales.

North Greenwich Arena

Originally built for the Millennium celebrations, North Greenwich Arena 1 has been transformed into a sports and entertainment arena with shops, restaurants and more. It opened to the public in...

Old Trafford

One of the most famous football grounds in the world, the ‘theatre of dreams' is home to Manchester United Football Club. It first opened in 1910 and recently expanded to...

Olympic and Paralympic Village

The vibrant Olympic Village will be situated in the Olympic Park, within walking distance of the venues - enhancing the experience of athletes and officials.

Olympic Stadium

The Olympic Stadium will host the Athletics and Paralympic Athletics events at the London 2012 Games, as well as the Opening and Closing Ceremonies.