The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has issued a series of new images showing what Greenwich Park, Lord’s Cricket Ground and the Lee Valley White Water Centre might look like at Games time.
The London 2012 Games are unique for their innovative approach to the use of temporary and existing venues both on and off the Olympic Park.
Pictured: Lee Valley White Water will host Olympic canoeing events
To achieve this and deliver a consistent look and experience for all participants, each of the venues requires detailed ‘overlay’ design, engineering and construction to stage the Games.
From Horse Guards Parade for Beach Volleyball, to Greenwich Park for Equestrian and Modern Pentathlon, London is being used as the stunning backdrop for events hosted in entirely temporary venues.
Greenwich Park will host the Equestrian events
James Bulley, LOCOG director of venues and infrastructure, said: “The London 2012 Games will deliver what no other Games has before in terms of the complexity and scale of the event overlay and temporary structures needed.
“Alongside the absolute commitment to meet the Games requirements, central to our plans have been legacy, sustainability, accessibility and safety.”
In addition, venues such as ExCeL London, Lord’s Cricket Ground and the Lee Valley White Water Centre will be transformed to deliver the Olympic and Paralympic Games experience in existing venues.
In total, the London 2012 Games will use as much overlay as Sydney 2000, Athens 2004 and Beijing 2008 put together.
“Our vision for the London 2012 venues is the integration with London’s historic and iconic landmarks alongside our existing world class stadiums and sporting arenas,” added Mr Bulley.
“Our combined overlay team are world class and will deliver the technical excellence required to make this a spectacular Games.”
Lord’s Cricket Ground will be transformed for the archery competition
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