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    Discover the secrets of the track of records


    In London, during the 2012 Games, several world records were broken on the track of the Olympic velodrome. This was not by chance. Michael Taylor, the head architect of this magnificent sports facilit...

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    London 2012 venues and infrastructure already providing strong Games legacies


    When London won the right to host the 2012 Olympic Games, one of the Organising Committee’s chief concerns was to fulfil a commitment from its bid to avoid leaving any ‘white elephants’ by only buildi...

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    London 2012 venue legacy ensured for years to come


    Throughout the planning and construction process for London 2012, the London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has kept a vision of the future in mind. The venues for th...

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    London set to capitalise on Olympic Park legacy


    The London Legacy Development Corporation (LLDC) was established in 2009 – three years ahead of London 2012 – to ensure that the post-Games legacy plans for London’s Olympic Park are more developed th...

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    Olympic Park will continue to transform East London


    In-depth plans for developing the Olympic Park and its venues, after the Paralympic Games have ended, will ensure a lasting sporting legacy for the area. A £300m construction project run by the London...

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    Olympic Village caters for all needs


    With adrenaline coursing through athletes’ veins on the playing fields, LOCOG has gone the extra mile to create a relaxing haven, providing facilities that meet participants’ every need before, during...

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    Riverbank Arena to be integrated into community facility


    The eye-catching pitches at Riverbank Arena, where the hockey and Paralympic football tournaments will be held, are the first of their kind in an Olympic Games’ tournament. This is because organisers ...

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    Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy broadens horizons


    Since being selected as a Games venue, the Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy (WPNSA), which began in 2000, has benefitted from significant investment – with all improvements designed to h...

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    The London 2012 nerve centre


    The Olympic Games require a huge amount of organisation, coordination and planning. The London 2012 Organising Committee (LOCOG) has spent the last seven years preparing to deliver the Games, and it w...

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    London 2012 venues ready to host world’s greatest athletes


    All 34 London 2012 venues are ready to play host to the world’s leading athletes, with the Olympic Games set to get underway in just eight days. At the heart of the action will be the stunning Olympic...


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  • London 2012 Madness in Olympic StadiumCeremony – 16

    London 2012 - The British ska band Madness perform their hit Our House during the closing ceremony in Olympic Stadium on August 12, 2012.

  • Flying sax man

    London 2012 - The saxophonist from the band Madness performs his solo while flying through Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony on August 12, 2012.

  • Ray Davies of the Kinks

    London 2012 - Ray Davies of the Kinks sings “Waterloo Sunset,” a love letter to London, at the closing ceremony on August 12, 2012.

  • Acrobats perform on London's "skyline"

    London 2012 - Acrobats, dancers, and performers give the eye much to behold in Olympic Stadium during the closing ceremony on August 12, 2012.

  • Scooters deliver Kaiser Chiefs

    London 2012 - Motor scooters from London's mid-60's mod subculture deliver Ricky Wilson to the stage to sing The Who's "Pinball Wizard" during the closing ceremony.

  • British fashion acknowledged at closing ceremony

    London 2012 - As the David Bowie hit "Fashion" plays aloud, a parade enters of British supermodels sporting haute couture designs during the closing ceremony.