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The 2012 London Olympics will take place July 27 - August 12

The 2012 London Paralympics take place August 29 - September 9


THE OLYMPIC STADIUM

This is the main stadium for the 2012 London Games. The opening ceremony will take place here on July 27, 2012.

The track and field events will take place in the Olympic Stadium.

The stadium has a capacity of 60,000.

The estimated cost of the Olympic Stadium is 537m.

The stadium is central to London's bid to host the 2017 World Championships.



AQUATIC CENTRE


Swimming; diving; synchronized swimming; water polo will take place in the Aquatics Centre.







VELODROME

Cycling events will take place in the Velodrome. Nicknamed 'the pringle'. The stadium seats 6000 people.





BASKETBALL ARENA

The Basketball Arena is a temporary bulding. The Arena will be sold after the Games and removed from the Olympic Park. Handball will also take place in this arena.




THE OLYMPIC VILLAGE

The Olympic Village will consist of 11 residential blocks each with between 6-8 buildings. During the games it will provide accommodation for up to 17,000 athletes and coaches.



APARTMENTS

2800 apartments will be made into residential homes. The Olympic Village will become a new residential area. The village is within walking distance of the new Westfield Shopping Mall.


After the Games there will be a new nursery; primary and secondary school, Chobham Academy, with up to 1800 places for children and young people aged 3-19 years of age. It will open in 2013. The school building will be used as a base for Olympic teams during the Games.



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