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London Olympic Games 2012 venues

September 17, 2011
Olympic Stadium
An aerial view of the Olympic Stadium. During the 2012 Games in London, the stadium – which seats 80,000 spectators – will host athletic events.


Olympic mascot Wenlock, left, and Paralympic mascot Mandeville pose for photographs May 19, 2010, at a school in London. The backstory of the two mascots is that they were created from the last drops of steel left over from the construction of the final support girder for the Olympic Stadium.

Torch unveiled

Sebastian Coe, chairman of the London 2012 Olympic Organising Committee, poses for pictures with the newly unveiled 2012 London Olympic Torch on June 8 in London. Runners will use the torch to carry the Olympic flame 8,000 miles around Britain to the opening ceremony.


An aerial view of Wimbledon, which will host the tennis events during the 2012 Olympic Games.

Manmade whitewater

An aerial view of the Lee Valley White Water Centre, which will host the canoe slalom events during the London Olympics.


An aerial view of Wembley Stadium, which will host soccer events during the 2012 Games.

Lords Cricket Ground

 An aerial view of Cricket Ground, which will host archery events during the London 2012 Olympic Games.

Courtside seats

An interior view of the Handball Arena at London’s Olympic Park. The Handball Arena became the third venue at the Olympic Park to be completed.

Basketball Arena

An interior view of the London 2012 Basketball Arena. Construction on the 12,000-seat basketball arena for 2012 Olympics in London has been completed, just 15 months after building began. The stadium became the fourth venue at Olympic Park to be finished, on budget and in time for the first test event to be held at the site in August.

The Dome

An aerial view of the North Greenwich Arena, also known as The Dome, which will host artistic gymnastics, trampoline, basketball and wheelchair basketball events during the 2012 Olympics in London.


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