Thursday, July 12, 2012

London 2012 Olympic Park

The Olympic Park of the London 2012 Games is an architectural, environmental and logistical achievement. Built on the site of a deprived, desolate, polluted and neglected area of East London, the Olympic Park has transformed Stratford for ever, leaving a lasting legacy for many years to come. 

Permanent venues dotted around the River Lea and its numerous canals and waterways include the spectacular Olympic Stadium, the state of the art Velodrome and Aquatics Centre, the multi-purpose Paralympic hub Eton Manor and the versatile Handball Arena (also known as the Copper Box). 
The onsite Olympic Village will give all athletes the opportunity to walk to their own events, while everything will be connected to central London by the new Javelin shuttle service. 
The Olympic Park will be the site of the largest urban parks created in Europe for more than 150 years. Also a new university will be founded; the Stadium is expected to be taken over by West Ham United F.C.; the permanent sporting arenas will be used for the public and competitions, whilst the Olympic Village will be converted into 3.600 apartments. 

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