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100 days until the Olympics and London is ready for action

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 02:36

April 18 - With 100 days to go until the start of the 2012 Olympic Games we look at some of the key venues that will host the ''greatest show on earth''.

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A hundred days and counting now until the sauce of the London 2012 Olympics. More than thirty places throughout the UK will host events here's a look at some of the key venues. So -- with the Olympic Stadium which will cruise the athletics as well as the opening and closing ceremonies. The lightest Olympic Stadium ever built will have a capacity of 80000. Construction began in May 2000 -- on the final piece of turf was -- in April 2011. The graphics and so will be the venue for the swimming and synchronized swimming events. Designed by acclaimed international architects are high high indeed it will form part of the -- way to the Olympic -- The velodrome will host all track cycling events. It's the most sustainable venue in the Olympic park in terms of design and construction. Olympic champion Chris -- and team GP what consulted to ensure the best conditions athletes would deliver it. Not all the venues a brand new the beach volleyball will take place at horse guards parade. Once the headquarters for The British Army the size is more familiar for boosting the trooping of the color ceremonies which commemorates the queen's official birthday. Prime minister David Cameron should get a good view of the action his garden backs onto the venue. Other iconic London venues are being prepared for Olympic sports Wimbledon will host the tennis Wembley Stadium the Soka. And lords cricket ground. The archery. And on everything will take place in London believe rally Whitewater cents or just outside the capital will host the canoe slalom competition. While sailing events will take place -- cents on the south coast one to visit perhaps if you Kong gets into other events. The natural and he fits our provide several vantage points for anyone without -- tickets. Finally here's a glimpse of some when not accessible by just anyone. The 2818. New apartments in the Olympic village will give athletes an inspirational view over the Olympic park. The village will provide a lasting legacy of essential new housing for East London. Organizers have avoided many of the problems that a case of a host cities. Construction is all but done with just a few temporary structures and some final testing left to do. Leaving London almost ready for the great to show on us. -- -- -- -- -- --

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100 days until the Olympics and London is ready for action

Tuesday, April 17, 2012 - 02:36