Greenwich Olympic venue scrapped
The Olympic Board has agreed to use Wembley Arena rather than build a new temporary venue on the North Greenwich Peninsula
The move, which means architects will again miss out on the chance to design for the Olympics (see AJ 02.10.09), will see rhythmic gymnastics and badminton played in North London during the 2012 Games instead of in a new hall close to the 0² Arena.
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games will present the proposals to the sports federations next week for approval.
Meanwhile, the Royal Artillery Barracks at Woolwich (pictured) has been confirmed as the venue for shooting and paralympic archery. A planning application is due to be submitted in the next few weeks.
Meanwhile, the London Borough of Barking and Dagenham, identified as a potential alternative London 2012 venue location due to its proximity to the Olympic Park, has been identified as a suitable location for training venues and other operations during the Games.