Latest aerial shots of Olympic venues released
The London Organising Committee of the Olympic and Paralympic Games (LOCOG) has published new aerial images of the ‘90 per cent complete’ Olympic Park
Olympic Stadium (Populous)
Construction of the Olympic Stadium completed in March 2011 and the running track unveiled in October with GB athletes and local school children the first to take to the track.
Aquatics Centre (Zaha Hadid Architects)
The completed Aquatics Centre was officially unveiled during the ‘One year to go’ celebrations in July 2011 with Tom Daley making the first dive into the pool.
Velodrome (Hopkins) & BMX Track
The velodrome became the first Olympic Park venue completed in Februrary 2011 followed by the BMX Track which held the UCI BMX Supercross World Cup test event in August.
Basketball Arena (Wilkinson Eyre and KSS Architects)
The temporary 12,000 seat basketball arena completed in June 2011 and becoming the first Olympic Park venue to host competitive sport with the London International Basketball Invitational test event taking place in August.
Olympic Village (various)
The 2,012th new home completed in October with the ODA also securing the legacy owners for the purchase and long-term management of the Olympic Village. The Village is on track to be completed and handed over to LOCOG early next year.
Handball Arena (Make Architects)
The Handball Arena was completed in May 2011 and has already held two test events with the London Handball Cup in November and the London International Goalball Tournament in December, the first Paralympic test event in the Olympic Park.
Hockey Centre (Stanton Williams)
The first of the Olympic hockey centre’s striking blue and pink pitches was unveiled in October 2011 along with news that a yellow ball will be used during the hockey competition for the first ever time at an Olympic Games.
Construction of the International Broadcast Centre and Main Press Centre completed in July 2011. Work is underway to kit-out the IBC/MPC for more than 20,000 media in 2012 who will communicate the Games to a worldwide audience of 4 billion people.
The two-year planting programme completed in November 2011 to create the UK’s largest new urban park for more than a century with 4,000 semi-mature trees, over 300,000 wetland plants and more than ten football fields worth of meadows planted.