A few days ago Charlie went to watch hockey at the Olympic Park so I asked him to take lots of pictures. The park is amazing, modern and yet so green and full of wild flowers! I can’t wait to go there myself in September! I keep looking for tickets online and fingers crossed I will get one or two before I fly home. I’d love to watch Lithuania play basketball live at the Olympics!
So here is the beautiful and very British Olympic Park 2012!
Closest to my heart – Basketball Arena where Lithuanian Basketball team is winning and loosing. It is a temporary venue that will be taken down after the games and used again elsewhere. I think the British should pay more attention to this game, their Basketball team is really good!
Riverbank Arena – the host to all the Hockey matches.
Olympic Hockey Centre – designed by architect Stanton Williams and engineered by Arup, the venue is another to have a legacy afer the Olympics 2012. The centre will host international hockey competitions as well as community events.
London Olympic Velodrome was the first Olympic venue completed by the Olympic Delivery Authority
London Olympic Velodrome – the best British design. After the Games, the legacy Velodrome will be used by elite athletes, local and wider communities.
‘RUN’ is 9m tall and is the largest standalone artwork in the Olympic park.
The Lovely Olympic Park
Where shall I phone?
Main Press Centre (MPC) and International Broadcast Centre (IBC).
Gloriana at the Olympic Park. The Olympic flame has been brought to the Olympic Park down the Thames on the Royal Barge Gloriana after the long journey of the Torch Relay.
London 2012 Water Polo Arena – one of the last venues built at The Olympic Park. It’s a 5000-seater temporary arena.
Can you see the word ‘STREET’ formed from the dripping water underneath the bridge?
This is where I am going in September – Zaha Hadid’s landmark 2012 venue – Aquatic Centre. When the centre takes on its legacy role as a facility for local clubs and community swimming the seating will be removed.
The Orbit – 115 metres high, the tallest art structure in Britain
London Olympic Stadium – Heart of the action.
Can’t wait to be there!
Green all around!
Lovely view with the Basketball Arena in the background