Documents arrow The London Games were centred around the Olympic Park in east London, which is the site of a number of new sports venues. Up to , spectators a day entered the Park to enjoy the Games, making it the principal focus of Olympic activity. The main venues — the Olympic Stadium, Aquatics Centre, Velodrome and BMX Circuit, as well as the hockey, handball and basketball arenas — were easily accessible through a network of footbridges and walkways within the Park. The Olympic Village was within walking distance of all the venues in the Park, enhancing the experience for athletes and officials. The London Games included a four-year Cultural Olympiad. It reached a climax with the Olympic Games Opening Ceremony on 27 July , starting a day festival of sport and culture across the UK, as the Olympic and Paralympic spirit crosses the world once again.
Olympic challenge: How do host cities fare after the games?
Olympic challenge: How do host cities fare after the games? - CBS News
How do host cities fare after the games? But for the host cities, the real challenge begins with the end of the Olympics. How do they continue to use the expensive stadiums after the party's over? What happens to the athletes' villages? What is the legacy of the games?
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It focused on oversight of the Games, cross-programme management and the London Olympic Legacy. Venues of the Summer Olympics and Paralympics The Summer Paralympics used many of the same venues as the Summer Olympics, along with two new locations such as Eton Manor for wheelchair tennis and Brands Hatch for road cycling. Some venues also contained additional accessible seating areas during the Paralympics.
The Weymouth and Portland National Sailing Academy on the Isle of Portland in Dorset hosted the sailing events The Olympic and Paralympic Games used a mixture of new venues, existing and historic facilities, and temporary facilities, some of them in well-known locations such as Hyde Park and Horse Guards Parade. After the Games, some of the new facilities will be reused in their Olympic form, while others will be resized or relocated. The football tournament was staged at several grounds around the UK.