New Images Of Olympic Events

Dean Nicholas
By Dean Nicholas Last edited 91 months ago
New Images Of Olympic Events

Lords will be temporarily converted into a 5,500 arena for the archery events.
Lords will be temporarily converted into a 5,500 arena for the archery events.
Greenwich Park will host the equestrian events and modern pentathlon.
Greenwich Park will host the equestrian events and modern pentathlon.
Lee Valley White Water Centre.
Lee Valley White Water Centre.

London 2012 has released a handful of new images illustrating how some of the non-Olympic Park events will look during the Games.

The images show Lords dressed up to host the archery; Greenwich Park in all its equestrian finery (a decision that has been among the most contentious of the Games); and the Lee Valley White Water Centre.

The director of Populous, the practice in charge of managing the architecture of the Games, said that the aim is, wherever possible, to keep London as "the backdrop" to events by ensuring that prime views are not cut off by temporary bleachers. Common to all the images are crowds of enthusiastic spectators waving their country's flag, which seems appropriate, and beautiful blue summer skies, which (as anyone familiar with a British August) doesn't.

In other Olympic news, construction on the main stadium just passed the 1,000 day mark. The London 2012 blog has some photos of the stadium's progress from dusty bowl to nearly-finished 80,000-seater arena.

All images copyright Populous.

Last Updated 18 February 2011