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ExCeL Arena - London, London UK
Posted by: Groundspeak Premium Member AngelPick
N 51° 30.490 E 000° 01.722
31U E 293811 N 5710524
Quick Description: Home of many Olympic and Paralympic events in 2012.
Location: London, United Kingdom
Date Posted: 8/27/2012 12:08:08 AM
Waymark Code: WMF5K5
Published By: Groundspeak Premium Member wildwoodke
Views: 11

Long Description:
“ExCeL opened in 2001 as an international conference and exhibition centre in London’s Docklands, and was expanded in 2010. Experienced at staging major events, it is ideally placed to host the biggest cluster of Olympic and Paralympic events outside of the Olympic Park.”
“No construction was required to create ExCeL’s five arenas for London 2012.”
“Several test events were held at the venue in 2011 to ensure the venue was ready to stage the Games.”

Weightlifting, Boxing, Judo, Table Tennis, Wrestling, Taekwondo and Fencing were the Olympic events.

Boccia, Table Tennis, Judo, Powerlifting, Wheelchair Fencing and Sitting Volleyball were the Paralympic events.

“After the Games, ExCeL will revert to its role as one of Europe’s largest and most versatile exhibition spaces.”

Some of this text was taken from the London2012 website HERE

Follow this LINK for the official website for the centre:

Wikipedia has a very extensive and informative website HERE, well worth a look.

On Sunday 5th August, I was fortunate enough to get tickets for the Olympic Fencing here (Arena South 1) with my wife and niece and had a fantastic time. A very early start though which my niece did not appreciate at all.

For the Paralympics I also have tickets for the Boccia on Sunday 2nd September at the ExCel, preceded by Wheelchair Basketball at the North Greenwich Arena. How will we travel between the venues, they are on opposite side of the River Thames? The cable car of course, it will be a great day.

Well done London, we are proud to say we live here again!!!
Olympic Games: London Summer 2012

Sport held at venue: Boxing

Sport held at venue No 2: Table Tennis

Additional sport(s) held at venue:
Weightlifting, Judo, Fencing, Taekwondo, Wrestling

Start and/or Finish: Not Aplicable

Web Address with Additional Details: [Web Link]

Reference Supporting Olympic Use: Website

Details of Reference Supporting Olympic Use:
I visited a sport in the Olympics and have tickets for the Paralympics

Current Use: Exhibition Centre London

Olympic Games No 2: Not listed

Olympic Games No 3: Not listed

Parking Area: Not Listed

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