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Olympic Test Events Annunced for Summer 2011

The organizers of the Summer Olympic Games in London 2012 have announced their plans for testing the event venues for London 2012. In the following months many of the new venues for London 2012 will hold special test events, as part of a comprehensive 12-month testing programme. The testing programme will cover 42 events across 26 venues and involving 8,000 athletes from more than 50 countries.

A total of 150,000 tickets costing between £5 and £35 will be on sale across several events and altogether, a total of 250,000 spectators are expected to see events in the so-called "London Prepares" series.

However some of the events will be free, such as the equestrian test event in Greenwich Park.

Greenwich Park
Greenwich Park has stunning views of London's historic landmarks
Neal VaughanAdded by Neal Vaughan
Local residents of Greenwich will be given the opportunity to see the event on temporary grandstands, in the grounds of the stunning historic Royal Park. I have been to Greenwich Park many times and it great location overlooks the City of London and boasts a panorama that takes in many London Landmarks, including the Olympic Stadium (London) in Stratford. It will be a stunning backdrop for William Fox Pitt and the other 3 day event athelets from Team Great Britain.

Has anyone got a venue they think will be as stunning as this natural one? Have a look at all the venues for London 2012 for more information. Add picutes to the pages and make sure they are the best guide to the venues and sports you love. An interesting fact is that Modern Pentathlon has recently switched to laser shooting in place of the traditional air rifles and this will need to be rigorously tested at Greenwich Park.

Do you have any other interesting facts about the events and sports in London 2012? Have a look at London's Games and get some inspiration.

The first events to be tested, in July and August this year, will predominantly take place at venues away from the Olympic Park, the exceptions being the BMX and basketball events. The second group of events, from November to January next year, will include test the Aquatics Centre (London) and the Velopark (London).

More details on the list of events and ticketing can be found at: London 2012 Official Website

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