Preparations for the London 2012 Games are on track.
From progress on the Olympic Park to the thousands of people already inspired by London 2012, the Games are coming to life across the UK.
An aerial view of the Olympic Stadium
The construction of all the new main venues and infrastructure for the London 2012 Games is now complete.
Construction progress by 27 July 2011:
- The final piece of turf has been laid on the field of play in the Olympic Stadium, marking completion of construction of the venue.
- Construction has been completed on the Basketball Arena
- Construction has been completed on the Handball Arena
- Construction has been completed on the Velodrome
- Construction has been completed on the Aquatics Centre
- Construction has been completed on the Lee Valley White Water Centre
- More than three-quarters of the residential plots are structurally complete, the structure of the Chobham Academy school is nearing completion and work is well underway on the state-of-the-art polyclinic.
- Construction has been completed on the International Broadcast Centre (IBC) and the Main Press Centre (MPC) is structurally complete.
- Work has been completed at the main ‘gateway’ station for the Games, Stratford station.
The public investment for the ODA’s work was agreed in spring 2008 and the project remains within this budget.
In each of the past four years the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA) has set out in advance the milestones that it plans to achieve that year in its programme of constructing the venues and infrastructure for the London 2012 Games. Read the milestones.
Visit the London 2012 webcams to see progress on the venues or read more news.
- 1,500 UK businesses have won around £5 billion worth of Games-related contracts.
- 22,000 schools and colleges are participating in London 2012 initiatives through the Get Set network and Get Set +
- The International Inspiration programme has achieved its vision of reaching 12 million children and young people around the world, encouraging them to be active.
- Almost 1,000 outstanding non-commercial projects and events have been recognised with the London 2012 Inspire mark. Sport, culture, education, sustainability, volunteering and business opportunities all feature.
- There are currently 19 Live Sites around the UK – big screens and event spaces in urban centres offering live information, video, news and community events.
- 36 domestic commercial partners have signed up to the London 2012 programme, working to help deliver the Games and inspire the UK.