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Testing programme

Testing programme

A comprehensive testing programme will form a key part of the London 2012 Organising Committee's preparations for the Olympic and Paralympic Games. We are calling it the 'London Prepares' series.

LOCOG’s testing programme will focus primarily on testing the field of play, results, scoring and timing systems, as well as key operational procedures and functions. The programme is made up of three different types of events, namely:

  • International Invitational Events, created and delivered by LOCOG
  • International Federation (IF) Events, delivered by LOCOG in partnership with the IFs and sports national governing bodies
  • International events organised by sports national governing bodies and other organisations, with LOCOG testing operational aspects.

View the full testing programme

The events in 2011 that will be ticketed by LOCOG are:

Tickets for these events will go on sale on 26 May 2011 exclusively via the Ticketmaster website. For more information on the other events happening this summer, visit the London Prepares series website

Other events that LOCOG is ticketing are:

  • Gymnastics (Artistic, Rhythmic and Trampoline): 10-18 January 2012 – North Greenwich Arena
  • Cycling – Track: 17-19 February 2012 – Velodrome, Olympic Park
  • Aquatics – Diving: 20-26 February 2012 – Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park
  • Aquatics – Synchronised Swimming: 18-22 April 2012 – Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park
  • Hockey: 2-6 May 2012 – Hockey Centre, Olympic Park
  • Wheelchair Tennis: 2-6 May 2012 – Eton Manor, Olympic Park
  • Water Polo: 3-6 May 2012 – Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park
  • Athletics: 4-7 May 2012 – Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park
  • Paralympic Athletics: 8 May 2012 – Olympic Stadium, Olympic Park

Ticketing arrangements for these events will be announced later this year.

Some of the events above also form part of UK Sport’s World Class Events Programme, which invests National Lottery funding to help stage major international events. These are:

  • Modern Pentathlon:  9-10 July 2011 – Greenwich Park/Crystal Palace
  • Rowing: 3-7 August 2011 – Eton Dorney, Buckinghamshire
  • Triathlon: 6-7 August 2011 – Hyde Park
  • Badminton: 8-14 August 2011 – Wembley Arena
  • BMX Cycling: 19-20 August 2011 – BMX Track, Olympic Park
  • Track Cycling: 17-19 February 2012 – Velodrome, Olympic Park
  • Diving: 20-26 February 2012 – Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park
  • Swimming: 3-10 March 2012 – Aquatics Centre, Olympic Park
The Marathon and Race Walk test events, the first events in the London 2012 Organising Committee’s testing programme, will take place on 30 May 2011 in central London.