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2012 Games

London Olympic and Paralympic Games

The next Summer Olympic and Paralympic Games will be hosted by London in 2012. The London Olympic Games will showcase Britain's best athletes and sporting venues. Here you'll find out all about old and new London Olympic venues, our top 10 sporting heritage sites and more.


Olympic site tours

The London 2012 Olympics may still be a little way away, but work is well underway at the Olympic Park in East London. If you want to follow the progress, why not take a tour of the sites?

Olympic Venues 2012

To celebrate the London 2012 Olympics we’ve put together our favourite UK Olympic Venues. You can visit many of them before the Games to discover Britain’s sporting heritage, take a tour or get involved in sport yourself.

London 2012 Festival

London’s 2012 Olympic Games aren’t just about celebrating the fastest, strongest and the fittest athletes. There’s also a huge programme of cultural events in the run up to the games ranging from dance to pop concerts, art installations to opera and theatre to festivals of literature. Here’s just a taste of what to look forward to during the London 2012 Cultural Olympiad.

Green accommodation near Olympic venues

Next year’s Olympics are set to be the greenest Games yet and many hotels and holiday lets in Britain are following the organisers’ lead.

Explore Olympic Britain

With Olympic action taking place all over Britain, now is the time to discover the cities and towns hosting the ‘greatest show on earth’…

Summer 2012 budget accommodation guide

If you’re looking for somewhere to stay without record-breaking prices during the summer of 2012, check out these great budget options in London and beyond…

Free Olympic events

For those of us who didn’t manage to get hold of tickets to the Olympics, there is still hope. A number of the events take place outdoors and in public places, meaning anybody can turn up and watch free of charge.

Olympic Games news

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London 2012 news

  • Sturridge nets winner for Great Britain
    —Wed, 01 Aug 2012 21:58:00 +0100

    Great Britain's men followed the women into the Olympic quarter-finals as Daniel Sturridge netted the only goal against Uruguay at the Millennium Sta

  • Federer on Singles march
    —Wed, 01 Aug 2012 21:58:00 +0100

    Roger Federer saw one Olympic title slip away at Wimbledon today but remained on track for another as he moved into the quarter-finals of the men's S