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Olympic Games, London - August 2012

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Several "insiders" have already enquired about choice of, and access to, hotels etc in and around London during this period. I thought that it might help if I summarised the main clusters of sporting activity, indicated their locations and suggested 1/2 Marriotts that they might like to consider.

1.Olympic Park, Stratford, East London.

Most athletics (ex the Marathon),cycling (track), handball, hockey,swimming, diving, waterpolo, basketball

Hotels: London - Ren St Pancras, M West India Quay; near London - Ms Hanbury Manor, Tudor Park, Waltham Abbey, Cheshunt

2. East London, approx 5/8 miles from Olympic Park.

Excel Arena: boxing,fencing, judo, table tennis weightlifting, wrestling

Greenwich Park: equestrian dressage, eventing, jumping, some pentathlon

North Greenwich arena: gymnastics (artistic and trampoline)

Lee Valley White Water centre: canoe slalom

Hotels: as for 1 above

3. West End (i.e.centre) of London.

Hyde Park: Swimming marathon, triathlon.

The Mall: Athletics marathon and road walk, cycling (road).

Horse Guards Parade: Beach volleyball

Royal Artillery Barracks: shooting

Earl's Court: Volleyball

Hotels: JW Marriott and Marriott, Park Lane, M Grosvenor Sq, County Hall and Marble Arch

4. North-West and West London and Thamas Valley

Wembley Arena: Badminton, football

Hampton Court Palace: Cycling (road)

Wimbledon: Tennis

Eton Dorney, Buckinghamshire: rowing and canoe sprint

Hotels: M Twickenham and various Ms etc around Reading

5. UK

Weymouth/Portland, Dorset: Sailing

Coventry, Glasgow, Cardiff, Manchester, Newcastle: Football


I hope this list and the related "hints" are of some help. Please note though that I have not tried to present an exhaustive list of all events.



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