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London’s Olympic Legacy Opens Up

18 months after athletes and spectators streamed in London’s Olympic site, the Queen Elizabeth Park is gearing to open itself up more fully to the public.


WATCH: What happens after the Olympic Games?

What happens after the Olympic Games? London’s investment in legacy continues, as £300m will be spent on transforming the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park into a new piece of London after the Games.

2005 Olympic site character aerial

One of the brains behind London’s Olympic Park: Interview with Guy Briggs Pt. 2

Rashiq Fataar inteviews Guy Briggs, who led a team which prepared the regeneration strategy for the Lower Lea Valley – the wider area in which the London Olympic Park is situated. So what does it take to design an Olympic Park? Part 2 here.


8 Ideas about Olympic Cities

Our favourite moments and ideas from our latest #CityTalk on Olypmic Cities.


Our Top 5 Olympic Venues

Future Cape Town’s Rob Bowen lays out our top 5 favourite venues set to host events at the London Olympics 2012.


Future Smart Reads 29 July, 2012

Future Smart Reads, a weekly installment of articles that have grabbed our attention, from cities across the world. This week includes a variety of Olympic-themed reads, as well as reports from Cape Town, Paris and Barcelona.

Olympic Rings Unveiled At Richmond Park

Will London 2012 be the first sustainable Olympics ever?

Will London 2012 be the first sustainable Olympics ever? A look at the green side of the London 2012 Olympic Park. CNN’s Erin McLaughlin reports.

Olympic Stadium - General Views of London 2012 Venues

London’s Olympic Park

Take an animated fly-through of the London 2012 Olympic Park, ahead of the start of the Games on 27 July. It is one of the largest urban parks created in Europe for more than 150 years.


Lessons for Cape Town to approach global events like the Olympic Games

How can Cape Town learn from cities which have already hosted the Olympic Games?

Around the World: London juxtaposes “quirky” Olympic venue with 200 year old building

New images of the London 2012 Shooting venue – located in the grounds of Woolwich’s historic Royal Artillery Barracks (over 200 years old) – were today released by the Olympic Delivery Authority (ODA).
The temporary venue in south-east London will host the Shooting and Paralympic Shooting competitions, in addition to Paralympic Archery.
The contractor for the three […]