The Olympic Park is located across four east London Host Boroughs of Newham, Tower Hamlets, Hackney and Waltham Forest.
Throughout this summer, the Park will host 15,000 athletes, 7,000 officials and over 20,000 accredited media from over 200 countries at the London 2012 Games.
The Olympic Park venues will host a series of competitions across a broad discipline of sports, as listed below. You can check the competition schedule here.
Olympic Stadium: Athletics, Paralympic Athletics
Aquatics Centre: Diving, Swimming, Synchronised Swimming, Paralympic Swimming, Modern Pentathlon
Basketball Arena: Basketball, Wheelchair Basketball, Wheelchair Rugby, Handball
BMX Track: BMX Cycling
Copper Box: Handball, Goalball, Modern Pentathlon
Riverbank Arena: Hockey, Paralympic Five-a-side Football, Paralympic Seven-a side Football
Velodrome: Track Cycling, Paralympic Track Cycling
Water Polo Arena: Water Polo
During the Games, there will be four spectator entry routes that spectators will use to access the Olympic Park.
1. The majority of spectators will use the Stratford Gate entrance, which is accessible via Stratford station, Stratford International station and Westfield Stratford City.
2. Spectators will also be able to access the Olympic Park via Greenway Gate, at the south-east corner of the Park, which is accessible via West Ham station and a walking route along the Greenway.
3. During the Games, our main spectator cycle park will be located at Victoria Park. Spectators using the cycle park will be able to walk from Victoria Park, along Wick Lane and the Greenway, and enter the Park via Victoria Gate (close to the canal bridge at Old Ford Lock).
4. The final spectator entrance for the Park is located at Eton Manor Gate, which is located on Hackney East Marsh.
LOCOG staff will be stationed along these walking routes into the Park, to help people make their way safely to the Park and the competition venues.
Venue operations during the Games
The Olympic Park will operate 24 hours a day with main activity taking place during the core competition hours of 8.30am–12 midnight.
Close monitoring of noise will be undertaken throughout the Games to ensure we do not exceed our noise limits.
Local travel information
The London 2012 Games will attract large numbers of visitors to venues and their surrounding areas, which means some temporary traffic and parking restrictions will be needed.
Find more information about local access and parking plans in your area
For more information about travel during the Games, including how public transport will be affected, visit getaheadofthegames.com
Security and policing
The London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games will involve the largest peacetime security and policing operation ever delivered in the UK. This will ensure that both the Games and London are safe and secure for everyone.
You can keep linked in with crime and safety issues in your local area with the Metropolitan Police’s free text and email service. This service is available now and will continue to run throughout the London 2012 Games. To register please visit Neighbourhood Link
After the Games
Following the completion of the Paralympic Games on 9 September 2012, the Olympic Park will enter a decommissioning phase where all temporary facilities and infrastructure will be taken down and removed for other sustainable uses.
The London 2012 Organising Committee will work closely with the London Legacy Development Corporation, the organisation responsible for the physical legacy of the Olympic Park.
Some of the legacy decisions already agreed include: Lee Valley Regional Park Authority responsible for operation of the Velopark and the White Water Canoe Centre in Hertfordshire; Greenwich Leisure Limited (GLL) to manage the Aquatics Centre and Multi Use Arena (legacy name for Copper Box); and Balfour Beatty Workplace to manage the Estate Facilities Management of the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park along with the ArcelorMittal Orbit.
For more information
If you have any questions or concerns you can contact the LOCOG Community Relations team by calling our 24-hour Community Relations hotline on 08000 722 110 or email email@example.com
From the Olympic Torch Relay and Local Leaders programme to the London 2012 Festival there are millions of ways to join in with London 2012. Events are taking place across the UK from now right until the end of the Games.
During the Games, there will be Live Sites both on the Park and in other areas. These sites will host big screens displaying live information, video, news and community events. Other live sites in London include Waltham Forest, Woolwich, and Hyde Park.
Find out more information about Live Sites
London Live 2012
Victoria Park in Hackney will be one of the venues hosting London Live 2012, one of the UK’s biggest free celebrations of the London 2012 Games.
Find out more and register your interest at btlondonlive.com