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Tom Daley oversees training at the launch of his new diving academy at the London Aquatics Centre in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Olympic superstar Tom Daley on launching a new diving academy and wearing ‘skimpy little trunks’

Olympic superstar Tom Daley has launched a diving academy aimed at getting people into the sport which has seen a surge in popularity due in no small part to his own celebrated achievements.

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Riders in the Olympic Velodrome. Photo: Eleanor Bentall.

Classic cycle race the Good Friday Meeting to come to Lee Valley VeloPark

Two-time Olympic gold-medallist ED Clancy MBE will lead the field at a classic international cycling race at the former Olympic Velodrome to help celebrate the legacy of the games.

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Children enjoy the fountain on the opening day of Queen Elizabeth OlympicPark.

More than 50,000 visit Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park’s opening weekend

More than 50,000 people visited Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park when it threw open its doors to the public last weekend, new figures show.

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Multi-award winning phenomenon STOMP give an exclusive performance at the top of the ArcelorMittal Orbit.

Video: exclusive performance by multi award-winning phenomenon STOMP at the top of the ArcelorMittal Orbit

Exclusive performance by multi award-winning phenomenon STOMP at the top of the ArcelorMittal Orbit

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Opening day of the Queen Elizabeth OlympicPark.

Video: Olympic Park opened to the public for first time since London 2012

Olympic Park opened to the public for first time since London 2012

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Opening day of the Queen Elizabeth OlympicPark.

Pictures: Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park opens with weekend of fun

After a year and a half of closure and redevelopment, Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park finally opened to the public with a weekend of special events.

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His Royal Highness Prince Harry and Mayor of London, Boris Johnson visited the new Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on the eve of its official opening.

Picture by Ellie Hoskins

Prince Harry and Boris Johnson visit Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Prince Harry and Boris Johnson met some of the many people who will benefit from the opening of Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park today.

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The tree-lined promenade will light up at night

Pictures: Olympic Park opens to public for first time since London 2012 this weekend

Arguably London 2012’s biggest star — the Olympic Park itself — is finally ready to play host to the public once again.

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Riders on the road circuit at the Lee Valley VeloPark. Photo: Eleanor Bentall.

Cycling courses open to young people at Lee Valley VeloPark this Easter holiday

Youngsters can follow in the tracks of some of Britain’s cycling heroes by taking part in four bike courses at the newly opened Lee Valley VeloPark this Easter.

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Pool party. The Aquatics Centre was awash with celebrities competing in swimming races for Sports Relief. From left with one of the medals competitors received are former World and Commonwealth champion swimmer Karen Pickering MBE, BBC property show presenter Martin Roberts, BBC newscaster Louis Minchin, Blue Peter presenter Radzi Chinyanganya, former Olympic gold-medal winning swimmer Duncan 
Goodhew MBE and former EastEnders actress Kierston Wareing.

Sport Relief 2014 Pictures: Thousands flock to Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park in blur of red

Thousands turned out to compete alongside Olympians, Paralympians and a host of famous faces in order to make money for Sport Relief over the weekend.

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Cooking veggie burgers on the fire at the Edible East Feast, photo Saira Niazi

Groundwork’s Edible East Feast celebrates community food gardens

People cooked veggie burgers made from home-grown produce in a fire pit in Lower Clapton, as part of a feast celebrating community food growing gardens on an un-seasonally warm evening last week.

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Tom Daley standing on the edge of the diving board as captured in a virtual tour of the London Aquatics Centre

London Aquatics Centre Google virtual tour shows image of Olympian Tom Daley preparing to dive

Olympic diver Tom Daley poised in his famous trunks is officially one of the sights of the London Aquatics Centre virtual tour.

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Sir Robin Wales, Mayor of Newham secured the places for the borough's residents

Newham Mayor secures more than 1,000 free places for run at Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

More than 1,000 runners from across the borough will be able to take part in this year‘s National Lottery Newham London Anniversary Run after the Newham Mayor secured 1,000 free places.

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Reporter Freddy Mayhew on the track at the velodrome.

Riding a ‘fixie’ around the Olympic Velodrome — Parklife reporter Freddy Mayhew goes for a spin

“It didn’t look that steep on TV”, I say to myself while nervously strapping both feet into a bike with no brakes.

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Olympic champion Laura Trott OBE

Video: Olympic cyclist Laura Trott insists Games legacy isn’t just about new talent, but getting more people cycling

Reigning Olympic cycling champion Laura Trott has insisted even if no new talent comes out of the Lee Valley VeloPark, the legacy of the London 2012 Games will still have been a success.

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Laura Trott and Mark Colbourne, ambassadors of Lee Valley VeloPark on the track today.

Remodelled Olympic VeloPark is world’s first centre with track, mountain bike, road and BMX in one spot

Cycling heroes Laura Trott and Mark Colbourne helped reopen the 2012 VeloPark today – the first place in the world offering track, mountain bike, road and BMX facilities in one place.

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Links

Official London Olympics 2012 website
www.london2012.com

Olympic Park Legacy Company
http://www.legacycompany.co.uk/

Working for London 2012
https://locogrecruitment.london2012.com/jobs/main

London 2012 tickets
http://www.tickets.london2012.com/

Olympics schedule
http://media.ticketmaster.com/en-gb/img/sys/tournament/london2012/oly-complete.pdf

Resources
Map of the Olympic Venues (jpg, 558kb)
Map of the Olympic Parks (pdf, 2.6mb)

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