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Olympics Legacy

How the slide around the ArcelorMittal Orbit will look (Picture: LLDC)

‘World’s longest slide’ to be built around ArcellorMittal Orbit

You could soon be sliding down the outside of the ArcelorMittal Orbit after planning permission was granted to add a helter skelter to the sculpture.

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Watch the best track and field athletes in action at the Olympic Stadium this weekend (picture: Action Images / Paul Childs)

Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games begin in Olympic Stadium

Stars of London 2012 are returning to the Olympic Stadium this weekend for the Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games.

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Olympic Stadium at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Win tickets to the last day of the London Olympic Anniversary Games

Residents can win the chance to win tickets to the last day of the London Olympic Anniversary Games on Sunday.

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Matt Simpson proposes to Katie Perry on the finish line at the Great Newham London Run in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park.

Run for your wife! Proposal at Great Newham London Run

Crossing the finishing line in the Olympic Stadium was an emotional experience for many runners.

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Swimmers take to the water

Pictures: Splashing time at Great Newham London Swim

Swimmers braved the chilly waters of the Royal Victoria Dock to take part in the Great Newham London Swim.

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Runners celebrate as they near the finish line in the former Olympic stadium on the Great Newham London Run

Pictures: Sun shines on inaugural Great Newham London Run

On rare good form, the British weather ensured nothing but sunshine and blue skies for runners at the inaugural Great Newham London Run.

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Richard Browne will be back to compete in the Olympic Stadium (picture: Action Images / Steven Paston)

Sprinter Richard Browne excited for Sainsbury’s Anniversary Games

Sprinter Richard Browne has had mixed fortunes at the Olympic Stadium.

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The strange bike used by The Yard theatre company in This is What Democracy Looks Like!

Politicians to be quizzed on quirky bike ride: Discussions ‘could get quite heated’

Politicians will be quizzed in a round table discussion whilst touring the Olympic Park on a strange seven-seater bicycle, as part of a quirky ‘festival of curious adventures’.

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Paralympic swimmers Chloe Davies and Amy Marren at the London Aquatics Centre ahead of National Paralympic Day 2015

Swimmers set to make a splash on National Paralympic Day

A decade on from London’s successful Games bid, two of the youngest 2012 Paralympians returned to the site of their Games debut to make a splash once again.

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Chobham Academy pupils Ruhad and Ebun with community gardener Ruth Arnott

Community garden launching on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

A temporary community garden full of herbs and vegetables will open on Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park on Saturday.

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Reporter Jacob Ranson at Rio Fone Hack

Taste of Brazil for Olympic Park visitors

Red phone boxes now have some competition in London after three public phones from Brazil made their way into Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park for five weeks.

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Free West Ham tickets are one of the benefits on offer to Newham residents

Olympic Stadium transformation cost £272million

Transforming the Olympic Stadium has cost £272million, the London Legacy Development Corporation has confirmed.

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Lord Seb Coe. Picture: PA Images/David Davies

Seb Coe: ‘We need to do more to promote disability sport’

Olympic chief Lord Seb Coe has said more needs to be done to promote disability sport three years on from the London 2012 Paralympic Games.

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Sir Bradley Wiggins during his record hour cycling attempt at the Lee Valley Velopark. Picture: John Walton/PA Wire

Sir Bradley Wiggins breaks cycling hour record at Lee Valley Velodrome

In his own words, Sir Bradley Wiggins has “raised the bar” after smashing the world record for the furthest distance travelled in an hour by bicycle.

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Urban golf (Pic: Viktoriya Pintyak @Gemsnfx)

Urban golf reaches Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

It might be an outdoor sport of vast green fairways and well-trimmed lawns, but golf is has reached the big city.

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Last year's Big Lunch

The Big Lunch at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park

Thousands of people across the country will gather for a community lunch next month, and anyone picnicking at the Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park could win a trip up the UK’s tallest sculpture.

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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)