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Article from BTNews 16 MAY 2011

Olympic Games update

With excitement beginning to rise in anticipation of next year’s London Olympic Games all the details are beginning to fit together.  At Geneva, later this week (Wednesday), Dawn Lindsey, London 2012 Olympic Airspace Planning, Directorate of Airspace Policy, UK Civil Aviation Authority and Phil Dyckins, Head of International Air Services at the UK Department for Transport, will discuss aviation security with special emphasis on next year’s UK events. 

Also as part of the lead-up to London 2012, more than 10,000 volunteers, 8,000 athletes from more than 50 countries and more than 250,000 spectators will be invited to take part in a 12-month rehearsal from May 2011 to May 2012.

Organised by LOCOG (London Organising Committee of the Olympic Games), a programme will focus on testing the sporting fields of play; results, timing and scoring systems; how teams work together and how people move around venues.  There are different groupings of events: events which LOCOG is organising and ticketing, events run by LOGOG that are not ticketed, and events which are not organised by LOCOG.

The four ticketed LOCOG events this summer are: 

Mountain Bike: 31 July – Hadleigh Farm, Essex
Beach Volleyball: 9-14 August – Horse Guards Parade
Basketball: 16-21 August – Basketball Arena, Olympic Park
BMX: 19-20 August – BMX Track, Olympic Park

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