04 Nov 2011

London olympics: ready to go

Escrito por: londres el 04 Nov 2011 - URL Permanente

A massive church bells to celebrate the start of the 2012 Olympic Games will be played throughout the UK simultaneously and throughout LONDON
The initiative is the artist Martin Creed and special event expected to take three minutes starting at eight o'clock on July 27.
Organizers hope to have the participation of churches, schools and even cyclists.
The event was announced as part of the cultural festival will be held parallel to the dispute of the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games.
London, land of 'lords', tea, cultures and meridians, but also chaotic traffic, secrecy and outraged. Is something missing less than nine months for the wick of the cauldron garment for the third time in the city (1908 and 1948 were the other two editions) and the role is transferred to the rings, hymns and lights. On July 27, 2012, the modern Olympic Games released its XXX.
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London's Olympic Stadium 2012
The headquarters of the London 2012 Olympics
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The concrete city to clean up chewing your face, challenging the breathing crisis the world economy and searching for that desired creditworthiness. Good sense, good-looking. But if you go to London, does not move. Stand still, breathe, and arm yourself with patience against the jam is very easy to invest a little over two hours to make a journey of 25 or 30 minutes. Course equivalent, for example, which runs from downtown to the Olympic Park, located east of the city, in Stratford (Newham).
The River Lea Olympic Park divides almost symmetrically
The area, traditionally industrial, has cultivated all buildings on the premises Olympic Green and technology. A total regeneration of the district based on recyclable construction and adaptable, and whose main artery, the river Lea, is responsible for dividing the 'mini-city' Olympic north to south. Parks, lawns and oxygen to decorate the largest block of three that make up the bulk of the facility and is occupied by the latest cranes and more than 10,000 people who work daily to transform rubble agora.
Of the ten facilities, the six largest are completely finished (Olympic Stadium, the Velodrome, Handball Arena, Basketball Arena, Aquatics Centre and International Broadcast Centre). Or so they say, because the 'protection' of the organization requires the human eye to notice it through snapshots. The interior is not yet set foot.
The originality and the speed was primed with the Velodrome (host the track cycling world in February), the basketball arena (capacity 12,000 spectators and opened last August) and the flag of handball (also to Pentathlon host modern). Special mention colossal wave Aquatic Center and 160 meters in length, built by the Iranian Zaha Hadid, who represents the movement of the sea. Inside, three swimming pools await the appearance of Phelps and Thorpe.
The cauldron is still no news, once again being the best kept secret. Meanwhile, the other jewel, the Olympic Stadium track, red and looks forward to that faster legs of history occupy the streets.
Not yet presented the cauldron for the Games
The other two sets of facilities are spread over the city. The stately All England Tennis Club, the new Wembley Stadium or the banks of the River Thames (five great facilities for judo, table tennis or badminton ...) under their flag, next to Hyde Park (triathlon), the multiple locations of the center the city. Finally, the sports of rowing (Lee Valley White Water Centre) or mountain bike (Weald Country Park), among others, will be distributed around the capital.
We must wait 266 days to verify accurate delivery is outstanding or just sits in a middle-class Olympus, punctuated by the crisis and protests. Even the local press has picked up the fear of possible saturation of transport (railway ten lines reach the park, quick shuttle included), supply shortages and potential operational problems that may occur to native those three weeks. Real-life Olympic life.
Ecological Games
London 2012 will also be environmentally friendly. The idea of ​​the organization was from the beginning, recycle the maximum number of buildings upon completion of the Games, so many will be removed or reused for other sporting events of different kinds. In fact, 97% of demolition material can be recycled. An appetizer, the Olympic Park Olympic Park will be renamed the Queen Elizabeth II.
The Olympic Park Olympic Park will be named Queen Elizabeth II
The most striking case is the Olympic Stadium, whose 80,000-seat will be adapted for reuse by a local football team and for cultural or musical events, with a capacity around the 25,000 seats (55,000 are removable).
The Velodrome will absorb the BMX circuit and will act as a wind speed. The Handball Arena will be converted into a multipurpose hall and housing in the Olympic Village (will serve 17,000 people between athletes and workers) become part of the plan area real estate for sale and rent, which will add another 10,000 houses. One that will not survive the passage of time will be the Basketball Arena, which will be dismantled completely.
By then, Stratford and Stratford will become City. Olympic life, real life.

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