London 2012 rehearsal schedule revealed

Locog has announced details of its testing programme ahead of the London 2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.

London 2012 rehearsal schedule revealed
London 2012 rehearsal schedule revealed

Branded the ‘London Prepares’ series, the 12-month programme will put the Olympic venues to the test ensuring everything is up to speed for next summer.

More than 10,000 volunteers, 8,000 athletes, and 250,000 spectators are expected to take part from May 2011 to May 2012, with Basketball and BMX being the first competitive sports to take place on the Olympic Park in August.

Some events will be ticketed, with prices varying from £5 to £35, while others, such as the Cycling Road Race on 14 August, will be free.

"The London Prepares series is essentially about putting our plans into practice. Although our venues won’t be dressed in their Games finery, a number of events will give the public a chance to see some world class sporting action ahead of next year," said Locog chief executive Paul Deighton.

"These events are our opportunity to try out our new venues, test new technology and equipment and walk our extended teams through their roles and responsibilities. We have learned a lot from previous Games which we will put to good use as we challenge ourselves over the next 12 months," he added.

Tickets go on sale from 26 May.

Click here for a full list of London Prepares events

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