London to welcome world-class sport in lead up to 2012 Olympic Games

The capital will host a series of world-class sporting events over the next 18 months as part of the London 2012 Olympic testing programme.

London to welcome world-class sport in lead up to 2012 Olympic Games
London to welcome world-class sport in lead up to 2012 Olympic Games

The events – which so far include various world championships, international invitation meets and British team qualification sessions – will put the Olympic venues to the test in the build up to the 2012 Games.

Some of the events will be ticketed, allowing members of the public to see the venues in action for the first time.

A full list of the test events will be published later this year, with ticket information being available via tickets.london2012.com.

"It is essential for Locog to test its operational readiness for 2012, and at the same time bring some exciting sporting action here in the run-up to 2012. People will be able to experience some of our venues in action and get a real flavour of excitement for the Olympic Games and Paralympic Games," said Locog chair Sebastian Coe.

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