Olympics: Venues

The Games will be shining a spotlight on host city London and several other sites across the U.K. until Aug. 12. A look at the venues:

Olympics: Venues
Triathlon includes royal path
Venues inside the Olympic Park
Olympic Park site hosts BMX events
Places to go in London besides Olympic events

Beyond the Olympics

Venues and events outside of London

Great Britain

Mountain bikers roll through Essex

Venues and events in London

9. Lee Valley White Water Centre: Canoe slalom

10. Wembley Arena: Badminton, rhythmic gymnastics

11. Wembley Stadium: Soccer

12. Lord’s Cricket Ground: Archery

13. Earls Court: Volleyball

14. Hyde Park: Swimming, triathlon

15. The Mall: Marathon and race walk start, road cycling

16. Horse Guards Parade: Beach volleyball

17. Olympic Park: Track and field, BMX cycling, basketball, diving, handball, field hockey, modern pentathlon, swimming, synchronized swimming, track cycling, water polo

18. ExCel: Boxing, fencing, judo, table tennis, taekwondo, weightlifting, wrestling

19. North Greenwich Arena: Gymnastics, basketball, trampoline

20. Greenwich Park: Equestrian, modern pentathlon

21. The Royal Artillery Barracks: Shooting

22. Hampton Court Palace: Road cycling

23.Wimbledon: Tennis

Triathlon includes royal path

Competitors swim in Hyde Park’s the Serpentine, bike around Buckingham Palace and finish with a run around the Serpentine.

Venues inside the Olympic Park

Olympic Park site hosts BMX events

Thirty-eight men and 16 women are competing over three days in the sport’s second appearance in the Olympics. The men’s course is slightly longer. Americans Connor Fields and Alise Post are medal contenders.

Places to go in London besides Olympic events

Venues and events outside of London

Mountain bikers roll through Essex

This born-in-California sport is usually raced on mountain trails, but the 2012 Olympics competition takes place in rolling countryside in Essex, east of London. Several dozen riders will start at one time, with a typical race lasting about 1.5 hours.

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