¹ 11-12 (2011)
«Olympic Reporter» starts a series of publications about preparation of the authorities and inhabitants of the British Isles for XXX summer Olympic Games. We will tell about the main objects of the Games, problems and decisions connected with their building and functioning. The first material from a series is about the infrastructure of the Olympic park of London.
The Olympic village of London, according to the declared concept, will consist of 11 complexes, which will be located in east part of the city. Now building is in active stage, outlines of buildings, which will be constructed on huge rectangle perimeter are already seen. There will be mainly apartments for sportsmen participants of the Games, and also
The authorities of London don't expect serious problems with a municipal transportation for the period of the Olympic Games. In their opinion, considerable number of Londoners traditionally leaves for vacation
To supply more than 2000 objects with the electric power in territory of the Olympic park is planned first of all with the help of just constructed Olympic power center. During the Games and after them the center will personify adherence of Englishmen to use of renewable energy sources
Bridges and tunnels
To lighten communications over the numerous rivers, channels and branch lines, which pass through the Olympic park, there will be constructed 30 new bridges and tunnels. It is planned that during the Games they would be used for transport and people, and after 2012 would make the important part of tourist infrastructure. In the Olympic part of London Englishmen approached building of bridges and tunnels very creatively, having made them real works of art, integrally «having soldered» them in natural landscape and having connected them in a single complex with the other objects. So, one of bridges is simultaneously a roof of the Water center6 which becomes a place of swimming, diving and water polo competitions.
The Olympic Games-2012 in figures
34 platforms will be used for competitions during the London Olympic Games. 10,5 thousand sportsmen will take part in the Olympic Games. 4,2 thousand sportsmen will become the participants of Paralympic Games. 70 thousand volunteers will cater for sports and cultural events. 900 thousand visitors will arrive to the British capital for the period of the Games. 9,5 billion pounds sterling will spend Great Britain for the Olympic Games.
Author: Sergey Semyonov