Designs Unveiled for 2012 Olympic Canoe Venue

Friday, 11 July 2008
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Olympic Canoe Center

Olympic Canoe Center

The Olympic Delivery Authority (who is bringing us the 2012 Olympics in London) has just released images and details of the world-class canoe/kayak venue.
Olympic Canoe Center

Olympic Canoe Center

The Olympic Delivery Authority (who is bringing us the 2012 Olympics in London) has just released images and details of the world-class canoe/kayak venue at the overflow car park at the Lee Valley Showground site between Waltham Cross and Waltham Abbey off Station Road. [Google Maps]

It is going to be a state-of-the-art white water slalom course and it will feature a 300m course and with a smaller warm-up course.

Michael Hall from FauknerBrowns architscts said: "The challenge has been to create a modern white water facility with its requirement for exciting but consistent high flows of water in a flat landscape.

And Lord Coe, chairman of the London Organising Committee, said: "Broxbourne will provide a world-class venue for Games time and an excellent facility for elite athlete and community usage after the Games, living up to our promise of leaving a lasting legacy for sport."

The center is due to be completed for the Games training and testing in the 2010-11.

During the Games, temporary seating will be installed for 12,000 spectators which will be removed afterwards and developed in to the Broxbourne White Water Canoe Centre as a major leisure attraction for canoeing and white water rafting and future international competition.

More info: hertfordshiremercury.co.uk
David Johnston

David Johnston

David Johnston has been introducing people to the sport of sea kayaking for the past 15 years. He is a senior instructor trainer with Paddle Canada and teaches for several paddling schools in Ontario, Canada. Full Bio.

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