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Olympic Games 2012

Volume 477: debated on Friday 13 June 2008

To ask the Minister for the Olympics what competition events of the London Olympics 2012 will be held outside London. (210750)

The competition events of the London Olympics 2012 which will be held outside London are canoe/kayak slalom at Broxbourne, flatwater canoe/kayak at Eton Dorney, rowing at Eton Dorney, sailing at Weymouth, football at Old Trafford, Millennium Stadium, St James’ Park, Hampden Park and Villa Park.

Weald Country Park in Essex was approved as the 2012 mountain biking venue by the International Cycling Federation (UCI) in 2004. In June 2006 the UCI expressed reservations on the suitability of the site and have requested a more challenging course. LOCOG are working with Essex county council to look at other possible venues within Essex that meet the new requirements of the sport as well as the venue's location.