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Photos: Dazzling venues of the London Games

Last updated on: July 27, 2012 13:07 IST

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The Olympic Stadium, in the Olympic Park, is designed to be the centrepiece of the 2012 Summer Olympics and 2012 Summer Paralympics.

It will be the venue of the athletic events as well as the Olympic Games' opening and closing ceremonies.


Photographs: Streeter Lecka/Getty Images
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A general view of the Velodrome

The Velodrome is one of the most sustainable and iconic venues of the London 2012 Games.

The London Velopark is a cycling centre in Leyton in east London.


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The London Aquatics Centre is an indoor facility with two 50-metre swimming pools and a 25-metre diving pool in the Olympic Park.

It will be one of the main venues of the Games and the 2012 Summer Paralympics. The centre will be used for swimming, diving and synchronised swimming.


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Ryan Lochte of the United States dives off of the starting block during a training session at the Aquatics centre.

Lochte reaffirmed his status as the world's best all-round swimmer when he beat Michael Phelps at the US Olympic swimming trials.


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Beach volleyball is a combination of fast-paced action, music and an easy-on-the-eye dress code which makes the sport a huge draw for spectators in London Games.


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Maria Sharapova of Russia waits to go on court for a practice session during previews ahead of the London Olympic Games at the All England Lawn Tennis and Croquet Club in Wimbledon.

Maria will be carrying the Russian flag at the opening ceremony.


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