London 2012 Olympic
and Paralympic Games
Newham is a host borough for the
2012 Olympic and Paralympic Games.
The successful bid means that the Games will be held in
London for the first time since 1948, and will speed
up our regeneration plans and provide a lasting legacy in terms of
jobs and sporting and cultural facilities.
The development will provide world class sport
facilities for athletics, swimming, hockey, tennis, cycling
and a range of indoor sports as well as radically
improving the image of East London.
The London Games will see an 80,000-seat athletics
stadium and other sports venues in a 500-acre
landscaped park - the largest urban park built in Europe for
The Olympic Village will provide affordable,
accessible, environmentally-friendly housing, ensuring that natural
resources are preserved for future
For more information visit our
2012 Games pages or The London 2012