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Celebrate the legacy of #London2012

Updated: Nov 14, 2022

From Dame Laura Kenny (née Trott) lapping the velodrome to the Team GB’s historic gold and silver medals in the canoe slalom C2 event to ParalympicsGB’s wheelchair tennis triumphs, there’s a host of unforgettable moments which took place in our legacy venues! Now it’s time to reignite that Olympic spirit, whether that’s reliving the magic for yourself or passing the baton to younger people. See how you can get involved here 👇🏻

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Lee Valley VeloPark is not only home to cycling glory, but it’s now hosting our wonderful ‘Ten Years On’ exhibition in partnership with LLDC and the National Paralympic Heritage Trust. Split into two sections you can explore the legacy of the Olympic and Paralympic Games and see iconic items such as Olympic and Paralympic medals. There’s also the chance to take a selfie with Wenlock, touch the Super Saturday running track and feel the structure of running blades.

The exhibition is FREE to visit and is open during the venues opening times.

Credit: Stanton Williams

Learn from those that were there

Our 10 Years On events programme is bringing the history of the Games to you. Our knowledgeable volunteers, many whom attended and volunteered during the Games, have two great guided walks to take you on! The Lee Valley Olympic journey, will explore Lee Valley VeloPark and Lee Valley in Queen Elizabeth Olympic Park and White Water to Wildlife, will focus on Lee Valley White Water Centre and the history of the site.

👟 The Lee Valley Olympic Journey: Sunday 26 June at 11:00

👟 White Water to wildlife: Sunday 24 July at 11:00

Keen on architecture? As part of London Festival of Architecture, we’re hosting a talk on how Lee Valley Hockey and Tennis was developed for the Games, revealing the site’s sporting history and how it was transformed into London 2012’s only purpose-built Paralympic venue.

Book your FREE space on the walks and talk here

Have a go yourself

We pride our venues in opening the door for everyone to get a taste for Olympic sport and helping pass the baton to the next generation. Want to have a go yourself? Check out these beginner friendly sessions at our venues:

You can now test yourself against the champs while exploring Lee Valley Regional Park’s open spaces! We have a range of new tracks where you can test your running, sprinting and jumping skills against records set at London 2012.

How are you marking the 10 year anniversary? Share your pictures with us on social media

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Aug 12, 2022

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